An application for Zoning By-Law Amendment was submitted by Greatwise Developments Inc. to the City of Toronto in August, 2021 to permit a 12-storey mixed-use building at 333 Wilson Avenue in North York. Located on the south side of Wilson Avenue one block west of Bathurst Street, the building would offer 185 residential units plus commercial retail and office uses.

Looking southwest towards 333 Wilson Avenue, designed by IBI Group for Greatwise Developments Inc.

The site is currently occupied by a 6-storey commercial office building with surface parking lots on the north, east and south sides of the building. Directly west is a three-storey commercial building with surface parking on the north and south sides. North of the site across Wilson Avenue are two and three-storey buildings generally with retail on the ground level and residential apartments above. Across Richelieu Road to the east of the site is a gas station with convenience retail, two single family homes, and a small two-storey commercial building facing Bathurst Street. To the south are single-family homes, and beyond that a wooded berm separating Richelieu from an elevated portion of Highway 401.

The site is served by bus routes along Wilson Avenue and Bathurst Street, and is approximately one kilometre east of Wilson subway station

Area context for 333 Wilson Avenue, image by Bousfields Inc.

The 12-storey building designed by IBI Group follows the curve of Richelieu Road, and steps back above the 6-storey podium before stepping back again above the 10th floor. The total gross floor area (GFA) is 18,850m², with an overall FSI of 7.33. Of the total GFA, 1,550m² is dedicated to retail space on the ground floor and 3,300m² is dedicated to office space on levels two and three, with the remainder of the space dedicated to residential uses on the floors above.

The building is set back 3 metres from the north property line next to Wilson Avenue, but that will be reduced to 0.38 metres from an adjusted property line once some land is transferred to the City for future road widening along Wilson. The east side of the podium will remain set back 1.5 metres from the property line that follows Richelieu Road.

Each side of the 6-storey tower above the podium includes stepbacks which will be utilized as outdoor amenity space and green roofs. The largest stepbacks will be found on the north side of the tower, with storeys 7 and 8 stepped back 3 metres from the podium, storeys 9 and 10 stepped back another 3.5 metres, and storeys 11 and 12 stepped back 5.5 metres further. The upper floors also step back from the single family homes to the south.

Looking west towards 333 Wilson Avenue, designed by IBI Group for Greatwise Developments Inc.

The building consists of 185 new residential units made up of 4 townhouse units (2%), 11 studio units (6%), 85 one-bedrooms (46%), 66 two-bedrooms (36%) and 19 three-bedrooms (10%). The 4 two-storey townhouse units will be accessed from the sidewalk along Richelieu Road, with the remainder of the residential units on Level 4 to 12.

Vehicular access to the building will be found off of Richelieu Road and will also include a pedestrian drop-off area as well as access to 171 parking spaces across 3 underground levels. 118 motor vehicle spaces are reserved for residents, 20 for visitors and retail customers, and 33 spaces for office workers. Bicycle parking is located on all 3 underground levels as well as the ground floor, with a total of 159 spaces.

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