In August, Sequoia Grove Homes submitted Official Plan Amendment, Zoning By-law Amendment, and Draft Plan of Subdivision applications to the City of Toronto to permit a mixed-use redevelopment that would bring over 1,100 units in three towers where Delta Bingo currently stands at 1799 St Clair Avenue West in Carleton Village.

Looking south to the proposed development at 1799 St Clair West, image by IBI Group for Sequoia Grove Homes

The site is located on the south side of St Clair just west of Old Weston Road, and adjacent to the Kitchener rail corridor. Situated in the Stockyards District area, it is surrounded by both industrial and residential uses, with some commercial. The neighbourhood is regenerating, with a series of mixed-use developments underway in close proximity, such as Scout Condos by Graywood Developments to the east (12 storeys) now under construction, and 290 Old Weston Road by I2 Developments to the south (29 storeys) looking for zoning permission.

Proposed site plan, image by IBI Group for Sequoia Grove Homes

The developers propose to change the Official Plan designation to a Mixed-Use Area, and to rezone the site to a site-specific Commercial Residential (CR) Zone. These changes are in response to the site’s adjacency to a coming GO/SmartTrack station and central location in a Major Transit Station Area as a gateway to a new mixed-use area.

Designed by IBI Group, the proposed redevelopment is comprised of 3 residential towers rising to 30, 40, and 45 storeys from podiums that range from 3 to 8 storeys. The proposal’s gross floor area is 108,063 m² for a total floor space index (FSI) of 6.63 times the area of the lot. Building upon the St Clair Avenue West corridor and envisioning a mixed-use base with ground floor retail and office, the development includes 11,025 m² for non-residential uses.

Proposed ground floor plan, image by IBI Group for Sequoia Grove Homes

The redevelopment would also include a large Privately-Owned Publicly accessible Space (POPS) envisioned to line a portion of the Davenport Road extension street wall, and have exposure along the southern extent of the site abutting the proposed tower development at 290 Old Weston Road. Public and private laneways are proposed to bisect the site and connect to Old Weston Road, St Clair Avenue West, and an extension to Davenport Road.

A total of 1,151 new residential units in a mix of: 508 one-bedrooms (44%), 482 two-bedrooms (42%), and 161 three-bedrooms (14%). A series of live/work townhouse units would be located at grade. The complex includes a total of 100 (8.7%) affordable units.

Three levels of underground parking will deliver 778 vehicle and 1066 bicycle parking spaces.

South, North and East elevations, image by IBI Group for Sequoia Grove Homes

As described in the Planning Rationale, “the proposed development’s massing, scale and orientation works to provide a notable gateway at the forthcoming [GO/]SmartTrack station at the north west of the site, celebrating this future transit hub. The form steps down to provide an appropriate transition to the low density neighbourhoods to the east of the subject site and the planned POPS. An active frontage is proposed along St Clair Avenue West with clear articulation of building entrances planned.”

The development would be carried out in two phases. In phase 1, Towers A and B to the north would be constructed to deliver most of the retail use with the active frontage on St Clair, while Tower C would be constructed afterwards in Phase 2.

Phasing Diagrams: Phase 1 (L), Phase 2 (R), image by IBI Group for Sequoia Grove Homes

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