The City of Toronto continues to facilitate the building of new affordable housing as the development partners for two Phase One Housing Now sites near subway stations have been announced. The development at 50 Wilson Heights Boulevard has been awarded to Tridel Builders and Greenwin, and the development at 705 Warden Avenue has been given to Greenwin and a subsidiary KingSett Capital. Between the two sites, the pairs of developers will build upwards of 2,000 new homes of which include over 1,600 rentals. Of these, nearly 800 will be affordable rentals. 

The eight-acre site at 50 Wilson Heights Boulevard is located at the northwest corner of Wilson Avenue and Wilson Heights Boulevard in North York, and beside Wilson subway station. The Kirkor Architects Planners-designed development is planned to include a total of 1,484 residential homes that will be comprised of 520 market rental homes, 520 affordable rental homes, and 444 market condominiums.

50 Wilson Heights Boulevard, image from submission to the City

The development will also include a new park, spaces for commercial and retail opportunities, a child care centre, new public streets, and a community space for non-profit organizations. Landscape architecture is being overseen by NAK Design Strategies.

At 705 Warden Avenue, the proposed development of the seven-acre site at the northeast corner of Warden Avenue and St Clair Avenue East in Scarborough has been designed by superkül. Across the street from Warden subway station, it will include approximately 600 residential homes that will be comprised of 275 affordable rental homes and 325 market rental homes.

705 Warden Avenue, image from submission to the City

The development will also include the expansion of Warden Hilltop Park, the re-naturalization of land that is adjacent to Taylor Massey Creek. Similar to the development at 50 Wilson Heights, it will also include new public streets, additional retail space, and a new child care centre. 

Both developments sites are currently home to a surface parking lots for TTC passengers, and both stations offer not only subway service, but also several bus routes making the locations well located for transportation in multiple directions.

Construction at 50 Wilson Heights Boulevard is expected to begin in Q2 of 2022, while construction at 705 Warden Avenue is expected to start in Q4 of 2022.

Additional information and more images can be found in our Database file for the projects, linked below. Want to get involved in the discussion? Check out the associated Forum threads, or leave a comment below.

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