On behalf of Sanderling Developments, Bousfields submitted a rezoning application to the City of Toronto in September for the construction of a 32-storey mixed-use building located at 586 Eglinton Avenue East in the Sherwood Park neighbourhood of Toronto. The proposed development contains 249 dwelling units, 4,021m² of office space, 651m² of retail space, and three levels of underground parking. 

586 Eglinton Avenue East standing to the right of centre, image from submission to the City

The proposal is for an architects—Alliance-designed 32-storey mixed-use building comprised of a 4-storey retail-and-office podium with a 28-storey residential tower rising above. The building has a height of 114.5 metres including the mechanical penthouse, and a total gross floor area of 21,661m² resulting in a density of 13.17 FSI. 

The site is located on the north side of Eglinton Avenue East, approximately 170 metres west of the intersection with Bayview Avenue, where Leaside Crosstown LRT station is currently under construction. Currently on the site is an 8-storey office building with ground floor retail uses. The office levels of the building include a medical centre. 

To the south across Eglinton on the southeast corner with Hoyle Avenue are five detached homes: these properties at 537-543 Eglinton Avenue East are subject to an active rezoning application to permit redevelopment with a 21-storey residential building, consisting of a 7-storey podium topped with a 14-storey tower. 

To the immediate west of the site, (at the northeast corner of Eglinton Avenue East and Bruce Park Avenue), is a 4-storey, 40-unit residential condo that was formerly an office building, converted for residential use in 2003, while to the immediate east is a 5-storey, 44-unit condo. To the immediate north is a public lane that extends 102 metres east from Bruce Park Avenue. The lane serves the site, as well as the properties to the west at 562 Eglinton Avenue East, and to the east at 600 Eglinton Avenue East. North of the lane are low-rise townhomes.

Location of 586 Eglinton Avenue East, image from submission to the City

The ground floor consists of an office lobby at the southeast corner of the building, a residential lobby immediately west, and two grade-related retail spaces totalling 651m² facing the Eglinton frontage in the westerly portion of the ground floor. A small indoor amenity space will also be located on the ground floor. On floors 2 through 4, 4,021m² of office space achieves the replacement space for the current office building onsite, as required by the City. ​​​​​​​The fourth floor is also shared with six residential units, while the fifth floor contains indoor residential amenity space within the central portion of the building, contiguous to outdoor amenity space located on the roof of the fourth floor. The indoor and outdoor residential amenity areas on Level 5 provide 423m²​​​​​​​ of indoor amenity space together with 472m² of outdoor amenity space located on the east, south and west sides of the building. 

Streetscape of 586 Eglinton Avenue East, image from submission to the City

From the 6th to 32nd floors in the tower, each floor contains nine residential units, 33% of which are two-bedroom units, and 11% of which are three-bedroom units. The tower's east and west façades employ a pattern of alternating triangular balconies, with flat facades along the north and south sides of the tower.

Streetscape of 586 Eglinton Avenue East, image from submission to the City

Outside of the building, fronting Eglinton Avenue East, there will be a 4.9 metre wide pedestrian clearway and a park-like landscape treatment, including raised planters with benches, a varying paving pattern that reflects the architectural treatment of the building, and a covered patio for the building's retail spaces and residential and office lobbies.

A total of 80 vehicular parking spaces are proposed, including 72 residential spaces and 8 non-residential spaces, as well as 278 bicycle parking spaces, on three levels of underground parking accessed from the rear public lane at the P1 level. The P1 level also includes a loading area accessed from the lane. Garbage storage, moving rooms, and a pet spa are also on the P1 level.

The site has excellent access to five bus routes that currently run along Eglinton Avenue, some diverging at Leslie Street, Lawrence Avenue, and Bayview Avenue. Before the building can be built, however, bus service will have changed as the Crosstown LRT will have opened: the site is a short walk of approximately 155 metres of the secondary entrance to the Leaside Crosstown LRT station. located at the northwest corner of Bayview Avenue and Eglinton Avenue East, which is targeting a late 2022 opening. 

Location of 586 Eglinton Avenue East in relation to the new Eglinton LRT line, image from submission to the City

You can learn more from our Database file for the project, linked below. If you'd like, you can join in on the conversation in the associated Project Forum thread, or leave a comment in the space provided on this page.

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Related Companies:  architects—Alliance, Bousfields, Gradient Wind Engineers & Scientists, NAK Design Strategies, Terraprobe Inc