Official Plan Amendment and Zoning By-law Amendment applications have been filed with the City of Toronto by Armstrong Planning & Project Management on behalf of APS Holdings Limited and Glen-Huntley Holdings Limited in support of an infill development project along Jarvis Street in Downtown Toronto. The site is located a couple blocks south of the Bloor and Jarvis intersection and fronts on both Jarvis and Huntley streets within the North St James Town neighbourhood. 

Location of 10 Huntley site, image from submission to the City

The L-shaped property addressed to 10 Huntley Street is approximately 3,087m² in area, of which 1,251m² is proposed for redevelopment. Currently on the site is a 20-storey rental apartment building fronting on Huntley, a surface parking lot, and two levels of underground parking. The proposal maintains the existing building with its 117 rental apartments, while building on the footprint of the under-utilized lot that fronts on Jarvis. What is proposed is an IBI Group-designed 29-storey purpose-built rental building containing a total of 213 residential units. According to the planning submission, the proposed building has been designed to complement the character of the neighbourhood in order to create a positive relationship with both the existing and planned built form. 

Directly north of the site is a 3-storey heritage house with 4-storey addition owned and operated by Casey House. Directly to the east is the applicant-owned 20-storey residential apartment building. Directly to the south is a 2.5-storey apartment building and south of that is a 3-storey townhouse complex with 10 units fronting Earl Place. Finally, west of the site across Jarvis Street is an 11-storey apartment building. 

Looking northeast at 10 Huntley, image from submission to the City

Indoor and outdoor amenities are proposed to be provided at a total rate of 4m² per unit, and are located on the second and third floors. The typical tower floor would start above the 3-storey podium on the 4th level and would include 8 suites per level. The overall residential gross floor area proposed on site is approximately 15,000m² with two levels of underground parking resulting in a density for the development site of approximately 12.0 FSI. 

Of the 213 units in the proposed building, 26 of them would be studios (12%), 133 would be one-bedrooms (62%), 32 would be two-bedrooms, (15%), and 22 would be thee-bedrooms (10%). 

Elevations of 10 Huntley that better show its facade, image from submission to the City

Vehicular access to the loading area and underground garage would be provided on the north side of the building's podium. In total, 35 parking spaces are provided in two level garage, with 2 short-term parking spaces provided at grade. Visitors would also have access to 10 shared parking spaces on the retained lands. The reduced parking accommodations in the proposal are the result of the site being within walking distance of three subway stations; Wellesley Station on Line 1, Sherbourne Station on Line 2, and Bloor-Yonge station on both lines. In addition, the site is within walking distance of the 506 streetcar and two bus routes; the 94 Wellesley, and the 75 Sherbourne. 

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