Republic Developments has applied to the City of Toronto for the rezoning of an assembly of properties just west of Downtown at the intersection of Adelaide Street West and Strachan Avenue. What is proposed for the site at 111 Strachan Avenue, is a mixed-use building comprised of 314 residential units, and 339m² of commercial retail space.
Designed by IBI Group, the building would range from 2 to 14-storeys high, terracing down to to the north to transition to neighbouring lower-rise residential buildings from the abutting ‘Avenues’ buildings on King Street to the south. The proposal incorporates an older 3-storey building that is located on the northwest corner of the site, which is in commercial use has deemed important to the local community.
The site is comprised of four parcels of land municipally known as 109, 111, 115 and 127 Strachan Avenue, and currently contains three low-rise commercial buildings and surface parking lots.
To the north of the site across Adelaide is a low-rise residential neighbourhood. To the east is a public laneway abutting which are a 1 to 4-storey commercial building occupied by a design agency, an actors studio, and a range of other businesses, as well as the rear parking and back yards of 2-storey residential houses that front onto Stafford Street. Across Strachan Avenue to the west of the site sit 3-storey residential townhomes, and finally, to the south is a 3-storey Palace Arms Hotel that is planned to be incorporated into the new 14-storey mixed use development.
111 Strachan's 14-storeys are proposed with a total of 314 residential condominium units ranging from studios to 3-bedrooms on levels 3 to 14 of the building, which the ground level would feature 2-storey, 2-bedroom townhouses fronting Strachan Avenue and the public laneway to the rear. The proposed mix of residential units by type is 28 studios (9%), 69 one-bedrooms (22%), 104 one-bedroom plus dens (33%), 84 two-bedrooms (27%), and 29 three-bedrooms (9%). Each of the townhouses would have its own entrance from the street or laneway, while the main residential entrance and lobby would be located at the south end of the Strachan Avenue frontage. The proposed building has a total GFA of 21,322m² resulting in a floor space index (FSI) of 6.41.
A total of 830m² of common private amenity space is proposed for the building, consisting of two multi-purpose rooms (230m² and 141m²) located on the ground level within the centre of the building that are open to the second level; a 127m² room located on the ground level at the south end of the building that would connect to common outdoor amenity space; and a 99m² room located on level 3 at the north end of the building that would also connect to common outdoor amenity space. The 233m² of common outdoor amenity space would include a 90m² ground level space at the south end of the building; as well as a 143m² terrace on the level 3 at the north end of the building.
Vehicular access to the underground parking and loading area would be provided with a full-moves driveway at the south end of the site, accessed from Strachan Avenue and the north-south laneway that connects to King and Adelaide streets. A total of 143 parking spaces are proposed within two and a half underground levels, consisting of 111 resident spaces and 32 visitor spaces. A total of 290 resident bicycle parking spaces are also proposed as well as 33 spaces for visitors.
The TTC's 504 King streetcar and 63 Ossington bus routes have stops within 100 metres of the proposal, while the 501 Queen streetcar is just a bit further.
Exhibition GO Station on the Lakeshore West line is located 1.5km south of the site, while the planned King-Liberty on the Kitchener line will be approximately 1 km west of the site.
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