133 Erskine LP has applied to the City of Toronto for the rezoning of 133 Erskine Avenue,  on the southeast corner with Redpath Avenue between Yonge Street and Mount Pleasant Road. Proposed a 31-storey residential building designed by IBI Group, which would contain 296 new condo suites and 26 rental replacement apartments for a grand total of 322 residential units. The building's main architectural feature are cantilevered balconies on every second floor facing the Erskine/Redpath corner, with the following course of balconies staggered. 

133 Erskine designed by IBI Group for 133 Erskine LP

The site is currently home to an 11-storey rental apartment building built in a Tower-in-the-Park style, with an interlocking stone entrance area. The existing building would be demolished along with its garage. Vehicular access and existing curb cuts along Erskine Avenue would be closed, and the new site access is proposed to be located along Redpath Avenue.

Location of 133 Erskine site, image from submission to the City

The proposed building is of a point-tower and podium built form, with the podium rising generally from a height of 4 storeys along Redpath Avenue, 7-storeys along Erskine Avenue, and transitioning to a height of 12 storeys in the side and rear yards. According to IBI Group, "the variation in heights is to provide transition and compatibly between the new development, and the apartment neighbourhood tall and mid-rise context that would surround it." Three two-level townhouse units are also proposed along Erskine Avenue. 

Site plan showing varied heights of podium levels, image from submission to the City

The primary pedestrian entrance to the residential units is to be located along Erskine Avenue, to address the corner location of the site. A grand, double-height entrance lobby is proposed to highlight the prominence of the corner, and to provide passive surveillance for improved pedestrian safety.

Front entrance of 133 Erskine, image from submission to the City

The gross floor area of the proposal is 22,242m² and the floor space index is 15.3 times lot area. A range of unit sizes are proposed, including 177 one-bedrooms (60%), 77 two-bedrooms (26%), and 42 three-bedrooms (14%). 

In total, 1,288m² of amenity space is proposed. Indoor and outdoor amenity spaces at the 5th and 13th levels are designed beside each other. Planned indoor amenities include passive seating areas, a wifi lounge, and larger multi-purpose spaces. Outdoor amenity areas have been designed with children and pets in mind, providing a children’s play structure at the 5th level, along with a standalone pet relief and amenity area at the mezzanine floor.

133 Erskine designed by IBI Group for 133 Erskine LP

Parking is proposed within three underground levels, with 53 resident spaces and 32 visitor spaces. Additionally, two pick-up and drop-off spaces are proposed at grade. Bicycle parking is proposed at the required By-law rate for a total of 322 spaces. 

The nearest bus stop is located at Mount Pleasant Road and Erskine Avenue, while Eglinton subway station is 800 metres away. Once the Crosstown LRT opens in about a year from now, it will also serve Eglinton station while also stopping close by at Mount Pleasant station.

Podium of 133 Erskine, image from submission to the City

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