Block Developments has submitted an application to the City of Toronto for the rezoning of an assembly of properties from 22 through 36 Greenbriar Road in the Bayview Village neighbourhood of North York. The developer is proposing a 24-storey, 351-unit residential building designed by RAW Design, in place of the eight 2-storey semi-detached dwellings that currently sit on the land. 

Location of the site, image from submission to the City

The site is located at the south end of Greenbriar, a short street that starts at Sheppard Avenue East. Bayview Village Shopping Centre is 300 metres to the north. The proposed 24 storey-development is generally rectangular in shape, with a 4- and 5-storey podium, on top of which is a 19-storey tower. The total building height is 84.37 metres. Residential  units are proposed across all levels of the development, along with the lobby, storage, garbage, and servicing areas on the first level.

26 Greenbriar designed by RAW Architects for Block Developments

The entrance is situated at the southeast corner of the building at the corner with Talara Drive. The total gross floor area of the building would be 24,320m² with a Floor Space Index of 7.3 times the area of the lot. Of its proposed 351 residential units, there would be 30 studios (9%), 181 one-bedrooms (51%), 106 two-bedrooms (30%), and 34 three-bedrooms (10%).

There is 656m² of indoor amenity space and 810m² of outdoor amenity space proposed for the development. A 442m² indoor amenity space is located on the north end of the ground level, directly connected with the building’s lobby. This indoor amenity space would be linked with a 446m² outdoor amenity space and landscaped area. An additional indoor amenity space with an area of 214m² is provided in the northern portion of the building's second level, connecting to a 52m² outdoor amenity area that faces west. The 6th and 8th floors would also contain outdoor amenity areas, with areas of 149m² and 162m², respectively.

Site plan of proposed development, image from submission to the City

A landscaped outdoor amenity area is proposed at the northwest corner of the site which would be accessed by a pedestrian walkway extending along the north boundary of the property. This area would provide an assortment of furniture and landscaping that would allow for recreation and leisure uses. The outdoor amenity area would specifically include a large play area for families and their children, planting beds and native trees, wood decking, tables and associated seating, and barbecues. Additionally, this area would include a dog run and pet relief area to accommodate residents with pets.

Vehicles would access the site via a driveway from Talara Drive at the southwest corner of the property. A turnaround area is proposed along the mid-point of the driveway. A total of 154 resident parking spaces are proposed in an underground garage, with 17 spaces for visitors. A total of 354 bicycle parking spaces are proposed, 318 for residents and 36 for visitors.

Proximity of site to transit stations, image from submission to the City

Bayview subway station is located 525 metres northwest, or a 10-minute walk, while Bessarion Station is located 400 metres to the northeast, or an 8-minute walk. Buses also ply Sheppard Avenue.

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Related Companies:  Grounded Engineering Inc., RAW Design, WND Associates Ltd