Gairloch Developments have submitted Zoning By-law Amendment and Site Plan Approval applications to the City of Toronto for a site in the Junction neighbourhood. The proposed development would replace the houses located from 3239 through 3251 Dundas St West. The proposal consists of a Batay-Csorba Architects-designed, Brutalist style, 8-storey building with residential units above retail units at grade.

Looking south across Dundas Street to the proposal, designed by Batay-Csorba Architects for Gariloch Developments

The proposal would be clad in modern materials such as precast concrete piers set at randomized angles to act as balcony dividers, aluminum window wall systems with galvanized metal balcony guards, and metal panel details. The developer feels that these building materials would integrate the site into the Junction’s post industrial mixed-use neighbourhood.

Looking southwest towards the proposal in its neighbourhood context, designed by Batay-Csorba Architects for Gariloch Developments

The total gross floor area of the development would be 8,217m² with a floor space index of 4.19. There would be 88 residential units with 39 one-bedrooms, 36 two-bedrooms, and 9 three-bedrooms. Residents would have use of 176m² of indoor amenity space and 134m² of outdoor amenity space.

Looking south across Dundas Street to the proposal, designed by Batay-Csorba Architects for Gariloch Developments

The project would have 71 underground parking spaces, 89 bicycle parking spaces, and 1 loading space. Two TTC buses serve Dundas Street in front of the building; the 30 High Park bus which goes to High Park station, and the 40 Junction-Dundas West bus which goes to Dundas West station.. Across the street from Dundas West station, the Bloor GO/Union Pearson Express station provides rapid transit direct to Pearson International Airport and Union Station. A couple blocks west of the proposal, 71 Runnymede and 79 Scarlett buses serve Runnymede Station 

3239 Dundas Street West site in relation to its context, image by Bousfields Inc.

 

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Related Companies:  Bousfields, COUNTERPOINT ENGINEERING, EQ Building Performance Inc., Gairloch Developments, Grounded Engineering Inc.