Rosegold Developments Inc has submitted Official Plan Amendment and Zoning By-law Amendment applications to the City of Toronto for the site located at 1141 Roselawn Avenue in the Fairbank neighbourhood. A single-storey commercial building with a parking lot currently occupies the site just west of Dufferin Street. South of the site is the York Beltline Trail. The proposed 11-storey, mid-rise development is designed by RAW Design Inc for NJS Capital and would include features that reflect the historical background of the York Beltline Trail and the now vanished Fairbank Station. This would be done through the use of historical signs and natural aspects such as trees, shrubs and rock walls that the developer feels would connect the development and the trail.

Looking southwest across Roselawn Avenue to the proposal, designed by RAW Design for NJS Capital

The total gross floor area of the new building would be 9,689m² with a floor space index of 5.01. The site would include 330m² of indoor amenity space and 223m² of outdoor amenity space.  There would be 133 residential units in the building, which include 28 studios (21%), 57 one-bedrooms (43%), 37 two-bedrooms (28%) and 11 three-bedrooms (8%). 

Looking northeast to the proposal across the York Beltline Trail, designed by RAW Design for NJS Capital

According to the Planning Rationale for the proposed development, the developer feels that the building would highlight the environment surrounding the site by bringing in natural elements such as a green roof and linear planting areas, as the site would use 924m² for live/work space to serve the York Beltline Trail and increase connectivity to the trail.

1141 Roselawn Avenue site in relation to its context, image by RAW Design for NJS Capital

The proposal would have 93 parking spaces underground, 163 bicycle parking spaces and 1 loading space with access from Roselawn Avenue. Frequent TTC buses serve stops on Dufferin Street located a three minute walk from the site. The buses connect to Dufferin and Wilson stations, but by the time this building could be built, the Crosstown LRT will serve a new Fairbank Station at Eglinton Avenue, which is a short bus ride or an 8 minute walk from the site. 

Looking north towards the proposal across from the York Beltline Trail, designed by RAW Design for NJS Capital

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