Republic Developments has applied to the City of Toronto for the rezoning of the property located at 3 Swift Drive in the Victoria Village area of North York. The site is located near Eglinton Avenue East and the Charles Sauriol Conservation Area, less than a kilometre east of the Don Valley Parkway, and is approximately 1.28 acres in size.

Designed by IBI Group, the proposed development includes connected 39-storey and 28-storey high-rise residential buildings, inclusive of a seven-storey podium, with a total of 824 units. The podium is to be comprised of townhouse units and communal amenity space at-grade, as well as residential condominium units. A total Gross Floor Area (GFA) of 58,686m² is proposed, for a Floor Space Index (FSI) of 11.31.

3 Swift Drive by IBI Group for Republic Developments

The immediately surroundings on the north side of Eglinton is entirely residential, mostly mid-rise apartments, with some single family homes to the northeast, while across the street to the south is a mix of low-rise commercial, light industrial, and institutional buildings.The Don River ravine lands to the west of the built-up area are wilderness-style parks. Across the Don River to the west are taller apartment buildings and condos, a retirement home, and a hotel. Further west across the Don Valley parkway is the Aga Khan Museum, Park, and Ismaili Centre, set among many mid-rise office buildings. 

Currently on the site is a four-storey apartment building with surface parking at the rear, which is proposed to be demolished.

Location of site, image from submission to the City

A total of 824 units are proposed for the development, including 46 studios (6%), 229 one-bedrooms (28%), 251 one-bedroom and dens (30%), 213 two-bedrooms (26%), and 85 three-bedrooms (10%). All 61 existing rental units would be replaced as part of the new development.

The proposal's amenity space is broken down into 1,648m² of indoor amenity space, and 1,648m² of outdoor amenity space on the ground floor, 6th floor, and 8th floor.

Top-down view of the proposed building, image from submission to the City

A total of 371 parking stalls would be available for residents on three levels below grade, accessed from a parking entrance located at the rear of the site, while, 83 short-term and 742 long-term bicycle parking spaces are proposed.

The site is situated in an area that is well-served by transit. Eglinton is currently served by buses, but around a year from now the Crosstown LRT will be operating in their place. The closest LRT stop will be Sloane, located 350 metres east of the site.

More information on the development will come soon, but in the meantime, you can learn more from our Database file for the project, linked below. If you'd like, you can join in on the conversation in the associated Project Forum thread, or leave a comment in the space provided on this page.

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