A Zoning By-law Amendment, along with a Site Plan Approval application have been submitted to the City of Toronto by KingSett Capital to facilitate the development of three consolidated properties located at 26 Cosburn Avenue with a 27-storey tower inclusive of a 6-storey podium. 

Site plan of 26 Cosburn, image from submission to the City

Situated on the north side of Cosburn Between Broadview and Logan avenues in Toronto's borough of East York, the site is currently occupied by two single-family homes and a low-rise apartment building which houses a total of 29 residential rental units. The proposal would demolish the three existing buildings to construct a new residential building on the property.

Location of 26 Cosburn site, image from submission to the City

The site, the developer argues, is currently under-utilized in an area where there is a focus on intensification as a result of the planned Cosburn Station on the coming Ontario Line subway. The station will be located approximately 450 metres east of the site, at the intersection of Cosburn and Pape avenues.

Planned Cosburn station on future Ontario Line, image from submission to the City

Designed by BDP Quadrangle, the southwest corner of the building incorporates a curvilinear glass feature beside where Cosburn curves, plus double-height floors to provide visual interest in this location. Less dramatic curves are incorporated into the podium and the tower at the other corners, with the intention of softening the transitions to the neighbouring properties and a proposed public park along the west side of the site.

View from Cosburn looking northeast, image from submission to the City

The entrance to the two-storey, glass walled residential lobby would be located at the curve along Cosburn. The proposal has a total of 20,064m² of residential gross floor area for a density of 9.31 times the area of the lot. The tower would contain a total of 272 residential units, consisting of a mix of 54 studios, 106 one-bedrooms, 84 two-bedrooms, and 28 three-bedroom units, the larger ones which are designed with families in mind.

View from Cosburn looking north, image from submission to the City

The residents would have access to 602m² of indoor amenity space in four rooms; one on the 2nd floor, two on the 3rd, and one on the 7th, plus 486m² of outdoor amenity space on the 7th floor that is contiguous with indoor amenity space. Programming has not yet been decided. 

At ground level, outdoor space has been planned along Cosburn Avenue by Ferris + Associates Inc., consisting of a POPS (Privately-Owned Publicly accessible Space) which would be 223m² in area, plus the public parkland dedication that would be roughly 216m² in area. The POPS,  features articulated hardscaping, plantings, and seating areas, is planned along the Cosburn Avenue frontage, then wrapping around the corner of the building and continuing north to the rear of the site. The parkland dedication would run in a north-south direction alongside the POPS.

View of public park and POPS, image from submission to the City

There are eight townhouse-style, two-storey residential units that are proposed at grade. Three townhomes are proposed at the southeast corner of the site with their terraces fronting onto Cosburn Avenue, reflecting the residential nature of the area, While five townhomes are proposed along the western portion of the ground floor, facing the POPS and park.

The proposal includes 69 vehicle parking spaces located on three underground levels. In addition, the garage would also accommodate 273 bicycles.

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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