A resubmission has been made to the City of Toronto by CTN Developments for the property located at 1315 Finch Avenue West, just east of Keele Street. The developer previously submitted rezoning and subdivision approval applications in February of 2020 to construct a mixed-use development that would bring four towers to the site, which is currently occupied by a five-storey medical building.

Current medical building on the site, image via Google Street View

The rezoning and subdivision applications were deemed completed in 2020, although there is a new Site Plan Approval application that has been submitted, which completely changes plans for the AAA Architects-designed development. Between the previous submission and now, CTN has worked with City Staff to develop a revised site layout to address concerns identified as part of the initial review.

Previous design and configuration of initial proposal, image from submission to the City

As a result of the efforts, the new application submitted this May offers a new east-west oriented public right-of-way extending from Tangiers Road along the east side of the site, new public parkland, mixed-use towers connected by a shared podium oriented along Finch, a new office building located at the intersection of the future east-west road and Tangiers Road, and an apartment building internal to the property that would be adjacent to the future east-west road and the parkland.

Site plan of the new submission, image from submission to the City

The number of buildings in the proposal changes from four to three, although the largest of the buildings includes three towers rising from a shared podium. Heights move upwards marginally from 13 and 14 storeys to 14 and 15. The new total gross floor area of the proposal is 66,702m², consisting of approximately 10,248m² of office space, and 3,630m² of retail space, with a resulting FSI of 4.03 on the lot. The new office building would replace what is currently within the existing building and expand upon it.

The total residential unit count is reduced slightly from 818 to 803 units, with the breakdown now proposed as 45 studios (6%), 557 one-bedrooms (69%), 121 two-bedrooms (15%), and 80 three-bedrooms (10%). The proposed three-bedroom units include 24 townhouse style units that would front onto an internal POPS (Privately Owned Publicly accessible Space) and the proposed parkland.

View of the proposed development looking from the south, image from submission to the City

The mews/POPS area would provide direct connections between the new public right of way, Tangiers Road, the proposed public park, and the Finch West station (combined Line 1 subway and Line 6 LRT) and plaza at the corner of Keele Street and Finch Avenue West. Unit entrances and building lobbies would front onto the outdoor space, with opportunities for public art, plantings, and public seating areas. 

View of the proposed pedestrian mews, image from submission to the City

A shared underground structure would provide a total of 553 parking spaces over three levels, which has been reduced from the perviously proposed 821 spaces of the former application. Bicycle parking of 888 spaces is to be provided, including 775 long-term spaces, and 113 short term spaces.

View of the proposed development from along Tangiers and New Road, image from submission to the City

Just steps from rapid transit, the new development has been reconfigured to offer connectivity within and through the property to the adjacent subway and LRT station and plaza.

Showing the proposed connection from the TTC station, image from submission to the City

The proposed phasing has also been modified. Phase 1 would include construction of the new right-of-way, public parkland, and proposed office building; Phase 2 would bring the proposed three-tower, mixed-use building along Finch; and finally, Phase 3 would see the proposed apartment building constructed.

View of the proposed development from along Finch, image from submission to the City

UrbanToronto will continue to follow updates for this development, 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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