Sierra Communities has submitted a Zoning By-law Amendment application to the City of Toronto for a 13-storey mixed-use building with architecture by RAW Design on an assembly of properties at 503 Eglinton Avenue East on the southeast corner with Cleveland Street, and is approximately 350 metres from where Leaside Station will open on the Crosstown Line 5.

Currently at the site, image from submission to the City

Currently on the site is a house used as offices, a church that is currently occupied by a daycare centre, and two semi-detached houses. All of the existing buildings are proposed to be demolished to make way for the new development.

The proposed development would contain a total of 174 residential units and 311m² of at-grade retail along the Eglinton Avenue East frontage. The proposed gross floor area is 12,805m², and the floor space index (“FSI”) would be 6.57 times lot area.

503 Eglinton Avenue East designed by RAW Design for Sierra Communities

The ground floor would contain the residential lobby, 154m² of indoor amenity space, and three commercial units at-grade along Eglinton Avenue East. Residential units on floors 2 through 12 would range from one to three bedrooms, in a mix of 98 one-bedrooms (56%), 52 two-bedrooms (30%), and 24 three-bedrooms (14%). 

Above, a 13th level would contain mechanical equipment rooms, mechanical projections, and a concealed 184m² indoor amenity room with south facing windows connected to a 387² rooftop amenity terrace.

Site plan of 503 Eglinton Avenue East, image from submission to the City

Parking for 76 residents' vehicles and 5 commercial/visitor vehicles is proposed within two underground levels, and at the rear of the ground floor to serve short term needs of retail patrons and visitors. 192 bicycle parking spaces are also proposed, including 16 short-term spaces at grade, and 176 spaces within the building.

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Related Companies:  COUNTERPOINT ENGINEERING, EQ Building Performance Inc., Gradient Wind Engineers & Scientists, LEA Consulting, MEP Design Inc., RAW Design, Sierra Communities, WND Associates Ltd