Osmington Gerofsky Development Corporation have submitted Official Plan Amendment and Zoning By-law Amendment applications to the City of Toronto to build a tower that would rise to 63 storeys and 209 metres atop a 6-storey Brutalist building on the northeast corner of Bloor Street East and Mount Pleasant Road.

Looking southwest to the proposal in its local context, designed by Hariri Pontarini Architects for Osmington Gerofsky Development Corporation

Designed by Hariri Pontarini Architects, precast cladding is proposed for the residential tower that would complement the exterior of the 1968 to 1970-built 350 Bloor East, currently occupied by and branded with the Rogers logo. Heritage specialists ERA Architects are handling restoration of the exterior of the existing John B. Parkin Associates-designed office building, the interiors of which would be demolished and replaced with a contemporary structure.

Looking southwest across the Rosedale ravine to the proposal, designed by Hariri Pontarini Architects for Osmington Gerofsky Development Corporation

A restaurant/retail area is proposed to be constructed within the western portion of the ground floor, overlooking Mount Pleasant Road and the Rosedale Ravine. Only the east wall of the existing building, which faces the blank wall of the residential condo building to the east, would be replaced by new construction, with then north, west, and south walls and their wedged precast concrete pillars maintained.

Looking northeast across Bloor to the proposal, designed by Hariri Pontarini Architects for Osmington Gerofsky Development Corporation

UrbanToronto will continue to follow progress on this development, with a more fully detailed story soon, but in the meantime, you can learn more about it from our Database file, 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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Related Companies:  COUNTERPOINT ENGINEERING, EQ Building Performance Inc., Gradient Wind Engineers & Scientists, Grounded Engineering Inc., Hariri Pontarini Architects, Osmington Gerofsky Development Corp, Urban Strategies Inc.