Zoning By-law Amendment and Site Plan Approval applications have been submitted to the City of Toronto by Lifetime Developments, seeking permissions for the redevelopment of 141 Roehampton Avenue in Midtown, with a contemporary residential building designed by Wallman Architects.
The proposed 48-storey, 618-unit condo would replace a 10-storey residential condo that currently exists on the site. The new unit mix would include five studios (1%), 398 one-bedrooms (65%), 148 two-bedrooms (24%), and 63 three-bedrooms (10%).
The new building would consist of a six-storey podium with a 42-storey tower element above. At grade, there would be residential units with frontage onto Roehampton Avenue, in addition to residential lobby and amenity areas. A total gross floor area of 36,849m² is proposed, corresponding to an overall density of 12.46 times the area of the site.
The new tower would have about 2,058 m² of residential amenity space, comprised of 1,193m² of interior amenity space and 865m² of outdoor amenity space. The tower volume would begin at level seven, which would be occupied by indoor amenity space connecting to outdoor amenity space on the roof of level six.
Architecturally, level seven is proposed to function as a reveal floor – intended to accentuate the visual break between the podium and the tower above through a five-metre height, a more slender floor plate that is recessed from the tower's exterior above, and which would use a different fenestration pattern with a lack of projecting balconies.
The tower generally has a rectangular north-south oriented floor plate, with the exception of its north and south faces which planning documents note "are sculpted to provide for visual interest."
At-grade, along Roehampton Avenue, the proposed building would provide for a substantial setback from the north property line. The landscaping program by Strybos Barron King along this frontage would include new trees and new patterned paving and landscaping with seating areas between the sidewalk and the north face of building.
Along the building's other frontages, more trees are proposed, as well as outdoor amenity space, a dog run, while bushes would provide a buffer to adjacent properties.
Parking is proposed to be accommodated within a two level below-grade garage with 125 spaces; 120 for residents and five for visitors. The resident parking spaces are proposed below grade, while the visitor parking spaces are proposed at grade.
A total of 614 bicycle parking spaces are also proposed, of which 553 spaces arefor residents, and 61 spaces are for visitors. The bike spaces are proposed on both the P1 and P2 levels.
The site is located within a five-minute walk of Eglinton station on Yonge Line 1. By the time the building could be built, Eglinton Line 5 will also be operating to that station plus Mount Pleasant station, within a 5-minute walk to the southeast of the site. Several TTC buses ply streets in the area.
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