Originate Developments Inc has shared a concept design for a potential condo project located at 102-120 Earl Place and 561 Jarvis Street, in Toronto's Upper Jarvis area. It consists of a 58-storey, 690-unit mixed-use tower designed by Kirkor Architects, which would feature retail opportunities at its base. Not yet submitted to the City of Toronto as a completed design, locals are being given the chance to provide feedback before a more detailed submission is made.

Jarvis and Earl designed by Kirkor Architects, image courtesy of Originate Developments

Currently existing on the property at the northwest corner of Jarvis and Earl is a block of ten 1999-built three-storey condominium townhomes, while a three-storey rental apartment block is located at 561 Jarvis Street to the north. They would all be demolished to make way for the redevelopment, should it be approved. The City would require the replacement of the rental apartments within the new tower.

Existing townhouse block on the property, image via Google Street View

Immediately to the north of the site is a parking lot associated with a 20-storey rental apartment building at 10 Huntley Street, for which there is a planning application to replace the surface parking with a 29-storey residential tower.

Aerial view from the City of Toronto's mapping with an approximate indication of site boundaries

The concept design for Jarvis and Earl offers a sleek glass tower dotted with offset balconies, accompanied by a base featuring warm-toned brick framing of windows, alternating with volumes of bright white powder-coated aluminum panelling. The lobby is marked out by a slanting ceiling with generous soffits offering shelter below the residential floors. 

Base of the building, image courtesy of Originate Developments

Where the podium steps back, outdoor amenity space is proposed.

Rooftop terrace, image courtesy of Originate Developments

Within the tower portion of the building, suites would range from one to three bedrooms. All east and west facing units would feature balconies, which would jut out at an angle, giving the tower a cheese grater-like appearance.

Slanted balconies of the tower visible, image courtesy of Originate Developments

Equidistant from Yonge, Sherbourne, Bloor, and Wellesley, the development would be a short walk to three subway stations, while bike lanes are also nearby. 

We will follow progress on the proposal, 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:  Arcadis, Bousfields, Citi-Core Group, Counterpoint Engineering, EQ Building Performance Inc., Gradient Wind Engineers & Scientists, Jablonsky, Ast and Partners, Kirkor Architects Planners, Originate Developments Inc, RWDI Climate and Performance Engineering