Bousfields Inc., acting as planning consultants for Stafford Developments, are proposing a 10-storey residential building to occupy 914 Bathurst Street that would require an Official Plan amendment and Zoning By-law amendment. A Site Plan Approval application has also been submitted to the City of Toronto for the new plan.

Looking West to the existing building on 914 Bathurst, Image Retrieved from Google Street View

The site is situated at the northwest corner of Bathurst Street and Barton Avenue in The Annex, and currently has a 7-storey building on it, formerly the Vermont Square Long Term Care Home, which closed in September, 2021. The applications for the redevelopment would allow a mid-rise apartment building that would bring new housing for the area. 

Ariel context, looking down on 914 Bathurst Street, Imagery by City of Toronto

Plans by Turner Fleischer Architects Inc. aim to provide a more contemporary built form complimenting to its surrounding context. This proposed 10-storey residential building accumulates a total height of 37.18 metres, along with a residential GFA of roughly 9,561m² and a gross FSI of 6.23.

Looking northwest across the Bathurst and Barton intersection, designed by Turner Fleischer Architects for Stafford Developments

The proposal’s aim is to include a diverse range of 124 residential units, through a combination of 60% one-bedrooms, 28% two-bedrooms, and 12% three-bedrooms. Plans also include a sum of 79 parking spaces in a 4-level below-grade garage. Bicycle parking spaces are to be located on the first below grade level, with 151 bicycle parking spaces. Intentions are also to widen the existing 4.56 metre laneway to the west by 0.72 metres, totalling 3.0 metres from the centreline. Changes to the laneway are to provide access to the parking garage with an additional pick-up and drop off driveway. 

Looking north across Barton Ave, designed by Turner Fleischer Architects for Stafford Developments

The building would be adjacent to low density areas east and west of it, and situated amidst a mix of institutional, residential, commercial, and mixed-use buildings. East of the site are designated low-rise neighbourhoods with building forms consisting of detached, semi-detached, and townhouses from 2½ to 3 storeys, some of which have been converted to multiple apartments.

The area includes parks and open spaces, restaurants and community services. The Bathurst Route 7 bus stops directly in front of the site, connecting riders to Bathurst subway station, about 220 metres to the south.

We will return as additional information about the project becomes available. In the meantime, project facts and renderings can be found in the 914 Bathurst Street database file, linked below. Want to get involved in the discussion? Check out the associated Forum thread or leave a comment using the field provided at the bottom of this page.

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Related Companies:  Bousfields, EQ Building Performance Inc., Gradient Wind Engineers & Scientists, HGC Engineering Inc, MEP Design Inc., Stafford Developments, Turner Fleischer Architects