Dash Development is seeking approval from the City of Toronto for a Zoning By-law Amendment along with amending the Dufferin Street Secondary Plan to permit the redevelopment of 3309 Dufferin Street, located on the southeast corner with Glen Belle Crescent, just south of Yorkdale Shopping Centre. The existing one and two-storey commercial structures would be demolished to construct a 10-storey, mixed-use building with retail space at ground level.

Current existing commercial spaces on 3309 Dufferin Street, image retrieved from Google Street VIew

Designed by Giovanni A. Tassone Architects, the mixed-use, mid-rise structure would reach a height of 40.62m, have a gross floor area (GFA) of 10,464m², an and FSI of 4.5, which exceeds the permitted height and density for the site as per the Dufferin Street Secondary Plan. The GFA would consist of 9,964m² (95%) residential, and 500m² (5%) retail space located at-grade along Dufferin Street.

Looking southeast across Dufferin Street to the proposal, designed by Giovanni A. Tassone Architects for Dash Developments

A total of 148 residential dwelling units are proposed, including 19 studios (13%), 60 one-bedrooms (41%), 53 two-bedrooms (36%), and 16 three-bedrooms (11%).

Residential units would be accompanied by balconies or outdoor terraces beginning on the second level. Indoor amenity space of 353m² (2.4m²/unit) would be found on the ground level and level 2, along with 309 square metres (2.1m² / unit) of outdoor amenity space, provided on the south and east sides of the mechanical penthouse level. Green roofs would be situated on portions of levels 3, 9, and 10, with the majority of the space located on the uppermost roof.

Site Plan of 3309 Dufferin Street, designed by Giovanni A. Tassone Architects for Dash Developments

Vehicular access to the two-level underground garage would be off Glen Belle Crescent. A total of 95 parking spaces would consist of 79 for residents, 14 for visitors, and 2 car share spaces. Parking for 151 bicycles would be also located on the underground levels and ground floor (136 being residents and 15 being visitors).

The site is within the Major Transit Station Area (MTSA) around Yorkdale subway station on University Line 1. There is also a GO Bus terminal located beside the subway station. Buses serve Dufferin Street on a frequent basis.

The site's location is relation to Yorkdale subway station, image retrieved from submission to the City of Toronto

We will return as additional information about the project becomes available. In the meantime, project facts and renderings can be found in the 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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