A new proposal would see the redevelopment of three lots of land in Toronto’s East End. On behalf of Leader Lane DevelopmentsBousfields has submitted a Zoning By-law Amendment and Site Plan applications for 1400 Victoria Park Avenue. The design by Core Architects would add mixed-use high-rise and three mid-rise structures to the area west of Victoria Park Avenue and south of Sunrise Avenue, located a short distance south from Eglinton Avenue East.

Looking southeast to 1400 Victoria Park Avenue, as designed by Core Architects for Leader Lane Developments

The design would transform 1400, 1408, and 1410 Victoria Park Avenue. A high-rise would stand at 34 storeys or 115.85m, while three mid-rise elements would be 12 storeys or 48.50m tall. The tallest building would feature a podium of six storeys, with the high-rise in the southwest corner adjacent to a 15-storey apartment building already next door to the west. The mid-rise element would extend to the south. Meanwhile, further south would be a mid-rise structure of eight storeys with two stepped-back volumes standing at 12 storeys.

Looking northwest to 1400 Victoria Park Avenue, as designed by Core Architects for Leader Lane Developments

All of this would lead to 868 residential units for the project, along with 3,225m² of retail space at grade. The site would include 3,854m² for amenities, including 1,741m² that would be outdoors on various rooftop levels of the podium. The private walkways running east-west would be landscaped and designed to provide convenient access to the buildings. While the project would have a focus placed on that pedestrian-friendly and green setup, vehicles would gain access to three levels of underground parking through internal driveways. The garages would contain 517 parking spots, with 49 for visitors, five spaces for car sharing, and 78 for the retail units. There would also be 882 bicycle parking spaces.

Looking north beside the three properties part of the proposal, image retrieved from Google Street View

At this time, the three properties contain single-storey units: a supermarket, an auto body shop, and a commercial building with multiple tenants. These businesses are just south of the Golden Mile area, for which the City of Toronto plans to support residential growth while encouraging commercial development and employment opportunities. The proposal for 1400 Victoria Park Avenue notes six proposed mixed-use developments within the area.

An aerial view of the subject site's three properties and the surrounding area, image from submission to City of Toronto

The neighbourhood’s evolution and developments proposed as part of the application would be aided by the Eglinton Line 5 Crosstown, which is targeted for opening in about a year. The site is about 700 metres away from the coming O’Connor stop on Line 5. The multiple buildings planned would be part of the ongoing intensification and growth for the area.

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Related Companies:  Aercoustics Engineering Ltd, Bousfields, Core Architects, Crozier & Associates Consulting Engineers, LEA Consulting