A development proposal in Toronto's Midtown would add another tower to the several planned or under construction along Yonge between Davisville and Eglinton subway stations. Glen Corporation, with a design by Turner Fleischer Architects, has proposed a 29-storey mixed-use residential building at 2079 through 2111 Yonge Street, with applications submitted for Official Plan Amendment, Zoning By-law Amendment, and Rental Housing Demolition and Conversion.

Looking southwest to 2079-2111 Yonge Street, designed by Turner Fleischer Architects for Glen Corporation

Situated on the southeast corner of Yonge Street and Hillsdale Avenue East, the site is an assembly of land comprising 2079 through 2111 Yonge Street, 9-11, 21, 31 Hillsdale Avenue East, and 12 through 18 Manor Road East. The parcels currently house a series of 2-3 storey mixed-use buildings and single and semi-detached homes. With the assembly of properties spanning a total area of approximately 5,020m², the developer aims to rejuvenate this prime real estate into a contemporary urban hub. The site represents almost all of the west end of a full city block in Midtown Toronto, with significant frontage on Yonge Street, Hillsdale Avenue East, and Manor Road East.

An aerial view of the assembly of land, image from submission to City of Toronto

Set to rise 102.5m, the tower would house 486 residential units. There are four elevators planned, translating to approximately one elevator for every 122 units. The development also boasts 1,671m² of retail space at the street-level that is meant to maintain lively a sidewalk along Yonge. The project includes an 8-storey podium that is terraced to scale down to the existing low-rise character of the community. 

Looking west to 2079-2111 Yonge Street, designed by Turner Fleischer Architects for Glen Corporation

Future residents would have access to a variety of amenities, with indoor space totalling 974m² and outdoor area amounting to 985m². Parking needs are also addressed with two levels of underground parking offering 252 spaces, with 12 spots allocated to visitor and retail parking, along with provisions for electric vehicle charging. The development design also provides 536 bicycle parking spaces, with 438 long-term and 98 short-term spots.

A diagram of the neighbourhood context, image from submission to City of Toronto

The development would retain and rehabilitate the facade of 2111 Yonge Street, a building listed on the City of Toronto’s heritage register. While some heritage buildings on the site would make way for the new structure, the design aims to reflect the historic nature of the area, especially with its retail frontage. Additionally, the development would see the replacement of 31 rental units within the site.

Looking northeast to 2079-2111 Yonge Street, designed by Turner Fleischer Architects for Glen Corporation

CSG Yonge-Manor Hillsdale, the land owner, also owns adjacent lands, and the applications note the opportunity for the city to expand its parkland and green space system within the Midtown community. 

Looking north to the current site, image retrieved from Google Street View

The site is a short walk from both Davisville and Eglinton stations on Yonge Line 1 and the upcoming Eglinton Line 5 Crosstown LRT, while also served by bus and cycling routes. The site's proximity to these major transit hubs places it within two Major Transit Station Areas (MTSAs).

A map of surrounding transit options, image from submission to City of Toronto

This development emerges amidst the rapid transformation characterizing Midtown Toronto. The site neighbours 12-storey projects including The Davisville and Uovo Boutique Residences, both currently under construction, as well as 2128 Yonge Street to the north. As one of the taller proposals in this stretch of the corridor, 2079-2111 Yonge Street would be overshadowed by the proposed 65-storey tower at 2180 Yonge Street, located a block to the north. These proposals highlight the area's trend towards vertical growth.

Surrounding development proposals and their heights, image from submission to City of Toronto

UrbanToronto will continue to follow progress on this development, 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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