Brampton is witnessing a surge in vertical growth, with the area around its downtown Brampton GO station emerging as a focal point of development activity. With a designated Major Transit Station Area (MTSA) centred on the station, the influx of developers' submissions mirrors the Province's enticement to transit-centric development as the GO line improvements over the coming years will make travel travel around Greater Toronto Area easier. Now adding to Downtown Brampton's upward trajectory here is a proposal for 118 Queen Street West, currently in the pre-application consultation phase.
At the northeast corner of Queen Street West and Mill Street, the design by DIALOG for Constantine Enterprises comprises a 50-storey building reaching a height of 158.85m. Currently occupied by a 3-storey medical office and two former houses now used as office space, the significant transformation here would boast 544 residential suites, while the ground floor is poised to elevate the streetscape with over 568m² of retail space, offering both residents and visitors a variety of shopping and dining options fronting both Queen and Mill streets, enhancing the pedestrian experience.
The building design incorporates a 6-storey podium, with the tower extending an additional 44 storeys above. This podium would house expansive commercial spaces and some of the building's amenities. For its residential gross floor area (GFA) of 30,544m², the development is set to provide 1,093m² of indoor amenity space, 1,839m² of outdoor amenity space. Residents would access these spaces on the 7th level, sitting atop the podium and including an outdoor rooftop area. An additional 433m² of at-grade amenity space is planned at the rear of the site.
A notable feature of the development is its extensive parking, planned across a 7-level underground garage. In total, the development would offer 603 parking spots, with 494 allocated for residents and 109 for visitors. While the architectural drawings highlight a designated area for bicycles at grade, the exact number of bicycle spaces remains unspecified in the proposal. Seven elevators are incorporated, providing 1 elevator cab for every 78 suites, promising short wait times.
Located just a 7-minute walk south of the Brampton GO station, residents would have easy access to other transit options as well, including Brampton Transit regular bus and Züm bus services. Moreover, there are intentions to extend the Hurontario LRT, now under construction between Port Credit and the Brampton Gateway Terminal 3.0km away, as far as Brampton GO station in the future.
UrbanToronto's map indicates there are 15 other development applications around the Brampton GO station in the vicinity of this proposal. Near the major intersection of Main and Queen streets, these include a proposed 42-storey building at 31-33 George Street North and a 48-storey tower at 23-29 Mill Street North, while adjacent to the station, a trio of towers ranging from 50 to 54 storeys are would be located at 35 Railroad Street. These proposals underscore the area's upward growth trend.
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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