At Concord Park Place in North York, Concord Adex has been gradually transforming over the 17 years 45 acres of former commercial and industrial land into a mixed-use, master-planned community. Located a short walk from Bessarion station on Sheppard Line 4, the latest proposal on the site is designed by DIALOG, and calls for two residential towers reaching 36 and 46 storeys with a Toronto Catholic District School Board (TCDSB) elementary school in its base. 

Looking southeast to Concord Park Place Block 9, designed by DIALOG for Concord Adex

The development site spans approximately 7,314m² and is immediately south of the Concord Park Place sales office at 1001 Sheppard Ave East. Concord Park Place already features a dozen high-rise residential towers with more under construction, all of it having been spurred on but the arrival of the subway in the area. Along with the new housing, the Concord Park Place community offers a mix of green spaces, retail, and community facilities, including the City's recently inaugurated Ethennonnhawahstihnen' Community Centre with a public library and daycare facility, which is just across the street from the school. Students at the school would benefit from the community centre's pool, among other facilities.

Looking south to the site and Concord Park Place sales office, image retrieved from Google Maps

All other buildings at Concord Park Place so far were built through zoning that covered the whole site, but with the recent push for greater density around rapid transit stations, Concord Adex is seeking to build larger than their existing zoning allows. Therefore, Official Plan Amendment, Zoning By-law Amendment, and Site Plan Approval applications have been submitted to the City for the proposed development. On the map below, the two blocks involved at the site are identified in orange as Blocks 9 and 18. The towers and school are to be built in Block 9, while Block 18 would extend the central park of Concord Park Place with playground space associated with the school.

An aerial view of the site and the surrounding blocks of Concord Park Place, image from submission to City of Toronto

As seen in the site plan below, a new public street would run from Ethennonnhawahstihnen' Lane on the west to Billes Heights on the east, and would provide access the main residential entry to the complex. Retail units would be positioned at grade at the corners of the new street with Ethennonnhawahstihnen' Lane and Billes Heights. Entry to the school would be at the southwest corner of the site off us Ethennonnhawahstihnen' Lane.

Site plan, designed by DIALOG for Concord Adex

Of a total Gross Floor Area (GFA) of 65,253m², there would be 480m² allocated to retail use and 4,618m² to the school, with the remainder residential use. The mid-rise podium's ground level storeys would house the school, retail spaces, the residential lobby, and servicing for the building. Above would rise towers of 36 storeys (127.95m) and 46 storeys (157.75m). The complex would bring a total of 860 residential units to the neighbourhood. Indoor amenities would span 1,290m² in area and outdoor amenities would span 1,359m².

Three levels of the podium will house 93 units. Above the podium, the West Tower will boast 316 units and the East Tower will boast 451 units. Three elevators are proposed per tower, even though one tower has 10 more storeys and 135 more units. Adding in half of the podium units to its total, In the shorter tower there would be one elevator for every 121 units. Adding in the other half of the units to the taller tower's total gives one elevator for approximately every 166 units. Residents in both towers would experience long wait times, but especially those in the taller tower.

Four levels of underground garage would house 332 resident, 10 visitor, and 36 school parking spaces. In addition, there would be 516 long-term and 129 short-term bicycle spots, as well as 7 for retail, and 20 for the school.

Looking northeast to the podium and school entrance, designed by DIALOG for Concord Adex

As well as being just 130m away from Bessarion subway station, the site is close to bus stops at Sheppard Avenue East and Ethennonnhawahstihnen’ Lane. For drivers, Highway 401 is just to the south, accessible at Leslie Street or Bayview Avenue.

Concord Park Place is currently growing with King's Landing at Concord Park Place, under construction with towers of 19, 27, and 31 storeys. Planned to the immediate north of Block 9 is Block 7 which is set to house towers of 24 and 29 storeys, while to the east, 1125 Sheppard Avenue East, another design by DIALOG, is proposed as an ambitious duo of 36 and 40-storey towers. Beyond Concord Park Place, the surrounding area is growing rapidly too due to the Sheppard Line 4 subway. Closest to the site to the west, on the south side of Sheppard, Six99 is under construction at 12 storeys, while Burbank Heights is proposed on the north side of Sheppard with two 32-story towers bookending a block-long, dozen-storey high podium.

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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