Located along Jane Street in North York midway between Sheppard and Finch avenues, a Tower-in-the-Park site infill development proposed by Stanford Homes would introduce a 30-storey condominium tower adjacent to a 17-storey rental apartment. Designed by Arcadis, the development at 2775 Jane Street, in Toronto’s Glenfield-Jane Heights neighbourhood, would add density to an area set to benefit from the upcoming completion of the Line 6 Finch West LRT.

Looking northeast to 2775 Jane Street, designed by Arcadis for Stanford Homes

Situated on the east side of Jane Street, south of Yorkwoods Gate, the site spans approximately 13,240m². It is currently home to the South Gate Towers, a 17-storey residential building typical of the mid-century Tower-in-the-Park architectural style. Adjacent to the existing building is an unprogrammed grassed lawn area that is now slated for development. The site is flanked by apartment towers, a schoolyard to the northeast, and commercial facilities along Jane Street.

Looking east to the current site and apartment building to be retained, image retrieved from Google Maps

The Zoning By-law Amendment application envisions a residential tower standing 30 storeys or 101.7m, including the mechanical penthouse level, north of the rental building to be retained. The tower would accommodate 451 new units, including grade-related townhomes at the base, for a Gross Floor Area of 28,717m². The tower would rise from a podium that transitions from two storeys at the street level up to six storeys, aiming to incorporate the high-rise smoothly into its surroundings.

Site plan, designed by Arcadis for Stanford Homes

Indoor amenities would total 902m², including 323m² at grade and 579m² on the 11th floor directly connected to an expansive outdoor roof amenity. The project would feature 904m² of outdoor amenities, including a 403m² area set between the existing and new buildings.

Podium, designed by Arcadis for Stanford Homes

The design includes a three level underground garage providing 251 resident parking spots, all of which would accommodate electric vehicles, and 25 visitor spaces. Plans include 307 long-term and 44 short-term bicycle parking spots. The building would be equipped with five elevators, for a ratio of approximately one elevator for every 90 units, which indicates reasonable wait times for residents.

The site is served by two of the TTC’s busiest bus routes, 35 and 935 Express, providing access to Pioneer station on University Line 1 and Jane station on Bloor Line 2. The Finch Hydro Corridor Trail, a significant nearby route, provides an appealing option for cyclists. While there are currently no dedicated cycling lanes on Jane Street, this is set to change with the planned improvements under the 2022-2024 Cycling Network Plan and the RapidTO initiative, which is considering enhancements such as priority bus lanes and cycling lanes.

An aerial view of the site and surrounding area, image from submission to City of Toronto

The Line 6 Finch West LRT, expected to be operational this year, will introduce a high-capacity rapid transit route along Finch Avenue West. This LRT line will include a station at the Jane/Finch intersection, approximately 1km north of the site, or a 14-minute walk for residents.

Directly north of the site at 2801 Jane Street is a 12 storey proposed building, and the 13-storey Yorkwood Condos is under construction. Adding further density to the neighbourhood is the TCHC Firgrove-Grassways Revitalization proposal, located northwest of the site, with plans for seven new buildings with affordable rental options, varying in height from 6 to 25 storeys.

An aerial view looking northeast to massing of recently proposed (purple) and approved (blue) development applications, image from submission to City of Toronto

To the north, closer to Jane Street and Finch Avenue, Yorkgate is proposed at 22 storeys. Most notably, the ambitious Jane and Finch Mall Redevelopment proposal by the future LRT station, would transform the shopping centre into a masterplanned community, where a mix of seven buildings and towers would range from 8 to 47 storeys.

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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