In the east of the Greater Toronto Area, immediately north of the planned Bowmanville GO station in Clarington, Kaitlin Corporation operating as West Bowmanville Developments Ltd., has submitted applications for Official Plan and Zoning By-law Amendment, as well as a Plan of Subdivision, for Main Street Bowmanville, referred to in the submission as the Bowmanville West Corporate Centre. The mixed-use community would include mostly residential towers, along with retail, office uses, and a public park.

Looking southwest to Main Street Bowmanville, designed by Cusimano Architect for Kaitlin Corporation

The site, situated at 1800-1850 Bowmanville Avenue, comprises four parcels that do not have individual municipal addresses. The site spans approximately 48,350m², mainly comprising vacant land dotted with trees and a sales office structure, and lies adjacent to provincially owned lands slated to become the future Bowmanville GO station. The surrounding area is a mix of commercial and residential uses, characterized by big-box retail complexes and an assortment of residential forms, from three-storey townhomes to mid-rise apartments.

An aerial map of the site and surrounding area, image from submission to the Municipality of Clarington

Designed by Cusimano Architect, the proposal calls for a total of nine residential and mixed-use towers. It would be divided into Blocks A, B, and C, as seen in the image below, with towers ranging in height from 30 to 40 storeys, for a total of 3,938 residential units. The tallest towers would be concentrated close to Highway 2 in the northeast section of the development, positioned to enhance the area's visual impact and accessibility. Each tower is supported by podiums varying from one to six storeys.

Site plan, designed by Cusimano Architect for Kaitlin Corporation

The design boasts a Gross Floor Area (GFA) of approximately 351,676m², primarily residential, as well as 2,700m² dedicated to retail and office space, with a Floor Space Index (FSI) of 7.27. A breakdown of amenities is not provided in the application. Block B, at the south end of the site seen in the image below, would be developed in the first phase, followed by Blocks A and C.

There would be three elevators per tower, or approximately one elevator for every 146 units. This indicates potentially very long wait times for residents, especially in the taller towers. Parking infrastructure entails 3,048 spaces for residential use, as well as 40 retail spaces. There would be two levels of underground garage in Block B, three for Block C, and four for Block A, in addition to parking at grade and the first four storeys of the podium of Block C. The application notes bicycle parking would be included but does not specify the number of spaces.

Ground floor plan, designed by Cusimano Architect for Kaitlin Corporation

Block A would house residential towers, while retail and office spaces would be found in the podiums of Blocks B and C. A linear park is proposed at the northeast corner of Prince William Boulevard and Pethick Street, as well as a POPS (Privately-Owned Publicly-accessible Space) in Block A, together spanning approximately 5,000m².

The site is located within the proposed Bowmanville Protected Major Transit Station Area (PMTSA), centred on the future Bowmanville GO Station which will serve as the new eastern terminus of the Lakeshore East GO Transit line. The station is planned for the area currently used as a park-and-ride facility for the GO bus that operates between Union Station in Toronto and Trent University in Peterborough. 

An axonometric view looking southwest to Main Street Bowmanville, designed by Cusimano Architect for Kaitlin Corporation

South of the site, 1525–1585 Bowmanville Avenue proposes 10- and 12-storey buildings. Nearby, 10 Aspen Springs Drive calls for three towers ranging from 9 to 25 storeys. To the west, at 2345-2349 Highway 2, two new 11-storey condominium buildings are proposed. Meanwhile, the ongoing construction of Modo 55, southwest of the site, includes two 12-storey condominium buildings. Stevens Road Seniors' Housing to the northeast would introduce a 10-storey condominium alongside 7- and 8-storey assisted care facilities. Additionally, northwest of the site, 211 Clarington Boulevard is set to feature dual 30-storey towers.

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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