Located immediately across from the Brampton GO station, an application for towers soaring 55 and 58 storeys is set to further transform Downtown Brampton. The mixed-use development, designed by Kirkor Architects Planners for Beyrose Capital, would add residential and retail to a rapidly redeveloping urban core for the city northwest of Toronto. 

Looking southeast to 35 Railroad Street, designed by Kirkor Architects Planners for Beyrose Capital

The development site at 17-35 Railroad Street encompasses an assembly of 11 parcels, with an irregular triangle shape spanning approximately 1.49 acres. Currently, it hosts a variety of low-rise, single-detached dwellings and an automobile commercial establishment located at the southeast corner of Mill Street North and Railroad Street. Downtown Brampton is home to residential, commercial, and institutional developments, with recent construction activity favouring higher-density, mixed-use buildings.

Looking southeast to the current site, image retrieved from Google Maps

The ambitious Zoning By-law Amendment application calls for two towers atop a shared 13-storey podium, reaching heights of 181.65m and 190.5m. The proposal outlines a total of 1,628 units spread across both structures. The planned Gross Floor Area would tally up to 93,367m², including 405m² dedicated to retail, for a Floor Space Index of 15.44 on the assembled site.

Looking southwest to 35 Railroad Street, designed by Kirkor Architects Planners for Beyrose Capital

There would be 3,302m² of indoor and 1,702m² of outdoor amenities spanning multiple levels, with a substantial 2,807m² of amenities on the fourth floor. Plans call for six elevators per tower, plus two elevators ascending to level 10 within the podium. This works out to a ratio of about 120 units per elevator, indicating longer than optimal wait times.

Looking east to the podium, designed by Kirkor Architects Planners for Beyrose Capital

A three-level underground garage, along with three levels of above-grade parking, would provide 352 spaces for residents and 102 spaces for visitors and retail use. Bicyclists would be accommodated with 814 resident and 165 visitor/retail bicycle spaces.

Ground floor plan, designed by Kirkor Architects Planners for Beyrose Capital

In addition, Stantec's Heritage Impact Assessment (HIA) notes the historical value of 31 Railroad Street and 59 Elizabeth Street, which date back to the late 19th century. The HIA recommends a series of preservation strategies, including a documentation and salvage plan for the structures.

Site plan, designed by Kirkor Architects Planners for Beyrose Capital

The proposed development is closely intertwined with Metrolinx’s plan to introduce a Third Track Rail Extension along the adjacent CN Rail corridor. This would encroach slightly on the existing Railroad Street, reducing the total area of the site by about 0.11 hectares.

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

The site lies immediately across from the Brampton Innovation District GO station, served by Metrolinx's Kitchener Line GO Train and VIA Rail, connecting to TTC’s Union station and points west. Additionally, the area is served by multiple Brampton Transit bus routes, including Züm services that link to York University and Vaughan Metropolitan Centre. Looking to the future, the site could benefit from the planned Queen Street / Highway 7 BRT extension, which would stretch 24km for improved east-west transit connectivity across Brampton and Vaughan, as well as the anticipated Hurontario-Main LRT extension into Downtown Brampton.

Surrounding development applications and uses, image from submission to City of Brampton

To the west of the site, 45 Railroad Street stands completed in 2022 at 25 storeys, while other nearby proposals include the 30-storey tower at 55 Park Street, and the 39 and 42-storey developments at 123 Railroad Street and Boutin Tower, respectively. To the east, proposals include the 9-storey Brampton Centre for Innovation, the dual 29-storey Rose Garden Residences, and 31-33 George Street North with 34 and 42-storey towers. To the north, 279-281 and 151 Main Street North call for 25 and 30 storeys respectively, and Bristol Place proposes dual 39-storey towers. Ton the south, the Algorma University Student Residence and 115-123 Queen Street West would both reach 11 storeys, alongside more substantial projects like the 48-storey development at 23-29 Mill Street North and the 50-storey tower at 118 Queen Street West.

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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