The area of Dufferin and Eglinton West could see some new life if plans to build a 30-storey mixed-use tower are approved.

Last month, a zoning by-law amendment application was submitted to City of Toronto planners to develop a 30-storey mixed-use tower that will stand 106.53 metres, to the top of the mechanical penthouse along 1801-1807 Eglinton Avenue West.

The subject site, which is currently occupied by two 3-storey buildings, is located to the east of Dufferin Street and west of Northcliffe Boulevard, immediately adjacent to the Fairbank Station on the Eglinton Crosstown LRT line, which is currently under construction.

The proposal calls to demolish the existing 3-storey buildings on the subject site to facilitate its redevelopment to deliver a 30-storey mixed-use building which will incorporate retail floorspace (176 square metres), a community hub/business innovation centre (279 square metres), 284 residential units, and a three-level underground parking garage.

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“Given the underutilized nature of the subject site, its immediate proximity to planned higher order transit, and its location within an important city corridor where intensification is anticipated, its redevelopment takes advantage of an opportunity to create a transit-supportive mixed-use development,” reads the project's planning rationale.

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Developed by Kingsett Capital and designed by Quadrangle Architects Ltd., the development would span 243,587 square-feet of total gross floor area and include a four-storey podium element on the north side of the lot, and a one-storey podium on the south side.

The proposed tower would house 284 residential suites that would be broken down into 168 one-bedroom, 88 two-bedroom, and 28 three-bedroom units.

A total of 1,136 square metres of amenity space is also proposed, including 568 square metres of indoor amenity space and 568 square metres of outdoor amenity space, representing 4.0 square metres per unit.

Screen shot 2020 08 14 at 12 Rendering submitted to the City of Toronto

There would also be a three-level underground parking garage that would house 53 parking spaces, along with 285 bicycle spots, the majority of which would be for long-term resident use.

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