Toronto's historic Distillery District could see some new life if plans to build a mixed-use building comprised of a 32-storey tower and a 9-storey podium are approved by City planners.

Last month, a revised Site Plan Approval application was submitted following a series of resubmissions for a proposed 9-storey and 32-storey mixed-use building containing approximately 1,839 square metres of non-residential gross floor area, 485 residential dwelling units, and 213 below-grade parking spaces.

The project, from Graywood Developments, is proposed for 33 and 37 Parliament Street, located on the east side of Parliament Street, south of Mill Street within the King-Parliament neighbourhood and is adjacent to the southwestern edge of the historic district.

This development joins a series of other projects proposed for the area, including a 31-storey hotel from Gupta Group, that would be built on top of a heritage building.

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Designed by architectsAlliance, the development features a mostly brick-clad facade, aligned with the traditional look of the other buildings within the Distillery District.

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The development will be comprised of two components: the 32-storey tower, which will sit along Parliament Street and a 9-storey podium, which will be situated along Distillery Lane.

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The development will feature a total of approximately 33,182 square metres of residential and 1,839 square metres of non-residential gross floor area, for a total of 35,021 square metres of gross floor area.

The residential component will be comprised of a total of 485 residential units, which will be a mix of 48 studio units, 226 one-bedroom units, 150 two-bedroom units, and 61 three-bedroom units.

The development will also house retail and a privately-owned publicly accessible space on the ground floor,

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A total of 213 parking spaces are also proposed for the three levels of underground parking, which will be accessible from a private lane off Parliament Street. A total of 486 bicycle parking spaces are also proposed within the underground levels.

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