A soaring tower with a wave-like design could be coming to Viewmount Avenue in Toronto's York region.
Altree Developments submitted an application to the City of Toronto, outlining plans to build a 33-storey mixed-use building at 280 Viewmount Avenue. The tower, which would also face onto Marlee Avenue, would house a ground-floor retail component and 342 residential units up above.
Few renderings of the proposed tower, designed by Graziani and Corazza Architects, were included in the planning documents, but what is included reveals a white tower with a wave-like silhouette -- a welcome difference from the typical boxy Toronto condo building. In fact, Altree is known to give their developments a more eye-catching design, including their under-construction project in Etobicoke, 36 Zorra, that utilizes a horizontal wave pattern.
The development documents provide some detail on the residential component, noting that the units will range from studios all the way up to three-bedroom-plus-dens. Residents of these units would have access to amenities on the second, fifth, and seventh floors, both indoors and outdoors, totalling a whopping 1,368 sq. m.
The retail component would take up 296 sq. m on the western portion of the ground floor, with residential entrances on the southern and eastern sides. Underground, there would be a total of 85 parking spaces, 20% of which would come equipped with electric vehicle chargers, with the remainder designed with the capability to add chargers later. For cyclists, there would be 387 bike parking spaces.
The tower would replace a small two-storey mixed-use building, the tenants of which include a Pizza Nova and a sales office, as well as a one-storey single family home. Above the shops are five residential units, four of which are occupied, the planning documents say.
The site is certainly in a desirable location, being just a few minutes' walk from the Glencairn subway station, which is one stop north of the future Eglinton Crosstown LRT.