On July 10, 2015, the City Planning Division received applications from Westbank to amend the Official Plan and Zoning By-laws to redevelop a number of properties bordered by Bloor Street West, Bathurst Street, Lennox Street, and Markham Street, as well as a number of properties on the west side of Markham Street.
On May 19, 2016, a revised application was submitted. When compared to the originally submitted plans, the revised application has reduced the proposed density, adjusted the height and mass of towers and street-adjacent buildings, included a new public park space, incorporated additional heritage buildings, and incorporated changes to the pedestrian environment and parking and loading areas.
On January 16, 2017 further revisions to the application were submitted. When compared to the May 19, 2016 plans, the January 16, 2017 plans have further reduced the proposed density, made additional adjustments to the height and mass of towers and street-adjacent buildings, increased the size of the proposed public park space, incorporated additional heritage buildings, and incorporated changes to the pedestrian environment and parking and loading areas.
Plans and supporting documentation for the revised proposal can be viewed below under the “Application” tab.
The proposed development includes a number of mid-rise and tall buildings, ranging in height from 28-storeys on Bathurst Street, and stepping down toward the south and west. A total of 23 of the 27 listed heritage buildings on the site are being retained and incorporated into the development.
The revised proposal comprises a total of 804 residential units in 59,883 square metres of residential floor area, and 15,253 square metres of new non-residential uses. The overall density of the proposal is FSI of 5.69 times the site, inclusive of retained heritage buildings, and 5.29 times the area of the site, exclusive of retained heritage buildings.
Access to underground parking is proposed from Lennox Street. A total of 480 underground vehicle parking spaces, 14 underground loading spaces, and 1038 bike parking spaces are proposed on site.
The application also proposes 1150 square metres of on-site parkland and a new 440 square metre day nursery.
City Staff are currently reviewing the 2nd revised application submitted by Westbank on January 16, 2017. The revised submission can be viewed in the “application” tab below
Toronto/East York Community Council considered the preliminary report on the subject application on October 6, 2015. Please see the following link for the agenda item and the staff report:
- TE11.35 - Preliminary Report - Honest Ed's and Mirvish Village - 571 to 597 Bloor Street West, 738 to 782 Bathurst Street, 26 to 38 Lennox Street, 581 to 603 and 588 to 612 Markham Street - Official Plan Amendment, Zoning Amendment Applications
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Graig Uens, Planner