Rendering: BuzzBuzzHome

Location: 1940 Lawrence Avenue East
Builder: Golden City Developments Inc
Architect: ABA Architects Inc.

Sitting between a parking lot and a church, one Wexford lot on Toronto’s bustling Lawrence Avenue East is potentially undergoing a revamp.

On behalf of Golden City Developments Inc, MHBC Planning has submitted a zoning bylaw amendment and site plan approval application for a mid-rise, mixed-use building. Located at 1940 Lawrence Avenue East, just east of the Pharmacy and Lawrence avenues intersection, the proposed 11-storey building would feature 90 residential units with two floors of commercial space. A single-storey restaurant currently occupies the site in question.

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When complete, the project would contain 13,232 square-metres of residential gross floor area, enough room to provide 47 one-bedroom units, 34 two-bedrooms, and nine three-bedroom units. Affordable residences will be included “where feasible,” according to the application.

A series of indoor and outdoor resident amenity areas have been proposed, for a total of 650 square-metres worth of space. A pet wash would be included on the first floor, while a fitness centre, lounge rooms and an outdoor terrace would be built on the next floor up. Another outdoor terrace and sitting area would exist on the ninth floor. A two-level underground parking garage will hold 95 parking spaces along with 58 bike racks in the parking areas and on the ground floor.

Rendering: BuzzBuzzHome

If approved, 1940 Lawrence Avenue East could be one of ABA Architects’ first projects in Scarborough. The Waterloo-based firm has previously worked on various mid-rise and high-rise projects in the Kitchener-Waterloo region, including South Hill, Charlie West and One Hundred.

Flanking the proposed project area, townhome developments are in the works. Sales are pending for Starlight Investments’ 21-unit site near Birchmount Road and Lawrence Avenue. A larger, 222-townhome community by MTB Group on Curlew Drive, called 75Curlew Urban Towns, is pending sales and construction too.

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