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.
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.