New development details have been revealed for a proposed revamp of Toronto’s famed Filmores Hotel.
Earlier this month, an official plan and zoning by-law amendment application was submitted on behalf of Menkes Developments. The builder purchased the hotel site and adjacent parking lot near the corner of George and Dundas Streets in late January for $51.5 million.
The application details a plan to construct a 46-storey mixed-use condominium with 588 residential units, designed by Giannone Petricone Associates. The base portion of the building, ranging from two to 13-storeys, will house 11,076 square-feet worth of retail and commercial space.
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According to the design rationale, the heritage facade will be retained, and become part of the southwest portion of the curved building base facing George Street. The existing four-storey building that has been home to the adult venue and hotel for the last few decades will merge with the newly-built base, which will extend along Dundas Street East up to Pembroke Street. The building’s residential lobby will front onto Dundas Street, adjacent to the mailroom and main elevators.
Throughout the 379,955-square-foot tower, a total of 15,840 square feet will be set aside for amenities on the second floor, which will include dedicated outdoor space. On floors two and 13, a green roof will be constructed, totaling 7,599 square feet.
While no bachelors will be available, residential unit types will consist of 135 one-bedroom, 298 one-bedroom-plus-den, 96 two-bedroom and 59 three-bedroom suites. Residents will have access to 88 underground parking spaces, in addition to 596 bicycle parking spaces on the mezzanine level with a separate entrance.
In the area, construction continues on another Menkes project, in.DE Condos, on the south side of Dundas Street East. This fall, construction is expected to wrap up on Max Condos, located slightly west of the Filmores project at Mutual and Dundas streets.