Rendering: IBI Group

Location: 334 Bloor Street West, Toronto
Developer: The Brown Group of Companies
Architect: IBI Group

Toronto’s Annex neighbourhood could soon be welcoming a new 35-storey condo tower near Spadina Station on Bloor Street West.

Earlier this month, a rezoning application was submitted to city planners to construct a mixed-use, 35-storey residential tower with 404 total units at 334 Bloor Street West.

The rectangular development site in question sits on the northwest corner of Bloor Street West and Spadina Road, occupying approximately 40,131 square feet in area. Municipally, the subject site encompases 334-350 Bloor Street West and 2-6 Spadina Road. The Brown Group of Companies is currently marketing the development as 350 Bloor Street West.

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A three-storey mixed-use building with a 7-Eleven, Tim Hortons, and 24 rental apartments on the upper levels occupy the lot. A six-storey office building with ground-floor restaurant and retail space, and a large surface parking lot also inhabit the lot. A one-storey pavilion entrance to the TTC Spadina subway station is located on the northern portion of the land, which would be demolished and integrated into the finished building, the planning rationale by Bousfields Inc. explains.

The proposal seeks to demolish the existing buildings on the site and replace them with the high-rise tower, which would incorporate retail, office, condo and rental apartment uses, spanning a total of 391,343 square feet in gross floor area.

A three-storey podium would anchor the building, rising eight levels incrementally to where the tower portion begins on floor nine. An at-grade setback would allow for the pedestrian realm to be expanded to a width of six meters, making room for wider public sidewalks, landscaping, bicycle parking spaces and a forecourt at the northwest corner.

Rendering: IBI Group

The forecourt would lead into a three-storey “urban living room” which acts as a gateway to the site, providing elevator access to a concourse level with a 24,272-square-foot grocery store and direct access to the Spadina TTC station. Retail space and a concierge area share the same floor, while a small mezzanine level contains additional bicycle parking and storage.

The third and fourth building levels would house 48,405 square feet of office space, with the lower level opening onto a terrace with 1,614 square feet of outdoor amenity space. A total of 17,394 square feet of amenity space is proposed for the building. The main amenity space, located on the seventh floor, provides a 6,037 square-foot outdoor terrace with exercise, lounge and dining areas.

Rendering: IBI Group

Of the 404 proposed residential suites, 24 of the total residential units would be built as replacement rental suites from floors four to six, consisting of eight bachelor, one-bedroom and two-bedroom units each. The remaining 380 condo units would include 26 bachelor suites, 198 one-bedroom, 117 two-bedroom and 39 three-bedroom units.

A three-level underground parking garage would contain 158 vehicle spaces, more bicycle parking and a connection to the concourse level on P2.

In the neighbourhood, construction work continues on Bianca and ANX Condos.

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