The first rendering, along with new details, have been released for the condo proposed for the College Street site currently housing beloved Toronto concert venue and bar, Sneaky Dee’s.
According to the newly released official plan and zoning amendment application documents, Quadrangle Architects Ltd. has designed a 13-storey, mixed-use building at 419-431 College Street set to house 169 residential units.
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The planning rationale, written by Goldberg Group, describes demolishing the existing buildings on the lot at the intersection of Bathurst and College streets, and incorporating retail and commercial space at-grade for a combination of 140,027 square feet worth of residential and non-residential gross floor area.
Architectural drawings of the building’s ground floor depict retail space, the residential lobby fronting Bathurst Street, and a stage in a retail area labeled as “potential music venue.” A total of 7,542 square feet has been proposed for commercial and retail use.
The developer Ironwood Bay has proposed 169 condo units for the future building, with 102 reserved as one-bedrooms, 44 for two-bedrooms and 23 for three-bedrooms.
The initial announcement of Sneaky Dee’s redevelopment came during the Labour Day weekend, sparking concern and discussion within Toronto’s music and arts scene.
Further reporting and details to follow.