Rendering: Studio JCI

Location: 1886 Eglinton Avenue West
Developer: Clifton Blake
Architect: Studio JCI

A strip of buildings along the Dufferin Street and Eglinton Avenue West intersection could be revamped into a brand new rental community.

Last week, a site plan control application was submitted to city planners to develop a mixed-use, 200-unit apartment project at 1886 Eglinton Avenue West. The Toronto-based developer behind the proposal, Clifton Blake, has headed up other city midrise projects, including The Carvalo on College and The Pacific Condos.

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The development site sits on the north side of Eglinton Avenue West between Fairbank Avenue
and Shortt Street. A series of single- and two-storey buildings currently exist on the land, which would be demolished.

In place, the application’s cover letter, prepared by Bousfields Inc, explains that the developer plans to build an eight-storey project spanning a total gross floor area of 151,539 square feet. Retail space would be included on the ground floor, with a 70-space underground parking garage underneath plus 202 bicycle spaces.

Of the proposed residential suites, 42 units would be designated as bachelor apartments, alongside 106 one-bedroom, 32 two-bedroom, and 20 three-bedroom suites. Unit sizes would range from 443 to 987 square feet. According to the application’s project data sheet, 194 new units would be created while retaining six existing rental suites, for a total of 200 apartments.

In the neighbourhood, registration is open for 8 Haus Boutique Condos, while construction continues on Empire Midtown.

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