A series of commercial lots located east of Bayview and Finch avenues could be the future site of a 12-storey W-shaped condo development.
Last week, a Zoning Bylaw Amendment application was submitted to Toronto city planners to construct the angular condominium building at 630-696 Finch Avenue East. The builders behind the project, Tridel and BAZIS, have developed several residential projects across the Greater Toronto Area, including Exhibit Residences, 1 Yorkville and Tridel at The Well.
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The 0.95-hectare development site sits on the northern side of Finch Avenue East, equidistant from Bayview Avenue and Leslie Street. The irregularly shaped lot consists of two municipal properties, which are occupied by a one-storey automotive building, surface parking areas and a two-storey shopping centre called Bayview Woods Plaza.
The condo development would house 206 residential suites, plus 9,655 square feet of non-residential gross floor area, 216 bicycle parking spots and 311 parking spaces in a three-level partially underground garage. Designed by Kirkor Architect + Planners, the building would be W-shaped with an angular design that responds to the topographic grade changes across the lot.
“The proposal adapts to this condition by concentrating the majority of the building mass within the centre of the site, while incorporating a series of terraces along its edges so as to provide a transition to the surrounding low-rise neighbourhoods,” explains the planning rationale, authored by Bousfields Inc.
A three-storey podium would support the base of the building structure. Five retail units with access onto Finch Avenue East are proposed for the ground floor and mezzanine levels, along with the residential lobby and garbage areas. Throughout floors two and three, residential units and screened parking areas would be added, while level four would feature indoor amenity rooms that extend onto outdoor amenity terraces, plus additional residential suites.
Floors five to 12 would contain the remainder of the units. In total, 35 one-bedroom, 150 two-bedroom and 21 three-bedroom suites would be included in the development. All units are provided with private balconies or terraces.