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GBL Architects has submitted a proposal to develop a six-storey, mixed-use apartment building at 1303 Kingsway in Kensington-Cedar Cottage.

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If approved, the 54-unit development would replace a portion of a strip mall that currently houses a liquor store, pub and other commercial spaces, located at the corner of Kingsway and Clark Drive. The irregularly-shaped lot has a total area of 14,310 square feet (1,329.44 square metres) and is bordered by Kingsway, Clark Drive, East 21st Avenue and a rear lane.

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The GBL Architects-designed residence would have a total building height of 74.7 feet (22.77 metres) and offer 47,385 square feet (4,402.21 square metres) of residential space and 7,440 square feet (691.2 square metres) of commercial space at-grade. An underground parking garage would be accessed through the rear lane and accommodate 54 parking spaces.

The proposed building design boasts a modern midrise profile that follows the angle of Clark Drive on its west side. This is also where the main residential entrance would be located.

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The facade would be wrapped in a simple yet elegant mix of white brick, contrasting Hardie panels in grey, vision glass balconies, and rectangular windows framed in dark trim. Hardie panel shiplap in a wood tone, used on the residential balconies, would add a warm touch to the exterior.

A variety of suite types and sizes would be available to choose from. The unit breakdown includes 16 studios, 18 one-bedroom, 14 two-bedroom and six three-bedroom units.

Planned amenities include a spacious outdoor terrace on the sixth floor. Designed by landscape architecture firm Durante Kreuk Ltd, the amenity space would feature a barbecue, dining area, fire pit and urban agriculture plots. A kids’ section would be equipped with a play hut and small playground with Goric Half Balls.

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