A new website has launched for a major master-planned community proposed in Toronto’s Niagara neighbourhood, just west of the city’s downtown core.
Developer TAS unveiled the website this week through a Twitter post for 2 Tecumseth Street, a five-acre development located near Tecumseth and Wellington streets. Once built, the master-planned community would house nearly one-million square feet of mixed-use space. The website provides more in-depth information about the future community’s vision and plans, in addition to renderings, the site history and project news.
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“Its vision and design were inspired by the site’s unique history, the findings of a comprehensive community engagement process and an unwavering commitment to drive social and environmental impact through real estate development,” explains the 2 Tecumseth Street website.
Across five buildings, the development would feature a mix of commercial and residential space, including two high-rise residential towers, a seven-storey commercial mid-rise and two two-storey commercial buildings. Approximately 900 residences will be created, which TAS’ company website details as a combination of for-sale condominiums, purpose-built rentals and affordable housing.
In addition to new buildings, 2 Tecumseth Street will provide the community with a bike path along the site’s southern perimeter, plus underground parking for 400 vehicles, event space and new parks.
The development site will merge some elements of its historical past, including the Wellington Destructor, a 1920s garbage incinerator. In 2018, the City of Toronto launched a competitive RFP process to repurpose the Destructor. TAS has submitted an application to evolve the historic feature into a market area with affordable retail and community space.
According to information available through Toronto’s development application portal, the proposal for 2 Tecumseth Street was originally submitted in November 2017. Revised plans and materials were submitted to city planners in May 2019, and later obtained LPAT approval in principle in January 2020.
TAS acquired the development site in 2016.