Plans are in the works to add two new apartment buildings to an existing rental complex in Etobicoke’s Markland Wood neighbourhood.
In November, a Zoning By-law Amendment application was submitted to the city to construct two new rental buildings with a total of 308 apartment units at 4340 Bloor Street West in Etobicoke.
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The 108,306-square-foot development site is located on the northwest corner of Bloor Street West and Mill Road. A 1960s 15-storey rental tower with 86 units currently occupies the lot, in addition to surface parking and grass lawns. Millwood Park borders the site on its western side, while an elementary school and childcare centre sit on the northern perimeter.
The application seeks to retain the existing 15-storey tower, integrating it at the centre of the newly developed site while adding two new apartment structures on either side, dubbed the West and East buildings.
The largest of the two buildings, the West building, would be built in a C-shaped formation with southern frontage onto Bloor Street West. A six-storey base building with north and south wings would support a 16-storey tower in the centre, housing 243 rental units. Bicycle parking rooms and 3,584 square feet of indoor amenity space would occupy the ground floor. An outdoor terrace would be incorporated on the seventh floor, according to architectural drawings, along with an additional 2,669 square feet of indoor amenity space.
The shorter Eastern building would reach four storeys in height, and provide 65 rental units. On the lower floor of the building, a series of walk-up units would be built with individual entrances onto Mill Road, along with 1,700 square feet of indoor amenity space.
Combining the existing 86 apartments with the newly proposed 308 units, the breakdown of the total 394 apartments would consist of seven bachelor units, 180 one-bedroom, 141 two-bedroom and 66 three-bedroom suites. According to the application’s project data sheet, unit sizes would average 430 square feet for bachelor units, 570 square feet for one-bedroom units, 775 square feet for two-bedroom units and 936 square feet for three-bedroom units.
In addition to the new buildings, the application says that it intends to reshape the existing yard space with pedestrian walkways and outdoor amenities, including a dog run and play areas.
In the neighbourhood, sales continue at Evermore while registration is currently open at The Kay Apartments.