A corner lot in the northeast section of the Junction Triangle is on track to deliver hundreds of new rental apartments and a community library to the neighbourhood.
Toronto-based developer and builder, TAS, recently shared a construction progress update for its purpose-built rental project at 299 Campbell Avenue via Twitter. According to online photos, the future 14-storey building appears to be working on the first phases of vertical construction as the bones of the first storey take shape.
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When complete in 2022, the mid-rise development at Campbell Avenue and Dupont Street will deliver 236 purpose-built rental residences and a new Toronto Public Library branch on the ground floor.
A brief online description of the project explains that a series of community consultations were held back in 2017 to guide the direction of the building in the neighbourhood.
“This input inspired the design of a purpose-built rental project that includes multigenerational living for families of all types and sizes and welcomes its local neighbourhood,” reads the project’s details on TAS’ website.
The most recent versions of application documents submitted to city planners shed some light on the features 299 Campbell Street will include. Architectural drawings from August 2019 depict a 10,033-square-foot ‘community facility’ fronting onto Dupont Street, with a 3,212-square-foot retail space accessible from Campbell Avenue. A parcel room, pet wash station and lobby would be provided on the ground floor of the building’s residential portion. A gym facility and yoga room would be included on the second floor, followed by outdoor amenity terraces on the third and rooftop level.
In the neighbourhood, leasing is expected to kick off at Vine Avenue Suites in March while construction continues at 1553 Bloor Street West Apartments.