Rendering: Trolleybus Urban Development Inc / IBI Group

Location: 5 Cosburn Avenue, Toronto
Developer: Trolleybus Urban Development Inc
Architect: IBI Group

A series of detached and semi-detached properties in East York’s Broadview North neighbourhood could make way for a new condo tower with over 300 units.

In mid-December, a rezoning application was submitted to city planners to construct a 15-storey mid-rise building that would deliver 316 condo units to 5 Cosburn Avenue in Toronto. The developer, Trolleybus Urban Development Inc, has a number of condo projects currently in the works across the city, including Keewatin, 346 Davenport and Empire Midtown.

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The irregularly-shaped, 48,620 square-foot development site is located east of Broadview Avenue, bordered by Cosburn and Gowan avenues to the north and south. The site spans 5-19 Cosburn Avenue and 8-40 Gowan Avenue, currently encompassing a mix of detached and semi-detached properties.

The proposed development is described as two distinct buildings that are connected by a four-storey base podium in the planning rationale prepared by Bousfields Inc. Ten two-storey townhomes would also be constructed along the four-storey podium, fronting onto Gowan Avenue.

The rectangular Gowan Avenue building would rise eight storeys in height and consist of various architectural setbacks. The ninth floor would provide a 699-square-foot indoor amenity space, in tandem with a 4,843-square-foot outdoor landscaped deck in the building’s southwest corner and a 1,291-square-foot green roof.

Architectural Drawing: IBI Group

On the top floor, the structure connects to the 15-storey Cosburn Building, which would be built at a northwest to southeast angle. All units in the both the Gowan and Cosburn buildings would have access to private outdoor terraces or balconies, the rationale explains.

Two residential lobbies would be built on the ground floor at the north and south ends of the site, connected by a central corridor that runs between Cosburn and Gowan avenues. The same floor is also shared by indoor and outdoor amenity space, plus a bicycle storage room. Approximately 13,605 square feet of amenity space has been proposed for the site. A 4,908-square-foot public park has also been slated for the site’s northwest corner.

Of the 316 proposed condo units, the breakdown would include 207 one-bedroom, 76 two-bedroom and 33 three-bedroom suites, including the 10 townhomes. Unit sizes would average 642 square feet for one-bedroom suites, 847 square-feet for two-bedroom suites and 1,243 square feet for three-bedroom suites, according to the application’s project data sheet.

In the neighbourhood, sales are underway at Nahid on Broadview and The Somerside Collection.

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