A 1910s building formerly occupied by a funeral home on Eglinton West could make way for a new condo tower.
Earlier this month, a Zoning Bylaw Amendment application was submitted to city planners to build a 30-storey mixed-use tower with 381 new residences at 1812-1818 Eglinton Avenue West.
The proposed development site is located on the north side of Eglinton Avenue West, just east of Dufferin Street. Livingstone Avenue borders the lot on its northern side. Generally rectangular in shape with some notches along the east and west perimeters, the site spans approximately 32,054 square feet.
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Two low-rise commercial buildings and surface parking areas occupy the land. The “L-shaped” two-storey building at 1812 Eglinton Avenue West was originally built in 1912. Now vacant, it was formerly used as a funeral home which closed in October 2019, the planning rationale by Bousfields Inc. explains. The other one-storey building, 1818 Eglinton Avenue West, was built in 1962 and has multiple tenants, including a dental office, mobile phone store and an income tax company.
The proposal intends to redevelop the site and construct a 30-storey mixed-use tower, which would house 5,274 square feet of retail space and four ground-floor townhomes for a total of 306,287 square feet of gross floor area. The building is broken up into three parts — a south podium, a north podium and the tower.
Of the 381 proposed residences, the breakdown would include 24 studios, 119 one-bedroom-plus-den units, 98 two-bedroom units, 104 two-bedroom-plus-den units and 36 three-bedroom units. The suites would average 452 square feet, 613 square feet, 721 square feet and 861 square feet in size, respectively.
On the ground floor, the building’s main residential lobby and retail space would front primarily onto Eglinton Avenue with pedestrian access from the public sidewalk. Short-term bicycle storage, a dog grooming room, indoor amenity space and a ramp leading to the underground garage would also be built on the same level.
A total of 16,404 square feet of amenity space is proposed for the building. An indoor amenity area would be incorporated on the second floor, while an indoor-outdoor amenity space would be constructed on the roof of the podiums on the eighth level at the base of the tower portion.
A two-level underground parking garage would provide 133 vehicle spaces and 344 long-term bicycle parking stations.