Rendering: RAW Design Inc.

Location: 289 Christie Street, Toronto
Developer: Zinc Developments
Architect: RAW Design

Situated between Christie Pits Park and the western boundary of the Annex, Seaton Village is known for its collection of Koreatown businesses, local markets, and the former residence of then-actress Meghan Markle on Yarmouth Road.

A newly proposed mid-rise condo project could deliver 39 new homes to the neighbourhood not far from Christie Pits Park.

In late April, an Official Plan and Zoning By-law Amendment application was submitted to city planners to construct a seven-storey condo building with 39 units at 287-291 Christie Street. The developer, Zinc Developments, has another proposal in the works for an eight-storey project at 121 Avenue Road in Yorkville.

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The development site is located on the east side of Christie Street, just south of Dupont Avenue. Made up of three rectangular lots, the site spans approximately 9,170 square feet. A two-storey building with ground-floor commercial space and a two-storey detached house with a commercial unit occupy the land.

After demolishing the existing buildings, the new mid-rise would provide 39 residential units, four of which would be two-storey live-work units fronting Christie Street. The three northernmost units on the ground floor would occupy a portion of the basement level.

Rendering: RAW Design Inc.

The breakdown of the suites would include six studio, 16 one-bedroom and 17 two-bedroom residences, which are confirmed to be condominiums in tenure according to the application’s planning rationale and project data sheet. The suites would average between 602 and 947 square feet in size.

The building would feature an overhanging roof from the third level, supported by six exterior support columns to provide a “weather-protected public realm” at the front of the mid-rise, according to the planning rationale by WND Associates.

With the building’s lobby located in the structure’s southwest corner, the ground level is also inhabited by a 636-square-foot amenity space and a bicycle storage room with 48 parking spots. A two-level parking stacker structure at the rear of the building would provide space for 14 cars.

Rear-oriented units in the proposal would have access to their own private outdoor terraces with planters that “provide screening and aesthetic enhancement to the space with opportunities for growing food.”

In the neighbourhood, construction continues to progress at The Dupont, while registration is open for Oscar Residences.

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