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New details released on massive new Bloor and Dufferin development (RENDERINGS)

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Yasmin Aboelsaud Sep 29, 2017 10:33 am 224

A project years in the making is now officially being reviewed by the City of Toronto.

The Bloor and Dufferin development application was submitted on September 22, and is the first steps in potential changes to the major intersection.

After the Toronto District School Board declared the Bloor and Dufferin site as surplus in 2014, Capital Developments and Metropia were selected to redevelop the 7.3-acre TDSB property, according to the project website.

And now, the plan has been unveiled.

“The development of the subject site presents a rare opportunity in the City of Toronto to create a new, large scale, mixed use community. The development of the master site plan involved careful consideration of an appropriate mix of uses, community facilities and parkland, structured on a clear and coherent site design,” reads the proposal submitted to the City.

City of Toronto

According to the proposal, six new buildings will be constructed in the area which will include: 1,840,722 square feet of gross floor area (GFA), which will be comprised of approximately 1,587,821 square feet of residential uses, 169,852 square feet of retail/commercial uses, 52,748 square feet of office uses, and 30,301 square feet of existing floor area within the Kent Senior Public School, which will be renovated as a community hub.

The proposal states that a total of 2,219 residential units will be provided within a mix of mid-rise and high-rise buildings. The residential units will be comprised  of 70 bachelor units, 485 one-bedroom units, 794 two-bedroom units and 145 three-bedroom units. Additionally, 2,220 resident bicycle parking spaces and 264 visitor and commercial bicycle spaces are proposed.

City of Toronto

The project outlines a plan that includes diverse housing options to accommodate everyone from students to families. They also plan to create and explore affordable housing options with the City of Toronto.

As well, according to the Toronto District School Board, a new school will be built on the site of the former Brockton High School at Bloor and Dufferin. This is part of the multi-million dollar redevelopment plan in the area. The school school is tentatively planned to open in September 2021.

Developers released renderings of the area earlier this year, showing plans to add a new midblock connection extending from Bloor Street to Croatia Street.

The project is currently being reviewed by the City.

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Historic Kent School (Bloor and Dufferin)

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Yasmin Aboelsaud
Senior Staff Writer, music aficionado, fueled by coffee, travel & Drake.

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