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Yorkville retail redevelopment proposal includes pedestrian mews and courtyard (PHOTOS)

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Yasmin Aboelsaud Jan 10, 2018 7:34 am 142

A retail redevelopment plan might be changing up Yorkville.

According to a proposal to redevelop 101 Yorkville Avenue, the plan would include an “architecturally distinctive 3- and 4-storey commercial building comprised of 4,507.15 square metres of gross floor area and 9 leasable units.”

Currently, the space houses a 3½-storey commercial building that was constructed in 1978.

101 Yorkville Avenue proposal/City of Toronto

The proposed new building would include an open-air pedestrian mews and courtyard that divides the building into an east and west volume. It would also include rooftop terraces.

According to the proposal, the “mews will integrate with the existing outdoor pedestrian laneway and courtyard to the south, located behind the Subject Site and 99 Yorkville Avenue to the east, providing a new mid-block pedestrian connection to Cumberland Avenue and Village of Yorkville Park, enhancing Yorkville’s laneway network.”

VIEW LOOKING WEST ALONG YORKVILLE AVENUE/City of Toronto

Designed by NEUF Architects, the building is architecturally distinctive and contemporary in design, and would contribute to the mixed-use character of finely scaled buildings in Yorkville.

“The uniqueness of Yorkville lies in its human scaled environment of fine grain mid-block pedestrian connections with retail frontages, courtyards, and parks,” reads the proposal’s planning and urban design rationale.

“In designing the proposed building, particular attention has been given to expanding the open space and walkway system, which is one of the more celebrated urban design attributes of Yorkville. The new system of publically accessible private spaces envisions a new mid-block forecourt, pedestrian mews, and internal courtyard.”

Check out what the redevelopment of Yorkville would look like below.

VIEW ACROSS THE STREET FROM 100 YORKVILLE AVENUE (City of Toronto)

AERIAL VIEW DOWN THE PEDESTRIAN MEWS AT NOON/City of Toronto

PUBLIC COURTYARD ALONG THE MEWS, CONNECTION TO CUMBERLAND BEYOND/City of Toronto

VIEW ENTERING THE PEDESTRIAN MEWS/City of Toronto

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Yasmin Aboelsaud
Yasmin is the Toronto City Editor at Daily Hive. She enjoys coffee, brunch, and travel. When she's not at the office, she's generally travelling, brunching, and drinking coffee. Her office plant needs a name, so feel free to send suggestions.

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