Toronto could have 30-storey condo tower similar to flatiron building

Dec 8 2020, 12:56 pm

Toronto could be getting a condo tower that looks like another flatiron building in a triangular-shaped lot in the Yorkville area.

But the design isn’t quite as angular as a triangle, as one side will be curved to follow Church Street.

Located at 717 Church Street, it was be nestled in between Church, Park Road, and Collier Street.

Capital Developments application.

The application was submitted to city planners by the developer, Capital Developments, on November 27. It was then circulated to city divisions for feedback on December 2.

It still needs to be presented to the community council in order to have a committee and community council meeting before a decision is made.

The 29-storey building will be designed by Diamond + Schmidt.

The new luxury condo will have 300 residential units, as well as a ground-level retail space.

Capital Developments application.

“The site is envisioned as a landmark development within the City, dramatically improving the current landscape of vacant, second-level retail and parking pads,” the application to the city said.

The building will also try to “maximize green transportation” due to the location’s “walkability, bike-ability, and proximity to the most prominent subway station in the city.”

The proposal includes the provision for zero vehicular parking and instead provides three carshare spaces located within the building, with “best-in-class” bike facilities, including a proposed onsite bike shop and cycling fleet for residents to use.

Capital Development application.

It will also feature an oversized fitness centre and office-like facilities to make it easier to work from home.

Another flatiron building is also coming to Toronto’s west end, as part of ELAD Canada’s Galleria on the Park “master-planned” community. The multi-use tower marks an entryway to the 20-acre site at Dufferin and Dupont with an angular design.