Ontario Construction News staff writer
Reserve Properties, Westdale Properties and the Rockport Group have submitted a zoning by-law amendment to build a 66 storey mixed-use building at the southeast corner of Wellington Street and Blue Jays Way.
A nine-storey glass and steel office building (formerly housing a Cora’s restaurant) currently occupies the 277 Wellington St. site.
Toronto Storeys reports that Reserve and Westdale are also the developers behind the Pharrell Williams-endorsed untitled Toronto project slated for Yonge and Eglinton.
DataBid.com says the developers plan to demolish the existing office building to build a new 232.3 m. residential and commercial mixed use building. There will be 116 sq. m. grade-level retail, 9,169 sq. m. of offices within the 9-storey podium, and 37,170 sq. m. of residential space within the tower.
New landscaping treatments at ground level along Blue Jays Way and Wellington, will include planter beds and outdoor furniture zones.
The vertical tower portion would rise from the ninth floor and include various structural setbacks. The residential component will include 65 condo units, from bachelor to larger two and three-bedrooms.
There will be 1,849 sq. m. of indoor and outdoor amenity space on the 10th, 40th and 42nd floors, and five levels of underground parking.
Livabl Market News reports that separate lobbies and elevator bays would be included for the office and residential portions off of Blue Jays Way.
Architectural drawings by IBI Group depict space for a spa, gym, games room, movie theatre, party room and co-working space from the 40th to 42nd floors.
According to Urban Toronto, exterior finishes include a main building envelope of blue-tinted glass, with silver-tinted glass accents, plus a syncopated grid of dark metal panels for articulation.
The ground floor would feature a mix of glass, dark grey stone panels and a metal canopy. The mid-tower amenity floors would feature clear glass.
DataBid.com is currently reporting on this project – 277 Wellington Street West Mixed Use – Toronto Entertainment District (0023010621)
Image caption: Rendering from IBI Group and the City of Toronto