Ontario Construction News staff writer
Toronto City Council has approved an 11 storey mixed-use building at 4415 Sheppard Ave. E.
The L-shaped site, at the crossing of two major arterial streets, is comprised of two parcels known as 4415-4419 and 4421 Sheppard Ave. E. Currently there is a single storey commercial building, a two-storey detached dwelling converted for commercial use, and associated surface parking.
The developer proposes building a 32.5 m.-high building with a total gross floor area of 19,642 sq. m. Most would be residential, but the proposal calls for 710 sq. ft. of street-front retail. There would be 243 dwelling units.
The Planning Rationale report submitted to the city for review says the new building responds to the current and evolving built form context of Sheppard – a commercial corridor characterized by low-rise commercial, industrial and retail uses – as an Avenue in Toronto planning parlance, and seeks to create an appropriate pedestrian realm. It also transitions down to the neighbourhoods to the south – composed of single-detached dwellings – and its design comprises numerous step backs to achieve this.
There will be two levels of underground and two levels of above-grade parking. The above-grade parking levels will be treated with a creative and sculptural approach that will complement the architectural expression of the base building. 183 bicycle parking spaces will also be provided.
DataBid is currently reporting on this project – 4415-4421 Sheppard Avenue East Mixed Use – Toronto (0073012921)