We are currently proposing 458 new residential units, with the following unit mix:
7% studio units - 31 units
- 43% 1-bedroom units - 197 units
- 40% 2-bedroom units - 185 units
- 10% 3-bedroom units - 45 units
In addition to new homes, we are proposing the following high-quality retail, community, and daycare space:
- 78 m2 of retail space
- 708 m2 of community space
- 893 m2 of daycare space (indoor and outdoor)
We are proposing to minimize and consolidate the vehicular access points and internalize all loading in order to provide a more continuous sidewalk and safer pedestrian experience.
To assess the impact the new building will have on traffic in the area, we have enlisted transportation consultant WSP to conduct a Transportation Impact Study. This study can be accessed on the Materials page of this website, and is currently being reviewed by the City’s transportation experts.
The majority of Toronto’s carbon emissions come from buildings, so we are keeping the importance of environmental sustainability top of mind. As part of our vision for the new building, we are aiming for a high level of energy performance.
It is very important to our team that we aim to minimize and mitigate the impacts of our projects on the environment.
13-21 John Street & 36-40 South Station Street is currently occupied by a series of low-rise, 1- to 2-storey commercial buildings, an auto-centre and surface parking.
The site is very well located in proximity to local and regional transit. It is:
- Within a 6-minute walk (450-500 metres) from Weston GO Station, serving the UPX and Kitchener GO lines
- Within a 3-minute walk (200-250 metres) from a number of TTC bus routes (Route # 52, 89 & 79)
The nearest major intersection is Weston Road and Lawrence Avenue West.
The Process & Timeline
Now that our application has been submitted to the City, City Staff will begin their formal review. There are key points in the City’s planning review process, including a Community Consultation Meeting, that will involve additional consultation with the community.
In the meantime, throughout the planning review process, we will continue our outreach and communications with the local community. It is important for the project team to hear what community members think, how they feel about our proposal, and to continue to create opportunities for feedback and dialogue.
Given that our application is still under review by City Staff and no decision has been made about our application, we anticipate that we are at least 2.5 years away (from the date of our submission) before any construction would occur on the site. If our application is approved, we estimate that construction will take approximately 4 years.