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Proposal for 70-Story High-Rise in Downtown Toronto

Toronto. Image by Juan Rojas on Unsplash
Toronto. Image by Juan Rojas on Unsplash
11 March 2024 | Toronto, Canada

A 70-story building proposal has been submitted for a Zoning By-law Amendment to be built in Downtown Toronto in the St James Town neighbourhood. At 137 through 141 Isabella Street, it is a 5-minute walk from Sherbourne station on Bloor-Danforth Line 2 and would replace an existing 7-story apartment building and a 3-story single-detached dwelling that are on the site with a total of 823 condominium and affordable rental units.

St James Town is known for its mix of residential buildings and has been transitioning from low-rise to high-rise buildings over the past two decades leading to a diversity of architecture and mixed-use streets. The proposed high-rise would reach a height of 232 meters. Within the design, the provision of amenities includes a total of 3273 square meters of indoor and outdoor areas that would be spread across the second, third, and seventh floors. 

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An underground garage would include 12 vehicle spaces for residents, 10 for visitors, and a car share space. There are also 742 long-term and 166 short-term bicycle spaces planned. A key aspect of this project is the inclusion of 61 rental replacement units for the housing currently on the site, and will be demolished for the project to commence. Existing tenants would have first right of refusal to return to the new suites, which would be offered to them in similar sizes and bedroom numbers as they currently rent, and at the current price plus inflation.

Read more about this story on Urbanize Toronto.