Proposed 14-story mixed-use building at 111 Strachan

Republic Developments asked the City of Toronto to rezone a set of properties just west of downtown at the intersection of Adelaide Street West and Strachan Avenue. What is proposed for the site at 111 Strachan Avenue is a mixed-use building consisting of 314 residential units and 339 m² of commercial retail space.

Designed by IBI Group, the building would range in height from 2 to 14 stories, extending north to transition to neighboring low-rise residential buildings from adjoining ‘Avenues’ buildings on King Street to the south. The proposal includes an old 3-storey building located on the north-west corner of the site, the commercial use of which is considered important to the local community.

Illustrative rendering of the proposed development – View to the southeast

The site is comprised of four designated parcels of land at 109, 111, 115 and 127 Strachan Avenue and currently includes three low-rise commercial buildings and surface parking lots.

To the north of the site, across Adelaide, is a low-rise residential area. To the east is a public driveway adjoining a 1-4 storey commercial building occupied by a design agency, an actors’ studio and a range of other businesses, as well as the rear parking lot and rear courtyards of houses 2 storey residential. this front on Stafford Street. Across Strachan Avenue to the west of the site are 3-storey residential townhouses, and finally to the south a 3-storey Palace Arms hotel which is expected to be incorporated into the new development at mixed use of 14 floors.

Site location, City submission image

111 Strachan’s 14 floors are on offer with a total of 314 condominium units ranging from studios to 3 bedrooms on levels 3 to 14 of the building, the ground floor of which would include 2-storey, 2-bedroom townhouses overlooking on Strachan Avenue and the public driveway in the back. The proposed mix of residential units by type is 28 bachelors (9%), 69 one-bedroom (22%), 104 one-bedroom plus den (33%), 84 two-bedroom (27%) and 29 of three bedrooms. (9%). Each of the townhouses would have its own entrance from the street or driveway, while the main residential entrance and lobby would be located at the south end of the Strachan Avenue frontage. The proposed building has a total GFA of 21,322 m², giving a floor space index (FSI) of 6.41.

Animation of Strachan Avenue with Commercial and Townhouses

A total of 830m² of common private amenity space is proposed for the building, consisting of two multipurpose rooms (230m² and 141m²) located on the ground floor in the center of the building which are open to the second level; a 127 m² room located on the ground floor at the southern end of the building which would connect to a common outdoor amenity space; and a 99 m² room located on level 3 at the north end of the building which would also connect to a common outdoor amenity space. The 233m² of common outdoor amenity space would include a 90m² ground level space at the south end of the building; as well as a 143m² terrace on level 3 at the north end of the building.

Illustrative rendering of the proposed development – View to the northeast

Vehicle access to the underground parking and loading area would be provided by a full-motion driveway at the south end of the site, accessible from Strachan Avenue and the north-south driveway that connects King and Adelaide Streets . A total of 143 parking spaces are offered on two and a half basement levels, i.e. 111 resident spaces and 32 visitor spaces. A total of 290 resident bicycle parking spaces are also available, as well as 33 visitor spaces.

The 504 King streetcar and the 63 Ossington TTC bus routes have stops within 100 yards of the proposal, while the 501 Queen streetcar is just a little further.

The GO Exhibition station on the Lakeshore West line is located 1.5 km south of the site, while the planned King-Liberty station on the Kitchener line will be approximately 1 km west of the site.

Proximity to public transport to the site, image submitted to the City

More information on this project will be available soon, but in the meantime you can learn more from our database file for the project, linked below. If you wish, you can join the conversation in the associated project forum thread or leave a comment in the space provided on this page.

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