May 24, 2023

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55-Storey Tower Proposed Next to Kipling Station

Published May 24, 2023 by Anthony Teles

Developer CentreCourt has submitted Zoning By-law Amendment and Site Plan Approval applications for a development poised on the doorstep of the Kipling Transit Hub, which provides direct transit connections to much of western Toronto, Union Station, Pearson Airport, Mississauga, and beyond. The proposal at 5359 Dundas West would lead to a mixed-use condominium in Etobicoke’s Six Points area.

The site is an irregular shape of about 3,489m² in area found at the southwest corner of Dundas Street West and Subway Crescent. At this time, the site is home to a 4-storey commercial building along with surface parking. There is a retaining wall along the east edge of the parking lot due to the downward slope to the south.

The site is within the Etobicoke Centre Secondary Plan area, for which the proposal notes 50 projects to improve the public realm and streetscape. These include parks, mobility infrastructure improvements, gardening, and more. 

CentreCourt has proposed a redevelopment of the site, citing its transit accessibility and the planned growth of the neighbourhood. The mixed-use condominium would be 182.95m tall, standing 55 storeys in the architectural plans by Arcadis — the Amsterdam-based global firm that acquired Toronto-based IBI Group in Fall 2022. The building would have 668 residential units. While the initial plans filed with the City indicate four elevators, CentreCourt tells us that that number is preliminary and likely to change, while the final suite count may vary as well.

The design calls for a 4-storey base building massed to address all of the street frontages, giving it a somewhat irregular shape featuring staggered setbacks, whereas the tower element would have a rectangular floor-plate of about 781m², above the 750m² floor-plates that the City looks for to minimize shadow size. The design features projecting balconies in a sawtooth pattern on the east and west sides.

There would be 2,004m² of amenity space on levels 2 and 5, of which 668m² would be outdoors. The two levels of underground parking would provide 76 parking spaces, of which 8 would be for visitors. There would be a further 46 parking spaces on the retained surface parking lot to the south of the building. For cyclists, the plans include 511 bicycle parking spots, including 47 short-term spaces.

Integral to the complete community intended by the proposal is the expanded and enhanced public realm at ground level. There would be a minimum of 8.8m and 6m sidewalk zones along Dundas Street West and Subway Crescent respectively. A POPS (Privately-Owned Publicly accessible Space) of 346m² in area would be at the north corner, featuring decorative unit paving and planting areas.

The site is merely 20m northwest of the Kipling Bus Terminal part of the Kipling Transit Hub serving MiWay and GO buses. Residents would slightly longer walks to the TTC buses and subway, and the GO Train that are also part of the Hub. The neighbourhood also features robust cycling infrastructure, with dedicated tracks about 330m northeast of the site through the Six Points area, and which are planned to be extended further west along Dundas.

The application includes a Block Context Plan along Dundas Street West. It notes projects such as the Six Points Plaza redevelopment poised to increase density for the area as well as building heights to up to 50 storeys. The proposal at 5359 Dundas Street West is one part of grander plans by several developers to create communities in this west-end area.

UrbanToronto will continue to follow progress on this development, but in the meantime, you can learn more about it from our Database file, linked below. If you’d like, you can join in on the conversation in the associated Project Forum thread or leave a comment in the space provided on this page.

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