A developer is proposing to build a six-storey condo on what is currently a KFC restaurant on Queen Street east of Coxwell Avenue.
Located at 1630 Queen Street East, the condo would have 62 apartment units and four two-storey townhouses, with a total floor area of 50,500 square feet.
Writing in a planning rationale submitted to city planners, consultants at Bousfields Inc. note the condo plans do break with some of the Beach urban design guidelines that were added to Toronto’s Official Plan last year.
For example, the building’s front balconies project more than a metre beyond the streetwall, and it is taller than the maximum height set out in the guidelines. On the height issue, Bousfields said the extra massing is appropriate given that the lot is 42.7 metres deep.
City planners are now studying the submissions.