New Kingston Road condos proposed

A developer is asking the city to rezone for a seven-storey condo on Kingston Road that would back onto the Glen Stewart ravine near Beech Avenue.

A seven-storey condo proposed for Kingston Road near Beech Avenue is shown in an artist's rendering. IMAGE: architectsAlliance
A seven-storey condo proposed for Kingston Road near Beech Avenue is shown in an artist’s rendering.
IMAGE: architectsAlliance

Gabriele Homes Ltd. plans to have 29 suites in the building, with retail on the ground floor. It would have two levels of underground parking, accessed from Beech Avenue.

The site, which includes the four properties from 847 to 853 Kingston Rd., is currently home to four bungalows. On the east side is a one-storey corner pharmacy, while to the west is a grassy area with steps leading into Glen Stewart ravine.

City planners are reviewing the proposal, which requires a rezoning because the properties are currently zoned for buildings no higher than four storeys.

In a preliminary report, planners noted that the building will have to comply with Toronto’s ravine protection bylaws, and have a form that suits the surrounding neighbourhood. A public meeting about the project will be held later this year.

Another developer is proposing to build a seven-storey apartment building with 75 suites and ground-floor retail at 650 Kingston Rd., currently the site of a one-storey auto garage on the north side of Kingston west of Main Street. City planners are in the early stages of reviewing the plan, but so far the apartment is expected to have 11 rental suites and 64 condominiums.


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