191-201 Sherbourne Renewal and Infill to Unify ‘Tower in the Park’ Residential ComplexJanuary 26, 2021
Situated in the east end of Downtown Toronto, the 3.5-acre subject site contains two residential rental buildings and is currently underdeveloped in its present form. The 191-201 Sherbourne Street project involves both the major renewal of the existing 1973 towers and two new infill developments which will better utilize the site. The new structures will add 313 purpose-built rental units and additional residential amenities to the existing 596-unit “tower in the park” residential complex.
The first phase of the project involves a major renewal of the existing 17- and 23- storey towers. As part of Phase 1, the façade revitalization will modernize and strengthen the integrated residence complex when the second phase is eventually built. Phase 2 includes a 15-storey infill tower that will be built between the two existing apartment buildings as well as a stepped 4- to 7- storey building at the southeast corner of the site. The infill development will efficiently optimize the use of land and infrastructure while contributing additional rental housing. Though the existing towers are not heritage designated, the design preserves and celebrates the original brutalist design.
An official plan amendment and zoning by-law amendment application for Phase 2 has been submitted to the City this past month. Learn more about 191-201 Sherbourne here.