7 Storey Mixed-Use Development Proposed at Donlands and O’Connor

In Toronto’s East York area, Busta Ventures Inc has submitted Zoning By-Law Amendment and Site Plan Approval applications for a property at 380 Donlands Avenue, located along two TTC bus routes, or a short drive away from the Don Valley Parkway.

Satellite View of Subject Site, 380 Donlands, TorontoAerial View of Site, 380 Donlands, TACT Architecture

At the southwest corner of O’Connor Drive and Donlands Avenue, currently onsite is a single-storey Beer Store location and its surface parking lot. The TACT Architecture designed-proposal is for a 7 storey mixed-use building containing both residential and retail. While the adjacent blocks are exclusively built out with low-rise buildings, the proponent argues in documents filed with the City that the proposal fits with the other developments occurring along arterial roads in East York, with most having residential use, and ranging from 3 to 18 storeys.

Current Site, 380 Donlands, TorontoCurrent Site, 380 Donlands, Toronto

Proposed at 29.6 metres tall, the development would have a total Gross Floor Area (GFA) of 5,575 m² of which 5,181 m² (93%) would be residential and 394  (7%) would be ground-floor retail fronting onto O’Connor Drive. Residents would share 292 of amenity space, half indoors and half outdoors, some of which would be on the rooftop terrace.

Ground Floor Retail, 380 Donlands, TACT Architecture, TorontoEast Elevation along Donlands, 380 Donlands, TACT Architecture, Toronto

The proposal contains 73 units in a mix of 27 one-bedrooms (37%), 39 two-bedrooms (53%), and 7 three-bedrooms (10%). A 2-level underground garage accessible from a driveway off O’Connor would provide 58 parking spaces, 44 for residents and 14 for visitors. There are also a proposed 110 bicycle parking spots located for both long-term and short-term use.

Ground Floor Lobby, 380 Donlands, TACT Architecture, TorontoResidential Entry, 380 Donlands, TACT Architecture, Toronto

Additional information and images can be found in our Database file for the project, linked below. Want to get involved in the discussion? Check out the associated Forum thread or leave a comment in the space provided on this page.

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