Infill Rental Towers Proposed Beside Hwy 427 in Etobicoke

Etobicoke’s Eatonville area could be home to an infill development, pending the success of Zoning By-law Amendment and Draft Plan of Subdivision applications to the City of Toronto from developers Tenblock for their property at 5 Capri Road, located on the east side of Highway 427 and immediately north of Burnhamthorpe Collegiate. The site currently contains a 24-storey apartment building, while the BDP Quadrangle designed proposal would add 3 new residential buildings connected via a shared podium south of the original building.  

Location of 5 Capri Road, Etobicoke, Toronto, designed by BDP Quadrangle for TenblockLocation of 5 Capri Road, designed by BDP Quadrangle for Tenblock

The current 24-storey rental apartment was built in the early 1970s and consists of 327 units. The tower is built in the previous era’s ‘Tower-in-the-Park’ style, which left large expanses of un-programmed open space and surface parking on the site. Just to the north of 5 Capri is a 19 storey apartment building at 7 Capri Road, owned by Toronto Community Housing (TCHC).

Site Plan, 5 Capri Road, Etobicoke, Toronto, designed by BDP Quadrangle for TenblockSite Plan for 5 Capri Road, designed by BDP Quadrangle for Tenblock

The proposal would add 3 new residential buildings rising to 27, 31, and 39 storeys from an enormous 6-storey podium. The second through sixth levels of the podium would consist mostly of above-grade parking, with residential units fronting its eastern side and some of the south side. The buildings would have a gross floor area of 67,444 .

Looking southeast to 5 Capri Road, Etobicoke, Toronto, designed by BDP Quadrangle for TenblockLooking southeast to 5 Capri Road, designed by BDP Quadrangle for Tenblock

Each tower would have its own separate lobby on the ground floor, which would also contain a proposed 1,862 of indoor amenity space and 1,835 of outdoor amenity space. The proposal includes improvements to the existing building, creating more indoor amenity space, and outdoor amenity space in the form of a playground and terrace. Also proposed is a new centrally located public park between the new and existing buildings.

Ground realm at 5 Capri Road, Etobicoke, Toronto, designed by BDP Quadrangle for TenblockGround realm at 5 Capri Road, designed by BDP Quadrangle for Tenblock

There would be a total of 924 new apartment units spread across the three buildings and podium. The 27-storey tower would consist of 223 dwelling units, the 39-storey tower would consist of 355 dwelling units, and and the 31-storey tower would consist of 346 dwelling units. The proposed mix of apartments is 20 studios, 528 one-bedrooms, 281 two-bedrooms, and 95 three-bedrooms.

Looking northeast to 5 Capri Road, Etobicoke, Toronto, designed by BDP Quadrangle for TenblockLooking northeast to 5 Capri Road, designed by BDP Quadrangle for Tenblock

A total of 1,214 parking spaces are proposed to support both the new and existing building, with 1,089 spaces for residents and 125 spaces for visitors. Of these, 529 are planned above grade whilst 685 are below grade. There are 630 resident bicycle spaces planned, and 65 for visitors. The existing building is proposed to have a further 23 new visitor bicycle spaces. The underground parking would include 116 spaces from a retained portion of the existing 2-level garage for the 24 storey building, while the rest of the existing garage would be demolished and reconfigured.

Current Site, 5 Capri Road, Etobicoke, Toronto, designed by BDP Quadrangle for TenblockExisting tower at 5 Capri Road, designed by BDP Quadrangle for Tenblock

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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