Related Cliffside Village Proposal for Mid-Rise Rental Residential and Retail

A block east of 2380 Kingston Road, which we reported on earlier today, is a similar and related development proposal, submitted to the City of Toronto in November, 2020. Owner by a company named for the address, 2448-2450 Kingston Road Limited, this site is on the north side of Kingston Road mid-block between Sandown Road and Midland Avenue in Scarborough’s Cliffside Village area.

Looking north to 2448 and 2450 Kingston Road, Toronto, image retrieved from Apple MapsLooking north to 2448 and 2450 Kingston Road, image retrieved from Apple Maps

Seen above at centre with white walls, currently onsite is a two-storey mixed use building with nine residential rental units. The units are proposed to be replaced off-site in the new rental apartment building proposed at 2380 Kingston Road which we reported on earlier. Currently, three retail units face Kingston Road, while the north half of the lot is taken up by surface parking accessed from Sandown Lane.

Looking north to 2450 Kingston Road, Toronto, image retrieved from Google Street ViewLooking north to 2448 and 2450 Kingston Road, image retrieved from Google Street View

The lot is wedged-shaped, widening to the north. Proposed on the site is an 29.1 metre-high, eight-storey mixed use building with a 135 m² ground level retail unit facing Kingston Road and 40 rental residential units above. Designed by Richard Zeigler Architect, the building’s Kingston Road ground level front wall is set back 851 mm from the property line, adding marginally to the width of the sidewalk. On its northwest side, the building terraces down towards the low-rise neighbourhood to the north.

Looking north to 2450 Kingston Road, Toronto, designed by Richard Zeigler ArchitectLooking north to 2450 Kingston Road, designed by Richard Zeigler Architect

At grade at the rear of the building, four surface parking spaces are proposed on the west side for visitors and retail, while servicing is enclosed. At the centre of the rear a landscaped outdoor amenity space is proposed, accessible from an adjacent interior amenity. Along the east edge of the rear, a car elevator is proposed to access a two level underground garage with 36 spaces for residents. 

Looking southeast to 2450 Kingston Road, Toronto, designed by Richard Zeigler ArchitectLooking southeast to 2450 Kingston Road, designed by Richard Zeigler Architect

A total of 40 rental units are proposed in a mix of 1 studio, 13 one-bedrooms, 23 two-bedrooms, and 3 three-bedrooms.

Looking north to 2450 Kingston Road, Toronto, designed by Richard Zeigler ArchitectLooking north to 2450 Kingston Road, designed by Richard Zeigler Architect

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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