Weston Asset Management Inc. submitted an application for a pair of condo towers to be built at 1956 Weston Road in Toronto. The 29 storey towers will rise up to 99 metres in height from a shared base according to Urban Toronto.
The twin towers were designed by Graziani + Corazza Architects and call for a gross floor area of 61,316 m2 with 4,611 m2 of ground floor retail space and second floors fronting Weston Road, 596 m2 of residential amenities at the rear of the ground floor and residential uses above. There will also be an additional podium-top outdoor amenity space which will measure 345 m2 and is planned for the 13th floor.
This project will replace the existing Greenland Farm Supermarket and their surface parking lot but will retain a pair of heritage frontages at 1974-1976 and 1982-1986 Weston Road. Even though the proposal site includes four heritage buildings dating between 1851 and 1920, only two of these frontages will be retained and will be part of the site's retail frontage.
The two towers will consist of the following:
- Total of 592 condominium units
- 288 one-bedroom units with area of 58 m2
- 221 two-bedroom units with area of 84 m2
- 83 three-bedroom units with area of 110 m2
There will be 174 parking spaces with 100 for residential use (including six car share spaces) along with 35 visitor spaces and 39 commercial spaces. 167 of these spaces will be housed within a two level underground garage with the remaining located at ground level. 463 bicycle parking spaces would also be included.
Per Weston Web, Senior Planner Sabrina Salatino is asking for community input on this proposal. She seems to have concerns regarding the height of the towers and the podium. These new plans call for a 12 storey podium whereas the original plans were for a 6 storey podium. She feels that because of the size of these buildings, the main street feeling on Weston Road would be lost and would overwhelm everything in the area and could lead to further "eyesores" as she put it. The project if built could add more than 2,000 people to the already busy Weston and Lawrence intersection.
Posted by Judy Lamelza