Our VISION is to develop a mixed-use building that will situate businesses and new residents close to various services and amenities while enhancing the public realm and heritage significance of the site and surroundings.
Our priorities shaping the new mixed-use vision
Consider the surrounding services and amenities as well as
other new developments
Improve the pedestrian experience immediately surrounding the site
Preserve, enhance, and emphasize the heritage features of the site through design
234-250 KING STREET EAST AND 162 PRINCESS STREET
Today, the 1,949 m2 site includes 2- to 3-storey retail buildings that include various shops and services. These buildings have greater potential to be home to a wide range of shops and services along with new residents.
40-storey mixed-use building
Artists’ rendering – not final design
To better meet the local needs of the community today and in the future, 605 m2 of commercial space for various services and shops is being proposed
488 new residential units with housing options for various household sizes and types, including 15% of 2-bedroom units and 10% of 3-bedroom units
1,089 m2 of new indoor amenities programmed as a shared open workspace, a home workspace, and a community kitchen
534 m2 of new outdoor amenities for new residents ensuring they have their own amenities for use and minimizing overuse of neighbourhood amenities
113 car parking spaces, including space for new residents, visitors and businesses
490 sufficient bicycle parking spaces, including space for new residents, visitors and businesses
Widened sidewalks in areas that are not adjacent to heritage properties, addition of pedestrian space on the corner of King and Princess, and widened Duke Mews lane for a potential future mid-way block connection to Adelaide are part of the proposal in recognition of the importance of pedestrian experience
New building is designed to preserve, enhance and emphasize the heritage features of the listed and contributing heritage buildings on site by using building materials to compliment the heritage features and stepping back above the tallest heritage building to call attention to the heritage facades
Learn about the key milestones for this proposal and the development process.
April 26, 2021
Community Consultation Meeting
March 30, 2021
Preliminary Report Issued by City Staff
February 25, 2021
Meeting with Kings Court Condo Residents
February 2, 2021
Communications with 164 Princess St
January 20, 2021
Outreach to Liberty Lofts
January 7, 2021
Launched project website
January 7, 2021
Meeting with St. Lawrence Neighbourhood Association’s Development Committee*
* included representatives from the St. Lawrence Market Business Improvement Area and Kings Court Condo
December 22, 2020
Submission of Zoning By-law Amendment Application
December 2, 2020
Outreach to St. Lawrence Neighbourhood Association
October 27, 2020 & December 2, 2020
Outreach to Councillor’s Office (Ward 13 – Toronto Centre)
July 27, 2020 & September 17, 2020
Discussion with City Staff
One of our goals is to keep you informed throughout the development review process. We have provided answers to some commonly asked questions.
We’ve compiled all of the submitted reports in one convenient place. We will update this page with new materials, as they become available.
Project Data Sheet
Public Consultation Strategy Report
Heritage Impact Statement
Landscape and Lighting Plans
Noise Impact Study
Pedestrian Level Wind Study
Energy Efficiency Report
Environmental Impact Phase-One
Stormwater Management Report
Toronto Green Standards Checklist
Tree Preservation Plan
Tree Preservation Report and/or Declaration Form
EMBLEM Developments Inc. is a Toronto-based residential developer focused on midrise and high-rise communities located in downtown, major markets in Ontario. Great design is in EMBLEM’s DNA. EMBLEM imagines living in your future home before it is even built, obsessing about the design of every space from the inside to the outside.
IBI Group is a global team of industry-leading architects, engineers, planners, designers, and technology professionals united by a common desire: to create livable, sustainable, technologically advanced urban environments. We believe in cities built upon intelligent systems, sustainable buildings, efficient infrastructure, and the human touch. Focused on future-forward solutions, we are bridging the gap between design and technology, unlocking new potential in data-driven environments.
Bousfields Inc. is one of Ontario’s pre-eminent urban planning, urban design and community engagement firms. Bousfields offers a full range of land use planning, urban design and community engagement services to the development industry, municipalities and government agencies.
ERA is a Toronto-based architecture firm, with offices in Ottawa and Montreal, specializing in design, landscape, heritage conservation and planning as they relate to historical places. Our core interest is in connecting heritage issues to wider considerations of urban design and city building, and to broader set of cultural values that provide perspective to our work at different scales.
Janet Rosenberg & Studio (JRS) is one of Canada’s most distinguished landscape architecture and urban design studios. JRS is recognized for its extensive and award-winning portfolio of work that includes public, commercial, and institutional spaces as well as private residential gardens, green roofs, and condominium towers. We strive to design spaces for people that are beautiful, functional, and resilient.
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