First Capital Realty plans to redevelop Dufferin Corners strip plaza into five mixed-use towers

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Ontario Construction News staff writer

First Capital Realty has applied for a Zoning Bylaw Amendment to redevelop the Dufferin Corners strip plaza at 1881 Steeles Ave. W. In Toronto. The developer proposes to construct  five mixed-use towers with 1,171 condo units and 37,695 sq. ft. of retail. These five towers would range from 11 to 27 storeys, Urban Toronto reports.

Turner Fleischer Architects have designed the complex, which may be altered since the concepts are in the early stages for the rezoning applications.

The master plan includes two 12-storey mid-rises on both Steeles and Dufferin meeting together at the south-east corner with a landscaped public plaza. Behind it would be an outdoor amenity space that is followed by a pair of 27 storey point towers. The final building located in the rear will be an 11 storey mid-rise tower. This mid-rise building would face the treed ravine park lands of the West Don River.

All the retail would be located at grade level within the two 12 storey buildings. All floor plans are more than 8,500 sq. ft. but the retail spaces may be divided up for smaller tenants. The below-grade parking garage will hold 1,192 cars.

In current plans, the exterior relies on a glass and spandrel window-wall envelope with rows of jagged-edged white balconies wrapping the exterior.

In addition to the architect, DataBid.com reports (ID 0016123119) other consultants include: Access consultant – The Municipal Infrastructure Group Ltd. (TMIG); landscape architect – Forrec Limited; and planner – Bousfields Inc.

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