Ontario Construction News staff writer
Manga Hotels has recently submitted plans for a two-tower development on Toronto’s King St. West. The organization acquired the site at 689 King St. W. in May, 2019 and has now tabled to the city’s planning department its own vision for the property, consisting of a pair of 13 and 18-storey buildings designed by Sweeny & Co Architects, the company says.
Earlier plans submitted by the property’s former owner in February, 2019 were for a 13-storey office building on the site, Urban Toronto reports. Manga acquired the site in May.
Manga Hotels is a Canada-based, privately held company with a focus on hotels affiliated with brands such as Marriott, Hilton, Hyatt and InterContinental Hotel Group, an article in Toronto Storeys says.
The site is located on the south side of King Street West, near the intersection of King Street West and Bathurst Street. The vacant property had previously been occupied by a single-storey building housing retail and a car wash.
The proposed project will include: 13,521 sq. m. of new hotel space with a site density of 8.95 times the lot area. The property will be connected by a two-storey podium and will have a total of 319 hotel suites (192 suites in one tower and 126 in the other.)
The 18 storey tower will be 60.91 metres tall the 13 storey tower will stand at 43.25 metres.
According to BlogTo, Manga Hotel also has another two-tower proposal planned for Richmond and Camden Streets that will feature 375 guest rooms distributed across a pair of 15 and 17 storey buildings.
So far, Manga has 18 properties including a number of hotels near the Toronto Airport, in Canada’s East Coast, and New York.
Urban Toronto says the renderings show a facade of protruding faceted window panels with no windows provided on the east or west elevations. Brick veneer clad wall sections mirror the window sections on those elevations.
DataBid.com is reporting on the project: Manga Hotels King West Development – Toronto (0008081120).