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Kensington Market Redevelopment


near Dundas St W & Spadina Ave
A new rental building in Kensington Market

The current proposal is for a 5-storey, student-focused residential rental building with 77 units and ground-floor retail space. The building provides a 3-storey base that complements the 2-3 storey buildings on St. Andrew Street and Kensington Avenue, and steps back from the base on the 4th and 5th floors. The building will feature a mix of unit sizes, with approximately 80% studios and 1-bedroom units and 20% 2-bedroom and 3-bedroom units to accommodate a variety of residents, including students and families. The design respects Kensington’s unique mixed-use character and incorporates enhancements to the public realm to contribute to the active streetscape that distinguishes this neighborhood.


A new, student-focused rental development in one of Toronto’s most vibrant neighbourhoods.


The building responds to Kensington’s distinctive character, while contributing to incremental changes around the neighbourhood.


The proposed building includes 1,400 square feet of retail space fronting onto St. Andrew Street, contributing to the mixed-use feel of the Market. With a generous setback at ground level and thoughtful additions to the public realm, the building would contribute to Kensington’s close-knit community.


The project is entirely purpose-built rental, supporting the need for rental housing in Kensington Market. With a mix of unit sizes, it would accommodate a need for student housing while offering options for families (2- and 3-bedroom units). By introducing residential and retail uses to a lot that is currently vacant, the project would animate the site’s location in the Market.


The site has excellent access to transit, bike lanes, and a bustling pedestrian environment. The new development would integrate with the surrounding transportation networks while widening the sidewalks and improving pedestrian connections to support the high volumes of pedestrian traffic on St. Andrew Street and Kensington Avenue.


The City of Toronto has scheduled two opportunities for community members to participate in the consultation process for 17 St. Andrew, Councillor Layton will be in attendance at both sessions:

  1. Community Consultation Meeting

    1. Monday, October 5, 2020

    2. 6:00pm-7:30pm

    3. Webex Events:

  2. In-person Drop-in Session*

    1. Tuesday, October 20, 2020

    2. 4:30pm-6:30pm

    3. 17 St. Andrew parking lot

*Note: the in-person session will follow guidance from public health officials at the time of the event. Masks and physical distancing will be enforced.

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Here you will find all materials submitted to the City as a part of our application.
We will also provide materials presented at community consultations.

Application for Zoning By-law Amendment
  1. Planning Rationale

  2. Sun/Shadow Study

  3. Toronto Green Standards Checklist

  4. Heritage Impact Statement

  5. Transportation Impact Study

  6. Geotechnical Study

  7. Application Form

  8. Survey Plans

  9. Architectural Plans

  10. Civil and Utilities Plans

  11. Landscape and Lighting Plans

  12. Project Data Sheet

  13. Cover Letter

  14. Draft Zoning Bylaw Amendment 569-2013

  15. Draft Zoning Bylaw Amendment FGZBL

  16. Hydrogeological Report

  17. Public Consultation Strategy Report

  • What are you planning for the site?
    This proposal intends to build upon the existing residential use on site while preserving the heritage features of the existing building. The proposed new building would replace the existing rental stock as well as introduce condominiums in an unique form.
  • Will there be student housing?
    We anticipate that our proposed new units will appeal to a wide variety of tenants and home owners, these could include graduate students from the University of Toronto or empty nesters of the Huron Sussex neighbourhood.
  • What will happen to the original house on the property?
    The original house will be incorporated into the design of the new building to create an architecturally sensitive blend of old and new.
  • Where will the surface parking go?
    The surface parking lot to the immediate north of the current structure will become a part of the new building’s footprint. Vehicle parking will be accommodated below grade along with various bicycle parking spots.
  • I currently live on the site, will I be able to return to the new building once it is complete?"
    The City of Toronto has rental replacement policies for existing tenants, follow this link to learn more
  • What is the timing for this project?
    The process for development applications is not set in stone and is subject to approval by City Council. Currently, our plan is to submit our application for review in March 2019.
  • How can I get involved?
    Scroll down to ask a question or provide your feedback on this proposal. We will also be updating this page with upcoming events for members of the public to get involved and provide feedback.



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