Mixed-use project to replace 1970s two-storey in Cabbagetown

mixed-use project on Parliament St.
Rendering for the mixed-use project on Parliament St. (Keith Loffler McAlpine Architects)

A rezoning application has been submitted by Evans Planning to the City of Toronto for 595 through 601 Parliament St., the site of an existing two-storey commercial building that was built in the 1970s.

According to a report made Dec. 11, three floors will be added to the existing structure to make way for a five-storey mixed commercial and residential building.

Designed by Toronto firm Keith Loffler McAlpine Architects, the new building will feature a completely different facade, with large windows, red bricks and precast concrete cladding. A recessed portion located at the front of the building will also be filled in.

Currently, the existing building serves a mix of tenants including medical and social services, offices and a restaurant. If approved, changes will be made to the interior of the first two levels, but both will still house retail and office spaces. The three remaining levels, however, will be dedicated only for residential use.

The additional three storeys will deliver 11 condominium units. The building will step back as it rises from the third floor, with balconies facing Parliament St. on the third and fourth floors. Each of the units will have three bedrooms with private balconies or terraces, ranging in size from 1,689 sq ft. to 2,012 sq ft.

Off-site parking will be available at Iroquois Ln. offering a total of 34 spaces, 21 of which will be used by residential tenants, 11 by commercial tenants and two by visitors. The building is also going to be built with 18 bicycle storage spaces.


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