An architecturally exceptional and distinct residential building in the Yonge-Bay Corridor neighbourhood
15-17 Elm Street, currently the site of two low-rise commercial buildings, is situated in a prime location in downtown Toronto. The site is within walking distance of some of the city’s most important institutions, services, amenities, and public spaces, including Toronto Metropolitan University (TMU), City Hall, Sick Kids Hospital, Toronto Coach Terminal, Toronto Eaton Centre, Yonge-Dundas Square, and Yonge Street.
We are reimagining 15-17 Elm Street with a residential building that forms an architecturally unique contribution to the city. This proposal will consist of:
Exceptional and Distinct Architecture
Designed by the award-winning Toronto-based architecture studio, PARTISANS, this proposal for a 30-storey residential mixed-use building will be a distinct piece of Toronto architecture, representing an exciting and inspiring new landmark building.
This building will contribute new housing options, in a range of unit types and sizes, to a site that is very well serviced and accessed by rapid transit. It is within a 4-minute walk of Dundas Subway Station and the 505 Dundas streetcar route, and within a 6-minute walk from College Subway Station and the 506 Carlton streetcar route.
A Walkable Elm Street
To support the continued animation and walkable nature of Elm Street, this proposal includes retail at street level. The new retail space will provide visibility both into the building and from within the building onto the street. In addition, all site servicing will be internalized and accessed off Harry Barberian Lane to ensure minimal disruption for those walking along Elm Street.
Review the timeline of past and upcoming events and milestones that are part of the development application process.
Pre-Application Meeting with City Staff
Pre-Application Meeting with City Staff
Development Application Submission
Community Consultation Meeting
Development Application Resubmission
Download and read through the development application materials that we submitted to the City of Toronto.
September 2022 Submission
April 2023 Re-Submission
Browse through a list of frequently asked questions about the site, proposal and planning process.
Q: Where is the site located?
A: 15-17 Elm Street is located on the south side of Elm Street, mid-block between Yonge Street and Bay Street in downtown Toronto.
Q: What kind of retailer do you have in mind?
A: We are still too early in the process to have determined potential retail tenants, but welcome your ideas for the types of retail you would like to see here.
The Planning Process
Learn more about the team behind the proposal for 15-17 Elm.
We are a real estate development company focused on high-rise residential communities located in the Greater Toronto Area (GTA). We are a fully integrated organization that operates across all areas of development including land acquisition, zoning, design, sales, construction and customer care.
Oikoi Living is committed to reshaping urban living, with environment, family and human experience as their guiding principles in every decision. Through modern technology, sustainable products, eco-designs and Missing-Middle housing options, Oikoi Living homes are designed to make a positive impact on both the residents and the community at large.
PARTISANS is an award-winning architecture studio grounded in a commitment to innovation in design and built on a free and expansive approach to architectural practice and thought. With projects ranging from private homes to major civic infrastructure, the Toronto-based studio is recognized internationally for creating spaces that are sculptural, experimental, and highly functional. Founded in 2012, the young studio embodies a next-generation Canadian approach to architecture emphasizing formal invention and fidelity to materials.
Goldberg Group is an established land use planning consultancy offering a wide range of planning services to our clients within the City of Toronto, in the surrounding municipalities, and across Ontario. To our clients, our strength is our experience and expertise in delivering successful outcomes to complex land use planning challenges.
At Bousfields, we believe the planning and community engagement processes are deeply rooted in collaboration and work to inform one another. This approach is why we have a dedicated team of community engagement experts to support clients in meaningful engagement practices.
BA Group provides transportation planning and engineering services to public and private organizations. We provide thoughtful plans for the movement of people and goods in urban environments. Our focus is sustainable urban land development and the legal, functional, social and economic implications of various transportation systems.
We are Landscape Architects, Urban Designers and Master Planners with a passion for design. We create meaningful spatial experiences that connect people to the places they live, work and play. We connect the systems that impact our everyday well-being: socially, culturally, economically, and sustainably. We believe we have a responsibility to design with innovation, creativity, and technical excellence.
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