Mixed Use

140 Merton Street

Project Introduction

140 Merton Street is a 0.84-acre site located on the north side of Merton Street between Yonge Street and Mount Pleasant Road. It contains the former War Amps building which has been owned by the City of Toronto since 1994 and occupied by SPRINT Senior Care since 1998. The property also contains a Heritage Designated structure. We are envisioning a mid to high rise residential development with an affordable housing component for this site.

Details

Major Intersection: Davisville Avenue & Yonge Street
Surrounding Uses: 17-storey high-rise apartment building to the north; four-storey and six-storey office buildings to the east and west respectively; and a medium density townhouse complex and 13-storey apartment building to the south
Ward: 12 - Toronto-St. Paul's
Councillor: Josh Matlow
Site Area (acres): 0.8
Past Use: Includes an existing building of approximately 2,198 square metres (23,655 square feet) comprised of a two-storey office and a single-storey garage. The premises are currently leased by a non-profit tenant using approximately 748 square metres (8,060 square feet) of the building.
Proposed Use: Residential with community uses
Official Plan - Land Use Designation: Mixed-Use Area
Planning and Staff Reports:

Project Objectives


• Integrate and preserve historically significant building elements within the development
• Incorporate an affordable housing component
• Create a new residential development while integrating community uses within the podium level