Residential

[SOLD] 2 Bicknell Avenue

Project Introduction

Situated north of Rogers Road, between Bicknell Avenue to the east and Forbes Avenue to the west, the site consists of a former TTC bus loop that now sits vacant. The neighbourhood is home to many industrial and commercial businesses, but is starting to see a wave of residential uses take hold.

Build Toronto (now part of CreateTO)’s vision is to intensify the underutilized parcel of land, with a proposal that includes 63 residential units in stacked townhouse and low-rise apartment forms. We will also be introducing an affordable housing program that will provide up to 32 affordable home ownership units.

The property has been sold to a joint venture including a non-profit developer and the project is now under construction.

Details

Major Intersection: Keele Street and Rogers Road
Surrounding Uses: Commercial and light industrial uses to the north; residential to the east; commercial uses to the south; and residential to the west.
Ward: 12 - York South-Weston
Councillor: Frank Di Giorgio
Site Area (acres): 1.2
Past Use: Vacant
Proposed Use: Residential with potential for commercial
Official Plan - Land Use Designation: Mixed Use and Neighbourhood
Planning and Staff Reports:
Project Website: http://cw-cm.ca/2bicknell/

Project Objectives

  • Re-purpose an underutilized site
  • Reintegrate site into a well-established residential neighbourhood
  • Enhance the streetscape and urban design
  • Provide for a high-quality look and feel
  • Create affordable ownership opportunities