260 Adelaide Street West

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Project History

The redevelopment of 260 Adelaide Street West located in the downtown core offers a major investment in the livability and vibrancy of Toronto and includes the creation of affordable housing, the relocation of the fire hall, 10, 000 square feet of community space and a new paramedic post.

In October 2019, City Council approved a staff recommendation to proceed with the disposition of the City-owned property at 260 Adelaide St. West and to relocate the fire station currently located on that site to Metro Hall. At that same meeting, Council also approved the acquisition of a privately-held property located at 229 Richmond St. West, which operated as a surface parking lot.

In May 2021, the CreateTO Board of Directors adopted the proposed Master Plan for these properties, including how these sites can be activated with City uses.

The Board also approved a joint development agreement with CentreCourt, which owns the adjacent property at 254 Adelaide St. West. By jointly developing 260 Adelaide with 254 Adelaide St. West, a larger podium and tower floorplate can be accommodated on site and will enable the construction of approximately 848 rental units, including a target of 30 per cent affordable rental units.

By relocating Fire Station 332 into the south-facing podium of Metro Hall, the City is able to realize a creative and innovative solution to modernize the facility at no cost to Toronto Fire Services. The move frees up the Adelaide Street site for redevelopment, enabling the City to create a significant number of affordable housing units within the future residential development on the property.

The future podium of the Adelaide Street site will house a new paramedic post, to be provided at no cost to Toronto Paramedic Services, as well as community space and a mid-block connection between Nelson and Adelaide streets, connecting to the future public park planned north of the site.

Project Details

  • Major Intersection: Adelaide Street West and John Street
  • Surrounding Uses: Parking lot to the north; office uses to the south; retail and office uses to the east; and retail, office and residential uses to the west.
  • Ward: Spadina-Fort York
  • Councillor: Ausma Malik
  • Site Area (acres): 0.64
  • Past Use: Fire Station
  • Proposed Use: Mixed-Use

Additional Resources

Presentation: View the presentation from the Community Consultation Meeting on March 7, 2022.


Press Release: Proposed redevelopment of two City-owned sites to create multiple city-building opportunities in the downtown core


Article: The city has announced a series of interconnected moves that will allow it to relocate a downtown fire station and use the sale of the land that it stands on to help pay for a much needed new park nearby.