Rendering of Mass Timber Building at 1117 Dundas

1113-1117 Dundas Street West

Rendering of Mass Timber Building at 1117 Dundas
Part of Toronto’s Mass Timber Pilot Program, the 1113-1117 Dundas Street project will deliver affordable and market rental housing units constructed out of mass timber in the Spadina-Fort York area.

Project Details

Type
Mixed Use, Residential, Environmental Sustainability, Housing, and Affordable Housing
Ward
Spadina-Fort York
Councillor
Ausma Malik
Current Phase
Pre-development
Current Use
TPA parking lot (1117 Dundas ST W) and vacant residential building (1113 Dundas St W)
Major Intersection
Dundas + Ossington
Site Area
0.43 acres
Proposed Use
Creation of residential, including affordable and market rental units, constructed out of mass timber
Surrounding Use
Residential/Retail
Type
Mixed Use, Residential, Environmental Sustainability, Housing, and Affordable Housing
Ward
Spadina-Fort York
Councillor
Ausma Malik
Current Phase
Pre-development
Current Use
TPA parking lot (1117 Dundas ST W) and vacant residential building (1113 Dundas St W)
Major Intersection
Dundas + Ossington
Site Area
0.43 acres
Proposed Use
Creation of residential, including affordable and market rental units, constructed out of mass timber
Surrounding Use
Residential/Retail

The 1113-1117 Dundas Street West project will deliver affordable and market rental housing units constructed out of mass timer in the Spadina-Fort York area. The site currently includes a Green P surface parking lot and a semi-detached home at its eastern edge.

CreateTO, in collaboration with the City’s Environment and Climate Division, the Housing Secretariat and City Planning, launched the Mass Timber Pilot Program in 2022 to assess the feasibility of developing new housing using mass timber. The pilot focuses on expediting housing delivery, sustainability, and a climate-action based approach. The property at 1113-1117 Dundas Street West is the first City-owned site to be considered for the delivery of affordable and market housing in the form of mass timber and other low-carbon materials for building construction.

Through the pilot project it will become home to a leading-edge sustainable building that helps provide urgently needed housing, including at least 94 rental units.

CreateTO submitted a City-Initiated Official Plan and Zoning By-Law Amendment in December 2023 for the development of a 10-storey mass timber building.

Project drawings, reports and studies are available through the City’s Application Information Centre at the following link:  https://www.toronto.ca/1117DundasStW

Objectives of the Pilot Program

The Mass Timber Pilot Program focuses on exploring how the City can deliver new, scalable affordable and market housing solutions which support the City’s climate action goals, while also speeding up delivery of afford­able and market housing. Its key objectives are:

  • New housing, both affordable and market;

  • Development that is grounded in sustainability and climate action; and

  • Development that is cost-effective and efficient to construct in the city.

Timeline

Fall 2023 – Preparation of development concept, Official Plan and Zoning By-Law Amendment.

Winter 2023/2024 – Community consultation and submission of an Official Plan and Zoning By-Law Amendment.

Summer 2024 – The Official Plan and Zoning By-Law Amendment for 1113-1117 Dundas Street West is anticipated to go to the July 2024 meetings of Toronto and East York Community Council/Toronto City Council for consideration.

Have a question about the 1113 – 1117 Dundas Street West Mass Timber Pilot project or want to sign up for project updates? If so, email masstimber@createto.ca

Technically the address for this project is 1113-1125 Dundas Street West, but the site is commonly referred to as 1113-1117 Dundas Street West.

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