The proposed building would consist of 164 residential units that range from studios to two- bedroom suites, including 92 independent living suites and 72 assisted living suites. The residence will include suites offering specialized care for people living with dementia, Alzheimer’s and other cognitive diseases.
About the Proposed 905 Don Mills Road Development
Verve’s application to the City of Toronto proposes the demolition of the existing single-storey automotive repair facility and the construction of a ten-storey retirement residence on the northeast corner of Don Mills Road and Green Belt Drive.
The building would consist of 164 residential units that range from studios to two-bedroom suites, including 92 independent living suites and 72 assisted living suites. All suites would contain private sanitary facilities and meals for residents would be provided through multiple dining options.
The total gross floor area of the proposed building is 13,131 square metres, with a proposed density of 4.53 times the lot area and lot coverage of 66.7%. The proposed building would have a height of 37.25 metres (42 metres to the top of the mechanical penthouse) and would be stepped back from Don Mills Road at 27 metres in height (7th floor) by 2.15 metres facing Don Mills Road, and 3.2 metres and 2.3 metres on the southern and eastern facades respectively, facing Green Belt Drive. The front yard setback along Don Mills Road would be 5.52 metres at grade and the below grade garage would be set back 2.76 metres to accommodate a future widening of Don Mills Road. The building would be set back four metres from the southern property line along Green Belt Drive, decreasing to two metres as the road curves to the northeast. The side (north) yard setback would range between 4.6 and 7.9 metres.
A total of 2,896 square metres of amenity space is proposed in the form of indoor programming on the first two floors of the proposed building to include a billiards room, theatre, gym and library and central indoor common amenity areas on levels 6, 7, 8 and 9. Outdoor amenity space in the form of an outdoor terrace fronting Don Mills Road is proposed and the majority of residential suites on level 2 and 6 through 9 would have access to private balconies or terraces.
The main pedestrian entrance to the site would be from Green Belt Drive, adjacent to the vehicular entrance. Pick-up and drop-off would be located within a porte cochere adjacent to the main entrance of the building. A total of 54 parking spaces are proposed within the underground garage; which includes visitor parking spaces and 2 barrier free spaces. No surface parking is proposed on the site. In addition, 12 bicycle spaces would be provided below-grade within the underground garage and four located at-grade adjacent to the building.