1001 The Queensway By RioCan In Etobicoke
1001 The Queensway, Etobicoke, ON, Canada
1001 The Queensway Condos is a new per-construction Condo project located at 1001 The Queensway In Etobicoke.Development by RioCan Development. The Major Intersection are The Queensway and Islington Avenue. 1001 The Queensway Condos is a mixed use development a total of four (4) residential towers that have been situated on two 4-storey podiums (with two towers per podium). These two podiums are separated by an 11-m wide driveway access into the site from The Queensway and approximately 1,343 m2 (14,454 ft2) of “programmable green space” in the central portion of the site.
1001 The Queensway Condos Highlight:
- Step to TTC Stop
- Short Drive to Gardine express way
- Close to School and Public community centre
- Short Distance to downtown Toronot
- CLose to the Park and Shopping
- Close to Islington-City Centre
1001 The Queensway Condos fronting a large block that houses Cineplex's flagship Queensway Cinemas (and its massive parking lot), the Milestones, Montana's Cookhouse, and Kelsey's restaurants do a strong business, but RioCan would like to see the site put to better use.
Queensway Cineplex site with restaurants, image retrieved from Apple Maps
1001 The Queensway Condos site is surrounded by mostly low-rise, suburban built form, with much of The Queensway currently dominated by rows of strip retail to the east and west.
A hero shot of the development, image courtesy of RioCan submission to the City of Toronto
Designed by Core Architects, four buildings rising from two shared podiums are proposed. The project's tallest building—located closest to the intersection of Queensway and Islington—would rise to a height of 20 storeys, sharing a podium with a 12-storey building immediately to its west. Further west along The Queensway, meanwhile, another pair of 12-storey buildings would rise from a second podium.
A closer look at the 12-storey buildings, image retrieved via RioCan submission to the City of Toronto
1001 The Queensway Condos re-zoning application to allow the development was submitted late last year, and the planning process is now in its early stages. This means that the rendering seen so far should be considered more an indicator of the massing model than the architectural expression, which is subject to change as the proposal evolves. Although the concept renderings currently seem to indicate curtain wall construction, this is not necessarily representative of the final design.
The upper levels of the 20-storey tower, image retrieved via RioCan submission to the City of Toronto
The 588-unit development would include 2,635 m² of retail area fronting onto The Queensway—indicating that any of the restaurants or the bank onsite could return after construction—while a green space is planned in between the two four-storey podium structures. The residential lobbies for each building would be located at the south end of the podiums "in order to ensure an activated pedestrian realm along The Queensway" with new retail, the Planning Rationale states.
A closer look at the public realm at Queensway/Islington intersection, image retrieved via RioCan submission to City of Toronto
As currently proposed, the residential unit mix would include 69 studios (11.7%), 280 one-bedroom + den (47.6%), 227 two bedroom + den (38.7%), and 12 three-bedroom + den suites (2%). A two-level underground parking garage will feature a total of 591 vehicle spaces, which would be divided into 475 residential and 116 visitor/commercial spaces. 442 bicycle spaces are also proposed.
1001 The Queensway Condos has a Walk Score of 60 out of 100. Transit Score if 50 out of 100.This location is in the Islington-City Centre West neighborhood in Toronto. Nearby parks include Queensland Park, Queensway Park and Winslow Dalesford Park.