The Hive Condominium, The Queensway, Toronto
At the conclusion of a one-day hearing held in October 2011, the Ontario Municipal Board granted the appeal of Symmetry Developments Inc. against the refusal of its application for minor variances by the City of Toronto (Etobicoke and East York) Committee of Adjustment (PL110604). The site plan application was also approved.
Symmetry’s 0.045 ha site is located at the northeast corner of The Queensway and Lady Bank Road (east of Islington Avenue). The appeals related to the owner’s proposed six-storey, 19-unit mixed-use building. The proposed density is 3.75 F.S.I.
Designed by Teeple Architects and known as “The Hive”, the project is at the top of the list of Toronto’s ten Best Condos in Toronto Life Real Estate 2012.
Given the small size of the site, underground parking is not feasible. Eighteen parking spaces for the building’s residents will be provided in six parking stackers on the ground floor of the building. These will be the first parking stackers in the former Etobicoke.