front and spadina

Another huge development pitched for Front & Spadina

Front and Spadina is on the cusp of massive changes that will radically transform an area that's yet to witness the heavy development found just to the south at CityPlace. Already in the works is a 7.7 acre mixed-use project from RioCan, Allied Properties, and Diamond Corp. known as The Well, which will build up the north side of Front St. Now comes another major proposal, this time from the State Building Corp. It features five buildings spread over what is currently a surface parking lot at the northeast corner of the intersection.

According to Urban Toronto, the proposal has yet to be submitted to the city, so much of this could change, but right now the plans are punctuated by a two towers of 58 and 60 storeys. Two smaller structures of 24 and 25 storeys are also planned for the site. Based on the preliminary designs, these are good looking structures. Lots of retail is planned at grade throughout the development, but what might be most exciting is the possibility of a cultural venue as the fifth building.

It's probably worth reiterating just how early in the process this is, but with significant improvements planned for the public space around the development (Clarence Park is right there) and an attention to design detail, I suspect that this is the type of development that many people will like. Let us know what you think in the comments.

400 Front Street

Join the conversation Load comments

Latest in City

How a historic mansion in Toronto became a home for those in need

Toronto neighbourhood is tired of all the overnight construction noise

This is what it was like to work in Toronto 150 years ago

Toronto businesses call for scientific evidence proving why they need to be closed

Here's the full list of items you can't buy at Dollarama during Ontario's latest lockdown

How to book COVID vaccine shots in Toronto and rules for those 18 and over

Data shows Toronto's residents of colour have way more run-ins with TTC fare inspectors

Here are all the times Prince Philip visited Toronto