38 Walmer Road

“In its beginnings, Walmer was characterized by openness—to different types of people, and to different ideas and projects.” – A Century for the City, Walmer Road Baptist Church 1889-1989 by Donald Goertz

This site is located in the heart the Annex, one of Toronto’s most dynamic and storied neighbourhoods. It’s situated on traditional territory of many nations including the Mississaugas of the Credit, the Anishnabeg, the Chippewa, the Haudenosaunee and the Wendat peoples. 

The existing church has long been a place of community and social innovation. It’s where a food bank, theatre initiative, and Canada’s first co-located daycare all thrived and a diversity of people came together for over a century.

TAS and our partners, the Walmer Road Baptist Church have been working together to create a bold new vision for this site. Our proposal includes: 

  • Adaptive reuse of the existing sanctuary, to include a new space for the Walmer Road Baptist Church and a new commercial community hub.  
  • 162 new condominiums in a 20-story building. 
  • A publicly accessible courtyard for residents and members of the local neighbourhood.  

The commercial community hub will be a welcoming, inclusive place that restores the sanctuary’s historical role as a place for community, connection and social innovation.  

We are excited to evolve this place at the corner of Lowther and Walmer in the Annex with and for the community and see this project as a tremendous example of our commitment to building for impact. 

Public Participation

TAS takes a ‘listen first” approach to community engagement. We started engaging with the local community in 2020, with the commitment to learn and incorporate a diversity of perspectives into the design and programming of the site.  

Our broad engagement process included a series of interviews, workshops, site tours, a survey and an art installation. We heard from a wide variety of groups and individuals about their vision for 38 Walmer Road. Some of the key themes were:  

  • Ensure that the sanctuary program is inclusive and equitable 
  • Prioritize the sanctuary’s role as a community space, and particularly as a multi-purpose meeting space 
  • Acknowledge and share diverse histories on the site 
  • Prioritize indigenous truth and reconciliation by partnering with local indigenous community members 
  • Design to a higher standard for accessibility outdoor spaces that might include gardens, seating and landscaping. 

The community input informed the vision for the redevelopment, particularly the plans for sanctuary and courtyard and will continue to inform our work as we develop more detailed plans for the commercial community hub.  

We’re tremendously grateful to all who participated in the process and shared their ideas about the future of 38 Walmer Road. 

Read more about this engagement here.

If you have a suggestion, great partnership idea, question or just want to get involved – we want to hear from you. Please get in touch with us any time:  info@38walmer.ca

Location: The Annex, Toronto, Canada 
Status: Rezoning 
Architect: Suulin Architects 
Executive Architect: ZAS
Heritage Architect: ERA
Planning: Bousfields 
Landscape Architect: gh3* 
Renderings: nineplusten 

  • 200,960 square feet gross floor area 
  • 162 new homes, including a mix of 1, 2 and 3 bedrooms  
  • Unique design that includes a 20-storey tower, a sanctuary and a courtyard  
  • 5,800 square feet of privately owned public space 
  • 162 bike parking spots 

We’re working on some exciting plans for 38 Walmer Road this spring and summer. Stay tuned!

385 The West Mall

This project presents an opportunity to re-imagine how purpose-built rental, for-sale condominiums, and community-focused commercial space can all be integrated on one large suburban site. Our local research and engagement process revealed a need for increased health and social services as well as senior’s housing in this part of Etobicoke, which has been expanding rapidly over the past decade. We believe that thoughtfully curated not-for-profit and commercial partnerships will help address these gaps and ensure the project functions as a community hub that serves its local neighbourhood.

A wellness focus has also inspired the project design, which emphasizes social connections and the great outdoors through: generous public realm improvements featuring an extensively landscaped raised courtyard; a public conservatory; and expansive rooftop amenities.

Location: Etobicoke West Mall, Toronto, Canada
Status: Site Plan Application
Architect: SvN Architects and Planners

  • 641 units over 28 storeys
  • 542,000 square feet
  • Approximately 92% residential and 8% community and commercial space

Interested in leasing a space?

TAS has made 40 commercial spaces available at this property on a short-term basis while we work through the municipal approval process.

Interested in leasing a space? Get in touch with our Director of Property Management Richard Kwon: richard.kwon@tasimpact.ca, 416-407-8043.

Have a question or a great idea to share? Get in touch with us any time at info@the385Westmall.com.

888 Dupont Street

An iconic landmark on Dupont Street, this building was originally an industrial factory, at one time it served as home to the Canadian National Institute for the Blind and most recently housed a variety of creative uses.

We are determined to honour and expand the creative energy and vibrant mix historically found at this site through our redevelopment of this site.

This project will include 155 purpose-built rental apartments zoned for live/work. Picture over a hundred creative professionals, artists and entrepreneurs living, working and connecting under one roof.

Approximately 10% of the units will be affordable – a direct response to the affordability challenges faced by Torontonians and feedback received from the local community.

The ground floor will include an adaptable, multi-use space for community gatherings, exhibits, markets and the like. We’re also exploring other opportunities like creative co-working spaces, lounge areas, small-scale retail or even a cafe.

The project includes improvements to the local streetscape and urban life, including wider sidewalks and new open spaces along Dupont and Ossington. The preservation and relocation of the well-loved chimney stack to a more prominent location along Ossington Avenue.

The new building will prioritize environmental sustainability by striving to achieve Toronto Green Standards v3 Tier 2 and encouraging active transportation through robust infrastructure for cyclists and car-sharing.

TAS engages local communities early and thoughtfully to ensure we understand their strengths, potentials and aspirations – and can integrate these findings into our project design and programming plans.

In late 2019, we hosted focus group meetings with over 30 people and facilitated our own community conversations. In January 2020 we attended the City of Toronto led public consultation. The key findings from this process are represented visually in a User Perspective Map that can be accessed by clicking here. It’s extensive and exciting, be encouraged to check it out.

Location: Dovercourt-Wallace Emerson-Junction, Toronto, Canada 
Status: Rezoning 
Estimated Completion: 2026
Design Architect: Suulin Architects 
Executive Architect: ZAS Architects + Interiors 
Landscape Architect: gh3* 

  • 138,315 sq. ft. of residential space
  • 15,763 sq. ft. of employment industrial space
  • 3,078 sq. ft. of community commercial space
  • 14 storeys
  • 187 live/work units, approximately 10% affordable
  • 189 bicycle parking spots
  • 3000 sq.ft of commercial/community space
  • 3 car share spaces

You can learn more about our plans through the City of Toronto’s Development Applications Portal (search by address: 888 Dupont Street) 

Demolition of 888 Dupont Street is now complete.

As we undergo demolition, we’re taking a unique approach. TAS will salvage materials for recycling and repurposing in the new development. This approach respects the site’s history and character while promoting sustainability.

Check back here for more updates and information about demolition and construction activity.

For urgent safety/on-site concerns, please contact (416) 510-8181 ext. 888. For other development-related questions, please contact info@888dupont.com and a member of our team will get in touch.

Connecting Cooksville

Located at the corner of Hillcrest and Hurontario in Mississauga, Connecting Cooksville is the only tri-mobility hub in the city with direct access to Regional Transit, Rapid Bus Service and the future Light Rail Transit. It is the ideal location for density and responsible growth. 

Cooksville is a network of long-time residents and newcomers alike seeking opportunity and generating possibility in thriving local businesses and shared cross-cultural pride. Our proposal contributes to the evolving story of Cooksville, creating places where people can live, work and connect together. 

Connecting Cooksville is an ambitious plan that will come to life over the next several years. It leverages smart density to deliver meaningful impact for the community.

Highlights of the proposed plan include: 

  • A generous and accessible public realm covering nearly half of the site, with a central community gathering space.
  • A new full-service community centre and public library to be delivered in partnership with the City of Mississauga, including the potential for an aquatics centre, gymnasium, multi-use meeting and gathering spaces, and a daycare. 
  • More than 2,200 new homes to be delivered as a mix of condominiums and purpose-built rental apartments, including 250-300 homes as part of an affordable home ownership program with Options for Homes.  
  • A commitment to sustainable building practices and human-scaled design, optimizing daylight and passive ventilation, and taking a ‘landscape-first’ approach that emphasizes biodiversity, resilience and well-being. 

TAS engaged thoughtfully with the local communities to ensure their needs and aspirations were integrated into the plan. Gathering input through interviews, focus groups, surveys and workshops, our goal was for the community to help shape the investment being made in their neighbourhood.  

We are proud to be a part of the Cooksville Community Hub Working Group – a group of local residents, community organizations and businesses interested in building connections and supporting people in the area. We enthusiastically lent our site to local community groups like Heart Comonos for their activations and events which create a diverse and dynamic community presence

This project is an example of how responsible growth and smart density can drive community benefits and meaningful impact for the community. It is a once in a generation opportunity to contribute to the cultural fabric and enduring prosperity of Cooksville, while bringing over 2000 new homes to the heart of Mississauga.   

Location: Cooksville, Mississauga, Canada
Status: Planning
Estimated Construction Start: 2024
Architect: SvN Architects + Planners
Landscape Architect: wHY

  • 5.3 acre site adjacent to a transit hub that includes the Cooksville GO station, the future Hurontario LRT and the MiWay rapid bus line 
  • 2,200 new homes including a mix of condominiums and purpose-built rental apartments 
  • 250-300 homes to be delivered through an affordable home ownership program in partnership with Options for Homes  
  • 49% of the site will be public realm with a community gathering space as its focal point 
  • Over 90% of the building perimeter at ground level is animated by positive frontages 

The Keeley

With Downsview Park in your front yard and more than 15 km of ravine trails in your backyard, you’ll love the convenience of living at the heart of your very own Parkyard. The Keeley’s thoughtful and eye-catching design prioritizes environmental sustainability and unique shared spaces for socializing, connecting, and community living. With suites ranging from studios to three bedrooms, The Keeley offers a home for residents of all ages and at all stages of life.

Location: 3100 Keele Street, Downsview, Toronto, Canada
Status: Occupancy
Partner: Fiera Capital 
Architect: Teeple Architects 
Landscape Architect: Ferris + Associates 
Interior Designer: TACT 

  • 304,000 square feet over 13-storeys 
  • Approximately 99% residential and 1% commercial space 
  • 363 new homes 

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Have a question or a great idea to share? Get in touch with us any time at info@thekeeley.ca.