880 Eastern Avenue

Doubling down on our commitment to community engagement.

We are currently delivering a comprehensive community consultation process to help inform this project’s vision and design. Its location presents exciting opportunities: ample frontage on two streets and one laneway; highly engaged local neighbours with strong pride of place; access to the Leslieville bustle and substantial local parklands; a unique historic context characterized by industrial uses. We’ve already started exploring a few big ideas based on initial research, including: enhanced pedestrian and cycling infrastructure; lively street-level commercial and community activity; purpose-built rental homes; and a unique building amenity program that prioritize social gathering and wellness.

Location: Leslieville neighbourhood, Toronto, Canada
Current Status: Rezoning
Estimated Completion: 2024
Design Architect: SvN
Landscape Architect: gh3*
Community Consultation: PROCESS
Key Stats: TBD during design phase

What’s New and Next Steps

In January 2021 we closed out the first phase of our community consultation process – which featured research and interviews with over 40 local stakeholders regarding their needs and interests. A few key topics emerged during those conversations: cycling infrastructure, micro-retail, green space, affordable food and pet-friendly. The diagram below (click for a larger version) visually summarizes what we learned through the interviews, with one “bar” representing one comment from a local community member.

 

We are currently considering how we might integrate community consultation process learnings into the project’s design. In spring 2021 we will be submitting a development proposal to the City of Toronto and updating this website at the same time to share those details.

If you have any questions or ideas to share, be encouraged to contact us anytime at info@880eastern.com.