Toronto’s College and University intersection could soon look rather different.
The proposed plans, put forward by Kingsett Capital and designed by KPMB Architects and Adamson Associates Architects, aim to revamp the Ontario Power Building located in the intersection’s southwest corner and could see a 19-storey office tower located at 700 University Avenue expand significantly.
The plan outlines a five-storey addition on top of the current building, a 56-storey rental tower in the site’s southwest corner, a new sunken courtyard, and several improvements to Queen’s Park subway station.
The plan outlines a new lobby and a retail concourse with wood interiors and a green roof, making Queens Park station look decidedly different than it does today. The rental building includes 745 condos, including 90 studios, 195 one-bedrooms, 138 two-bedrooms and 52 three-bedroom units.
Unfortunately, the famous Tim Hortons location in the courtyard would meet a timely demise if this revitalization project does end up going through.