Community contribution

The northeast corner of Dundas Street West and Pacific Avenue is proposed for a new development, called The Pacific. This 8-storey building will consist of residential, street-related retail, and office uses. The new building will animate this corner of the Junction neighbourhood and simultaneously celebrate the rich heritage of the Rowntree Building.

This website is intended to share information about the proposal and its status and as well, seek your input and questions.   

We will update this website throughout the development process.

the project

Dundas and Pacific Ltd. is looking to redevelop the northeast corner of Dundas Street West and Pacific Avenue into an 8-storey development consisting of 8 rental replacement units and 96 condominium units, street-related retail, and office uses. This new building will retain and integrate the Rowntree Building, which was constructed in the 1920s and has a rich heritage and historic significance.

102 Dwelling Units

1-bedroom

63 one-bedrooms

29 two-bedrooms

10 three-bedrooms

office uses
on levels 2 and 3

street-related
retail on level 1

185 vehicular
parking spaces

136 bicycle
parking spaces

WHAT IS AT THE SITE NOW?

2946-2954 Dundas Street West

2946-2954-Dundas

3-storey mixed-use building, known as the Rowntree Building, consisting of street-related retail and residential units above (2946-2954 Dundas Street West).

2966-2960 Dundas Street West

2966-2960-Dundas

Three parcels of land primarily used for surface parking, partly used for seasonal farmers’ market and other community events, and partly containing a small covered wooden platform (2956-2960 Dundas Street West).

2968 Dundas Street West

2968-Dundas

3-storey commercial building consisting of retail and restaurant uses at grade, with office uses and a fitness centre on the upper storeys (2968 Dundas Street West).

WHAT IS AT THE SITE NOW?

2946-2954 Dundas Street West

3-storey mixed-use building, known as the Rowntree Building, consisting of street-related retail and residential units above (2946-2954 Dundas Street West)

2966-2960 Dundas Street West

Three parcels of land primarily used for surface parking, partly used for seasonal farmers’ market and other community events, and partly containing a small covered wooden platform (2956-2960 Dundas Street West)

2968 Dundas Street West

3-storey commercial building consisting of retail and restaurant uses at grade, with office uses and a fitness centre on the upper storeys (2968 Dundas Street West)

The Project Timeline

Learn More

You can review the Rezoning application to the City including the Planning and Urban Design Rationale, the Architectural Plans, the Public Consultation Strategy Report, and other relevant reports and plans on the City’s website.

Throughout the development process, if there are any updates to the reports and plans submitted to the City, you can find them in this section of the website.

What Engagements Took Place to Date and What Happened There?
Learn about any public engagements and the information that was shared by the Project Team.
Community Information Session – April 5, 2018 Presentation

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The Pacific - Interior
The Pacific - Streetview 2

The Team

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Applicant

Oldstonehenge is a real estate development corporation with the objective to source and develop mid-rise boutique mixed-use projects in the urban landscape.
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Applicant

Established in 2005, Clifton Blake is an alternative asset manager. Our services include asset management, acquisitions, dispositions, mortgage lending, loan administration and real estate advisory.
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Architect

CORE Architects Inc. provides architect, retail and interior design services. Since it was formed in 1994, it has quickly distinguished itself through innovative yet thoughtful design solutions.
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Planning + Community Engagement

Bousfields Inc. is one of Ontario’s pre-eminent urban planning, urban design and community engagement firms. Bousfields offers a full range of land use planning, urban design and community engagement services to the development industry, municipalities and government agencies.
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FAQs

There was a different iteration of this proposal shared at the Community Information Session on April 5, 2018. The current proposal is reflective of preliminary conversations with the City and the community.

Retaining the unique heritage features of the Rowntree Building is an important component of this project. While the building is not listed on the City of Toronto’s Heritage Registry, the Rowntree Building has cultural heritage value and will be retained and integrated into the new building.

Yes, there are 8 rental units. This project will replace all 8 rental units in accordance with the City’s policies for rental replacement and will proactively work with the tenants throughout the process.

We are currently exploring what types of retail opportunities would be a good fit for the neighbourhood. We expect that retail spaces will be able to accommodate small coffee shops, local retailers, and service-based uses.

The street-level uses in the new building will act as a meeting place that brings community members together and add to the vibrancy of the Junction commercial corridor. The new building will promote a “live, work and play” approach by including different uses in the building and this will help enhance the area as a meeting space.

Throughout the development process, there will be a number of opportunities to provide input and ask questions. Visit our Project Timeline section on this website to stay up to date on engagement opportunities to get involved. You can also ask questions and provide feedback at any time through this website.

Contact

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