The Queen-Coxwell revitalization is a redevelopment of Toronto Community Housing Corporation (TCHC)’s existing Don Summerville Apartments at Queen St. and Coxwell Ave. The revitalization will create quality affordable and market housing within a new mixed-use, mixed-income community. The new development will replace the existing 120 TCHC units and increase the total number of residential units to 770.
The west building consists of two towers: a 17-storey market condominium and a 15-storey market/affordable rental apartment. The towers both front onto Eastern Avenue and terrace down to 8 storeys in height on Queen Street East. The 8-storey podium features a mix of all four types of housing: market condominium, market rental, affordable rental, and deeply affordable (rent-geared-to-income) units. In addition, the west building features a 3rd floor landscaped courtyard and 17,000 sq. ft. of ground level retail space.
The design makes use of terracing to break up the overall building mass and to reflect the scale and rhythm of the neighbouring Queen Street. A ‘valley’ between the two towers maximizes natural light and views to Lake Ontario from both the residential units and the courtyard.
The east building is a 10-storey TCHC building located on the south-east corner of the site at the intersection of Eastern Avenue and Coxwell Avenue. The building houses a mix of affordable rental and deeply affordable (rent-geared-to-income) units. The development also features a large south-facing community garden terrace with views of the new Pumphouse Park.