The Proposal at a Glance
Learn about our exciting plans for 25 St. Mary.
Centrally located in Downtown Toronto within the Bay Street corridor, 25 St. Mary is found in one of the City’s most dynamic mixed-use neighbourhoods. It is currently occupied by a 24-storey purpose-built rental building with 259 units; constructed during the 1960s. Its location is one of the most accessible in the City directly surrounded by a depth and breadth of amenities and services, with four subway stations within 500 metres or less, and with robust pedestrian and cycling networks.
Proposal at a glance
Deliver improved rental housing stock
All 259 existing rental units will be replaced with new and improved rental units. Eligible tenants of the existing building will have the right to return to the new building, once constructed. The new rental replacement units will include updated in-suite amenities, access to enhanced indoor and outdoor building amenities, enhanced landscaped open spaces, improved accessibility and sustainability, modern building systems, and other improvements.
Intensify a key site in the Downtown with a broader mix of uses
The proposed redevelopment of the site and the replacement of the existing building creates the opportunity to introduce a greater mix of uses and public amenities to foster the creation of a more complete community Downtown. The proposed development integrates replacement rental housing, additional residential housing, a new public park, a 62-space daycare facility, and retail uses at grade.
Increase the supply of parkland in the Downtown
A new 500 m² public park is proposed on the southeast corner of the site, at the corner of St. Nicholas Street and Inkerman Street. The location of the park has been chosen to ensure generous sunlight and ideal wind conditions, and relates to adjacent public realm improvements along Inkerman and St. Nicholas Streets. The proposed parkland responds to the need for additional parkland in the Downtown.
Provide community space to address neighbourhood needs
The proposed development includes a new daycare facility, designed to meet the City of Toronto’s standards for City-run facilities. The 62-space daycare is planned to be located along Inkerman Street. It will create much needed childcare capacity within the Bay Corridor community and wider downtown area.
Promote design excellence
The proposal prioritizes improvements to the public realm and accommodates a mixed-use development that demonstrates design excellence, including appropriate massing and physical transition, framing of streets, responding appropriately to nearby heritage resources, and improving and expanding the public realm. The project’s designers are award-winning firms with deep experience delivering high quality buildings, parks, streetscapes, and public realm spaces in Toronto.
residential units, including 259 rental replacement units
daycare facility and a minimum of 50 new affordable rental units
retail space along St. Nicholas
POPS (privately-owned publicly accessibly open space)