This virtual space is a platform for the community to learn about what Graywood is proposing for 506 Church Street, provide feedback, and ask questions. 

We recognize the symbolic importance of this historic neighbourhood to many people, particularly the LGBTQ2S+ community. Graywood Developments is proud to honour the rich, cultural heritage of the Village and this address.

We know there is concern about the future of Crews & Tangos. For the time being, we have extended the lease for two years. We are also actively working with the owners of Crews & Tangos with regards to the future development. You can read our joint statement here.

506-516 Church Street

VISION

  • MIX OF USES: Optimizing the opportunities of the site to include a true mix of uses.
  • VILLAGE CHARACTER: Architecture and programming that respond to the existing built form and policy direction.
  • SUPPORTING TENANTS: Ensuring current commercial tenants feel supported throughout the development planning process. 

PROPOSAL

  • BUILT FORM: 3 storeys along Church street frontage featuring the heritage conservation of 508-510 Church Street, reaching 15 storeys along Donna Shaw Lane.
  • RESIDENTIAL: 173 condominium units.
  • RETIAL & COMMERCIAL: 1072 square metres of retail and/or commercial space, working to include an entertainment/nightclub venue. 
  • PARKING: 40 underground vehicle parking spaces and 184 bicycle parking spaces. 

 

Location

Team

GRAYWOOD DEVELOPMENTS
Graywood is a Toronto-based private investment management company that specializes in the development of real estate properties of exceptional quality in Canada, as well as select markets in the United States.

Founded in 1985, Graywood provides a full range of real estate development and investment services, with a team that now includes over fifty professionals and support staff. The company’s expertise includes a wealth of services, from acquiring development sites, deal underwriting and structuring to development management, including land use approvals, project design, sales, marketing, construction management, and project financing.

Throughout its 35 years in business, Graywood has developed over 28,600 housing units in several asset classes, including residential lots, low-rise housing, mid and high-rise condominiums, hotels and retirement residences. These communities include, the landmark Ritz Carlton, Hotel and Residences, Toronto, Ocean Club, The Mercer, Five St. Joseph, Peter and Adelaide, Scoop and Scout Condos, Wonder, a Leslieville landmark, Fish Creek Exchange, and The Theodore in Calgary. Today, Graywood currently has over 3,700 units under development. graywoodgroup.com

DIAMOND SCHMITT ARCHITECTS
Diamond Schmitt has built a solid reputation and following as architects and designers with a portfolio of work that inspires new and better ways of living. For generations, this acclaimed Toronto-based practice, now with studios in Vancouver and New York, has transformed city life with boldness, invention and beauty. With a respect for the past and an eye to the future, projects in its portfolio include sustainable, dynamic spaces for work, living and play that transform human interaction and engagement. dsai.ca

ERA ARCHITECTS INC.
ERA Architects is a Toronto-based architecture firm with satellite offices in Ottawa and Montreal. Comprised of experts in heritage conservation, adaptive reuse, planning and community building, this multi-disciplinary team has been in practice since 1990. Primarily engaged in connecting heritage issues to wider considerations of urban design and city building, and to broader cultural values, the team provides perspective to building work at different scales. ERA works collaboratively with other firms to engage in city building, conserving heritage architecture, and improving the built environment. eraarch.ca

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