EllisDon launches master planned community signalling ‘tremendous’ growth in Etobicoke

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Robin MacLennan

Ontario Construction News Report writer

EllisDon Developments has released its plan to build a four-tower, mixed-use community in Etobicoke. Towers will range from 12 to 42 storeys.

Arcadia District at 56-60 Fieldway Road, near Bloor Street and Kipling Avenue, and will span about 15,000 sq. m. in an area designated as an urban growth centre.

“We are incredibly proud to introduce Arcadia District, a four-tower master-planned community in Etobicoke City Centre, one of the first, major projects at the heart of a community set to be transformed, as a provincially-designated Urban Growth Centre,” said EllisDonDevelopments vice-president Chris Smith.

The idea behind Arcadia District was to plan a community that had all the amenities and services people want close to home.

“Between our four towers, we will build a diverse range of exceptional amenities and retail space, which we believe to be unparalleled to other developments in the market.”

In 2021, the “Six Points Interchange” construction was completed to reconfigure the Dundas, Bloor and Kipling corridor was reconfigured into a “walkable, livable, workable” centre.

As part of this development, the City of Toronto will build the Etobicoke Civic Centre at 3755 Bloor St. W., extending the park network and adding a non-profit daycare, a new public library and a new community recreation centre. Arcadia District will be one of the first developments to launch in the area that has more than 25,000 residential units submitted for development.

EllisDon Developments also recently announced a partnership with SMEG to provide luxury appliances to all future residents of Arcadia District as a first in Canada and first of its kind partnership in North America.

Arcadia District will include:

  • Two-storey daycare spanning over 7,000 sq. ft.
  • Retail promenade along Fieldway Rd. at the base of each building
  • Outdoor pool, hot tub lounge, cold plunge, and sauna
  • Nearly 4,000 sq. ft. fitness room comparable to any private gym
  • Theatre room
  • All-access sports bar with a golf simulator
  • Party rooms and cantina
  • Co-working lounge
  • Meeting rooms
  • Catering kitchen and indoor dining
  • Photography/recording studio

Designed by BDP Quadrangle the dramatic steps of the three tall towers will accentuate the city skyline and identify the new urban centre of Etobicoke within the context of west Toronto. The six-storey scale between each podium, with their stepped-back top two floors, will relate in scale to the wide and welcoming pedestrian promenade at grade. Each building will have a uniquely designed two-storey-high brick arch marking the entrance, and the half arches that define the centre of the site will envelop the vibrant retail spaces on the ground floor.

Buildings are designed with different shades of brick and precast materials, while common elements, such as the front facades, podium glass, and distinct archways, come together to create a master plan of vision and continuity.

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