With construction well underway on the future Ontario Line subway, initial details for the redevelopment of several Metrolinx-owned sites are being unveiled to the public for the first time.

The latest plans released by Infrastructure Ontario detail a new Transit-Oriented Community (TOC) at Pape Station, an existing subway station along Danforth Line 2 that will soon become an interchange station with Ontario Line 3.

Image Credit: SvN / Infrastructure Ontario

Designed by SvN, the project is divided into two segments, a North and South site.

The North site (11-15 Gertrude Pl) includes a 7-storey mixed-use building containing 25 residential units.

Pape TOC North SiteImage Credit: SvN / Infrastructure Ontario

The South site (26 Lipton Ave) features two 7 and 29-storey mixed-use buildings containing a total of 414 residential units. Building setbacks and tiered heights of the buildings are designed to transition height and density toward Danforth Avenue.

Image Credit: SvN / Infrastructure Ontario

The proposed Pape Transit-Oriented Community will feature a mix of mid-rise and high-rise buildings designed to fit ‘current and future neighbourhood conditions’. In addition to housing units, the project will add 2,150m2 of retail spaces, streetscape and public realm impovments to the neighbourhood.

Image Credit: SvN / Infrastructure Ontario


The Pape Transit-Oriented Community joins an even taller development proposal immediately west of the South site at 656 Danforth Avenue, which calls for 49-storey residential tower.

For more details on the Pape Transit-Oriented Community, visit Infrastructure Ontario’s website.