126, 132 & 134 Laird Drive

A proposal for two midrise, mixed-use buildings along Laird Drive in Leaside. We invite you to learn more here and share your thoughts with our team.

The Site & Neighbourhood

126, 132 and 134 Laird Drive is located on the west side of Laird Drive, south of Eglinton Avenue East, in the Leaside neighbourhood. It is currently occupied by car dealerships, an auto service centre, and surface parking lots.

This site will soon be a short walk to Laird Station, a stop on the Eglinton LRT line at the intersection of Laird Drive and Eglinton Avenue East, which is expected to be completed in 2022.

On the east side of Laird there are two commercial plazas, several grocery stores, restaurants and other shops. A number of parks and green spaces exist nearby as well, such as Lower Don Parklands and Sunnybrook Park, with access to the city’s trail and ravine systems.

Given the transit accessibility, abundance of local amenities, and sense of community, we see great potential to transform the site into a welcoming and connected place to live.

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The Project

This project will add two unique midrise, mixed-use buildings to the neighbourhood. These new buildings will include live/work units at ground-level along Laird Drive, townhouse units with access off of Stickney Avenue, and a mix of one, two and three bedroom units on the upper levels.

Given that the Eglinton LRT is almost complete, these buildings will contribute to Leaside and Laird Drive becoming a transit-oriented, walkable neighbourhood with a vibrant street front and dynamic public realm. This includes wider sidewalks along Laird and attractive landscaped elements along Stickney Avenue.

The project will incorporate geothermal energy systems and other sustainability features. Through high quality design, we are aiming to create both attractive and energy efficient buildings for future residents to call home.

Laird Renderin - not final product
Rendering only. Not final product.

Development Applications

In August 2020, we submitted rezoning applications to the City of Toronto to redevelop these sites. To learn more about these applications, download the documents below.

  • 126 & 132 Laird Drive
  • 134 Laird Drive

Project timeline

2019 - October

Informal Meeting with Leaside Residents’ Association (LRA).

2019 - November

Informal Meeting with City Planning & Urban Design Staff.

2020 - May

Formal Pre-application Meeting with City Planning Staff and Introduction to Councillor’s office.

2020 - August

Submissions of Rezoning and Site Plan Applications.

Fall 2020 - Winter 2021

Review of Applications by City Staff, Preliminary Report Issued and Presented at Community Council, and Scheduling of Community Consultation Meeting.

team members

The 126, 132 & 134 Laird project is the vision of a partnership between three experienced and reputable developers - Core Development Group, Emblem Developments and Fiera Real Estate.

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Core Development Group is a Toronto-based real estate development company which develops and manages a wide range of real estate projects throughout the city and the GTA. Core’s aim is to build timeless, sustainable and innovative developments which fit into the historical fabric of a neighborhood.

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EMBLEM Developments Inc. is a Toronto-based residential developer focused on midrise and highrise communities located in downtown, major markets in Ontario. Great design is EMBLEM’s DNA. EMBLEM imagines living in your future home before it is even built, obsessing about the design of every space from the inside to the outside.

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Fiera Real Estate Investments Limited is a leading multi strategy/multi sector real estate investment management firm with operations in Canada and the United Kingdom. Our vision is to be the most trusted real estate investment management firm in Canada as recognized by our stakeholders.

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