Gerrard-Carlaw South

Gerrard-Carlaw South would be the second transit-oriented community (TOC) proposal at the future Gerrard Station, along with Gerrard-Carlaw North. It would provide more housing, office, retail, and general commercial space for businesses and convenient access to transit, including connections to streetcar, bus, and subway service along the Ontario Line.

The site would be developed by the province in line with the stated objectives of the TOC program.

Why is Gerrard-Carlaw South a designated TOC?

The future Gerrard-Carlaw South TOC would add housing, office, retail and commercial space next to a planned transit station that will serve the surrounding neighbourhood with connections to streetcar, bus, and subway service along the Ontario Line.

The proposed TOC would leverage investments in transit infrastructure to provide new housing and job opportunities, as well as new community amenities, including parks and public space for the neighbouring Gerrard-Carlaw community.

What are the benefits of the Gerrard-Carlaw South TOC Project?

The province, in consultation with the City of Toronto, is working on a development proposal that would deliver new housing and employment opportunities structurally integrated with the future Gerrard Station along the Ontario Line subway.

The proposed development would be informed by a process that aims to keep the heritage features and facades, where possible. The original facade of 388 Carlaw would remain, as well as heritage pieces, including original smokestacks.

Economic activity

The Gerrard-Carlaw South TOC site would include over 13,000 square metres of new office, retail, and general commercial space, accommodating approximately 460 jobs that would recognize and fit the industrial character of the site. 


The proposed development supports sustainability objectives by:

  • Adding housing and jobs directly adjacent to transit;
  • Providing on-site bicycle parking spaces in excess of by-law requirements;
  • Meeting requirements of green roofs and the Toronto Green Standard.


The proposed development is anticipated to deliver approximately 1,300 residential units, providing a range and mix of housing options, including affordable housing. These would be complemented by high-quality communal indoor and outdoor amenity spaces which would act as an extension of personal living space, contributing to the well-being of residents and overall liveability of the area. Approximately 30% of the proposed residential units within the Gerrard-Carlaw South TOC are currently planned to be 2 or 3-bedroom units suitable for families or larger households.


The proposed Gerrard Station would provide integrated access and efficient interchange between multiple transit modes, including streetcar, bus, and subway service along the Ontario Line. The introduction of new transit infrastructure would contribute to increased connectivity on a neighbourhood, city wide and regional scale.
Transit-oriented and pedestrian-friendly streetscape improvements would contribute to the walkability of the area.
The proposed development supports the uptake of active transportation through the provision of over 1,450 bicycle parking spots with dedicated spaces reserved for transit users.

Project documentation

  • Memorandum: Geotechnical Desktop Study for the Gerrard-Carlaw South (PDF | 7.5MB)
  • Project Data Sheet: 10 Dickens (PDF | 860KB)
  • Project Data Sheet: 388 Carlaw (PDF | 843KB)
  • Cover Letter: Zoning By-Law Amendment Submission for Gerrard Carlaw-South TOC (PDF | 492KB)
  • Contents List: Gerrard-Carlaw South Rezoning Submission (PDF | 73KB)
  • Planning & Urban Design Rationale: Gerrard-Carlaw South TOC (PDF | 55.8MB)
  • Review of Gerrard-Carlaw South TOC Noise Vibration Considerations (PDF | 19.3MB)
  • Gerrard-Carlaw South: Transportation Impact Assessment Study Issued for Rezoning (PDF | 6.2MB)
  • 10 Dickens Street: Rezoning Architectural and Landscape Set (PDF | 14.1MB)
  • 388 Carlaw Avenue: Rezoning Architectural and Landscape Set (PDF | 17.3MB)
  • 388 Carlaw Avenue and 10 Dickens Street: OLTA Heritage Reports (PDF | 19.7MB)
  • Electrical Engineering Reference Concept Design: Gerrard-Carlaw South (PDF | 1.2MB)
  • Functional Servicing Report: Gerrard-Carlaw South (PDF | 30.3MB)
  • Mechanical Engineering Reference Concept Design: Gerrard-Carlow South (PDF | 421KB)
  • Storm Water Management Report: Gerrard-Carlow South (PDF | 26.8MB)

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