Cosburn

The transit-oriented community (TOC) proposal at the future Cosburn Station would provide more housing, including affordable housing, jobs, and retail space for businesses, with convenient access to transit, including connections to subway service along the Ontario Line and the local bus network.

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

Why is Cosburn a designated TOC?

The proposed Cosburn TOC would create more housing, including affordable housing, jobs, and retail space, while also offering the surrounding neighbourhood more convenient access to transit, via the future Cosburn Station, and connections to bus and subway service along the Ontario Line.

What are the benefits of the Cosburn TOC Project?

The province, in consultation with the City of Toronto, is working on a development proposal that would provide the surrounding neighbourhood with new housing, including affordable housing, community amenities, parks and public space, and employment opportunities that will be serviced by the future Cosburn Station along the Ontario Line subway.

The Cosburn TOC is comprised of two buildings with a design that provides a natural transition between the buildings and the surrounding neighbourhood. This building configuration lessens shadow impacts on the sidewalk, creating a comfortable pedestrian experience. The TOC would aim to keep the unique main street character of Pape Avenue, a local destination and amenity for the area. Street-level retail storefronts would be designed with 10-to-11m widths to retain the small-scale, retail pattern that is characteristic of Pape Village.

Economic activity

The Cosburn TOC would include retail space for businesses, accommodating approximately 55 jobs, designed to support small-scale and micro-retail opportunities that will contribute to the existing character of Pape Avenue.

The project would also create over 2,200 square metres of new retail space, which will help support local economic development.

Environmental

The proposed TOC supports sustainability objectives by:

  • Locating homes 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.

Housing

The proposed community is anticipated to deliver approximately 623 residential units, providing a range and mix of housing options, including affordable housing. Approximately 40% of the proposed residential units within the Cosburn TOC are currently planned as 2 or 3-bedroom units suitable for families or larger households.

These units would be complemented by high-quality communal indoor and outdoor amenity spaces, which will act as an extension of personal living spaces, contributing to the well-being of residents and to overall liveability.

Connectivity

The future Cosburn Station would offer direct connections to existing TTC bus routes along Pape Avenue and Cosburn Avenue. Located on the northwest corner of the intersection, the station would serve the surrounding neighbourhood, adding a north-south subway option for residents and commuters.

The proposed TOC supports active transportation through the provision of over 750 bicycle parking spots with dedicated spaces reserved for transit users. A shared rear laneway would also be established across the site, providing an alternative for pedestrian, vehicular, and cyclist use.

Project documentation

  • Cover Letter: Zoning By-Law Amendment Submission for Cosburn TOC, Ontario Line, North Segment (PDF | 458KB)
  • Project Data Sheet: Cosburn North (PDF | 836KB)
  • Project Data Sheet: Cosburn South (PDF | 835KB)
  • Planning & Urban Design Rationale: Cosburn TOC (PDF | 46.4MB)
  • Functional Servicing Report: Cosburn TOC (PDF | 5.7MB)
  • Storm Water Management Report: Cosburn TOC (PDF | 5.8MB)
  • Rezoning Architectural and Landscape Set: Cosburn North (PDF | 15.4MB)
  • Rezoning Architectural and Landscape Set: Cosburn South (PDF | 14.5MB)
  • Transportation Impact Assessment Study Issued for Rezoning: Cosburn TOC (PDF | 3.9MB)
  • Electrical Engineering Reference Concept Design: Cosburn TOC (PDF | 885KB)
  • Mechanical Engineering Reference Concept Design: Cosburn TOC (PDF | 275KB)
  • Review of Cosburn TOC Noise Vibration Considerations (PDF | 58.2MB)
  • Heritage Detailed Design Report Addendum: Cosburn TOC (PDF | 3.1MB)
  • Geotechnical Desktop Study: Cosburn TOC (PDF | 6.4MB)

Learn about the project

We welcome you to join us to learn more about this proposed TOC project in your neighbourhood. Please register below to attend the open house.

Comments about the Cosburn TOC project will be accepted following the first virtual open house on April 4, at 6:30p.m. and/or the in-person on April 15, at 6:30p.m.