Queen-Spadina

The transit-oriented community (TOC) proposal at the future Queen-Spadina Station would provide more housing, retail space for businesses and convenient access to transit, including the TTC streetcar and Ontario Line subway.

The Queen-Spadina Station site consists of two sites, which have been identified as TOC opportunities. The sites will be developed by the Province in line with the stated objectives of the TOC program.

Why is Queen-Spadina a designated TOC?

The future growth potential for the Queen-Spadina Station site is dependent on a planned transit station that will serve the surrounding neighbourhood with connections to TTC streetcar and subway service along the Ontario Line.

What are the benefits of the Queen-Spadina 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 new Queen-Spadina Station along the Ontario Line subway. 

Public spaces will be designed based on the three-to-four storey base building on the north site. The proposed developments will be informed by a process of heritage documentation, retention, salvage and interpretation that aims to keep the heritage features and facades, where possible.

Transit-oriented and pedestrian-friendly street design improvements will be introduced along Queen Street West and Spadina Avenue. New street-level buildings, including transit entrances, residential lobbies and small-scale retail spaces will further animate Queen Street West, one of the city’s premier retail destinations.

Economic activity

The proposed development at Queen-Spadina is expected to introduce approximately 60 jobs to the area and deliver approximately 1,900 square metres of small-scale retail space in a prime, transit-accessible location.

Environmental

The proposed development supports sustainability objectives by:

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

Housing

The two proposed developments are anticipated to deliver approximately 217 residential units, expanding housing options by including affordable units. These will be complemented by high-quality communal indoor and outdoor amenity spaces which will act as an extension of personal living space, contributing to the well-being of residents and overall liveability of the area.

Connectivity

The Queen-Spadina Station will serve the surrounding neighbourhood with convenient and accessible connections to the Ontario Line and existing transit along Spadina and Queen, including the 510 Spadina and 501 Queen streetcars.

Transit-oriented and pedestrian-friendly street improvements will contribute to the walkability of the area.

The proposed development includes approximately 380 bicycle parking spots with dedicated spaces reserved for transit users.

Project documentation

  1. Cover Letter (0.94 MB PDF)
  2. Planning Rationale (22.5 MB PDF)
  3. Project Data Sheet North Site (0.82 MB PDF)
  4. Project Data Sheet South Site (0.81 MB PDF)
  5. Architectural Plans North Site (6 MB PDF)
  6. Architectural Plans South Site (8.8 MB PDF)
  7. Queen-Spadina Shadow Study North Site (10.2 MB PDF)
  8. Queen-Spadina Shadow Study South Site (12.2 MB PDF)
  9. Transportation Impact Study (4.5 MB PDF)
  10. OLTA FSR Queen-Spadina TOC (3.6 MB PDF)
  11. Drainage and Stormwater Management Report (1.7 MB PDF)
  12. OLTA Memo and Drawings (0.94 MB PDF)

Learn about the project and provide your input

We welcome you to join us to learn more about this TOC Project in your neighbourhood. Register below to attend the open house.

Comments about the Queen-Spadina TOC Project will be accepted following the first Virtual Open House on Wednesday, October 6, at 6:30 pm.