Tippett Park Phase 2

Tippett Park Phase 2
Project Type Purpose-Built Rental
Landscape Architect gh3*
Architect gh3*
The Tippett Regeneration Area represents thoughtful and complete community plans enhanced through elegant architecture, affordable housing, valued community facilities, sustainable engineering, and a respect for arts and culture. When combined, these various elements comprise a community that will flourish as a landmark in achieving many of Toronto’s critical city-planning objectives.

The entire Tippett Regeneration Area comprises four buildings and 979 units that will contribute 200 new affordable units (100 rental and 100 ownership units), a central community park and a new daycare facility. Acquired from Build Toronto, these developments were conceived from a city-wide initiative to fulfill a crucial goal of building affordable ownership and new affordable rentals. This collaboration between CreateTO, City of Toronto and Collecdev helped to shape the framework of the city’s Open Door Affordable Housing Program.

Structured around a dedicated municipal road and designed to take advantage of a new central park, these initiatives will be further enhanced by a network of pedestrian- and cycling-oriented routes connecting the central park to the nearby Wilson Subway Station, placing residents just minutes from Highway 401, the Yorkdale Shopping Centre and a host of nearby shops, cafés, and services.

The architect for Tippett Park Phase 2 is gh3* and they have created an attractive massing scheme that gently curve along the southern edge, bounding the adjacent parkspace.

The proposed 14-storey building will be home to 177 purpose-built rentals, including 50 affordable rental units designed to positively contribute to the cultural life of what will rapidly become a complete neighbourhood.

To achieve this dynamic community, Tippett Park Phase 2 will encompass a rich network of publicly accessible open spaces encouraging residents to use the site and appreciate its landscape architecture that offers safety, connectivity and community interaction.

Ever mindful of its relationship to the surrounding neighbourhood and to the new central park, a carefully prepared urban design strategy successfully complements the massing strategy of the buildings, ensuring that all greenspaces remain accessible and that any shadows caused by the surrounding buildings are mitigated.

Tippett Park Phase 2 is a dynamic community in the Tippett Regeneration Area, making a positive contribution to the vibrant cultural life of a rapidly developing complete neighbourhood.

Sustainable Features

When building communities, it is important to consider the long term impact of construction. Our construction guidelines are a starting point for sustainability and we constantly strive to exceed them. Below are just a few of the steps we take to ensure we create buildings that are lasting, energy-efficient and enhance the residents’ quality of life.
Air Quality
Greenhouse Gas Emissions and Energy Efficiency
Water Quality, Quantity and Efficiency
Solid Waste
Low-Emitting Vehicle Spaces
Physical provision for future electric vehicle charging provided
Long-Term Bicycle Parking Location
563 long-term secure spaces provided on P1
Short-Term Bicycle Parking Location
63 spaces provided on the main level in a highly visible and publicly accessible location
Safe, accessible pedestrian routes that connect with off-site pedestrian networks and priority destinations
Sidewalk Space
2.1m wide sidewalk to accommodate pedestrian flow.
Weather Protection
Covered outdoor waiting areas to protect pedestrians from inclement weather
Pedestrian Specific Lighting
Lighting provided to illuminate pedestrian walkways
Urban Heat Island Reduction: At Grade
A combination of high albedo and shade provided through precast paving and trees
Green & Cool Roofs
Provided on all available roof areas
Energy Efficiency
Building designed to achieve greater than 12% energy efficiency over the 2017 Ontario Building Code
Building Commissioning
The project has been commissioned using best practices
Enhanced Lighting
Direct rooftop architectural illumination downward and turn off between the hours of 11 p.m. and 6 a.m. during migratory bird seasons
Lighting Controls
Reduced power to exterior lighting by using sensors to determine when additional light is required
Erosion & Sediment Control
Best management practices such as silt fencing, mud mats, and catch basin inlet protection have been added to reduce erosion and control sediment from runoff
Storm Water Balance
Storm water retained on-site to the same level of annual volume allowable under pre-development conditions
Total Suspended Solids (TSS)
A City approved Contech Storm filter chamber with media cartridges has been incorporated which achieves 80% total suspended solids
Drought-Tolerant Landscapes
Water efficient plant material provided for more than 50% of landscaped site area
Water Efficient Fixtures
Reduced potable water consumption by more than 30% using efficient water fixtures and appliances
Reduced potable water use for irrigation by more than 50%
Tree Protection
Tree protection provided for all trees on site to be preserved
Street Tree Retention
Protection provided for all trees adjacent to City of Toronto streets and roadways and City-owned Parkland
Tree Planting
Tree canopy provided where available. Additional tree planting beyond the development site and the associated public boulevard
Soil Volumes
Provided where available. Continuous tree trenches provided with a minimum of 20m³ per tree
Trees Along Street Frontages
Trees provided along street frontages
Watering Program
Watering program to be provided through drip irrigation for the first two years to ensure trees flourish
Biodiversity In Landscapes
All species to be native
Bird Friendly Glazing
First 12m treated with frit pattern and low-reflectance materials for at least 85% of glazing.
Rooftop Vegetation
Provided where glazing is above rooftop vegetation
Grate Porosity
All ground level grates to have porosity less than 20x20mm
Exterior Lighting
All exterior fixtures to be shielded, to reduce light pollution
Waste Collection & Sorting
Tri-sorting provided for all buildings
Waste Storage Spaces
Easily accessible storage space provided
Bulky Waste
Additional space provided to dispose of bulky waste items

Connect to the city with ease

Head to nearby Yorkdale Shopping Centre for world-class shopping. Enjoy an annual line up of events at Downsview Park. Or connect instantly to Wilson subway station – all that Toronto has to offer is only a short subway-ride away.