Lash Group Advances Next Phase of ME Living Condo Development

Lash Group of Companies has submitted applications for zoning by-law amendments and site plan approvals to the City of Toronto for the next phase of the ME Living condo development in Markham and Ellesmere in Scarborough. These amendments would allow for the construction of a 39-storey mixed-use residential building at 1021 Markham Road, which would replace the existing 1-2 storey commercial plaza and surface parking lot that currently occupy the northeast corner of Markham Road and from Brimorton Drive.

Looking north towards Four ME, designed by Turner Fleischer Architects for Lash Group of Companies

Designed by Turner Fleischer Architects, the ME Living development consists of:

  • Building A, 40 Meadowglen Place, 16-story rental apartment (completed)
  • Building B, ME Living, 28-story condominium (completed)
  • Building C, ME2, 28-story condominium (under construction)
  • Building D, Tricycle, 14-story condominium (under construction)
  • Building E, 15 Meadowglen Pl, 16 stacked 3-story townhouses (under construction)
  • Building F, 25 Meadowglen Pl, 16 stacked 3-story townhouses (under construction)
  • Building G, (object site) FOUR ME, 39-story mixed-use residential building (pre-construction)
  • New public street, Roman Abraham Blvd, running east to west which connects to Markham Road
  • New park located on the north side of Brimorton Drive
  • A new 6 meter private driveway has provided the north and east sides of the FOUR ME site which will have direct access in/out from Markham Road and Brimorton Drive

Site plan/roof, north to left, by Turner Fleischer Architects for Lash Group of Companies

The planning rationale by Bousfields INC points out that the development of Building G was not included in the first ME Living development proposal due to commitments to the owners of the existing commercial site. This phase must be marketed under the name FOUR ME.

Site in relation to surrounding context, north to left, by Turner Fleischer Architects for Lash Group of Companies

The area surrounding the ME Living development site consists of:

  • Commercial plazas with surface parking, located north of 1 and 2 Meadowglen Place
  • Residential area with low-rise single-family homes located to the east and south of the site
  • Chiropractic clinic with surface parking (673 Brimorton Drive) located south of the site
  • Apartment buildings, located west of the site at 1050 Markham Road (19 floors) and 555 Brimorton Drive (15 floors) and 960 Markham Road (15 floors)
  • Hydro corridor located south of the site

Site plan / ground floor, by Turner Fleischer Architects for Lash Group of Companies

The proposed development has a 6 storey base with ground floor retail on the second level, with a 33 storey residential tower above.

East and South Elevations, by Turner Fleischer Architects for Lash Group of Companies

The total gross floor area of ​​the development would be 31,184m² with a floor area index of 10.89. The proposed residential gross floor area would be 28,799 m² and there would be 2,385 m² of commercial space. There would be 380 residential condominium units, with 73 one bedroom (19%), 156 one bedroom + dens (41%), 133 two bedrooms (35%), 18 two bedrooms + dens (5%).

North and west podium elevations indicating bird-friendly branding areas, by Turner Fleischer Architects for Lash Group of Companies

The 39-story building would have indoor and outdoor amenity spaces for residents to use, located on the third and seventh floors of the building and would feature a green roof and open space overlooking 1 & 2 Meadowglen Place. The total proposed interior amenity space would be 1,068 m². The total outdoor amenity space proposed would be 516 m².

Perspective drawings of the ME Living development, designed by Turner Fleischer Architects for Lash Group of Companies

The proposed development would include a 6 meter wide private driveway located on the north and east sides of the site as well as 2 vehicle access points to the right of entry and exit from Brimorton Drive and Markham Road. The building would have 6 levels of underground parking with 405 vehicle spaces and 311 bicycle spaces. A type G cargo space and a type B cargo space are offered on the ground floor of the building. The site is served by the 95 Ellesmere bus, the 102 Markham Road bus, the 38 Highland Creek bus and the 113 Neilson bus. Stops are located at Markham and Brimorton, just next to the venue, and Makrham and Ellesmere, a short walk north. The site is also a 7-minute drive from Highway 401.

Site elevation along Markham Road looking east, designed by Turner Fleischer Architects for Lash Group of Companies

Site elevation along Brimorton Drive, designed by Turner Fleischer Architects for Lash Group of Companies

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Sara H. Byrd