3080 Yonge Street is a nearly 40 year old building at the intersection of Yonge Street and Lawrence Avenue in uptown Toronto, that provides a combination of employment space, services and retail as well as an entrance into Lawrence Subway Station. Urban Strategies was retained by First Capital Reality to assist with Minor Variance and Site Plan Approvals for the redevelopment of 3080 Yonge Street. The proposed adaptive reuse of the existing six-storey mixed office and retail building works to create a more successful neighbourhood centre, improving the buildings appearance, retail offerings, accessibility and relationship with the public realm. Renovations to enclose an underutilized interior courtyard will provide space for a new grocery store and 2nd storey green rooftop courtyard. A second story restaurant with an enclosable terrace will overlook Lawrence Avenue. New street-related retail will front both Yonge and Lawrence, featuring improvements to glazing and the exterior building facade, barrier free entrances for new retail and the TTC, and widened sidewalk conditions. A new three-storey canopy will extend over the corner of Yonge and Lawrence providing weather protection and improving the street presence and entrance into both the TTC and new grocery use.
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