Located in Toronto’s Tarragon Village, the Bathurst and Bridgman site has historically been a place where an eclectic mix of residential and light industrial uses have comingled, including 1191 Bathurst – the headquarters of Wertex (Canada’s oldest hosiery company). In recent years, Wertex’s business has evolved requiring less physical space. This shift has provided an opportunity to reimagine the site, in a way that responds to its strategic location near downtown and high order transit.
Urban Strategies’ role has been to help Albar Development Inc. advance a redevelopment concept for the site. We are contributing to the master plan, leading the municipal development approvals, and spearheading a community engagement program. The emerging redevelopment concept retains and adaptively reuses the 1191 Bathurst building, while introducing a complementary mix of uses to create a place to live, work, and gather in a lively extension of the surrounding community. An enhanced network of mid-block connections, new green spaces, and gathering places are interwoven, with an anchor cultural hub deliver new amenities and and animation to the block. The character of the redevelopment plan embraces the historical industrial character of the site.
Rendering by Public Work