Canderel plans 160-unit retirement home for the Glebe

A developer is asking the city for permission to build an eight-storey retirement residence on the site of a former Beer Store in the Glebe.

The Bank Street building, proposed by Canderel Realties, would have 160 residential units in a retirement home operated by Toronto-based Amica.

It would also include 1,607 square metres of retail space.

In order for the project to go ahead, the developer will require a zoning exemption. Currently, there is a maximum height of 15 metres for buildings on the site. The proposed development would be 26 metres high.