Three-building retirement home and apartment complex proposed for Cyrville


A local developer is proposing to build a six-storey retirement home and seniors’ apartment complex in Cyrville on a site currently occupied by industrial buildings.

Huntington Properties has filed a site plan application for a three-building complex at 1068 Cummings Ave. with a total of 316 units, including 186 rooms that will be part of the retirement home and 130 residential units in the apartment portion. The buildings will be connected by a two-storey podium.

According to the development application, the units will offer “various levels of care and assisted living options ranging from completely independent residential units, to higher levels of assisted living and daily medical care.” The buildings will feature a mix of one-bedroom and bachelor suites.

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The plan calls for 164 parking spaces for vehicles split between a ground-level lot and an underground garage as well as 112 spots for bicycles.

The developer is also planning to include nearly 16,000 square feet of space for amenities such as courtyards, walking paths, outdoor dining areas and patio space. Other proposed services include a therapeutic pool, fitness and physiotherapy studio, golf simulator, chapel, theatre, hair salon, café and a full-service cafeteria-style restaurant.

The property is currently occupied by a number of light industrial buildings that will be demolished to make way for the new project. The land is already zoned for residential use, but would need to be rezoned to accommodate the project’s proposed height of nearly 21 metres.

The city’s planning committee is expected to consider the proposal at its next meeting on Nov. 28.

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