Originate Developments, in collaboration with Cameron Stephens Equity Capital and Westdale Properties, has secured notable zoning approvals for two significant residential projects: Yonge & Rosehill and Jarvis & Earl. These proposals, located in Toronto’s Deer Park and Upper Jarvis neighbourhoods respectively, are set to introduce over 1,400 units combined into Toronto's real estate market. Originate, an infill development firm, is establishing itself as a noteworthy developer in Toronto’s real estate scene, with a robust portfolio and an expanding array of projects.

Situated at the northeast corner of Yonge Street and Rosehill Avenue, the proposed Yonge & Rosehill development has zoning approval for 50 storeys. Designed by Moriyama Teshima Architects, with Turner Fleischer Architects as Architect of Record, the mixed-use 172.3m-high development aims to integrate itself into the prestigious Deer Park neighbourhood, offering a backdrop of high-end retailers and vibrant city life, just a short walk south from St Clair station on Yonge Line 1, also served by the St Clair streetcar.

Looking northeast to Yonge & Rosehill, designed by Moriyama Teshima Architects, with Turner Fleischer Architects as Architect of Record, for Originate Developments Inc

The building's design features a 5-storey podium, providing a welcoming presence at street level, while the light-coloured tower incorporates recesses to break up the uniform design. The interiors will be crafted with brightly lit, open-concept spaces.

Adam Sheffer, President and Co-Founder of Originate Developments, expresses his enthusiasm about the project, noting the company is “eager to introduce these housing units to the market and be a part of the vibrant landscape of Yonge and St Clair with this marquee building.” Residents will enjoy quick access to natural spaces such as the Yellow Creek ravine system and David A. Balfour Park.

Meanwhile closer to Toronto's Financial Core, the Jarvis & Earl project, located at the intersection of Jarvis Street and Earl Place, has been zoned as a 58-storey tower, 198.89m-high, encompassing 690 units of mixed-use residential space, including both market-rate rentals and condominiums. This Kirkor Architects Planners-designed structure looks to leverage its prime location equidistant from Yonge and Sherbourne streets, offering residents quick access to Bloor-Yonge and Sherbourne subway stations, and both Lines 1 and 2 on the TTC.

Looking northeast to Jarvis & Earl Place, designed by Kirkor Architects Planners for Originate Developments Inc

The architectural vision for Jarvis & Earl includes a facade featuring a colourful base framing the street-level that gradually gives way to dark glazing and columned balconies as the building reaches skyward, utilizing a more industrial design. Inside, the design focuses on contemporary luxury, with natural materials and sophisticated touches to create an environment that maximizes both space and functionality.

Sean Fleming, Executive Vice President & Managing Director at Cameron Stephens, highlights the successful collaboration with Originate and Westdale, noting that the company works “with stand-out partners, and Originate Developments and Westdale Properties are no exception.” 

Their efforts were pivotal in exceeding initial project expectations, including the design for Jarvis & Earl surpassing its initial proposal of 43 storeys to reach its current 58-storey height. “The Yonge and St Clair development and the Jarvis and Earl development set the standard for execution and delivery for Toronto housing,” notes Mitchell Cohen, COO of Westdale Properties.

These developments exemplify Originate Developments' forward-thinking approach to the urban future of the city, seeking to transform underutilized spaces to integrate new developments into established neighbourhoods without disrupting them.

UrbanToronto will continue to follow progress on these developments, but in the meantime, you can learn more about them from our Database files, linked below. If you'd like, you can join in on the conversation in the associated Project Forum thread or leave a comment in the space provided on this page.

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