140 Merton Street

Mixed Use

140 Merton Street

Site Introduction

140 Merton Street is a 0.84-acre site located on the north side of Merton Street between Yonge Street and Pailton Crescent. It contains the former War Amps building which has been owned by the City of Toronto since 1994 and occupied by SPRINT Senior Care since 1998. The property also contains a Heritage Designated structure. Build Toronto is envisioning a mid to high rise residential development for this site.


Major Intersection: Davisville Avenue & Yonge Street
Surrounding Uses: 17-storey high-rise apartment building to the north; four-storey and six-storey office buildings to the east and west respectively; and a medium density townhouse complex and 13-storey apartment building to the south
Ward: St. Paul's
Councillor: Josh Matlow
Site Area (acres): 0.84 acres
Current Use: Includes an existing building of approximately 2,198 square metres (23,655 square feet) comprised of a two-storey office and a single-storey garage. The premises are currently leased by a non-profit tenant using approximately 748 square metres (8,060 square feet) of the building.
Proposed Use: Residential with community uses
Official Plan - Land Use Designation: Mixed-Use Area
Planning and Staff Reports:

Development Objectives

• Integrate and preserve historically significant building elements within the development
• Incorporate an affordable housing component
• Create a new residential development while integrating community uses within the podium level
  • North aerial view of the site (2017)

    North aerial view of the site (2017)

  • Northwest aerial view of the site

    Northwest aerial view of the site