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Developer Seeking to Redevelop Toronto Post Office

A local developer plans to redevelop a former Toronto post office into a multi-residential mixed-use site.

Queen Street Post has filed a development application with the City of Toronto to build a 29-storey residential tower on top of the former Canada Postal Station C at 1117 Queen Street West.

If all goes according to plan, the new tower will contain 272 residential units. The retained former two-storey post office building is slated to include community and commercial spaces.

“We’re trying to make it so the building will potentially be a landmark for the area,” Queen Street Post director Robert Bielak told the Toronto Star.

Local groups have sought to preserve the property for arts and culture purposes. Queen Street Post bought the property for an undisclosed price from the federal postal service in 2021.

Toronto-based planning firm Bousfields submitted the development application to the city on behalf of Queen Street West. The project’s other partners include Toronto-based architecture firm Giannone Petricone Associates.

Image: City of Toronto


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About Monte Stewart

Monte Stewart serves as Content Director - Canada for Connect Commercial Real Estate. Based in Vancouver, British Columbia, Monte provides daily news coverage of major Canadian commercial real estate markets, including Vancouver, Toronto, Montreal and Calgary. He has written about the real estate sector for various media outlets and Avison Young since the early 2000s. In addition, he has covered sports, general news and business for several leading wire services and publications, including The Canadian Press, The Associated Press, The Calgary Herald, The Globe and Mail, Research Money, The Daily Oil Bulletin, Natural Gas World and The Toronto Star. Monte is active in his community as a youth basketball coach and raises funds for such charitable causes as Movember.

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