New Senior Community Planned for Etobicoke

Sunrise Senior Living is working to bring seniors and their families high-quality assisted living and memory care services through a new community in Etobicoke. This 94-unit building will be located at 1455 Royal York Rd., offering a convenient location for families and friends who want to be near their aging loved ones in a supportive environment. To date, Sunrise has established nine communities in Ontario, with fifteen communities across Canada.

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Project Overview

About Sunrise

Sunrise Senior Living is a leading developer of senior living communities in Canada, the United States, and UK with over 330 communities and 32,000 team members.

  • 35 Year Mission: Champion Quality of Life for all Seniors
  • Individualized care in a safe and nurturing environment
  • Providing assisted living care to help with daily activities while promoting individual independence
  • Reminiscence neighborhoods designed to provide comfort and security for those in need of memory care
  • To learn more about Sunrise and the services it offers please visit

Sunrise Senior Living Company Information

*Sunrise Worldwide total resident capacity, senior living communities, and team member statistics as of July 1, 2020.

About the Project - Sunrise of Etobicoke

  • Located within the Humber Heights-Westmount neighbourhood, an area that is generally bounded by St. Phillips Road and the Humber River to the north and northeast, with the Humber River continuing along the east border of the neighbourhood, Eglinton Avenue West to the south and Royal York Road to the west.
  • The Proposed Development comprises a 4-storey Sunrise Assisted Living and Memory Care building, providing assisted living units and memory care units (94 units total; 37 assisted living; 57 memory care).
  • The total gross floor area is proposed to be 7,842 square metres, for a total density of 1.63 times the area of the site.
  • The Proposed Development will include a number of setbacks and stepbacks and rise to a total height of 15.8 metres.
  • Parking is proposed to be located in one underground level, totaling 50 parking spaces, and accessed via a driveway entrance from Chapman Road. There will be eight (8) short-term bicycle parking spaces at grade for employees and visitors.
  • 1,377 square metres of indoor amenity space comprised of a lounge, bistro, parlour, dining halls and activity rooms.
  • The proposed development is located within close proximity of schools, retail, banks, a pharmacy and places of worship.

Process and Timeline

ZBA and SPA – zoning by law amendment and site plan application timeline:

  • The ZBA and SPA initial applications were submitted to the City on June 29, 2020
  • Notice of Complete Applications was issued by the City on September 9, 2020 and review of the application is expected to take 9 months to a year
  • Development signs approved by the City are currently on the site as of October 18, 2020
  • The Preliminary Report went to the Community Council November 3, 2020
  • A Community Consultation Meeting was hosted by City Planning and the Councillor’s office and was held on January 18, 2021
  • Zoning by-law amendment approval is expected mid 2021
  • Final site plan approval is expected early 2022

Building Permit and Construction Commencement:

  • The building Permit Application is expected to be ready for submission in December 2021
  • City review period is expected to last through January 2022
  • Building Permit issuance is expected February 2022
  • Construction Commencement is expected April 2022
  • Construction Duration should last about 20 months from construction commencement
  • A City-approved Construction Management Plan will be required as a condition of Site Plan Approval to provide mitigation measures for potential construction impacts

Currently proposed plans

Sunrise of Etobicoke

Sunrise of Etobicoke

Sunrise of Etobicoke

Sunrise of Etobicoke

Sunrise of Etobicoke

Sunrise of Etobicoke

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