Galleria Mall Condos
Freed Developments, along with Hariri Pontarini Architects and Urban Strategies Inc., have big plans for the approximately 19 acre site at the corner of Dufferin and Dupont Streets. The Galleria Mall redevelopment plan includes eight residential towers and 2,846 condo units.
The towers will vary in height and architectural design. The lower one or two storeys of the towers will house new retail space. The Galleria Mall Condos along Dupont Street will sit atop residential podiums ranging from seven to ten storeys and those condos along Dufferin Street will have residential podiums two to eight storeys. The Galleria Mall development will have a few mid-rise terraced buildings that will transition away from the public spaces to avoid any shadow impact. Among the eight Galleria Mall Condo towers the heights will range from 18 to 35 storeys at their peak.
Galleria Block 5
Galleria Block 5 will be the first to be built and will go on the north west side of the development. Galleria Block 5 will be 22 and 29 storeys connected by a mutual podium. With 604 units in total, there will be 150 rental units and 454 condos for sale. Galleria Block 5 will have 267 one bedrooms, 269 2 bedrooms, and 68 3 bedrooms available.
For the development as a whole, the Galleria Condos for sale will be 50% one bedroom, 40% two bedroom, and 10% three bedroom.
Galleria Mall Development
The master plan for Galleria Mall is designed with a pedestrian-first approach by adding more community gathering spaces and laneways. The cycling community will also get designated bike lanes and bike infrastructure throughout the development. Small laneways will run from Dupont Street south towards a central roadway that runs diagonally across the site, the north half of which will have retail, office space, and the new residential towers.
The south half will be a new and improved Wallace-Emerson Park. The vibrant new park will increase its footprint by 18% to occupy just shy of eight acres of the overall site. At the centre of the Galleria Mall Redevelopment site — dubbed Reimagine Galleria — will be the heart of the community known as Point Plaza. Here, the five points of the different roadways intersect into one central gathering space.