Tyndale Green
Category Purpose-Built Rental
Address 3377 Bayview Avenue, Toronto
Architect KPMB Architects
Status Under Construction
Tyndale Green is a transformative joint venture mixed-use development project between Tyndale University and Collecdev Markee, and a groundbreaking new model for the delivery of core ESG principles on private development projects. It will be one of the largest privately delivered affordable housing projects on private land in the City of Toronto, with hundreds of new affordable homes being delivered voluntarily. The project will also deliver ambitious sustainability features, including a geothermal renewable energy exchange program, which will provide zero emissions heating and cooling to the entire residential component, as well as best-in-class sustainable stormwater management principles including on-site collection, rainwater gardens, permeable pavers, and a sustainability-first landscape plan that will mean the post-development state will include more permeable spaces than currently exists on the site. Community investments will also include the delivery of two new public parks, a new daycare, a substantial heritage preservation and adaptive reuse program, and retail space for independent business owners.

• 1,510 new homes, of which at least 239 will be offered at affordable rents.
• A new onsite daycare facility
• Two new public parks
• A ravine restoration and stewardship program
• A network of new pedestrian pathways and shared streets
• A small-scale independent food market and cafe

Tyndale Green comprises 12 buildings ranging in height from 6 to 24 storeys, with all but two buildings between 6 and 8 storeys tall, with a total residential Gross Floor Area (GFA) of 109,282 square metres (1,176,301 square feet).

Working with the world-class KPMB Architects, one of Canada’s most renowned architectural firms, the Collecdev Markee team has developed a site plan that is inspired by best-in-class communities in Western Europe, drawing on best practices in contemporary city-building from cities including Copenhagen, Amsterdam, London, and elsewhere. The site plan prioritizes the movement, comfort, and safety of pedestrians over the fast movement of motor vehicles, to create a beautiful, livable, and sustainable approach to site planning that is nascent in Toronto development. The plan is peppered with new pedestrian pathways that wind between open spaces between buildings that are carefully nestled into the landscape.