TAS and the Toronto Public Library announced that they are breaking ground on a 14-storey, 235-unit rental building located at 299 Campbell Ave in Toronto’s Junction Triangle. Making the project unique, the first floor of the building will be home to the new Perth Dupont Branch of the Toronto Public Library.
“299 Campbell represents a watershed moment for TAS,” said TAS president and CEO Mazyar Mortazavi. “This project is a culmination of the efforts of our team, along with the community, Councillor Bailão and the Toronto Public Library. Through this collaborative approach we have realized a project that delivers on many firsts: the first rental building for TAS through our relationship with Bentall Kennedy, and a first in deep collaboration between this group of stakeholders.”
Mortazavi continued: “We have achieved this extraordinary project building on TAS’s standing history of a deep commitment to exceptional design and long-term commitment to environmental sustainability. 299 Campbell will be a marquee project for our City and precedent for deep collaboration in city building.”
Toronto Public Library is equally excited about the project. “This ground-breaking event celebrates the relocation and expansion of the Perth Dupont Branch,” said Branch Manager Gail MacFayden. “The TPL is pleased to be working in partnership with the local Councillor, City of Toronto, TAS and the local residents to build a new branch with more space and services to support the Junction Triangle community.”
TAS invites residents, local businesses, and community leaders to celebrate the project’s ground-breaking with a BBQ this Saturday, June 16th from 11 am to 2 pm at 299 Campbell Ave at Dupont. Rain or shine, all ages are welcome to attend for an afternoon of food, music, and activities for the whole family.