Mirvish Village will be a transit-oriented urban hub encompassing retail, residential, and an array of civic spaces. It will include amenities that will meet the day to day needs of residents and visitors while providing ample opportunities for the various aspects of community life. Mirvish Village will accommodate a vibrant, diverse community, providing an exceptional quality of life and complement the existing fine-grained retail and residential fabric of the neighbourhood. Functioning as a complete community, residents, and guests of Mirvish Village will benefit from a Neighbourhood Energy System, designed to cogenerate heating, cooling, and power, thereby reducing carbon emissions.
Mirvish Village has a rich legacy as a site of community, commerce, and cultural history. Through architecture and innovative public programming, the project will renew and extend the site’s history as a vibrant urban space serving the needs of both neighbourhood residents and visitors alike. The site is bounded by Bloor Street West to the north, Bathurst Street to the east, Lennox Street to the south and the alley between Markham Street and Palmerston Boulevard to the west. It is well served by transit, located directly across from Bathurst Station, providing access to the Bloor-Danforth subway line and the northern terminus of the Bathurst streetcar line.
Four residential neighbourhoods and three Business Improvement Areas (BIA) surround the site. The four neighbourhoods: Palmerston-Little Italy, Seaton Village, The Annex and Harbord Village, each have their own unique identities. They are all mature neighbourhoods predominately characterized by detached single-family homes set within a grid of tree-lined streets. The three BIA’s represent the businesses in Korea Town, Mirvish Village, and the Annex. These represent the diversity of demographics and cultural, recreational, institutional and commercial amenities that contribute to the vitality of the area.