The Fairbank

This eight-storey purpose-built rental building adds density, multiplies housing options, and activates the streetscape in an existing mixed-use community on Toronto’s west side.


Located on Eglinton Avenue West near Caledonia Road, The Fairbank — named for the neighbourhood in which it sits — is a new eight-storey apartment complex for Oben Flats that adds context-appropriate density on one of Toronto’s main arteries near the site of a future GO Transit station. 

Comprising 141 rental apartments varying in size from 550 to 1,200 sf, The Fairbank multiplies housing options in an area predominantly defined by single-family homes. The ground-floor design activates the streetscape and contributes new retail and services, thereby creating new employment opportunities in the neighbourhood. A landscaped plaza in front of the building provides a welcoming public space and establishes a dialogue with Caledonia Station — a new GO and LRT stop — and the small parkette across the way on Eglinton.

The lobby is large and welcoming and features high-quality materials and furnishings. Because all suites are accessible from a double-loaded corridor, they either offer views toward the residential enclave that abuts the north side of the building or vistas out onto Eglinton and towards downtown to the south. The upper levels step back to soften the overall massing of the building and create generous outdoor terraces in the process. 

Images: MOT + Superkül


Multi-unit + Mixed-Use
Toronto, ON
Oben Group
Jablonksy, Ast and Partners (Structural), Reinbold Engineering (Mechanical + Electrical), Fabian Papa & Partners (Civil), Thinc Design (Landscape), Nextrans Consulting Engineers (Traffic), Terraprobe (Geotechnical)

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