185 Donald Street/300 St Mary Avenue

Update: Project is on hold as of April 2023. The developer has declared insolvency due to cost overruns and the court-appointed monitor is pursuing additional financing or a buyer to take over the project.

Description: 14 storey, 120 unit apartment tower with red brick facade with a 10,000-square-foot restaurant at ground level, an adjacent 3 storey, 100 stall parkade, and internal storage for 50 bikes. The north side facing St Mary Ave will feature a large outdoor patio on the second floor. The units will comprise 48 two-bedroom, two-bath and 72 one-bedroom, one-bath. 12 of the one-bedroom units will be wheelchair accessible. Rents are purported to be “mid-range, very approachable” according to Akman Construction. Replaces two surface parking lots south of St Mary Avenue and a 2 storey house from the 1890s demolished in 2015.

Location: Southeast corner of Donald Street and St Mary Avenue up to property line of Access Credit Union.
Status: Under Construction since March 2022; construction halted April 2023 due to insolvency.
Completion/Occupancy: 2024
Developer: Donmar Properties
Architects: Number Ten
Contractor/Builder: Akman Construction Ltd.
Press: Former downtown parking lot moving on up to become 14-storey apartment block