E Condos. Mixed-Use, Multi-Unit Residential. Yonge and Eglinton. Toronto
The intersection of Yonge and Eglinton represents one of Toronto's most iconic locations. A growing hub of commercial, residential and commuter activities permeates this urban space, A planned LRT stop and expended concourse level will further contribute to the metropolitan quality of the hub, and its status within the city of Toronto.
The 58 storey building, the tallest in the area, will solidify and give form to one of Toronto's fastest growing neighbourhood. The building's podium is set back 17 meters from the edge of Eglinton Avenue, allowing for a granite paved plaza to take shape. 13 meter high glass podium defines the northern edge of the plaza on top of which two stacked shifting volumes accommodate office space. The volumes rotate slightly to align with the geometry of Yonge Street (the lower volume) and Eglinton Avenue (the upper volume), by doing so, the building form manifests the subtle shift off of the orthogonal that Yonge Street takes north of St.Clair Avenue.
The residential tower is wrapped in continuos balconies. A system of perforated metal wraps the building to function both as balcony guard and as second skin protecting from high velocity wind, particularly at higher levels. This skin also works to distinguish the appearance of the tower, interrupted only by a glass box that cantilvers over to the south, accommodating an interior swimming pool and lounge with views towards the city centre.
Location: Toronto, Canada
Type: Mixed-Use, Multi-Unit Residential
Size: 43,000 sq.m
Client: RioCAN, Bazis, Metropia
Status: Construction, Expected Completion 2017
Design: Samer Hout and Roy Varacalli
rVa Architect of record