245 Queen East Condos By WAM Development In Downtown Toronto
245 Queen East Condos is a new per-construction Condo project located at 245 Queen Street East In Toronto.The Major Intersection are Queen Street East and Ontario Street. The Project Developed By WAM Development Group.245 Queen East Condos features three towers of 39, 45 and 39 storeys, with a base ranging from 3 to 12 storeys. 1,645 residential units.broken down into 340 1-bedroom, 832 1-bedroom+den, 235 2-bedroom, 69 2-bedroom+den, and 169 3-bedroom units.
245 Queen East Condos Highlight:
- Heart of the Downtown Toronto
- Close to Public Transit
- Step to the park and community Centre
- Close to Uniersity and school
- Step to Shops and entertainment
245 Queen East Condos is designed by a team including New York-based Arquitectonica, with New York-based S9 Architecture on the podium, and Toronto-based Sweeny &Co Architects. To be comprised of three interconnected towers sitting astride a variety of mid-rise podium structures—composed of new construction with some saved heritage brick warehouse facades—and joined at street level by a series of retail-and-dining-lined pedestrian alleys, this massive redevelopment will completely change the height, density, and urban character of Queen and Sherbourne.
To reach heights of 142.0, 160.3, and 142.0 metres, towers A (39 storeys), B 45 storeys), and C (39 storeys), will each feature a striking 6-storey cap, seen in the image above, which will include outdoor amenity space and a living garden patio. Altogether, the three towers will enjoy a great deal of balance owing to the height and arrangement of the towers. With a maximum floor plate size of 850 sq metres, the towers would accommodate a combined total of 1,645 residences, broken down into 340 1-bedroom, 832 1-bedroom+den, 235 2-bedroom, 69 2-bedroom+den, and 169 3-bedroom units. The entirety of the towers and much of the 12-storey podium(s) will be completely glazed with high-efficiency glass panels.
As seen in the above two images above and below, much effort will be made to create pedestrian-friendly space; the inclusion of brick-paved retail/dining alleys to add a much warmer than usual, human-scale space at the base of the three towers. An overhead glass canopy will serve the dual purposes of providing shelter from the elements, while simultaneously acting as a buffer from the towers soaring overhead. This will likely ground the entire pedestrian experience nicely, adding more atmosphere than has been experienced at typical multi-tower sites, and similar to plans for The Well.
Adding to this ambiance, and despite the 2013 demolition of the aforementioned heritage structure at 267 Queen St East, a small handful of the site's former warehouse buildings (seen in the Google Street View image below), including a collection of turn-of-the-century red-brick structures, will set the tone of the pedestrian laneways, adding to the public realm portion of the development.
The opportunities for a site of this size and urban industrial character are huge, and thus it will be with much interest that Mycondopro will keep up with this file as the story continues to play out. As more details emerge and as the project evolves through the planning process, we will keep you informed of the latest news.
245 Queen East Condos has a Walk Score of 98 out of 100. Transit Score if 100 out of 100. This location is in the Moss Park neighborhood in Toronto. Nearby parks include Moss Park, St. James Park and Sculpture Gardens.
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