UrbanToronto has written extensively about the Yonge and Gerrard intersection, home to some of the city’s most interesting projects: Aura at College Park to the northwest and Ryerson’s Student Learning Centre to the south. Not to be overshadowed is the southeast corner of the intersection where KingSett Capital has proposed an ambitious project, designed by Quadrangle Architects, which will bring further urban density and a much needed streetscape upgrade to this rapidly developing neighbourhood. As mentioned in our previous article on the project, the plan is to incorporate the facades of two heritage buildings into the imposing 9-storey podium spanning half a block, which will house retail and office space. Rising up from this podium are two residential towers along Yonge Street, with heights of 73 and 62 storeys to the north and south respectively, connected together by a sky-bridge at the 51st and 52nd floors.
The project is predominantly residential in nature, with 82,474 m2 of new space, yet the 9,389 m2 of retail and 17,370 m2 of office space both help to create an environment with a good distribution of functions - ingredients for a thriving urban community. The residential towers cater more to the working professional, with 648 (59%) one-bedroom and 107 (9%) studio units; the remaining space is allocated in a more family friendly manner with 241 (22%) 2-bedroom and 110 (10%) 3-bedroom units.
For the rest of the article please go to: http://urbantoronto.ca/news/2015/07/quadrangle-unveils-new-renderings-yonge-and-gerrard-project
Source: Urban Toronto, 7/3/2015