Today we shine the light on Pinnacle International’s recent foray into the Toronto condominium market — Pinnacle on Adelaide. Pinnacle is an international development company based out of Vancouver and is known for its west coast-developments, spanning from Vancouver to San Diego. For this Toronto project, Pinnacle has enlisted Hariri Pontarini Architects and the Chapman Design Group, to create a unique building in the centre of downtown Toronto.

Pinnacle on Adelaide in Toronto by Pinnacle International, Hariri Pontarini Pinnacle on Adelaide, by Pinnacle International

Pinnacle on Adelaide will reach 43 storeys, with a total of 564 residential units. The building includes an impressive array of amenities for residents, however what really caught our attention is the public plaza that the developer has planned, aiming to reinvigorate John Street and create a buffer zone between the private condominium and the public street. Designed by Janet Rosenberg and Associates, the plaza is sure to feature prominently within the neighbourhood, especially if integrated within the highly anticipated John Street redevelopment.

Pinnacle on Adelaide in Toronto by Pinnacle International, Hariri Pontarini Pinnacle on Adelaide, Plaza Detail, by Pinnacle International

The most notable, and most discussed feature of Pinnacle on Adelaide is the inclusion of the existing heritage structure that was on the site. The developers opted to integrate the Richard West House — built in the 1850s on top of the former Cholera Hospital and Fever House — into the condominium. Much of the original character of the house has been retained, and we can only hope the exterior is well preserved and tastefully integrated upon completion. To be able to excavate the site, Pinnacle relocated the Richard West House across the street; click here to see a great aerial video of the move that took place this past August.

Richard West House, Toronto, Pinnacle InternationalRelocation of Richard West House 

Pinnacle joins Cinema Tower, The Bond, and Peter Street Condominiums, all currently under construction if not soon-to-be, and all located within a few short blocks of one another on Adelaide Street West. We can safely assume that the Adelaide Street we see today — which we usually associate with clubs, fast traffic and lack of amenities — will be very different in a few years time.

Read up on all our past coverage on this project by clicking on the story links below, and visit the Forum thread and dataBase listing page for even more detailed information.