Origami Queen West Lofts opened its sales centre to the public on the weekend, and UrbanToronto was there to take a look. The building is a unique and attractive addition to Toronto's growing stock of mid-rise residential structures. Symmetry Developments touts Origami as having "no angle the same as another, and every side of the building offers a truly unique perspective." Symmetry is the firm behind several other recent developments including Linea on Bayview and The Hive Lofts on The Queensway.

Below is a rendering of how Origami will look when it is complete in 2014.

Origami Queen West Lofts, Toronto Condos, Symmetry Developments, Teeple ArchitecOrigami Queen West Lofts, image by Symmetry Developments

Origami is a seven-storey, 23-unit building that will be located at 202 Bathurst Street, at the corner of Wolesley Street, just two short blocks north of Queen Street West. The area offers many nearby amenities for grocery shopping, dining and retail.

Origami Queen West Lofts, Toronto Condos, Symmetry Developments, Teeple ArchitecOrigami Queen West Lofts presentation centre, image by Michael Batt

As the name suggests, Origami is designed with the ancient Japanese artform in mind. Teeple Architects and DKStudio were the firms behind the design, and have made the crisp folds of origami the main connective feature between the exterior and interior designs. The sales centre features models of the kitchens and bathrooms of some of the suite designs. 

Origami Lofts kitchen photos are below. Note the crisp origami-like folds integrated into the design features.

Origami Queen West Lofts, Toronto Condos, Symmetry Developments, Teeple ArchitecOrigami Queen West Lofts presentation centre, image by Michael Batt

Origami Queen West Lofts, Toronto Condos, Symmetry Developments, Teeple ArchitecOrigami Queen West Lofts presentation centre, image by Michael Batt

Origami Loft bathroom sample from the sales centre: 

Origami Queen West Lofts, Toronto Condos, Symmetry Developments, Teeple ArchitecOrigami Queen West Lofts presentation centre, image by Michael Batt

The frontage on Bathurst Street will be only 40 feet, so it will not make a large imposition on the neighbourhood. The sales centre is located on the site of the future Origami building itself. Below is a shot of the sales centre office at 202 Bathurst. 

Origami Queen West Lofts, Toronto Condos, Symmetry Developments, Teeple ArchitecOrigami Queen West Lofts presentation centre, image by Michael Batt

Units on offer include studios, one-bed plus den and two-bed plus den in the penthouse units that will be in a glass cube perched atop the building. Sizes range from 387 to 983 square feet, with prices starting at $219,900.