Great Gulf had been relatively quiet about their Yonge + Rich Condos project up until recently, but along with some streetscape and full cladding renderings, we now have more information on units and amenities.
Yonge + Rich aims to maintain a connection to nature for its residents, offsetting the particularly dense urban environment on Richmond St., one block east of Yonge Street. The condominium, designed by Peter Clewes of architectsAlliance, will maximize floor-to-ceiling window exposure for every suite, emphasizing natural light.
The suites, 1 and 2-bedrooms mostly between a compact 500 and a relatively-spacious 926 square feet, will include not merely balconies or terraces, but at up to eight feet wide, they will practically be outdoor rooms with the goal of allowing residents to actively benefit from the outside space. In such a dense downtown area, 926 square feet at the top end of unit size in an accessibly-priced condo such as Yonge + Rich is increasingly rare. In addition, most project renderings highlight a large degree of outdoor foliage and greenery, with DTAH Architects behind the landscaping plan, including for the outdoor, tree-lined pool on the 22nd storey of the development.
Yonge + Rich will top off at 50 storeys and be connected to the underground PATH pedestrian and retail network. As UrbanToronto has previously revealed, the building will form an L-shape, with the main tower running north-south from Lombard Street to Richmond Street. The shorter segment, topped off by the pool, will front Richmond St. at Victoria St. Many users of the UrbanToronto Forum, as with other projects, have cast a somewhat skeptical eye over the "Yonge + Rich" branding, a cheeky reference to the project's location. Great Gulf just hopes to convey the energy and opportunity of the neighbourhood, sitting comfortably between the city's Financial District and St. Lawrence.
The project is currently in the pre-application design consultation stage at the City, to enter community consultations soon.
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