Tribute Communities has put in an application with the City of Toronto for a zoning amendment to build a 45-storey condominium tower at the northeast corner of Carlton and Church Streets. A leaked rendering for the project is now making the rounds on the internet.

70 Carlton Street condos Toronto by Core Architects for Tribute Communities70 Carlton Street by Core Architects for Tribute Communities

The glass-clad building, designed by Core Architects, starts with a squared-off seven-storey podium matching the height and bulk of Maple Leaf Gardens across the street to the west of it, and finishes with a sleekly rounded 38-storey, X-shaped tower above. The building's podium is topped by a two-storey amenities suite with landscaped roof deck for the residents.

Podium of 70 Carlton condos Toronto by Core Architects for Tribute CommunitiesPodium of 70 Carlton Street by Core Architects for Tribute Communities

The top of the tower steps down toward the north from 45 storeys to 35 storeys, presumably to limit shadowing on the school grounds a block to the north.

The proposal is in its early stages, and we expect that an intial community consultation will be called soon to consider it. In the meantime UrbanToronto has created a dataBase page for the project which includes more close-ups from the preliminary rendering above for those wishing to review the proposal in greater detail. You can find that through the link below, or may get in on the discussion via the associated Forum thread link. Otherwise, please leave your comments on this page!