In a city with seemingly endless options when it comes to condo shopping, there are yet certain developments that stand apart. When it was first announced, the Thompson Residences at 621 King West caused quite a bit of excitement on UrbanToronto. The shifted drawer-front design by Montreal-based Saucier + Perrotte was simple, clean, elegant in black and white, and so much fun. It was one of those designs that hit people as so obvious that we should have a pile of buildings like it… but why didn't we even have one yet? Freed Developments was now making sure we would.

Saucier + Perrotte's Thompson Residences, by Freed Developments, TorontoSaucier + Perrotte's ultra cool Thompson Residences design, image courtesy of Freed Developments

Freed, who pretty much created the King West transformation with their very urbane approach to condo-neighbourhood-making, were upping their game again by bringing top-flight Saucier + Perrotte to Toronto and pairing them with Toronto's masters of chic interiors and exteriors, namely Burdifilek and gh3 handling interior design and landscape design respectively. The sum total for the suites and amenities is cool at every level, and especially at roof level, where a seductive pool is matched with a stylish bar and a killer view over the city's skyline. If you ever wanted to live somewhere that would also be one of Toronto's best places to hang out and relax after work every evening, then this building would surely be it.

The Thompson Residences has been bubbling under on UrbanToronto for a while now—we've been watching images of the excavation and lower level construction pop up in the Forum thread—but now things are really heating up again. This weekend, 11 AM to 5 PM each day at the Thompson Hotel Penthouse across Stewart Street, Freed are holding an Open House. Three new floors have been released, and it's your best opportunity to get a taste of the lifestyle on offer here.

Put your name on the list at info@thompsonresidences.com to get all the info you need.

Rooftop pool at the Thompson Residences, by Freed Developments, TorontoRooftop pool at the Thompson Residences, image courtesy of Freed Developments

Want to know more about the Thompson Residences? You can check out our dataBase page, linked below, for several more renderings and lots of info. Want to talk about it? You can leave a comment in the space provided on this page, or get in on the conversation in our associated Forum threads, also linked below.