Since being gentrified in the 1970s, the neighbourhood of Yorkville has transitioned from a funky bohemian enclave to a high-end mixed use district for our nation’s top drawer. As Canada’s undisputed number one retail destination, Yorkville has attracted its fair share of residents over the last generation, and the ongoing development boom in the city has brought a number of newly built luxury condominium units to this in-demand location. While large scale projects like the new Four Seasons have reshaped the neighbourhood skyline, small boutique style condominium projects like Alterra and Zinc Developments’ 36Hazelton are reshaping the neighbourhood’s side streets at a more human scale.

36Hazelton, Alterra, Zinc, Quadrangle Architects, Goldsmith Borgal, TorontoRendering of 36Hazelton, courtesy of the Alterra Group

Under construction on Hazelton Avenue just north of Yorkville, the Quadrangle Architects and Goldsmith Borgal and Company Architects-designed development will rise 7 storeys in height and contain a mere 19 high-end condominium suites.

36Hazelton, Alterra, Zinc, Quadrangle Architects, Goldsmith Borgal, Toronto36Hazelton construction site, image by Jack Landau

With excavation complete, construction crews are now busy working on the building’s basement levels. Concrete is taking shape on the underground P3 level, and formwork as being put into place for the P2 level above.

36Hazelton, Alterra, Zinc, Quadrangle Architects, Goldsmith Borgal, Toronto36Hazelton construction site, image by Jack Landau

The new condominium will sit behind the preserved 1928 façade of the former St. Basil’s Catholic School. Currently supported by yellow steel bracing, the historic façade will be reincorporated into the building as its main presence on the street.

36Hazelton, Alterra, Zinc, Quadrangle Architects, Goldsmith Borgal, TorontoThe historic façade of St. Basil's Catholic School, image by Jack Landau

Reflecting the exclusive nature of Yorkville, the smallest suite at 36Hazelton will measure in at 1,200 square-feet, around double the square footage of a generously sized one-bedroom unit elsewhere in the city centre.

36Hazelton, Alterra, Zinc, Quadrangle Architects, Goldsmith Borgal, TorontoThe historic façade of St. Basil's Catholic School viewed from the east side of Hazelton, image by Jack Landau

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