Developers Bazis and Plaza are teaming up to bring a 58-storey condominium tower to the corner of Yorkville Avenue and Yonge Street in the heart of Toronto's Bloor-Yorkville neighbourhood. Designed by architect Rosario Varacalli, 1 Yorkville's tower will feature crimped columns running its full height, and creating a dance of light across the structure's façades: depending on where you view the building from, you'll experience varying effects of light and shadow, and even colour.

1 Yorkville condos Toronto, designed by Rosario Varacalli for Bazis and Plaza1 Yorkville, designed by Rosario Varacalli for Bazis and Plaza

1 Yorkville will rise above—and behind—fully restored three-storey Yorkville Village buildings built in the 1860s which line Yonge Street. ERA Architects will oversee the work to preserve and renew out the buildings' heritage features while preparing the buildings to feature character-filled boutique retail. Beyond the heritage buildings and the tower, a 25-foot wide laneway will be greened by NAK Design Group, providing a revitalized and inviting pedestrian way linking Cumberland Avenue to Yorkville Avenue, and acting as a grand access to the development.

1 Yorkville's location will put it a short walk from Bloor-Yonge subway station, and in amongst one of Toronto's most sought after neighbourhoods, full of luxury brand shops, fine restaurants and nightclubs, and plenty of noted art galleries, and top drawer cultural facilities.

The site of 1 Yorkville and surroundings, image from Apple MapsThe site of 1 Yorkville and surroundings, image from Apple Maps

Bazis and Plaza have previously teamed up on two other projects, both now under construction. At Yonge and Sheppard, Bazis, Plaza, and Metropia's Emerald Park towers are now rising into the sky, while excavation is now under way for Exhibit Residences, located across Bloor Street from the Royal Ontario Museum.

There is much more to come, but if you want to know more about 1 Yorkville now, check out our dataBase file, linked below, for close-up renderings and the full press release with more details. Want to talk about 1 Yorkville? Choose one of the associated Forum thread links, or leave a comment in the space provided on this page.

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