A new rendering of 1 Yorkville, a proposed 58-storey condominium by Bazis and Plaza planned for the corner of Yonge Street and Yorkville Avenue in the heart of Toronto, expands our understanding of the plans for the tower while maintaining the mystery of how some details will be worked out as the design progresses.

1 Yorkville as seen looking west across Yonge Street, Toronto, by Bazis1 Yorkville as seen looking west across Yonge Street, image courtesy of Bazis

Designed by architect Rosario Varacalli, 1 Yorkville's façade is marked by columns of undulating metal fins. The fins are faceted so that light and shadow will change constantly on each of the building's elevations as the sun crosses the sky each day.

The details of the fins are still being worked out, including their exact placement, their width, and the material that will be used. In fact, the building's final dimensions in all three dimensions is still to be determined. The working concept is a 33 metre north-south length by 23 metre east-west width, and height of 186 metres, all of which may change. Details of how heritage components will meet the modern tower is also sill in play, while details of the windows have been conspicuously glossed over. The rendering above, including the enlargement below, should therefore still be considered conceptual… but it is something new to consider!

1 Yorkville as seen looking west across Yonge Street, Toronto, by Bazis1 Yorkville rising behind the Yonge Street heritage buildings, image courtesy of Bazis

Want to know more about 1 Yorkville? More information and renderings are available in our dataBase file, linked below. Want to talk about it? Choose one of the associated Forum thread links to get in on the discussion, or leave a comment in the space provided on this page.

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