Yesterday we took a look at The CarlawStreetcar Developments' new condominium project under construction at Dundas and Carlaw, where Leslieville and South Riverdale meet. The two venerable East Toronto neighbourhoods are experiencing lots of infill development and are on the rise. A formerly industrial district, the area is rapidly changing into a thriving mixed-use community.

Streetcar Developments has even more in store for the neighbourhood. Immediately east of The Carlaw construction site, a 7-storey boutique condominium known as The Taylor will soon add another 96 condominium units to the area. Currently the site of a pair of connected single-storey commercial properties at 1220 and 1230 Dundas East, they will come down once the City permits are in to make way for the Taylor's shoring and excavation work. 

The Taylor, The Carlaw, TACT Architecture, Streetcar DevelopmentsFuture site of The Taylor on Dundas Street East, image by Jack Landau

Seen from our perch above the Carlaw construction site, the improvement that the Taylor will bring to the area seems pretty obvious.

The Taylor, The Carlaw, TACT Architecture, Streetcar DevelopmentsFuture site of The Taylor next to The Carlaw, already under construction to the west, image by Jack Landau

Designed by TACT Architecture, The Taylor is marked by a staggered grid work of balconies and has been designed so that its double-height lobby will create a view terminus for the end of the Boston Avenue where it meets Dundas Street. A white metal decorative feature will rise vertically through the Taylor's façade from the building's entrance, before transitioning to a sheltering canopy over the doors and entering the building as the ceiling of the lobby.

The Taylor, The Carlaw, TACT Architecture, Streetcar DevelopmentsRendering of The Taylor, image courtesy of Streetcar Developments

The project's exterior will be finished in an innovative cladding material known as Öko Skin. The material consists of concrete slats roughly the same height of a brick, yet much wider. Öko Skin is a low maintenance alternative to wood, stone and brick cladding and rarely requires sanding or repainting, while allowing individual elements to be replaced easily.

The Taylor, The Carlaw, TACT Architecture, Streetcar DevelopmentsRendering of The Taylor, image courtesy of Streetcar Developments

The Taylor is launching this Spring, with details of the units coming soon. With its neighbour The Carlaw to the west, we look forward to the continued revitalization and densification of this block.

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