Just north of the hive of construction in Toronto's Entertainment District, BSäR Group Of Companies' mid-rise condominium project 12 Degrees, or 12° if you will, is making a bold architectural statement on Beverley Street with its angular Core Architects design. After a lengthy and complicated excavation and de-watering process, the 96-unit boutique condominium development has since risen to a height of 9 storeys, with just two move levels to build before the project is topped off at 11 storeys.

12 Degrees condos, BSaR Group of Companies, Core Architects, Toronto12 Degrees viewed from the north on Beverley Street, image by Jack Landau

This project has a much lower profile than the growing collection high-rise towers to the south, and while 12 Degrees isn't the tallest project in the neighbourhood, the irregular and changing shapes of the building's floorplate have started to make quite the impact from the upper floors of surrounding condo towers. 

12 Degrees condos, BSaR Group of Companies, Core Architects, TorontoView of 12 Degrees from Pinnacle on Adelaide, image by Jack Landau

A building's name is often the source of controversy on UrbanToronto, especially when members have the feeling that the name doesn't refer to anything in particular to do with the product. Here though, while it may not be immediately obvious, there is a very good reason that 12° has its name: 12 is the number of degrees that the middle floors have been turned from the floors above and below.

12 Degrees condos, BSaR Group of Companies, Core Architects, TorontoView of 12 Degrees from Peter Street Condos, image by Jack Landau

With the building soon to top off, we should soon see the installation of 12 Degrees' cladding, depicted in renderings as a clear glazing framed with heavy black mullions.

12 Degrees condos, BSaR Group of Companies, Core Architects, Toronto12 Degrees viewed from Beverley Street, image by Jack Landau

Residents of the completed development will enjoy the building's amenities, which include a fitness centre, lounge, private dining room and catering kitchen, and an expansive rooftop terrace with outdoor swimming pool.

12 Degrees condos, BSaR Group of Companies, Core Architects, Toronto12 Degrees viewed from the south on Beverley Street, image by Jack Landau

Additional building information and renderings can be found in our 12° dataBase file, linked below. Want to get involved in the discussion? Check out the associated Forum threads, or leave a comment in the space provided at the bottom of this page.