Mid-rise developments are becoming more and more popular in Toronto thanks to the City's Avenues plan, which encourages density and vitality in the form of residential buildings with ground floor retail on the city's main arterial roads—a.k.a the Avenues—with the necessary transit infrastructure to support additional density. On The Queensway, just west of Royal York, one of these mid-rise developments - First Avenue Properties' Qube Condos - is now topped off and cladding materials are currently being finished up on the building.
Designed by Romanov Romanov Architects, the 8-storey building is bringing 74 condominium units to south Etobicoke, putting residents within close range of Humber Bay Park to the southeast, as well as the retail and dining destinations of The Queensway including Sherway Gardens, one of the GTA's top malls. The Bloor-Danforth subway line is a short bus ride north.
The abutting Beer Store property to the immediate west on The Queensway is now ripe for redevelopment, and Qube's brick-clad west elevation will preserve the privacy of future tenants, while a light well running vertically down the middle of the elevation will allow natural light to shine down into the development. Any future development built to the west of Qube will have to permit light into the well.
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