In recent months we have looked at both the model suite and the ongoing construction progress at Fontana, a new four-building condominium project by H&W Development Corp., currently under construction on Clegg Road, near Warden Avenue and Highway 7 in Markham. With the Page + Steele / IBI Group Architects-designed development still taking shape, we turn to the scale model of Fontana, located in the presentation centre adjacent to the construction site, for a better understanding of what the development will look like upon completion.

Fontana, H&W Development Corp, Markham, Page + Steele / IBI Group ArchitectsTower A on the Fontana scale model, image by Jack Landau

Fontana is comprised of four buildings, ranging in height from ten to fifteen storeys, arranged around a large communal courtyard and connected by a series of walking paths. The image below, focusing on the central courtyard, also shows the green roof features which will help to mitigate the urban heat island effect.

Fontana, H&W Development Corp, Markham, Page + Steele / IBI Group ArchitectsCentral courtyard as depicted in the Fontana scale model, image by Jack Landau

Fontana is being constructed in an area that will become Markham's core, so the development's four buildings have been designed to help create a more urban feel for the changing suburb. The buildings' frontages all rise flush to the property's lot lines, contributing significantly to the growing street walls on both South Town Centre Boulevard and Clegg Road.

Fontana, H&W Development Corp, Markham, Page + Steele / IBI Group ArchitectsFontana's urban street wall as seen on the scale model, image by Jack Landau

The scale model accurately represents the precast cladding and dark accents and glazing used on the development. 

Fontana, H&W Development Corp, Markham, Page + Steele / IBI Group ArchitectsFontana's scale model, image by Jack Landau

With two of Fontana's four towers now topped off, we can expect to see this four-building community completed to match the scale model some time next year.

Additional information and renderings can be found in our Fontana 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.