High-rise growth continues to transform Toronto's Entertainment District, replacing after-hours clubs and surface parking lots with a mix of residential, retail and commercial uses. One of the under-construction developments reshaping this area of the city is Studio on Richmond by developer Aspen Ridge Homes. Designed by Quadrangle Architects, the development consists of the 31-storey Studio, fronting onto Richmond Street, and neighbouring 41-storey Studio2, occupying the northeast corner of Duncan and Nelson Street.

Studio and Studio2 on Richmond, Aspen Ridge Homes, TorontoStudio and Studio2 on Richmond, image by Forum contributor urbandreamer

The 31-storey Studio was topped-off earlier this year, while construction of the 41-storey Studio2 recently progressed past the building's 8-storey podium and up onto the repetitive tower floors above. Studio2 now stands 15 storeys tall, over one third of the way towards its final height.

Studio and Studio2 on Richmond, Aspen Ridge Homes, TorontoTower floors above Studio2's 8-storey podium, image by Forum contributor scamander24

When construction of the development is complete, the two towers will have added a combined 762 condominium units to an increasingly dense and lively Entertainment District. In addition, the development will provide new gallery space at ground level for OCAD University, as well as new retail space to further enhance the street-level experience surrounding the building.

Studio and Studio2 on Richmond, Aspen Ridge Homes, TorontoStudio2 rising from its 8-storey podium, image by Forum contributor scamander24

Additional information and renderings can be found in our dataBase file for the project, 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.