In the heart of Toronto's Entertainment District, the finishing touches are currently being installed on Aspen Ridge Homes' Studio on Richmond condominiums, while the development's taller second phase is rising to the southwest. The Quadrangle Architects-designed complex consists of the 31-storey Studio, now topped off at 328 feet, and the 41-storey Studio2, which is pushing towards its final height of 425 feet and expected to top off this Summer.

Studio and Studio2 on Richmond, Aspen Ridge Homes, Quadrangle, TorontoThe Entertainment District skyline with Studio (left) and Studio2 (centre), image by UrbanToronto Forum contributor urbandreamer

Now practically fully clad and standing at its final height, the 31-storey first phase gives us a good idea of what to expect on the taller second phase.

Studio and Studio2 on Richmond, Aspen Ridge Homes, Quadrangle, TorontoStudio on Richmond viewed from Richmond Street, image by UrbanToronto Forum contributor stjames2queenwest

The second phase's podium has been clad in the same textured precast finish as the first phase, and the tower portion will feature an almost identical exterior to it's substantially complete sibling to the north, including the interesting push-pull effect of the tower's drawer-like balconies. The full effect of these balconies is best viewed from acute angles at street level, like the following image, captured from the base of the first phase tower on Richmond Street.

Studio and Studio2 on Richmond, Aspen Ridge Homes, Quadrangle, TorontoStudio on Richmond's north facade, image by UrbanToronto Forum contributor stjames2queenwest

Residents of both condominium towers' combined 762 units will enjoy access to a selection of amenity spaces, appointed by Mike Niven Interior Design. The completed development will also include ground level retail space, as well as new gallery space for OCAD University.

Studio and Studio2 on Richmond, Aspen Ridge Homes, Quadrangle, TorontoRendering of Studio and Studio2 on Richmond, image courtesy of Aspen Ridge Homes

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.