Condominium developments aren't just making their mark on Toronto's busy downtown streets, they are also appearing in some strategic locations on quiet, tree-lined streets in some of our city's well-established neighbourhoods. Aragon PropertiesEnigma on the Park is one such development, planned for St. Helens Avenue near Bloor and Lansdowne, and tailored to add density and revitalize its site while not overwhelming the intimate character of its location.

Enigma on the Park, Quadrangle Architects, Aragon Properties, TorontoRendering of Enigma on the Park, image courtesy of Aragon Properties

Designed by Quadrangle Architects, Enigma's architecture boldly differentiates itself from the surrounding low-rise built form, while still maintaining a human scale appropriate for a side street. The project's massing and design stand in contrast to the single family homes on St. Helens, though the building's four-storey townhome portion acts as a contextual bridge between the mid-rise development and low-rise housing.

Enigma on the Park, Quadrangle Architects, Aragon Properties, TorontoSingle-family homes on St. Helens Ave., just north of the Enigma site, image retrieved from Google Street View

Located a short distance from the TTC's Dundas West station, as well as Bloor Station on the GO's Kitchener line and the new Union Pearson Express, Enigma's residents will be able to easily commute in and out of the city via multiple forms of transit. Enigma's is also in close proximity to the West Toronto Railpath, giving residents easy access to one of Toronto's longest pieces of cycling infrastructure.

Enigma on the Park, Quadrangle Architects, Aragon Properties, TorontoAerial view showing the Enigma site (red) and its proximity to Bloor GO Station (purple), image retrieved from Apple Maps

Residents of the development will have access to amenity spaces including a theatre, a gym, and a rooftop terrace lounge with fire pit featuring barbecue and al fresco dining space. A sensibly short list of amenity offerings for this smaller building will translate to lower maintenance fees for owners; with the Bloordale neighbourhood now having a lot to offer, residents won't be short of opportunities to relax, to play, to eat, to shop.

Enigma on the Park, Quadrangle Architects, Aragon Properties, TorontoAerial rendering of Enigma on the Park showing rooftop amenity space, image courtesy of Aragon Properties

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