Construction is already well under way at the site of Tridel's SQ Condos, the first market condominium development to be built in the large-scale redevelopment of Toronto's Alexandra Park community. The revitalization will see the community redeveloped in the mixed-income model which has been so successfully implemented in Regent Park. A similar revitalization of a whole neighbourhood is now expected here, in the area bounded by Queen, Spadina, Dundas, and Bathurst. With the success of SQ, Tridel has now kicked off marketing the follow up phase of the project, dubbed SQ2 At Alexandra Park.

SQ2 condos, Teeple Architects, Tridel, Janet Rosenberg, Alexandra Park, TorontoRendering of SQ2, image courtesy of Tridel

Like SQ, SQ2 is designed by Teeple Architects in the firm's distinctive cubist style. The 14-storey building will be covered in earth-toned cladding, reminiscent of the warm brick tones seen on neighbouring buildings, with randomized projecting balcony modules adding visual interest to the exterior. 

SQ2 condos, Teeple Architects, Tridel, Janet Rosenberg, Alexandra Park, TorontoRendering of SQ2, image courtesy of Tridel

The development, now in its registration phase, is offering 169 units, residents of which will have access to amenities including a yoga and Pilates studio, a private dining room, and an outdoor terrace with barbecues, a dining area, and a sundeck with a hot tub.

SQ2 condos, Teeple Architects, Tridel, Janet Rosenberg, Alexandra Park, TorontoRendering of lobby at SQ2, image courtesy of Tridel

In addition to building amenities, residents will be close to the heart of the hip Queen West area, home to some of the city's best dining and shopping choices. Toronto's city centre is only a few minutes away via the Queen Streetcar, while Chinatown and Kensington Market are steps to the north. The revitalization of Alexandra Park will come complete with restored through-streets knitting the neighbourhood back into its vibrant surroundings, greatly enhancing these blocks to the northwest of the Queen and Spadina intersection.

SQ2 condos, Teeple Architects, Tridel, Janet Rosenberg, Alexandra Park, TorontoAerial view of Queen and Spadina intersection, construction in Alexandra Park visible top right, image by Jack Landau

We will return with additional information as new details about the project emerge. In the meantime, you can visit our dataBase file for the project, linked below, or get involved in the discussion by visiting one of the associated Forum threads.