Since our last update on Tridel's Argento Condos in early June, the 24-storey tower's first residents have now settled in, introducing new density to the area just southwest of Don Mills and the 401. As an infill development, the Rafael + Bigauskas Architects-designed building joins an established community of high-rise towers, rising from a previously underused green space of the surrounding "tower in the park" community. 

Argento Condos, Tridel, Rafael + Bigauskas ArchitectsArgento viewed from the southwest, image courtesy of UrbanToronto Forum contributor Salsa

Situated on an elevated plateau that looks out over the local landscape and the city beyond, the 275-unit development has asserted itself as a distinctly recognizable new entity in the area, evidencing the emergence of a more urban character in the historically suburban Don Mills community. 

Argento Condos, Tridel, Rafael + Bigauskas ArchitectsA view of the skyline from the tower's mechanical floors, image by Marcus Mitanis

Argento's topographic position allows for impressive panoramic views of the city, with the Downtown skyline visible from as low as the second floor. From the upper floors, a more expansive urban vista opens up, with a row of towers running from the waterfront to Yonge and Eglinton spread out across the horizon. 

Argento Condos, Tridel, Rafael + Bigauskas ArchitectsA rendering of the building's gym, which is now nearing completion, image courtesy of Tridel

The tower will feature a range of amenities—now receiving their finishing touchesappointed by Hefele Makowka Design Associates, featuring a theatre and a party room equipped with a full kitchen and bar, as well as a gym (above), yoga studio, steam rooms, and a guest suite. Situated on the ground floor, the amenity area looks out over a 4,000 square foot terrace—featuring barbecues and seating—which provides a welcoming outdoor space for summertime entertaining. 

Argento Condos, Tridel, Rafael + Bigauskas ArchitectsArgento's townhouses, with the tower visible behind, image courtesy of UrbanToronto Forum contributor Salsa

Featuring landscaping by the NAK Design Group, the tower's outdoor terrace is joined by a collection of townhouses at street-level (above), with the 12 units providing the increased privacy and family-friendly size of detached homes, combined with the conveniences and amenities of condominium living.  

Argento Condos, Tridel, Rafael + Bigauskas ArchitectsA view of the tower lobby, image courtesy of UrbanToronto Forum contributor Salsa

Additional information, including renderings and floor plans of what the finished buildings and suites will look like, can be found in our dataBase files, 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.