With an influx of new condos continuing to bring greater density to Toronto, outdoor space is becoming an increasingly valuable commodity in the city's changing housing landscape. While the limited—and shrinking—supply of detached homes means that yards and gardens are becoming increasingly scarce, a small number of current developments are combining new density with ample outdoor space, offering an attractive hybrid of lifestyles. Zinc Developments' 35 Wabash is one such project, combining the conveniences and accessibility of condominium living with the spacious comforts of a detached home. 

35 Wabash, Toronto, by Zinc Developments, RAW DesignAn aerial rendering of the project, image courtesy of Zinc

The four-storey RAW Design development—soon to rise in the Roncesvalles neighbourhood—will bring 62 new units to the market, arranged in a stacked townhouse configuration that offers private terraces to the lower level 'Garden' units and rooftop patios to the upper level 'Sky' townhomes. 

35 Wabash, Toronto, by Zinc Developments, RAW DesignA ground level garden area, with a built-in barbecue and sink (left), image courtesy of Zinc

Each of the patio/garden areas will feature gas and water lines as well as outdoor lighting, making for convenient and low-maintenance spaces. With inbuilt sinks, chrome barbecues, and ovens (above), the outdoor amenities come fully equipped for cookouts and entertaining.

35 Wabash, Toronto, by Zinc Developments, RAW DesignMany of the sky lounges will offer panoramic views of the city, image courtesy of Zinc

35 Wabash's private terraces also provide generous outdoor space, with ample outdoor seating—including a dining table and lounge area—comfortably accommodating families and garden parties. While the ground-level gardens offer an intimate and private outdoor escape, the rooftop lounges will open up to panoramic views of the city beyond, channelling a distinctly cosmopolitan ambiance in a low-rise setting (above). 

35 Wabash, Toronto, by Zinc Developments, RAW DesignThe fitness/yoga area features both indoor and outdoor space, image courtesy of Zinc

In terms of shared amenities, the project will feature an outdoor and indoor yoga studio and fitness room (above), as well as guest parking spaces. Inside, The Design Agency-appointed units will feature luxurious finishes and high-end custom hardware—highlighted in the video below—while the project's exterior will be characterized by a dark brick facade that sensitively fits in to the neighbourhood's established architectural character.

We will keep you updated as construction begins on the project. Additional information and renderings can be found in our dataBase file, linked below. Want to get involved in the discussion? Check out the associated Forum threads, or leave a comment in the field provided at the bottom of this page.