As more and more greenfield redevelopments and intensification projects fill up prime developable land in Toronto, a number of developers are now looking to reimagine some of the many current and former industrial sites scattered about the city. A short distance east of the downtown core, developers Streetcar Developments and Dream are working to redevelop a 4.5 acre Queen Street East site on the east side of the Don River, between the Don Valley Parkway and Broadview Avenue, with a mixed-use development called Riverside Square.

Riverside Square, Streetcar Developments, Dream, RAW Design, TorontoRendering of Riverside Square, image courtesy of Streetcar Developments

South of a new public park, the first phase of the development, a condominium tower with retail at grade, will boast architecture by RAW Design. Residents of this first phase development will have access to a collection of amenity spaces, featuring interiors appointed by Seven Haus Design. Spaces are set to include a lobby with 24-hour concierge service, a party room, guest suites, a rooftop interior lounge that connects with an adjacent outdoor terrace, and a fitness centre (pictured below). 

Riverside Square, Streetcar Developments, Dream, RAW Design, TorontoRendering of fitness centre at Riverside Square, image courtesy of Streetcar Developments

The party room will provide a space for residents to entertain guests and hold functions, while the guest suites will be available for visitors of residents who decide to stay overnight.

Riverside Square, Streetcar Developments, Dream, RAW Design, TorontoRendering of party room at Riverside Square, image courtesy of Streetcar Developments

The rooftop outdoor amenity terrace will include a swimming pool and a sun deck with cabanas offering panoramic views of the city's downtown skyline.

Riverside Square, Streetcar Developments, Dream, RAW Design, TorontoRendering of rooftop terrace at Riverside Square, image courtesy of Streetcar Developments

In addition to the building amenities, residents and locals alike will enjoy a new public park fronting Queen Street at the north end of the site, flanked by a new central street called Baseball Place, paying homage to the site of Toronto's first ballpark. Once the first phase is built, future residential and commercial phases designed by RAW and Giannone Petricone Associates will further fill out the 4.5 acre site with the addition of more residences and retail to the south and east.

Riverside Square, Streetcar Developments, Dream, RAW Design, TorontoSite plan for Riverside Square, image courtesy of Streetcar

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