The rebuild of Toronto's Alexandra Park community into a mixed-income neighbourhood is well underway just northwest of the Spadina and Queen intersection. Part of Alexandra Park's transformation will come in the form of new market housing, and the first new market condominium development in the community, SQ, now stands seven storeys tall, halfway towards its final height of 14 storeys. As construction continues on it, sales are in progress for the second phase, SQ2 At Alexandra Park, which will add 169 market condominium units to the community.

SQ2, Teeple Architects, Tridel, Alexandra Park, TorontoRendering of SQ2 At Alexandra Park, image courtesy of Tridel

Like the first phase, SQ2 will rise 14 storeys and feature an avant-garde design by Teeple Architects. Recently released renderings are now giving us a look at the U31-appointed amenity spaces that awaits future residents of the development.

SQ2, Teeple Architects, Tridel, Alexandra Park, TorontoRendering of SQ2's lobby area, image courtesy of Tridel

Residents and visitors will be greeted by a lofty lobby space with a concierge desk, as well as lounge seating adjacent to a fireplace. The lobby's design fuses a modern, high contrast and angular aesthetic with traditional finishes like marble and hardwood.

SQ2, Teeple Architects, Tridel, Alexandra Park, TorontoRendering of SQ2's lobby area, image courtesy of Tridel

Beyond the lobby and concierge desk, the ground floor and one basement level will be the site of several amenity spaces, the layout of which can be seen in the diagram included below. 

SQ2, Teeple Architects, Tridel, Alexandra Park, TorontoLower amenity layout at SQ2, image courtesy of Tridel

A party room with a kitchen and an attached fireplace lounge will provide residents with a generous space to entertain guests, host dinner parties, or simply unwind.

SQ2, Teeple Architects, Tridel, Alexandra Park, TorontoRendering of SQ2's party room, image courtesy of Tridel

For larger dinner parties, a private dining room will also be available.

SQ2, Teeple Architects, Tridel, Alexandra Park, TorontoRendering of SQ2's private dining room, image courtesy of Tridel

Immediately adjacent to the private dining area, health-minded residents of SQ2 will have access to a well-equipped fitness centre and an attached yoga room.

SQ2, Teeple Architects, Tridel, Alexandra Park, TorontoRendering of SQ2's yoga room, image courtesy of Tridel

Some of SQ2's roof area at the north end of the building will be an outdoor amenity terrace, with a sun deck, hot tub, a barbecue and dining area.

SQ2, Teeple Architects, Tridel, Alexandra Park, TorontoRendering of outdoor amenity area at SQ2, image courtesy of Tridel

Beyond the amenity terrace, the bulk of SQ2's roof areas will be covered by green roofs to improve sustainability and energy efficiency. At ground level on the west side of the building will be a dog-friendly area, and a landscaped POPS parkette. (POPS is the City's acronym for Privately-Owned Publicly-accessible Space.)

SQ2, Teeple Architects, Tridel, Alexandra Park, TorontoOutdoor amenity layout at SQ2, image courtesy of Tridel

SQ2's 169 units represent just a small portion of the 1,540 market condo units coming to the Alexandra Park neighbourhood. The community redevelopment also includes the construction of 333 Toronto Community Housing rental replacement units, and the refurbishing of an additional 473 units of the Atkinson Housing Co-op.

SQ2, Teeple Architects, Tridel, Alexandra Park, TorontoAerial view of the Alexandra Park revitalization, image retrieved from Tridel's construction webcam

For additional information and renderings, visit the project's dataBase file, linked below. Want to get involved in the discussion? Check out the associated Forum threads, or leave a comment using the section provided at the bottom of this page.