Cityzen Development Group and Fernbrook Homes' Pier 27 community at the foot of Yonge Street is set to grow again with the addition of the 35-storey Tower at Pier 27. Designed by architectsAlliance's Peter Clewes, the striking addition to Toronto's waterfront is represented in the project's presentation centre by a scale model that highlights the tower's exterior features.

Tower at Pier 27, Toronto, architectsAlliance, Cityzen, FernbrookScale model of Tower at Pier 27, image by UrbanToronto Forum contributor Solaris

The Tower is positioned to the immediate north of the west-most existing Pier 27 building. Between the buildings and the Yonge Street slip—on land that is currently a parking lot—will be a new park, landscaped with ample trees, and extending the city's water's edge boardwalk to the east. The tower's 9-storey podium will rise to a height similar to the main volumes of the existing phases, with the roof of the podium providing outdoor amenity space for residents of the 336 suites. 

Tower at Pier 27, Toronto, architectsAlliance, Cityzen, FernbrookTower at Pier 27's podium roof, image by UrbanToronto Forum contributor Solaris

The podium takes a largely rectilinear form, with its northeast corner—located directly below the tower—continuing the distinctive alternating slanted balcony pattern seen on the tower floors above. The saw-toothed design of the balconies builds upon the aesthetic already established by the development's four existing structures, exaggerating angles that make it easier for all residents to get good views of the lake despite being a little further from it.

Tower at Pier 27, Toronto, architectsAlliance, Cityzen, FernbrookTower at Pier 27's balconies, image by UrbanToronto Forum contributor Solaris

While residents of the tower's upper levels will have unobstructed and protected views to the lake, the Tower will itself make a significant impact on postcard views of the Toronto skyline, from both the lake and Polson Pier, owing to the new phase's height and its location just steps from the water's edge.

Tower at Pier 27, Toronto, architectsAlliance, Cityzen, FernbrookScale model of Tower at Pier 27 and surrounding context, image by UrbanToronto Forum contributor Solaris

Additional information and renderings of the Tower at Pier 27 can be found in our dataBase file for the project, linked below. Want to get involved in the discussion? Check out the associated Forum threads, or leave a comment using the space provided at the bottom of this page.