We had the opportunity to tour Madison HomesThe Madison yesterday, a large mixed-use development under construction on Eglinton Avenue a short distance east of Yonge Street and the Eglinton subway station. In addition to visiting the Kirkor Architects-designed development's retail spaces, amenity areas, and condominium units, we were taken up to the mechanical penthouse level atop the project's 36-storey tower, where we were treated to views of the surrounding Midtown area as well as the distant Downtown Toronto and North York skylines. 

The Madison, Kirkor Architects, Madison Homes, TorontoSouth-facing view from The Madison, image by Jack Landau

Thanks to the low-rise character of the established neighbourhoods to the south, residents on upper floors of The Madison will have a commanding view of the Yonge and Davisville area, and the downtown skyline beyond. Though the sun's position in the sky and hazy conditions created less-than-stellar lighting, this view will be a standout feature for south-facing residents.

The Madison, Kirkor Architects, Madison Homes, TorontoView of the Toronto skyline from The Madison, image by Jack Landau

To the north, the immediate area surrounding the development is dominated by high-rise towers found on Roehampton, Broadway, and Erskine Avenues. A number of planned and under-construction projects will soon contribute to the urban ambiance of this view.

The Madison, Kirkor Architects, Madison Homes, TorontoNorth-facing view from The Madison, image by Jack Landau

Zooming in further to the north reveals the Yonge Street's path into the rapidly-changing North York City Centre skyline, while the Highway 401 bridge crossing the West Don River Valley can be made out on the left side of the image.

The Madison, Kirkor Architects, Madison Homes, TorontoNorth York skyline viewed from The Madison, image by Jack Landau

The view to the west of The Madison's taller tower will experience some significant changes in the coming years, and construction is already under way on two major towers that will have a dramatic impact on this vista. The two cranes visible on the lower right of the image below are building E Condos, the taller tower of which will rise 58 storeys, becoming Midtown's tallest structure in the process. Mostly hidden just left of centre in the image below, demolition is in progress for the 56-storey condominium tower coming to 2221 Yonge Street, just south of Eglinton.

The Madison, Kirkor Architects, Madison Homes, TorontoWest-facing view from The Madison, image by Jack Landau

East-facing views from the taller tower are dominated by the adjacent 33-storey tower, while residents of the shorter tower will be treated to unobstructed views of Eglinton Avenue East and the Scarborough cityscape beyond.

The Madison, Kirkor Architects, Madison Homes, TorontoEast-facing view from The Madison, image by Jack Landau

We will be back soon with a tour of the Madison's interiors. In the meantime, additional information and renderings for The Madison can be found in 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 space provided at the bottom of this page.