Just east of Leslie Street, Rockport's George Condos and Towns is bringing a new mid-rise presence to Toronto's popular Leslieville neighbourhood. Contributing modest density to the area, the 8-storey condominium is characterized a retail-lined brick frontage, with 88 units above. However, while the RAW-designed development adds urban density to the predominantly low-rise neighbourhood, the building's units are designed to provide ample outdoor space, replicating the private yards and gardens of single-family homes.

George Condos and Towns, Toronto, by The Rockport Group, RAW DesignThe Queen Street frontage, image courtesy of the Rockport Group

Up to 10 feet deep and 30 feet wide, the project's 'Urban Yards' provide each unit with a fairly generous outdoor space. Featuring gas barbecues and porcelain tile flooring, the private areas allow for comfortable al fresco dining and entertaining, while many of the larger spaces are designed to serve as outdoor living rooms, complete with furniture and play areas.

George Condos and Towns, Toronto, by The Rockport Group, RAW DesignFloorplan for the 'D4' 1,275 square foot two-bedroom + den unit, image courtesy of the Rockport Group

Seen above, a 1,275 ft² two-bedroom + den suite boasts a 275 ft² terrace, where multiple seating areas make for a comfortable—and flexible—space. Meanwhile, the 574 ft² one-bedroom unit depicted below offers a more modest configuration. However, even though this suite is among the project's smallest, the unit nonetheless boasts a 108 ft² balcony, providing ample spaces for both dining and sofa-style seating. 

George Condos and Towns, Toronto, by The Rockport Group, RAW DesignThe 574 square foot A4 unit, image courtesy of the Rockport Group

Tucked away behind the 8-storey building fronting Queen, the project also features a row of 8 townhouses, with an intimate courtyard between the two structures. Topped by a green roof, the family-friendly townhouses also boast generous outdoor spaces.

George Condos and Towns, Toronto, by The Rockport Group, RAW DesignSouth of the 8-storey buildings, the courtyard and townhouses offer a more intimate ambiance, image courtesy of Rockport

As one of the project's most luxurious units, the 2,224 ft² townhouse seen below includes an impressive 1,253 ft² of outdoor space. Featuring three distinct 'yards,' the suite boasts more outdoor space than many of Toronto's detached homes. 

George Condos and Towns, Toronto, by The Rockport Group, RAW DesignFloorplan for TH13, the project's largest unit, image courtesy of the Rockport Group (click to expand)

While the townhouses range in size from 1,981 ft² to 2,224 ft², the 8-storey building's one, two, and three-bedroom suites run from 530 ft² to 1,467 ft². Inside, 9' and 10' ceilings mean that the spacious, open ambiance fostered by the outdoor spaces is translated into the living areas. Appointed by Mike Niven Interior Design, the project's living spaces are reasonably well-sized compared to the Downtown market. 

George Condos and Towns, Toronto, by The Rockport Group, RAW DesignThe courtyard's ground level, image courtesy of Rockport

George Condos and Towns also features a number of communal amenities. Perhaps foremost among then, the building's rooftop terrace provides another generous outdoor space, with both exercise and entertainment areas—including a full kitchen—available in the communal space (below). Recognizing the area's family-friendly appeal, the rooftop terrace also features a children's play area, outfitted with soft flooring and an expansive chalkboard wall. Additional amenities include a gym and a pet washing station.

George Condos and Towns, Toronto, by The Rockport Group, RAW DesignThe rooftop amenity space, image courtesy of the Rockport Group

We will keep you updated as the project continues to take shape. In the meantime, make sure to check out our dataBase file—linked below—for more information. Want to share your thoughts on the project? Feel free to leave a comment in the space below this page, or join in the ongoing discussion in our associated Forum thread.