Boasting great transit access, plenty of shopping options, and a lively cultural scene, several of the major players in Toronto's development community are investing in the Church-Wellesley Village area. Just north of the Church and Carlton intersection, CentreCourt Developments recent 38-storey proposal at 411 Church Street is now hitting the market with the moniker 'Axis Condos', accompanied by polished new renderings that highlight the project's textured Page + Steele / IBI Group Architects design.

Axis Condos, image courtesy of CentreCourt DevelopmentsAxis Condos, image courtesy of CentreCourt Developments

Axis will put a playful spin on the rectilinear point tower-and-podium building typology with a honeycomb-like geometry marking the building's balconies. The tower will rise from a six-storey podium, with renderings depicting street-level patios greeting the sidewalk, and exterior landscaping designed by Strybos Barron King.

Street realm at Axis Condos, Toronto, Page + Steele, CentreCourt DevelopmentsStreet realm at Axis Condos, image courtesy of CentreCourt Developments

Axis Condos will heal a longstanding tear in the area's urban fabric, replacing an under-utilized surface parking lot with a street-friendly development. Above the ground level, 451 condominium units are on offer, all a short elevator ride from Loblaws' flagship Maple Leaf Gardens location right across the street, and plentiful neighbourhood shops, eating establishments, and nightlife venues to the north and south. Axis is also very handy to Ryerson University.

Southwest aerial view of the site, image retrieved from Apple MapsSouthwest aerial view of the site, image retrieved from Apple Maps

We will return in the near future as the marketing of the project reveals further details. In the meantime, additional information and images 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 field provided a the bottom of this page.