A major investment in transportation infrastructure is priming Toronto's Eglinton Avenue for new levels of residential density. As construction progresses for the Crosstown LRT, several new developments are being planned along the midtown arterial, taking advantage of new transit accessibility. Adjacent to the future Science Centre station, Lindvest PropertiesSonic Condos will add two Page + Steele / IBI Group-designed condominium towers to the Don Mills and Eglinton area.

Sonic Condos, Lindvest Properties, Toronto, Page + Steele / IBI GroupSonic Condos, image courtesy of Lindvest Properties

The development will consist of 28 and 30-storey phases, joined by a shared podium structure. With marketing now in full swing for the first phase 28-storey tower, a new video released by Lindvest is highlighting some of the development's design details through a scale model. Featuring Sol Wassermuhl, President of Page & Steele/IBI Group Architects, the video outlines the design details and their relationship with the project's branding.

Wassermuhl notes in particular that the building’s design is reminiscent of “keys on a piano”, referencing the materials and composition of the development's exteriors. The rhythm created by the keyboard look is meant to tie into the building’s music and sound theme, reflected in its "Sonic" moniker. Amenities, meanwhile, tie in with the purchasers that Lindvest hopes will be living here: a complete range of people, with the needs of families carefully considered.

Sonic Condos, Lindvest Properties, Toronto, Page + Steele / IBI GroupSonic Condos, image courtesy of Lindvest Properties

At street level, Sonic will add an inviting NAK Design Strategies-greenscaped POPS space to the neighbourhood, offering walking paths, outdoor workout equipment, and a playground. Inside, the project will include a collection of U31-appointed amenity spaces, including a children's playroom, a yoga room, a gym, meeting spaces, a guest suite, and an outdoor rooftop terrace.

Sonic Condos, Lindvest Properties, Toronto, Page + Steele / IBI GroupGym, Sonic Condos, image courtesy of Lindvest Properties

Sonic is right across Eglinton Avenue from a major Loblaws store, and kitty corner from the Celestica redevelopment site, a major new neighbourhood transformation initiative now working its way through City Hall. Sonic takes good advantage of the coming Crosstown transit station, and promises to put its residents in an area of Toronto that will benefit from fresh thinking and reinvestment.

Additional information and renderings 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 field provided at the bottom of this page.