The King-Parliament area, like the King-Spadina area, continues to grow in leaps and bounds... albeit a little beyond UrbanToronto's constant gaze. One of the larger condo projects currently underway in the area is The Modern by Empire Communities, located at the northeast corner of Richmond and Sherbourne streets. The 17-storey, 343-unit building was first designed by DTAH Architects for Cityview Development Corporation. After Cityview sold the project to Empire, EI Richmond Architects were retained to tweak the design somewhat.

Currently only 3 units are left for sale.

image by Empire Communities

We popped by recently, and got these two shots. The focus is on the portion of the tower - the second through fourth floors - which parallels the adjacent stretch of Sherbourne. Higher floors, which form the great bulk of the building, run, in contrast, perpendicularly north from the Richmond Street frontage. The resulting angle looks to bring some dynamism to way the project meets the street. The ground floor will feature nearly 11,000 square feet of street-front retail.

We have a few views inside the building, starting with The Modern's lobby.

The Party Room.

Let's head to the roof deck.

There's a hot tub with a view.

And places to relax or dine.

Plus a barbecue where you can cook your dinner. It seems to be having a bit of a flare-up. Kids...

The Modern is not quite your average condo design in this city. What do you think of it? Leave a comment below, or join in the discussion in UrbanToronto's thread for the project by clicking on the link below.  

Related Companies:  DTAH, Empire Communities, Richmond Architects, Studio Munge