UrbanToronto is thrilled to hear that the City of Toronto has presented a prestigious design award to The Daniels Corporation for One Cole, located in the city's redeveloping Regent Park neighbourhood. The completed project received the award for "Private Building in Context - Tall Residential," and was up against some stiff competition. To accompany the announcement, we're passing along a gorgeous nighttime rendering of the building.

 One Cole evening rendering, courtesy of Daniels Corporation

Located at the intersection of Dundas and Parliament, the project is the first market-priced residential building to be constructed in Regent Park, with 293 units spread between two towers — nine-storey and 19-storey — as well as townhomes. The project has brought more than a sense of physical rejuvenation to the area; it also contains a full-sized Sobeys, Tim Hortons, Rogers and RBC. Prior to the redevelopment, residents of Regent Park had no local large-scale grocery stores or banks, as the area was often ignored by corporations, and perceived as too risky.

 Daytime shot of completed One Cole

The jury of design professionals praised the project's pedestrian-oriented design, stating "the massing on the north side of the residence reasserts the grid and creates a residential-scale streetscape for the adjoining townhouses." It was also noted for the construction of a 21,500 square foot elevated park, continuing Regent Park's tradition of outdoor green space while ensuring it does not prevent intensification of the neighbourhood.

 One Cole's elevated Skypark

We at UrbanToronto are excited that the Regent Park redevelopment is getting praise early on, and we congratulate The Daniels Corporation on its success thus far. We look forward to its future developments — keep an eye out for the recently completed OnePark West Boutique Condominiums, and follow the construction of Paintbox Condominiums and the Regent Park Arts and Cultural Centre by checking out our dataBase listings below.

Related Companies:  Artscape, Core Architects, Diamond Schmitt Architects, entro, NAK Design Strategies, tcgpr (The Communications Group), The Daniels Corporation, Toronto Community Housing Corporation