Today’s Project of the Day looks at a unique condominium joining Toronto’s burgeoning Downtown east side, Ivory on Adelaide. Going in just east of Adelaide and Sherbourne, Ivory is contributing to the changing face of the neighbourhood, and will surely help to remove the stigma often associated with the area. Let’s take a look at how it’s developed so far.

Ivory on Adelaide by Pure Plaza

Developed by Pure Plaza, Ivory is already well into sales. Pure Plaza hired established Toronto architects Hariri Pontarini, who delivered a 19-storey tower with some unique features. The original proposal was for 29 storeys, though this was reduced by City Council. Bryon Patton Associates is designing the interiors.

Ivory on Adelaide by Pure Plaza, podium detail

A large courtyard retreats from the street, creating an intimate space for building residents, with a water feature and bridge. Ivory coloured precast panels decorate the building’s façade, stretching up the eastern wall of the courtyard. Hariri Pontarini have playfully carved out long vertical strips from the podium precast, referencing ivory carvings. Atop the shorter southern section is a terrace, which will offer some interesting views of Downtown and the surrounding area.

Ivory on Adelaide by Pure Plaza, courtyard detail

Ivory on Adelaide by Pure Plaza

Forum discussion has been pretty quiet on Ivory, with most members waiting for more detailed renderings and further word from the developer. The broker’s launch was held in late September of this year, and a sales centre is now open at Sherbourne and Adelaide. Check out the dataBase listing below, and let us know what you think of Ivory on the project forum here.

Related Companies:  Hariri Pontarini Architects, Patton Design Studio, Plaza