Last week we brought you a brand new dataBase listing for South Hill on Madison, Burnac's latest development located between the trendy Annex and posh South Hill neighbourhoods. Curiosity — and the chance to explore the surrounding districts' stunning homes — got the better of us, so we stopped by the presentation centre to see what the project is all about. Located just north of Dupont and Davenport, the building looks to continue the success of Burnac's earlier development on the same block, Madison Avenue Lofts. While South Hill will mesh well architecturally with its southern neighbour, make no mistake — it's no phase 2. Let's take a look at some of the features the building has to offer, and how it will change the current site.

Site plan showing new laneway at South Hill on Madison, image from Google Maps

The project will stretch between Madison Avenue and Huron Street, just south of Davenport Road. Rather than placing the resident entrance and main façade on one of the two smaller streets, Burnac along with Northgrave Architects decided to bisect the site, effectively creating a new east-west street between Madison and Huron. The lane will keep resident traffic off of Madison (where an elementary school and restaurant take up most of the on-street parking), and will also facilitate the construction of a yet-to-be announced second development, located on the north side of the new lane.

South facade of South Hill on Madison, image by Alex Corey

Existing courtyard looking north to future location of South Hill on Madison, image by Alex Corey

Residents will also be able to enter the building from the south, through the formal courtyard that already exists and has grown up quite well. The outdoor amenity will be shared with Madison Lofts, however the buildings will not be physically connected, and all other amenities will remain independent. The retro party room will open towards the courtyard on the ground floor, while the fitness centre, yoga studio and home theatre will look over the space from the second.

North facade of South Hill on Madison, image by Alex Corey

The building offers 55 unique floorplans, the largest of which face northwest towards the treed hill on Davenport — the former Lake Iroquois shoreline — and Casa Loma. South Hill offers prospective purchasers the opportunity to combine smaller units and create customized spaces, a growing trend in pre-construction condominiums that was formerly limited to penthouses. Atop the seventh floor are the private rooftop terraces, accessed from the penthouse units below. The terraces will not only look up to Casa Loma, but will be 1-storey taller than the southern Madison Lofts, offering views towards the downtown core.

North facade rendering of South Hill on Madison, courtesy of Burnac Group

South Hill on Madison will complete the development of this block, formerly home to a Toronto Hydro building that was extensively restored into the Madison Lofts. We're seeing an increase in development within the area, particularly around Dupont — The Perry and Pears on the Avenue are just south on Avenue Road, while a large-scale proposal from last year evidenced that the area is definitely on developer's radars. While most definitely not appropriate for projects of that size, condominiums such as South Hill will fit nicely into the quiet neighbourhood, and will no doubt have a positive impact on the much-needed revitalization of Dupont Street.

Related Companies:  boychuk + fuller, Burnac Corporation, L.A. Inc., Milborne Group, NAK Design Group, Northgrave Architects Inc, PSR Brokerage