Developed by The Onni Group and designed by Wallman Architects, Garrison at the Yards is neatly inserting itself into a tight site at the intersection of Fort York Blvd. and Bathurst St. Having been over a year since we last published a construction update, there has been a great deal of progress made on the project. Thanks to our active Forum members, we have some excellent images to share with you. The first two captured at the corner of Fort York Blvd. and Bathurst St. show the defining design detail of the development, the vertical strips of brick that form an exoskeleton of sorts. Found only the north and east sides of the building, the slim west side and the south façade exclusively feature glass and metal cladding. Important, too, is the inclusion of retail space at the base of the development, something that is sorely needed given the deficit of commercial space in this rapidly growing neighbourhood.

Northeast corner of Garrison at the Yards, image by urbandreamer


Showing greater detail at the northeast corner of the project, image by urbandreamer


West side of Garrison at the Yards, showing the irregular shape of the site, image by Red Mars


A view of the south side of the project facing the Gardiner Expressway, image by cruzin4u


Now we turn to the interior of the 12-storey building. Since finishing work has yet to commence on the suites, below are renderings that provide a glimpse of what the project will look like when completed. Design work for the common spaces and 248 units of the development has been awarded to II by IV Design Associates. By favouring a palate and choice of materials that are rich and varied but also retrained, the firm avoids the heavy reliance on ephemeral contemporary trends that can rapidly date a project as it ages.

Rendering of the lobby, image courtesy of The Onni Group


Rendering of a living room, image courtesy of The Onni Group.


Rendering of a kitchen, image courtesy of The Onni Group

Finally, below is a rendering of what the project will look like when completed. Construction is expected to wrap up by the end of year.

Rendering of Garrison at the Yards, image courtesy of The Onni Group

What are your thoughts on the project? Join the discussion on our Forum here. Be sure to also take a look at our dataBase page below for more information on the development.

Related Companies:  gh3, II BY IV DESIGN, Kentwood, Quest Window Systems, The Onni Group, Wallman Architects