Block by block, Peter Freed has been gradually remaking King Street West. With each profitable incision, a redemptive contemporary project takes the place of a poorly used lot. Unburdened by confused and poorly executed references to past architectural styles, his projects are light and refreshingly current. Wrapping around two historic properties at the corner of King Street West and Bathurst Street, SIX50 King West is one project composed of two towers. Designed by Core Architects, the shorter 10-storey tower that fronts onto King Street began to receive occupants in the winter while the very first residents of the 16-storey tower on Bathurst have just begun to take occupancy of their units. Thanks to Forum member urbandreamer, we are happy to bring you a quick update on the project. As construction was completed some months ago on the development's King Street component, we will be focusing on the taller, Bathurst Street tower where work is just now wrapping up.

A view of the project from the southwest corner of King & Bathurst, image by urbandreamer

A series of sharply articulated boxes, the grey brick and dark spandrel used for the project are common among other contemporary projects on the street such as Charlie, Victory Condos and Gläs. Although the choice of materials stands in contrast to the red brick of the area's historic properties, the robust proportions of the new development echo those of the surrounding older properties.

Ground level view of the portion of the project fronting onto Bathurst, image by urbandreamer

Entrance for the tower fronting onto Bathurst, image by urbandreamer

A second view of the Bathurst Street entrance, image by urbandreamer

King Street frontage showing retail space soon to be occupied by a cafe, image by urbandreamer.

Construction on this final portion of the project is slated to be completed shorty. Interested in learning more? A link to our dataBase page and associated Forum threads can all be found below.

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