Only a partial shell remains of the former school-turned-office building at 36Hazelton. Having been almost entirely dismantled, the project is now in the initial stages of being extensively retrofitted and re-designed to house 18 exclusive luxury residences. A joint venture between the Alterra Group and Zinc Developments, 36Hazelton incorporates the circa-1928 façade of St. Basil’s Catholic School, the building having been converted into offices in the 1970s. Forum member Jasonzed snapped the photos below, drawing attention to the cheerfully coloured steel girders that have been installed to reinforce the heritage façade while construction occurs behind.

Current construction at 36Hazelton, image by Jasonzed

The plan for 36Hazelton, designed by Quadrangle Architects with Goldsmith Borgal and Company Architects, respectfully restores the façade, with extensive terracing of the newly-built five storeys above so as to not overshadow the heritage below.

Rendering for upper floors and terraces at 36Hazelton, image courtesy of the Alterra Group

Set to be one of the higher-end developments in Yorkville, the building’s prestigious location on one of downtown Toronto’s most coveted tree-lined streets has attracted the likes of Mark Wahlberg as future residents. Hazelton Avenue is well-known for its small, yet pricey century town homes, residences that have seen exponential appreciation in recent years.

Looking up Hazelton Avenue with 36Hazelton on the left, image by Jasonzed

Interested in a unit at 36Hazelton? Initial prices were in the range of $1.6 to over $10 million. According to the project website only three units remain, each boasting over 2000 square feet of space. To check out more project renderings head over to the dataBase listing below, or join the discussion on the associated thread.

Related Companies:  Alterra Group of Companies, GBCA Architects, Quadrangle, Ronald Holbrook and Associates Landscape Architects, U31, Zinc Developments