The King East by Lamb Development, Hyde Park Homes and the Sher Corporation is nearly complete, adding more residential space to the King-Parliament neighbourhood. The City of Toronto has had a plan in place for this area for some time now as part of the King-Parliament Secondary Plan, which includes the Distillery District, Corktown and the West Don Lands. The Core Architects-designed King East is at the centre of this plan due to its location at the intersection of King and Parliament Streets. The 15-storey King East adds mixed-use residential capacity to the former industrial area with 215 residential units.
The King East, view from Parliament south of King Street:
The King-Parliament Secondary Plan places the intersection of King and Parliament Streets at the centre of this neighbourhood. The maintenance of historical character of the neighbourhood while encouraging managed growth in residential and mixed-use development is the primary purpose of the King-Parliament Secondary Plan.
The King East is a modern building in a historical neighbourhood. Its scale, design and choice of exterior colours and textures helps it blend with the existing buildings around it and is not an affront to the area's heritage. It is just one block north of Canada's First Parliament Site at Front and Parliament, which was profiled on UrbanToronto recently. The site is visible in the foreground below. It appears to have been paved over with asphalt after being dug up earlier this month.
Street level of The King East, looking east from south side of King Street:
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