Toronto may not have the centuries of architectual heritage that most other major global cities do, and for that reason it is all the more important when we take the opportunity to repurpose and preserve some heritage architecture, and the redevelopment of 36Hazelton is doing just that.

Designed by Quadrangle Architects with Goldsmith Borgal and Company Architects handling heritage aspects, the low-rise 1928 structure saw its fair share of uses of the years, most recently as St. Basil's Catholic School, and now it is becoming one of the most exclusive residential developments in Yorkville. With only 19 suites spread across 7 storeys, this may be one of the most private residences outside of buying a single-family home in the neighbourhood… although with unit sizes ranging from a generous 1,200 ft² to a massive 4,600 ft² for the penthouse, these suites are bigger than a good deal of the city's detached houses.

36Hazelton, image courtesy of Alterra Group and Zinc Developments

It's the building's main facade which is being preserved and restored to harken back to its former grandeur, while the modern profile of the new suites rises above, terracing back deferentially from the heritage front. Capping the building's stunning suites (check out all the gorgeous renderings in the dataBase listing below!) is quite the showpiece, the already mentioned penthouse suite which takes up the entire top two floors, and which also includes 2,800sq ft of outdoor space offering a 360 degree view across the Yorkville area.

36Hazelton Unit 6b South Terrace, image courtesy of Alterra Group and Zinc Developments

36 Hazelton Unit 5b Living Room, image courtesy of Alterra Group and Zinc Developments

The building will feature amenities designed by UNION31 including a billiards boom, dog washing station, integrated wine cellar and tasting room, holistic health room, car washing station, bike storage and a fitness centre. Construction is currently underway with an expected completion date of June 2014. With prices ranging from $2,869,000 to $12,000,000 36Hazelton is for those who can afford to reward themselves for their hard work. You can contact the sales office at 416.216.4717 or click to register online.

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