As the retail centre and future transit hub of midtown Toronto, the Yonge and Eglinton area is seeing a wave of redevelopment projects both proposed and under construction as developers and home buyers flock to pick up a stake in the neighbourhood. Though the community’s eclectic mixture of urban and suburban is slowly moving towards the former and away from the latter, the appeal of the neighbourhood to both investors and end users continues to rise.
Just a couple blocks east of the bustling Yonge/Eglinton intersection, Redpath Avenue is the location that downtown condominium heavyweight Freed Developments has chosen to break into the midtown condo market with their recently-launched 155 Redpath Condominiums. They are joined by development partner CD Capital and construction partner Broccolini.
You will find lots of renderings of the 35-storey, architectsAlliance-designed condominium, now in its sales phase, in our dataBase file for the project, but there's another way we can provide you with a sneak-peek of the completed project: today we give the scale model found in the 155 Redpath presentation centre a thorough examination.
For those familiar with architectsAlliance’s portfolio, the design of 155 Redpath is somewhat of a departure from most projects by the firm, which tend to simpler shapes. By contrast, 155 Redpath starts at ground level with a pair of 8-storey arms on either end of the main tower, and then uses grouped projecting balconies as a key design feature to vary the bulk of the tower as it rises.
Whereas some recent aA projects have been playing with undulations, 155 Redpath's projecting balconies will employ simple, repetitive rectilinearity and voids to punctuate the tower’s elevations. The voids will reveal staggered red and white accent stripes in the glazing, adding some much needed colour to neighbourhood, offsetting the shades-of-white-and-gray of the many nearby mid-century high-rise rental slabs.
The stripes will perhaps be most noticed on the roof feature, where the pattern continues uninterrupted for several metres, surrounding the mechanical penthouse in a colour-accented veil.
The scale model also gives insight into some of the building's functional features and amenities, including plentiful bicycle parking, ground level outdoor gardens and seating areas, and a fully kitted-out rooftop patio and pool space.
Completion of the 470-unit condominium is tentatively scheduled for 2016. Until then, additional information including building facts and renderings can be found in our dataBase listing, linked below. Want to get involved in the discussion? Check out the associated Forum threads, or voice your opinion in the comments section provided at the bottom of this page.
|Related Companies:||architectsAlliance, Broccolini, Capital Developments, CFMS Consulting Inc., Freed Developments, Johnson Chou Inc., Kentwood, LiveRoof Ontario Inc, McIntosh Perry, NAK Design Strategies, PSR Brokerage|