A new rendering of Streetcar Developments' latest project, The Taylor, reveals interesting new details of the make up of the 7-storey condo. The new angle and fuller description of the TACT Architecture-designed project provide a better idea of how the building will fit into and redefine the aesthetic of the neighbourhood. 

North side laneway rendering of the Taylor, courtesy of Streetcar Developments

The primary link between The Taylor and its surrounding structures is its height relative to its neighbours. As can be seen in the renderings, The Taylor dips in height at its east end in order to blend in with the existing townhouses on Dundas Street, while to the west, The Taylor transitions up to the podium height of The Carlaw, another Streetcar project now under construction immediately adjacent.

Dundas side of The Taylor, image courtesy of Streetcar Developments

The Taylor also blends with its surroundings in its use of a variety of brown tones to complement the brickwork of its neighbouring structures. Instead of brick however, Streetcar Developments will use an innovative material called Öko Skin, which consists of low maintenance concrete slats about the height of a brick, but which are much wider. The finished product creates a traditional yet modern appearance with its refined linear reading of varying tones that is reminiscent of wood, but has the solidity of brick.  

Close-up of the Öko Skin cladding, image courtesy of Streetcar Developments

The modernistic leanings of The Taylor are most evident in its entrance, where the double-height lobby creates a view terminus for the end of the Boston Avenue at Dundas Street. A white metal decorative design element runs vertically above the entrance, but transitions to a horizontal canopy over the doors and enters the building as the lobby ceiling. The element's unique feature is its punched glass openings of varying levels of opacity, a wry nod to the unevenly painted windows of the older loft warehouses in the vicinity.

Entrance to The Taylor where Boston Avenue meets Dundas, image courtesy of Streetcar Developments

The south façade's white precast concrete posts frame balconies in an irregular pattern that both provides visual interest and which make another nod to the vicinity's historic warehouses. 

The 96 lofts in The Taylor will range from one-bedroom to two-bedroom + den with two-bathroom designs, and will start at $200,000. In addition to loft units, a selection of two-level and four-level townhomes are being offered as well. 

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Related Companies:  Baker Real Estate Inc., Dream Unlimited, Giovanni A. Tassone Architects, Kentwood, Seven Haus Design, Streetcar Developments, TACT Architecture, tcgpr (The Communications Group), The Walsh Group