With one of the best retail strips in the city just to the west, good transit, and of course the famous High Park across the street, it is no surprise that the Bloor between Pacific Avenue and Oakmount Road would be an in-demand place to live. No wonder then that The Daniels Corporation chose this spot to build on, and now HighPark Condominiums, a 14-storey, Diamond Schmitt Architects-designed project is under construction here.
In just a few short months, HighPark has come a long way. The project saw completion of its excavation stage late last year, and mid-way through April, the garage is pretty much done and form work has now mostly reached grade level.
HighPark occupies a full city block directly across from the park for which it is named. While many of the building's condominium units will face out over the park, all residents will have access to a 10th floor terrace and lounge which will have views across the park as well as of the city skyline and the lake.
The first three floors of the building won't be completed particularly quickly: each is unique and special forms the the concrete will have to be built before the concrete walls can be poured. Construction of the building is expected to gain momentum after that though as they get into the repetitive floor plates above.
The project's proximity to High Park is a major draw for the cycling enthusiast, and to help cater to this strong demographic Daniels will introduce active bike clinics, tune-ups, and planned excursions for residents of the development. For residents that don't own a bicycle, HighPark Condos will have a bike-sharing program similar to the BIXI service found on downtown streets,allowing HighPark Condominium residents to maximize their location.
Additional information and renderings can be found at the HighPark Condominiums dataBase file, 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:||Diamond Schmitt Architects, Isotherm Engineering Ltd., Land Art Design, Public Studio, tcgpr (The Communications Group), The Daniels Corporation, Tomas Pearce Interior Design Consulting Inc|