Construction is nearing completion on Cityscape and Dundee Realty's The Gooderham, the 35-storey, architectsAlliance-designed fraternal twin of the neighbouring 40-storey Clear Spirit condominium tower in Toronto's historic Distillery District. With Clear Spirit complete and The Gooderham nearly finished, these two modern condominium towers now punctuate the area's historic aesthetic with a bold juxtaposition between the existing historic warehouse vernacular and shining new contemporary glass and steel.

The Gooderham (left) and Clear Spirit (right), image by Jack Landau

Like its taller neighbour to the west, The Gooderham's outer skin of balcony glazing takes the form of clear and fritted glass panels, alternating on each floor to add to the building's overall geometric effect.

The Gooderham (left) and Clear Spirit (right), image by Jack Landau


While some panels have yet to be replaced, the overall effect of the prism-like facade is apparent when viewed from anywhere near the building's base, as seen in both the images above and below.

Upper floors of The Gooderham, image by Jack Landau

Down on ground level, a podium of red brick, glass and steel ties the building in with the historic streetscapes of the Distillery District.

The Gooderham's podium, image by Jack Landau

Along the west side of the podium, new patio space is currently being installed opposite Clear Spirit's podium. Like the surrounding pedestrian streets, we expect this to become quite the animated space as patio furniture and restaurant patrons fill in the blanks.

Patio being installed along the west side of The Gooderham's podium, image by Jack Landau


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Related Companies:  architectsAlliance, Ava Janikowski Architect, Chase Architecture, Cityscape, Dream Unlimited, Isotherm Engineering Ltd., Jablonsky, Ast and Partners, TUCKER HIRISE Construction