At the meeting point of Leslieville and South Riverdale, Streetcar Developments is in the process of redeveloping an entire block with sister condominium projects, The Taylor and The Carlaw. Streetcar has partnered with Dundee Realty on The Carlaw, a 12-storey, 320 unit condominium development under construction at the corner of Dundas and Carlaw, while shoring is now under way for The Taylor, a seven storey, 96-unit boutique condominium which will rise immediately east of The Carlaw.
Out of the two TACT Architects-designed developments, The Carlaw is much further along, with construction of the building's fourth storey now under way. To its immediate north, a commercial building at 349 Carlaw, visible in the image below, is being retained for both its employment potential, and the way it helps transition the development down to the lower densities seen to the north.
Side by side, The Carlaw and The Taylor will occupy an entire block of Dundas Street East. To help break up what would otherwise be a uniform facade, TACT has articulated the two buildings' Dundas frontage into multiple volumes, using an array of materials and textures to help break up the facade. With Crow's Theatre and an associated restaurant anchoring The Carlaw's ground floor and hundreds of residents above, the development is sure to bring a dramatic increase in foot traffic to this quiet block.
To the east of The Carlaw, demolition recently cleared the way for sibling development The Taylor, which is now undergoing its shoring stage, a prelude to excavation starting. Once complete, the seven-storey building will feature a unique Öko Skin cladding, a long-weathering concrete material typically produced in slats of varying widths, often with an appearance similar to that of wood.
We will be keeping a close eye on the progress at both The Carlaw and The Taylor as construction continues to progress. In the meantime, additional information and renderings can be found in our dataBase files, linked below. Want to get involved in the discussion? Check out the associated Forum threads, or leave a comment in the space provided at the bottom of this page.
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