Getting around the city using a car or surface transit is becoming increasingly difficult, and the positive aspects of living right above a subway station are becoming more and more apparent to the frustrated Torontonian contending with the daily commute. On Wellesley Street between Yonge and Church, developer Plaza is capitalizing on the demand for transit-accessible housing with their new offering, 50 at Wellesley Station

50 at Wellesley Station, image courtesy of Plaza

Designed by Quadrangle Architects, 50 at Wellesley Station will feature a condominium tower rising to 37 storeys above a 5-storey podium. The podium design interacts with the street, utilizing a wood-hued canopy and an abstract depiction of branching trees climbing the facade to add warmth and visual interest. On upper storeys of the modern tower, tree branch patterns have also been made integral with the modern maze-like balcony design. To the immediate east of the development is Paul Kane Park, the inspiration for the tree motif. 

Podium of 50 at Wellesley Station, image courtesy of Plaza

50 at Wellesley Station will offer its residents a selection of amenities located on the second floor of the podium, including a yoga room, media room, indoor and outdoor lounge areas, and much more.

2nd floor amenity level floor plan for 50 at Wellesley Station, image courtesy of Plaza

The development, which is currently slated for completion and occupancy in 2017, will repair a longstanding tear in the urban fabric on Wellesley Street, and the addition of both density and modern design will do a lot to revitalize this downtown block. 

50 at Wellesley Station, image courtesy of Plaza

If you're interested in 50 Wellesley, UrbanToronto now has a full range of floor plans for the development posted with our dataBase file for this project. Give the suites a look, and when you're ready, 50 at Wellesley Station's new on-site sales centre is now open for interested buyers, and can be visited Monday through Thursday from 12 to 6PM, and from 11AM to 5PM on weekends and holidays. The sales centre is closed on Fridays.

Roofline of 50 at Wellesley Station, image courtesy of Plaza

Additional information, including renderings and several floor plans, can be found in the project's dataBase file, linked below. Want to get involved in the conversation? Check out the associated Forum threads, or join in the discussion by leaving a comment in the space provided at the bottom of this page.
Related Companies:  COUNTERPOINT ENGINEERING, Live Patrol Inc., Patton Design Studio, Peter McCann Architectural Models Inc., Plaza, Quadrangle, TMG Builders