Following the release of its final renderings, the marketing and registration is well under way for Cityzen Development Group and Fernbrook Homes' 158 Front Street East. Designed by Peter Clewes of architectsAlliance, the paired 26-storey condominium towers are to rise on the northwest corner of Sherbourne and Front Streets in Toronto's original York townsite, just to the east of Downtown.
The development begins as a 14-storey podium of stacked boxes, splitting in two to form towers another 12 storeys taller. Lower levels are clad in a black brick, switching to a lighter lattice grid as the towers climb into the sky. Street level renderings depicting impressive public realm upgrades like widened sidewalks and street trees that will complement the historic charm of the surrounding St. Lawrence and Old Town of York neighbourhoods.
Amenity offerings are getting increasingly extensive in the GTA, and while the area's offerings would be enough to satisfy many buyers on their own, 158 Front will offer residents of its 477 units an unprecedented 10 floors of luxury amenities. “Generally amenities are all on one floor, but at 158 Front they’re divided vertically to create interconnected floors and the opportunity for double-height spaces, which is really quite unique,” architect Peter Clewes explains.
Included in the amenity offerings are a gym with cardio and weight rooms, a library and media lounge, an outdoor lounge, an outdoor pool, a theatre, and a party room with chef’s kitchen. Interior spaces at 158 are also designed by Peter Clewes, and will feature a contemporary aesthetic inspired by the black and white frame of the towers and podium, creating what Clewes describes as "a seamless connection between the architecture and interior for a greater design continuity throughout the entire project”.
We will have more as further information is released. For now, there are additional renderings and information in the project's UT dataBase file, linked below. Want to get involved in the discussion? Check out the associated Forum threads, or leave a comment using the space provided at the bottom of this page.
|Related Companies:||architectsAlliance, Cityzen Development Group, Fernbrook Homes, Terraplan/Studio TLA|