With sales for Cityzen Development Group and Fernbrook Homes' 158 Front Street East development now under way, we take a look at the project's interiors, previewing the condominium's interior amenities. Designed by Peter Clewes of architectsAlliance, 158 Front will bring 477 units of new residential density to Downtown's growing east side.

A night-time rendering of the project, image courtesy of Citizen / Fernbrook

Rising in two 26-storey towers of shifted volumes rising from a shared 14-storey podium, the project is notable for the somewhat unique amenity configuration throughout the podium levels. With amenities spread our over 10 storeys—as opposed to being clustered on single level—the unorthodox arrangement allows for attractive double-height spaces for many of the shared areas.

A view of the gym, with the high ceiling visible, image courtesy of Citizen/Fernbrook

The extensive amenities include a library, games room, and a well-equipped gym (outfitted with cardio and weight equipment, above), as well as a party space, which will include a chef's kitchen (below).

A rendering of the party room, image courtesy of Citizen/Fernbrook

A black and white motif—reflecting the building's exterior—is evident in the amenity renderings, while warm wood flooring lends the spaces a relaxing ambiance.

158 Front's library boasts an exceptionally spacious ambiance, image courtesy of Citizen/Fernbrook

The airy, open quality of many amenity spaces—made possibly by the double-height configurations—is also evident in the renderings, with the project's luxurious theatre possessing the high ceilings of a much larger cinema (below). 

The outdoor pool area, image courtesy of Citizen/Fernbrook

Atop the podium, the development will also feature an outdoor pool and lounge area, which will offer panoramic views of the surrounding city, as well as Lake Ontario to the south. Also designed by Clewes, the project's interior spaces—including the stylish lobby (below)—are meant to fit in with the exterior aesthetic, maintaining a sense of continuity by utilizing a similar colour palette. 

The front lobby, image courtesy of Citizen/Fernbrook

While the stacked towers are set to make a very recognizable impact on the area skyline, the development's darker brick podium helps to make the project fit in to the surrounding streetscape (below), bringing a new presence to the community without creating an acute aesthetic discontinuity at ground level.

A closer look at the brick-clad podium, image courtesy of Citizen/Fernbrook

We will keep you updated as the project continues to develop, with regular updates once construction begins. In the meantime, check out our associated dataBase file for more information, including additional renderings. Want to share your thoughts on the project? Leave a comment at the bottom of this page, or join the discussion on our Forum.

Related Companies:  architectsAlliance, Cityzen Development Group, Fernbrook Homes, Terraplan/Studio TLA