Now under construction in Toronto's Upper Beach neighbourhood, Streetcar's The Southwood is adding two mid-rise residential buildings to Kingston Road. Both designed by TACT Architecture, the 6-storey condominiums at 663 and 646 Kingston Road will add new density to the area, with a two-toned architectural expression characterizing both buildings. With the two-building development now well on its way, we preview the suite interiors in advance of our upcoming construction update. 

The first phase at 663 Kingston Road, image courtesy of Streetcar

While the site for The Southwood's first phase has replaced the former Dip n' Sip donut shop on the south side of the street at 663 Kingston Road, the second phase—at 646 Kingston Road—will overlook a green space from the north side of the street. Known as 'The Ravine Collection,' the phase two building at 646 Kingston Road is designed to maximize views of the natural landscape, while both buildings are designed to prioritize outdoor spaces.  

The 'Ravine Collection' at 646 Kingston Road, image courtesy of Streetcar

Featuring interiors appointed by Seven Haus Design, a modern aesthetic—accented by natural wood tones—characterizes the living spaces.  For both buildings, the suites are designed to maximize views, with the open spaces configured to frame the bucolic surroundings as a highlight of the interiors. 

An open living/dining/kitchen area, image courtesy of Streetcar

At the upper levels, both buildings will also offer views of lake Ontario, with expansive rooftop terraces overlooking Toronto's urban canopy and the water to the south. Appointed by Corban and Goode, The Southwood's landscaping aims to sensitively incorporate the buildings into the natural landscape. 

A rendering of the view from a rooftop terrace, image courtesy of Streetcar

Although the project is located away from Toronto's Downtown, the area maintains a Walk Score of 87, with nearby shops and restaurants contributing to a fairly pedestrian-friendly community. With many of the suites also marketed towards young families, The Southwood's larger three-bedroom units—ranging in size up to 1,750 ft²—are designed to capitalize on the area's family-oriented character. 

A closer look at a kitchen interior, image courtesy of Streetcar

In the coming months, we will return with a construction update, tracking progress on both sites. In the meantime, make sure to check out our dataBase file, linked below, for more information. Want to share your thoughts on the project? Leave a comment in the space below this page, or join in the conversation on our Forum thread. 

Related Companies:  52 Pick-Up, Baker Real Estate Inc., BVGlazing Systems, Corban and Goode, Dream Unlimited, Giovanni A. Tassone Architects, Kentwood, McIntosh Perry, Seven Haus Design, Streetcar Developments, TACT Architecture