Harhay Developments has a new condominium in the works for Toronto's engaging Leslieville neighbourhood. 875 Queen East will occupy a full block on the south side of Queen Street between Booth and Logan Avenues, rising to seven storeys, and preserving a heritage structure at the east end of the site. The articulated design by OFFICEArchitecture features two-tone red brick volumes which project or recede to brake up the volume into the narrower retail frontages that Toronto's shopping streets are prized for, while stepping back at upper levels so as to not overwhelm the streetscape.

Southeast view, 875 Queen East, image courtesy of Harhay Developments

The site has structures on it now, including—at the east end—a three-storey heritage Victorian retail building currently housing a drugstore. That heritage structure will be disassembled to make way for the project's shoring, excavation, and construction, before being ultimately reassembled onsite, to live on in a restored state as part of the new development. Also to live on—thanks to a supportive neighbourhood—is the Red Door Shelter, a cherished local agency which provides families in need with emergency housing on a short-term basis. The Red Door will be moving into modern facilities accessed from the quiet Booth Avenue side of the building.

Southwest view, 875 Queen East, image courtesy of Harhay Developments

The bulk of 875 Queen East will be made up of 122 condominium suites situated above new ground floor retail spaces. This living space in the highly sought after Leslieville neighbourhood is being offered in 1 through 3-bedroom layouts which range in size from 448 ft² to 1,289 ft². At ground level, the 16,000 square feet of new commercial space will be augmented with a streetscape design by Juhan Marten Landscape Architect.

Aerial view of the site and surrounding context, image retrieved from Apple Maps

We will be sure to return with updates as new details emerge about the project. In the meanwhile, additional information can be found in the project's dataBase file, linked below. Want to get involved in the discussion? Visit the associated Forum threads, or leave a comment using the field provided at the bottom of this page.

Related Companies:  Harhay Developments, Juhan Marten Landscape Architect, McIntosh Perry, OFFICEArchitecture, The Walsh Group