Just east of Toronto's bustling Yonge and Eglinton intersection, The Madison is now in the closing stages of construction on Eglinton Avenue East. At 36 and 33 storeys, the two-tower development is adding 644 units of residential density to an area continuing to be transformed by high-rise projects. Touring the site with Madison Homes' Dawn Spironello, we get an in-depth preview of one of Midtown Toronto's largest residential projects. 

View of The Madison from the west on Eglinton Avenue, image by Jack Landau

Designed by Kirkor Architects, Madison's development features interiors by Studio Munge, with the amenity spaces and suite interiors now taking shape as construction nears completion. In addition, The Madison's 8-storey podium will feature extensive retail space, with a mezzanine-level Loblaws supermarket established as an anchor tenant.

The Madison's podium, image by Jack Landau

Alongside the 40,000 ft² supermarket, the ground level will feature an LCBO, bringing some vibrancy to the project's Eglinton Avenue frontage. In particular, the supermarket is likely to prove an important amenity for the area, where residential growth has so far outpaced new amenities and retailers. 

Future Loblaw's grocery store in The Madison's podium, image by Jack Landau

Future LCBO on the ground floor of The Madison, image by Jack Landau

Previewing some of The Madison's amenities—which are distributed across both the podium and the tower levels—the communal areas include extensive indoor and outdoor spaces, with a 5,638 ft² terrace topping the podium in between the two towers. "There's going to be a zen garden water feature in the middle," Spironello tells us, describing the space as a showpiece for the project. 

Outdoor terrace between the two towers, image by Jack Landau

Outdoor spaces are set to be a focal point of the project, with an aerial view of the fourth floor outdoor amenity area showing another substantial space in the making. The space is set to be organized around a central fire pit, with five individual barbecues and cabanas making for a relaxed but elegant environment.

Fourth floor outdoor amenity area, image by Jack Landau

In addition, The Madison's units will include rows of 'terrace suites,' which face out onto generously proportioned private outdoor areas. Looking out over Eglinton, "it's a very dynamic, urban view," says Spironello, "and it's hard to believe that there's a great low-rise neighbourhood just around the corner." 

Private outdoor terraces soon to be partitioned, image by Jack Landau

Touring us through The Madison's other amenities, Spironello discusses the character of the Yonge and Eglinton area as a major draw for the site. "It's a unique part of the city that combines the density of Downtown with the leafy, quiet residential area. Nowhere else is quite like it." Taking in the interior amenity spaces, a split-level gym is also configured to offer views of the city below, with "cardio equipment overlooking Eglinton, while the weight training facility will be on the upper level." 

Split-level fitness centre at The Madison, image by Jack Landau

Joining the gym on the fourth floor, amenities will include an indoor saltwater lap pool, with a hot tub overlooking the outdoor amenity area, as well as "a yoga studio with both indoor and outdoor spaces," Spironello explains. Rounding out the amenities, a fully stocked demonstration kitchen with an adjoining seating area and separate dining space will be housed on the 4th floor, together with a party room and meeting facilities.  

Moving into the suites, Spironello takes us through a variety of units, previewing various decor styles and custom finishes ahead of the first Pre-Delivery Inspections (PDIs). "We want to carry out all the PDIs gradually and thoroughly, giving residents a chance to look over their units well ahead of time.

Dawn Spironello of Madison Homes, image by Jack Landau

"Sometimes, the process gets rushed in this industry, but we're adamant about avoiding that, ensuring that the condition of every unit is perfect for residents when they move in," Spironello adds, describing a thorough process that focuses on delivering a polished final product. "We want residents to love their units when they move in."

A look at one of the kitchens, image by Jack Landau

Concluding our tour, we take the hoist up to the top of the taller 36-storey west tower, getting a view of the 33-storey east tower in the latter stages of construction...

The Madison's 33-storey tower viewed from the top of the 36-storey tower, image by Jack Landau

and of course, a panoramic view of the Downtown skyline too. If you'd like to get a better look at the views, we have another story on that, here!

Downtown Toronto viewed from The Madison, image by Jack Landau

We will keep you updated as the project nears completion, and the retail opens. In the meantime, make sure to check out our associated dataBase file, linked below. Want to share your thoughts on the project? Feel free to leave a comment in the space below this page,  or join the ongoing conversation on our Forum. 

Related Companies:  Isotherm Engineering Ltd., Kirkor Architects Planners, Kramer Design Associates Limited, Madison Group, Ryan Design International, Stephenson Engineering, Studio Munge