It has been a full three months since we last visited the site of Streetcar DevelopmentsThe Taylor, a 96-unit condominium and townhome development in Toronto's Leslieville neighbourhood, featuring a design by TACT Architecture. At the time of our last update at the start of February, finishing touches were being applied to the exterior of the structure, and in the months since, residents have begun to move into the new development.

Patio furniture on balconies marking the presence of residents, image by Forum contributor Benito

A recent set of photos, submitted to the project's Forum thread by contributor Benito, reveal the presence of patio furniture on a number of north-facing balconies, a sign that residents are quickly replacing construction workers on what was still a busy job site just a few months ago. Captured from the north on Filmic Lane, the newest images also reveal the completed aesthetic of the building's exterior.

View of The Taylor from the north on Filmic Lane, image by Forum contributor Benito

The Taylor's main 8-storey volume and smaller 4-storey volume has been finished in a combination of ironspot slate-gray bricks, stone, two-tone glazing, and öko skin slat wall panels. The signature element in the project's exterior envelope, meant to resemble wood but be virtually maintenance free, öko skin is a naturally pigmented, fibre-reinforced, weather-resistant concrete cladding manufactured by Rieder GmbH of Austria. The earthy tones of the öko skin panels in combination with a reduced massing on the east side of the development help it blend contextually with the neighbouring Victorian-style brick townhomes to the east.

öko skin cladding referencing the earthy tones of the neighbouring Victorian-style townhomes, image by Forum contributor Benito

Residents of The Taylor and neighbouring project The Carlaw will enjoy a selection of amenity spaces appointed by Seven Haus Design including a fitness centre and an arts and cultural community programming space on the ground floor. In addition, residents will have access to the new home of Crow's Theatre, who will take residence in the base of The Carlaw in a purpose-built space next year.

Rendering of The Taylor viewed from Filmic Lane, image courtesy of Streetcar Developments

Additional information, including renderings and floor plans of what the finished buildings and suites will look like, can be found in our dataBase files, linked below. Want to get involved in the discussion? Check out the associated Forum threads, or leave a comment in the space provided at the bottom of this page.

Related Companies:  Seven Haus Design, Streetcar Developments, TACT Architecture