Alongside the four completed buildings of Cityzen and Fernbrook's Waterlink at Pier 27, the foot of Yonge Street will see another architectsAlliance-designed project join Toronto's waterfront. Angled to overlook the harbour to its west—the longtime former home of Captain John's Restaurant having been the adjacent Yonge Street Slip—the 35-storey Tower at Pier 27 will be the tallest development on the site, with its distinctive high-rise form rising above the smaller buildings to the south.

Looking southwest, image courtesy of Cityzen / Fernbrook

When the project launched last September, new renderings revealed an evolved design for a tower now characterized by an irregularly shifting balcony pattern. While the saw-tooth aesthetic will make the tower a conspicuous presence on the skyline, the angular design also serves to maximize views of the water. The design language is partially carried over from Pier 27's completed buildings, which are similarly angled to open vistas of Lake Ontario. 

A closer look at the saw-tooth balcony pattern, image courtesy of Cityzen / Fernbrook

Though the tower's form will probably garner the lion's share of attention, the first amenity renderings highlight a showpiece rooftop terrace that's likely to prove a major selling point for the project. Topping the 9-storey podium, the landscaped terrace will provide a communal space for residents of the tower's 336 suites.

The rooftop terrace, image courtesy of Cityzen / Fernbrook

Positioned to the south of the tower, the terrace—featuring a pool, landscaping, and cabana seating—is sheltered from Queens Quay to the north, while opening up to a view of the water of the Yonge Street slip to its west.

A closer view of the rooftop terrace, image courtesy of Cityzen / Fernbrook

Taking a look at the interior spaces, a rendering of the gym shows an interior colour palette dominated by warm, natural tones. The gym will have distinct weight and cardio areas, as well as a yoga studio, along with men's and women's change room and shower facilities. 

Part of the gym space, image courtesy of Cityzen / Fernbrook

Moving to the lobby, a similarly mellow colour palette characterizes the space, with a wood tone accenting the walls and ceiling. Here, the wood motif is also hinted at in the marble flooring and concierge's desk, which features a grain pattern reminiscent of raw wood. 

The lobby, image courtesy of Cityzen / Fernbrook

As part of the Pier 27 development, a new park will also be created, fronting the Yonge Street slip just west of the buildings. Immediately to the north meanwhile, the massive density proposed throughout the Lower Yonge Precinct—capped by the landmark 1-7 Yonge development—dwarfs the tower, potentially putting the lakefront community at the heart of one of Toronto's tallest high-rise clusters.

Currently proposed densities for the Lower Yonge Precinct (Menkes LCBO lands proposal highlighted), image via submission to City

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Related Companies:  architectsAlliance, Cityzen Development Group, Entuitive, Fernbrook Homes