With hoarding now surrounding the site, and work on the existing structure underway, Toronto's Hill and Dale Residences is officially under construction. Located on the east side of Yonge Street just north of Rosedale, the Old Stonehenge and Clifton Blake Group project will adapt the existing three-storey office building into a luxury mixed-use complex.

The site in early June (looking southeast), image by Stefan Novakovic

While the glassy new structure will bear little aesthetic trace of the utilitarian 1970s office block that currently occupies the site, much of the existing building will be structurally incorporated into the Studio JCI-designed development.

Looking east, image by Stefan Novakovic

Preserving much of the current building's embodied energy, Hill and Dale's glassy form is distinguished by a triple-glazed curtain wall, with the highly efficient building envelope designed to minimize energy costs while reducing sound transmission.

Looking east, image courtesy of Old Stonehenge / Clifton Blake

Hill and Dale's street-level retail space will be joined by 10,000 ft² of commercial office space, and topped with 15 residential suites. Targeting a 2018 completion, the glass and limestone structure will begin to take shape later this summer, with preliminary work now taking place. 

Looking south on Yonge street, image courtesy of Old Stonehenge / Clifton Blake Group

While retail occupancy is expected by early 2018, the residential suites—10 of which are already sold—will likely be occupied later in the year. Ranging in size from 871 ft² to 3,634 ft², the suites will feature 10' and 11' foot ceilings, with interiors appointed by Chapi Chapo Design.

High-end finishes and spacious interiors characterize the suites, image courtesy of Old Stonehenge / Clifton Blake Group

Located at the southeast corner of Yonge and Roxborough, Hill and Dale Residences is a relatively rare instance of new residential density in the area. Contributing modest density, the boutique project is also designed to bring a dose of 24-hour vibrancy to the neighbourhood, contributing to the Yonge corridor's fine-grained urban fabric with new retail and office space.

The building in its urban context (looking northeast), image by Stefan Novakovic

We will return with updates as construction continues, and the discretely scaled project takes shape. In the meantime, make sure to check out our dataBase file, linked below, for more information. Want to share your thoughts on the development? You can join in on the conversation in our associated Forum thread, or leave a comment in the space provided on this page.

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