Updated plans for a proposed mid-rise development called The Parkview at 200 Keele Street have been posted on Toronto's Development Applications web page, revealing the proposed materials for the facade of the Romanov Romanov-designed residential building. As we reported nearly one year ago, applications were submitted to the City for rental housing demolition of the existing 3-storey rental townhouses on the site, and for site plan approval for the 4-storey rental/condominium mid-rise which will replace the townhouses. In accordance with the City of Toronto's Rental Replacement Program, the 15 rental units will be replaced with similar sized units in the new development, as well as having rents that are "equal to those of the demolished units." 

South East View of 200 Keele Street, image courtesy of Romanov Romanov Architects Incorporated

Previously, the renderings only revealed the massing of the project, and its relationship overlooking neighbouring Lithuania Park. A dark, machined aesthetic has been chosen for the building, contrasting the park's soft natural features with stone and wood making up most of the facade with accented portions of gray aluminum spandrel panels and window frames.  

Keele Street Frontage Nightview, image courtesy of Romanov Romanov Architects Incorporated

South elevation viewed from Lithuania Park, image courtesy of Romanov Romanov Architects Incorporated

The Keele Street Frontage will be made up predominantly of stone, giving little indication of the while wood will feature more on the remaining elevations. The updated renderings have also shown that the Lithuania Park frontage will be very distinct, with the combination of massing and materiality in the upper balconies and cladding creating a very solid impression. 

We will return with updates as the project makes its way through the development process. In the meantime, renderings and project details can be found in the dataBase file, linked below. Want to get involved in the discussion? Check out the associated Forum thread, or leave a comment using the field provided at the bottom of this page.

Related Companies:  Romanov Romanov Architects, Strybos Barron King