Following on the heels of the successful marketing of Tretti Condos near Wilson subway station in northwest Toronto, developer Collecdev has introduced another condominium development a short distance to the east on Wilson, continuing their Scandinavian theming for the area with a project known as Nordic Condos. The project features similar design cues as the nearby Tretti, with Collecdev once again employing gh3 to design the project.
Nordic's design by Raymond Chow of gh3 has been evolving since proposed in its initial form at the end of 2016. The final 12-storey plan, now entering marketing, features a series of mid-rise volumes that form an articulated street wall, stepping back above the 8th and 11th floors to keep a consistent massing over Wilson Avenue.
Nordic will bring 429 condominium units to the area, in a range of layouts from studio up to three-bedroom plans, ranging in area from 372 ft² up to 925 ft² and priced from $414,990 to $973,000. Residents will have access to amenities with interiors by Carmen Dragomir of esQape Design, set to include a party room, a gym, and a lobby with concierge service. Other amenities on tap include three courtyards, an outdoor soft turf children's play area, an outdoor lounge with barbecues, an outdoor exercise area with calisthenics, as well as pet wash stations.
Among the Scandinavian-inspired elements is an energy efficiency plan based on the Swedish philosophy of “friluftsliv,” a lifestyle based on a connection with the outdoors that informs much of Sweden’s environmental policy. In keeping with the spirit of friluftsliv, Nordic will include sustainable technologies like geothermal heating and cooling that uses roughly 40% less energy than typical condominium HVAC systems, producing 70% less greenhouse gas and saving over 5 million litres of water per year.
There is much more to look at in regards to energy efficiency measures, and we'll return for a more in depth look in the coming months.
Additional information and images can be found in our Database file for the project, linked below. Want to get involved in the discussion? Check out the associated Forum thread, or leave a comment below.
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