A new project has been launched by Minto Communities in Toronto's Fashion District, 123 Portland Street, with the company releasing new details of the 14-storey condominium development. We have already covered the project's 2018 and 2019 planning submissions, but the new marketing renderings provide a closer look at the building's design by Sweeny &Co Architects.
The 2019 planning submission included new information about the project's exterior, proposed as a grid of white and copper-hued precast concrete panels, metal balustrade balcony guards, and a mix of spandrel panels and metal slab edge coverings on upper floors. The latest release of renderings adds more detailed views of the warm exterior materials and features.
The project's marketing material is also giving us a look at the building's common and amenity spaces, which feature interiors appointed by U31, including the first space that residents and visitors will experience, the building's richly patterned two-storey lobby. It is set to feature brass-lined stone archways, a mix of black and white tile work, wood panels, sculptural floating bench, coffered ceilings, and crown moulding.
This luxurious aesthetic carries over to amenity spaces, which include a rooftop terrace with city views, a kitchen bar with a private dining area, a gym and a residents lounge.
Residents of the building's 114 condominium suites will enjoy kitchens with integrated Miele appliances, stone countertops, and tile backsplashes. Main living spaces feature hardwood flooring and French doors, while select master bedrooms feature French doors that allow natural light and fresh air to flood in.
The project will also incorporate several sustainability measures, aiming to consume fewer resources than a standard condo tower, along with minimized waste and reduced greenhouse gas emissions, as part of a targeted LEED certification. The wide range of efficiency measures includes biophilic design, a building envelope that maintains energy efficiency, CO2 censored ventilation for common areas, low-emitting interior finishes, LED lighting, electric vehicle charging stations, and more.
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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|Live Patrol Inc., Minto Communities GTA, NAK Design Strategies, Sweeny &Co Architects Inc., U31, UCEL Inc.