Two new rental towers have been added to the cluster of slab apartment towers surrounding High Park subway station in Toronto's West End. In our last construction update for Livmore High Park, the pair of 25-storey, Zeidler Partnership Architects-designed towers were quickly approaching exterior completion, and in the months since, crews have applied the finishing touches on the building envelope and site landscaping.

Looking north on Quebec Avenue to Livmore High Park's west tower, image by Forum contributor AlbertC

Developed by GWL Realty Advisors, the buildings replace two townhouse blocks located on Quebec and High Park avenues, adding to two rental towers already on the site. With the exterior complete, the full architectural expression has taken shape. Sporting a mix of white precast concrete frames and dark window wall cladding, charcoal brick accents at the base and crown create a pixelated effect.

Looking south at Livmore High Park's west tower, image by Forum contributor AlbertC

The project introduces 528 studio to three-bedroom suites to the neighbourhood, including 16 replacement townhomes which form the base of the five-storey podium. Two amenity pavilions provide approximately 22,000 ft² of recreational and entertainment space for residents.

Livmore High Park amenities pavilion, image by Forum contributor AlbertC

The pavilions—which feature an indoor pool, gym, party room, and an indoor children's play area—are also accessible to residents of the buildings at 40 High Park Avenue and 77 Quebec Avenue.

Livmore High Park amenities pavilion, image by Forum contributor AlbertC

Photos from the Forum show how the complex has readied for occupancy this summer, with work largely finished on landscaping and an outdoor children's play space positioned between the two new towers.

Livmore High Park play area, image by Forum contributor AlbertC

Livmore High Park employs a number of sustainability features to reach LEED Gold certification, including a rainwater retention systen, green roofs, energy efficient heating and cooling, and water efficient suite fixtures.

Livmore High Park, looking northeast from High Park, image by Marc Mitanis

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 in the space provided on this page.

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