Toronto's Queen and Coxwell area is soon to be home to a development that brings new condominiums and retail which will bridge the trendy Leslieville neighbourhood with Ashbridges Bay and other waterfront recreation spaces. The project from RioCan Living, and Context Development—known as Queen & Ashbridge—will feature 16 and 17-storey terraced towers designed by Teeple Architects, accompanied by a brand new Toronto Community Housing Corporation rental replacement building for the Don Summerville Apartments that are currently on the site.
Queen & Ashbridge is to launch with 366 condominium units that range in area from 503 to 1,987 ft², and priced from the $500,000s to over $2 million. The rollout of marketing material for the project is offering up a taste of some of the spaces that residents will enjoy, including a wide selection of hotel-inspired amenities with interiors appointed by Mason Studio.
Several amenities are concentrated on the ground floor of the towers, with a mix of spaces designed to foster connectivity with the public realm. The first space residents and visitors will encounter is a lobby—dubbed 'The Bridge Lounge'—that offers a concierge desk surrounded by sculptural hand-crafted furniture and locally sourced stone embellishments.
Adding to the waterfront theme present throughout the development, a boardwalk-inspired pathway—dubbed 'The Upper Lounge'—will pass by an amenity space before leading to the ground-floor elevator lobby. The Upper Lounge will offer a gathering space for residents, with plenty of seating and greenery alongside a full wall of windows that look out onto the surrounding streetscape, and filling the space with natural light during daytime hours.
With the ongoing rise of working from home, residents are sure to appreciate an amenity called 'The Woodbine Coworking Space', incorporating double-height ceilings and extra-tall windows framing several work stations and an indoor fireplace.
Among the standout amenity offerings is a planned 5,000 ft² fitness centre dubbed 'The Coast Club.' Double-height ceilings, green feature walls, and park views will help give this space a connection to the outdoors, while offering a mix of cardio, strength, and functional training zones and dedicated yoga and spin studios to give residents a range of fitness options.
The fitness centre is to connect with private change and steam rooms, with the latter pictured in the rendering below.
Another grouping of amenities will be on the eighth and ninth floors, including an elevated outdoor dog run that will offer up spectacular city views for residents while dogs answer nature's call. These levels will also be home to a group of spaces collectively known as 'The Sky Club,' where residents will find an indoor lounge and party room featuring a bar and reading nook, connected to a variety of outdoor recreation spaces via expansive picture windows.
This space opens out onto an outdoor terrace offering views overlooking Queen Street East at its north end and Downtown Toronto at its west end. This terrace is planned to function both as a separate space or be combined with The Sky Club's interior space, catering to various gathering sizes. Other outdoor spaces on the upper floors include an outdoor cooking and dining area, and a sun deck.
The most prominent outdoor amenity will come in the form of a lush courtyard known as 'The Urban Forest.' Designed by landscape architects Public City Architecture, will be crisscrossed by wood-plank pathways and feature a camouflage-like aesthetic made up of varying tones of greenery.
For residents entertaining overnight visitors, a collection of seven hotel-style guest suites is planned to serve the complex.
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|Related Companies:||COUNTERPOINT ENGINEERING, Jablonsky, Ast and Partners, RioCan REIT|