The Bloor Street United Church, first constructed in 1886 on the northwest corner of Bloor and Huron streets in Downtown Toronto is soon to be reworked with the addition of Collecdev's Cielo Condos. The high-rise redevelopment will eventually rise 29 storeys above the church, bringing 284 units and a collection of amenities and interiors designed by KPMB Architects, who are also behind the design of the tower.
Entrances off of Bloor Street will mainly serve a community hall, the United Church's new head office space, and give access to the rebuilt sanctuary, labeled as 'sacred space' on the architectural plans. To the west will be a retail space.
For residents, the Cielo experience will begin in the lobby, entered from Huron Street, where an arched ceiling and delicate chandelier will hover over a solid marble concierge desk, evoking the ecclesiastical context in a modern way.
The residential lounge of the condo will be located off of the lobby, and will be 65 m² in area. Just a few floors above, will be the media lounge. Situated on the 6th level, it will feature up-close-and personal views over Bloor Street West. With large windows overlooking the city, the Lounge is filled with sunlight during the day, and is cozy by night. It’s a space that is multi-functional thanks to a television and comfortable lounge seating, ready for residents to enjoy major league games or a classic film. The space will also work great for entertaining friends with a gourmet kitchen and party-ready dining area.
Outdoor amenity spaces will be located on the fourth and sixth levels of Cielo, one dubbed the 'Stratus Terrace' and the other the 'Skyline Terrace.' The Stratus Terrace will be the lower of the two, and will feature a fire pit, lounge seating, planters filled with lavender and greenery, and a canopied area for alfresco dining next to a barbecue area.
The Skyline Terrace will be located a couple levels up opposite the Media Lounge and will show off the city's spectacular built horizon with a beautiful south-facing view of Downtown Toronto, and an immediate view of the University of Toronto Campus in the foreground. It will be furnished with similar features including a fire pit, comfy seating, and planted boxes.
Cielo's indoor amenities will also include a bright and open fitness centre boasting floor-to-ceiling windows that offers a wide variety of workout equipment, plus a private yoga studio.
The project is still in the pre-construction phase, yet to break ground, but is anticipated to be completed by spring of 2026.
Stay tuned for our next story on Cielo, where we will cover what the suites of the development are poised to offer.
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EDITOR'S NOTE: An earlier version of this story misidentified one of the amenity spaces.
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