A joint development between The Sher Corporation and Hyde Park Homes.The development site is located at the southeast corner of Shuter and Mutual Streets, just north of Moss Park. This new development project is in the pre-construction phase and is proposed for the Garden District neighbourhood of downtown Toronto.
The proposal is calling for a 32-storey tower with 234 residential units, including a 2.5-storey base, which will consist of an existing heritage building on the site. The heritage building’s façade will be restored and incorporated into the base, which will contain a residential lobby and amenity space. The project will also feature a selection of two-level town homes, which feature entries from the interior of the base building
ArchitectsAlliance is designing the contemporary tower portion of the building, and they have released renderings showing a modern design, featuring symmetrical lines and a glazed façade. The distinctly urban structure will be a perfect complement to the neighbourhood’s ongoing transformation, while the restored, heritage-inspired base will pay homage to the area’s historical roots.
The interior of the development will be equally as trendy and sleek as its exterior. The unit mix is expected to include 163 one-bedroom layouts, 62 two-bedroom and 26 three-bedroom layouts.
Finishes inside the suites include high ceilings, wood inspired laminate flooring, trendy exposed concrete walls, sliding or swing doors, wire shelving, and spacious balconies. Kitchens will also come complete with high end appliances, to round out residents’ luxury experience living in this development.
Floors two through seven will feature a total of 5,403 square-feet of indoor amenity space and 1,237 square feet of outdoor amenity space. Floor seven will specifically be home to a childrens playroom, lounge, kitchen, dining area, meeting room, and a games and media room. A pet spa will also be available on the premises, and is slated to include a shower, dryer and trimming station. Other amenities at residents’ finger tips will also include a two-storey gym with an outdoor terrace. The terrace will feature built in barbecues, fire pits, lounge seating and gardens. Residents will also have use of 48 parking spaces proposed in an underground garage, along with 252 bicycle spaces.
Location & Neighbourhood
Condos in Toronto’s Garden District have the advantage of being centrally located in the heart of the city. This small pocket, just east of Dundas Square, is located in the “downtown area” of Toronto’s official plan, an area considered a cornerstone of the city’s growth management strategy and the pre-eminent urban growth centre within the GTA.
The site of this new building and the surrounding block sit in the midst of a diverse and rapidly-developing downtown area that has seen a significant increase in residential and mixed-use revitalization, particularly over the last decade. Immediately west of the site is a large-scale, mixed-use project, which includes three 28-storey towers with retail and commercial use at street level.
Other developments proposed in the immediate area include a luxury hotel and condominium building and a mixed-use development including a public park. It’s an exciting and rapidly-growing place to invest in and its proximity to the downtown core will likely continue to attract residents who crave a high-energy, urban environment.