Touted as one of the most sought-after real estate projects to hit Toronto in the last decade, King Toronto Condos has certainly been generating a whole lot of buzz in this city and beyond. From the installation of the Serpentine Pavilion on King West earlier this fall under the name "Unzipped" to help kick-off all of the excitement about the project and introduce the public to the architecture of the building, to the endless features on the building itself and the renowned design team behind the project, Bjarke Ingels Group (BIG). If you're into real estate and have not come across this project as of yet, you are in for a welcome surprise.
Set to take over the lot between 489 and 539 King Street West, right in the heart of Toronto's Fashion District and just west of Spadina on King, this project will truly shape the landscape for condos in Toronto for years to come. The modularly-designed buildings have been modelled after a mountain range and will feature 'pixelated ziggurat' patterns across all of the towers, each of which will come to a 'peak on the 16th floor'. This design will allow many of the units to have their own outdoor space and unique sightlines and the material composition will surely impress even the most distinguished architectural eyes.
One of the more desirable aspects of the design has to be the fact that all of the buildings will be covered with greenery. This is a popular trend among new condo developments in established neighbourhoods and allows buildings even with large footprints to be seamlessly integrated into the cities existing landscape. And that is exactly what is needed for King Toronto Condos and their prime location in the well-established King Street West location.
Due to the location and the existing heritage properties along King Street, King Toronto Condos will be integrating the new towers with the long-standing heritage buildings below. We love how new buildings respect the heritage of the existing construction and can still add to the character of the surrounding area. Here is an example of how the brick of the heritage buildings will blend with the glass of the new tower.
Another feature of this building is the use of laneways that will connect the building to the roadway, sidewalk and other surrounding spaces. As well as the courtyard in the centre of the compound that will be used as a common public space for residents and guests for day-to-day usage and for public events. Here is a look at part of the courtyard and use of laneways throughout the property:
The project is currently in pre-construction and is scheduled for completion in 2023. Message us at Cityscape for more information on unit floor plans, availability, pricing, and take advantage of our VIP access.
More photos of the project below.