Parkside Residential Development
Toronto, Ontario, Canada, 2014
Located in the East Bayfront Precinct, Toronto Parkside is a mixed-use development that includes a residential tower and a podium containing institutional, retail and daycare spaces, facing onto a new urban park. The podium contains a six-storey atrium entered from Queen’s Quay Boulevard. The residential tower is stepped in profile, descending towards the south to create penthouse-like units with gardens open to the sky. The surface of the facades is modulated to create two planes. The outer plane is stepped towards the south creating balconies; the inner plane is glazed, shaded by the outer plane, affording dramatic views and transparency. The descending terraces create a strong connection in the skyline to Lake Ontario. The terraces allow planting to be present at every level of the building. The project offers a delicate balance between solid and void, alternating layers of generous glazing, with limestone-colored precast concrete frames.
Project Type: Residential
Client: Great Gulf Group
Cost: $200 million
Associate Architect - Quadrangle Architects Limited