Nested against the future picturesque, naturalized Cooksville Creek, the context speaks to an urbanizing streetscape, with the planned bus corridor and light rail passing by. Located slightly east of the Dundas Street East and Hurontario Street intersection, the streetwall utilizes a brick base to ground the massing, while placing refined glazed volumes atop the plinth. Natural planting will allow the reinvigoration of the Creek, currently a concrete channel, creating a green connection throughout the broader area, while offering sweeping views.
The project is a mid-rise tower typology. A 6-storey podium is set back from Dundas Street East to mediate the public/private interface and allow for an improved public realm. Similarly, at the rear of the site, a hardscaped amenity space provides for a pleasant area for residents to relax and enjoy the natural setting of the site, adjacent to the watercourse. The upper portion of the building projects 10- storeys above the podium. A varied materiality and contemporary design expression are utilized to produce a dynamic architectural aesthetic.
This project is a 16-storey mixed-use building containing 336 residential units, 300 square metres of ground floor commercial retail space, 1,632 square metres of amenity space and 4 levels of underground parking. Weston Consulting was retained to facilitate the Official Plan, Zoning By-Law, Site Plan Approval, and Draft Plan of Condominium applications necessary for the approval of this development.