Set in a lush green city park in downtown Toronto, the 11 Wellesley tower creates a counterpoint to the boxy condominiums permeating the Toronto condominium market.
The 60-storey tower contains 700 units and is located above a five-storey, multi-level, mixed-use podium. The podium will be animated with a range of uses for retail and office, as well as a rooftop terrace for residents. The residential and commercial office lobbies are separated. The restaurants face the park and are accessed from a walkway along the building’s apron.
A public promenade wraps the podium, providing a seamless transition to the park and a tree-lined streetscape. Vibrant patios and storefronts will achieve goals for an animated street life and vibrant new urban community.
While the general plan order of the residential tower is organized into a rational series of rectilinear spaces to create open, spacious light-filled living spaces, the corners are curved. The curvilinear expression is reinforced by the balconies, which create an undulating, fluid pattern evocative of the serene beauty of the iconic Alvar Aalto vase.
LIVING IN CHURCH-YONGE CORRIDOR
Downtown Toronto residents come from a myriad of different backgrounds, and span the entire spectrum of the socio-economic scale. There is a large number of rental accommodations in this neighbourhood. This reflects the mobility of the population, which is comprised mostly of singles and couples. Ryerson University is helping to reshape Toronto’s downtown east core having recently purchased landmark buildings to expand their campus. One of these acquisitions is the former Maple Leaf Gardens which has been renamed Mattamy Athletic Centre and now serves as the home of the Ryerson University Sports and Recreation Centre. New condo developments are springing up all over the Church-Yonge Corridor which is gradually changing the character of this downtown neighbourhood from urban grit to City chic.
This development is located in park heaven, with 14 parks and 7 recreation facilities within a 15 min walk.
Facilities within a 15 min walk