Steps from the terminal stop of the 503 Victoria Park Streetcar line, and next-door to Blantyre park, Kingston&Co uses a contextually responsive building mass to add 146 residential units and ground floor retail space to an established neighbourhood.
Situated adjacent an existing 16-storey apartment building and low-rise neighbourhood, the building’s mass steps down from 10 stories to 3 stories, forming a strong street frontage along Kingston Rd while creating generous residential terraces overlooking Blantyre park.
Inspired by the angled and meandering qualities of Toronto’s historic Kingston Road, the façade is conceived as a lattice of sculpted and angled precast concrete panels.
Employing a thermally ideal 60/40 wall-to-window ratio, the project achieves higher thermal performance compared to entirely glazed condos, while taking its cue from Toronto’s legacy of ornate masonry architecture with a contemporary interpretation of light, shadow, and white precast concrete.
2021 Toronto Urban Design Awards (TUDA) – Private Buildings in Context – Mid-Rise