Picasso on Richmond, a 39 storey mixed-use condominium project, occupies an iconic site in downtown Toronto. It lies to the north of Richmond St. West on axis with Beverley and Widmer Streets. A ten-storey podium defines and animates the street. Extending from the podium is a tower punctuated by white and grey volumes that shift outward. These are accentuated by a dramatic red cut creating a dynamic sculptural form. The many terrace roofs are planted with gardens, each with unique attributes.
The cumulative impact is to create a vertical landscape, an abstracted reference to the natural form of a mountain. The first three storeys at the base of the building contain retail and commercial spaces. The floors above the retail include 402 residential units that range from studios to three bedroom suites. The completed project will create a unique living environment—one with living spaces that project out over the City providing spectacular views.