September 25, 2013


375 King Street West, Toronto, Canada

Developer: TAS Design Build/Lifetime Urban Development
Units: 291
Storeys: 34
GFA: 244,292 sq.ft.
Completion date: 2012

Located on King West, the design of this condominium takes its cues from the fabric of the urban core. M5V has a loft warehouse podium on the first eight floors, which contain 11-foot ceilings that mimic the warehouse vernacular of buildings in the area. Above the podium, another 26 floors rise up to create a slender tower with views in every direction.

The main feature of the building is a transparent, colourful skin element that rises from the second floor all the way up and over the tower to link the street with the body of the building. The south and west elevations have continuous balconies that act both as an outdoor feature and an energy conservation element of the tower.

  • Best Practices Commissioning for all major mechanical equipment to ensure that systems operate at optimum performance levels
  • Diversion of construction waste to reduce landfill loads
  • 6’ deep private terraces provide natural shading, keeping suites cool to conserve energy
  • Motion sensor lights
  • Low emission flooring, sealants, and adhesives
  • Energy Star™ appliances where applicable
  • Dual flush toilets
  • Low-flow shower-heads
  • Programmable thermostats
  • Individual hydro and water metering
  • Water-conserving faucets
  • Zero VOC emissions paint
  • Indoor air quality management
  • High-efficiency Glass Curtain Wall
  • In-Suite Energy Recovery Ventilators (ERV’s) to reduce energy demands
  • Rooftop rainwater retrieval and on-site water recycling
  • Water-efficient landscaping
  • Mechanical at mid-point of the building
  • Recycling tri-sorter to separate and dispose of waste
  • Autoshare™ membership with exclusive M5V vehicles available to homeowners 24/7



2007 GTHBA/UDI Awards
Best Building Design

2007 GTHBA/UDI Awards
Best Community Development High-Rise