210 Bloor Street, Toronto
Developer: Tribute Communities
GFA: 168,000 sq.ft.
Completion Date: TBD
The project will complement the existing architecture.
The development is located in the Bloor Street West corridor, an east-west Major Arterial road and subway corridor, which has a broad range of institutional and public buildings on both the north and south sides. The subject site is rectangular and has a total area of 783m2. It has 13m of frontage on Bloor Street and a depth of 61m. A two-storey commercial property currently occupies the site.
Transit-supportive and pedestrian-friendly
At approximately 111m in height, the project respects the existing policy and does not impact surrounding view corridors. The project will complement the existing architecture, and while ambitious, the design will still provide visual cohesion and round out the entire block on this underutilized site. The proposed development is designed to be transit-supportive and pedestrian-friendly.
Tessellated Geometric Pattern
The proposed development is a 29-storey mixed-use building home to 42 residential units, 126m2 of retail space on the ground level and three levels of below-grade parking accessed via a rear lane. The development will result in a gross floor area of 15,589m2 with an overall density of 20 times the area of the lot.
The design features a mirrored glass triangular tessellated geometric pattern on the east and west facades, which are designed right to the property line. The mirrored finish of the hexagonal panels creates a canvas of reflected light and forms.
Enhanced Public Sidewalk
At ground level, the building is setback 3.1m from the property line, providing space for an enhanced public sidewalk. At level 2 the building being set back a further 1.7m with minor projections into the setback due to the window design. The north and south facades will feature sheltered balconies in an undulating treatment through a series of setbacks from levels 3 to 16, then again at levels 17 to 22, and finally at levels 23 to 29.