Toronto Parkside Housing Development
Project Title
Toronto Parkside Housing Development
Alternate Titles
Parkside Residential Development; Great Gulf; Monde Condominiums; Monde
Located in the East Bayfront Precinct, Toronto Parkside is a mixed-use development that includes a residential tower and a podium containing institutional, retail, and daycare spaces, facing onto a new urban park. The podium contains a six-story atrium entered from Queen's Quay Boulevard. The residential tower is stepped in profile, descending towards the south to create penthouse-like units with gardens open to the sky. The surface of the facades is modulated to create two planes. The outer plane is stepped towards the south creating balconies; the inner plane is glazed, shaded by the outer plane, affording dramatic views and transparency. The descending terraces create a strong connection in the skyline to Lake Ontario. The terraces allow planting to be present at every level of the building. The project offers a delicate balance between solid and void, alternating layers of generous glazing, with limestone-coloured precast concrete frames.

Images on this page: 1 Exterior rendering view; 2 Site rendering; 3 Ground level rendering; 4 Waterfront rendering; 5 Night view rendering

Toronto, Ontario, Canada

between 2008 and 2015
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Safdie Architects
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