533 King Street Condos 533 King St W, Toronto, ON M5V 1K4, Canada
Posted on September 12, 2018 / 3840
Listing Type : All
Location : Toronto
About King Condos:
PROJECT NAME: King Toronto Condos
ADDRESS: 489-539 King Street West In downtown Toronto
PROJECT TYPE: Condominium
 DEVELOPER(S): Westbank Corp
ARCHITECT(S): BIG group Bjarke Ingels
PRICING: $600k – $2.5million
  • Has a walkscore of 99/100: walkable EVERYWHERE
  • Located in the Waterfront Communities-The Island neighbourhood in Downtown Toronto
  • Located in Toronto’s Entertainment District & Fashion District
  • Steps from The Skydome, The Royal Alexander Theatre, Roy Thompson Hall, Art Gallery of Ontario and The Bell Lightbox
  • 3 minute walk to the Spadina Ave at King St West Stop
  • 8 minute drive to the University of Toronto- St. George Campus
  • Close to shops, restaurants, schools and hospitals
  • Has a transit score of 100/100: world class public transportation
  • Nearby parks include Carr Street, Clarence Square and Victoria Square Park
From the architect, Bjarke Ingels Group:
King Street West is set in a transitional area of Toronto. From the tall towers of the Central Business District to the East, to the low-rise neighborhoods in the Northwest, the skyline is a mark of the city’s progress. Located at the meeting point of three 20th century neighborhood parks, BIG, Westbank and Allied propose a mixed use development with a public plaza that will create a new center for the community while connecting the various pedestrian pathways that crisscross the area. The building is organized as a traditional perimeter block with a public plaza in the center. The plaza itself is defined by two distinct atmospheres: a lushly landscaped forest paired next to an urban, hardscaped court. The resulting balance between these perceived opposites is a reflection of Toronto’s current state of rapid redevelopment: the union of old and new, an open community atmosphere in an intimate setting, calming green scenery within a bustling urban context. Surrounding the plaza, King Street West rises as sets of pixels extruded upwards to create space for housing, retail and boutique offices—avoiding the footprints of heritage buildings that already exist on the site. Each pixel is set at the size of a room; rotated 45 degrees from the street grid to increase exposure to light and air. At the base, pixels lift to provide 24/7 access across the courtyard, while the roof surface is manipulated to allow sunlight to penetrate the entire building, creating space for green terraces attached to each unit. The resulting undulating façade is a connective topography—allowing increased circulation through the neighborhood while creating an abundance of green space normally reserved for the suburbs.
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