King West, a neighbourhood, which draws comparisons to Soho in New York City, is a community with fashion, culture, and young professionals who enjoy working close to home. Filled with bars, restaurants, and fashion outlets, this area has seen tremendous growth over the last five years.
Its close proximity to Kensington Market, Chinatown, and the Entertainment District have always made it an attractive option for new condo buyers who like to complete most of their errands on foot. Zagat Rated restaurants such as “Buca” and hip nightclubs such as “Lost and Found” place King West in a league of its own. This is where young professionals come to live, work, and play and it’s about to get a lot more futuristic.
Danish Celebrity architect Bjarke Ingels is designing a condo between 489 and 539 King St. which is creating a massive buzz around the city. Working with Toronto developers Westbank and Allied, Bjarke Ingels, has designed what simply amounts to a masterpiece on a global scale…
Here is the design for the new proposed condo which Ingels is calling “a Mediterranean Mountain Town.”
The tower is supposed to resemble a mountain, with five peaks each consisting of at least 15 storeys. Expect world-class amenities including a state-of-the-art courtyard, customizable floor plans for potential buyers and much more. The entire project is expected to span approximately 725,000 feet and preliminary plans estimate that the unnamed project will consist of 500 apartment units.
In my 15 years of experience, I have seen many condo proposals and nothing has ever looked quite like this. It’s a very modern design that Toronto has yet to witness. Along with the gorgeous Mirvish Tower proposal east of Spadina (http://mirvishandgehrytoronto.com/) and the RioCan + Allied project slated for King and Portland (http://kingportlandcentre.com/) we continue to see a wild transformation of the King West neigbourhood that will redefine this city for the better far into the 21st century
While this proposed tower still has a long way to go before there is a crane on the ground, King West has plenty of other desirable locations such as The Thompson Residences or The Fashion House, both iconic residences in the area. If you would like to know more about the neighbourhood, check out my King West Listings or feel free to contact me anytime!