A unique tower designed by Chicago architecture firm Studio Gang has had its plans resubmitted to the City of Toronto. ‘One Delisle’ is a proposed 16-sided building to be constructed at Yonge and St. Clair in the city’s Midtown neighbourhood.
Working with Toronto’s Slate Asset Management, this will be firm’s first venture in Canada. The structure is designed to be an intrinsic part of “a vibrant, pedestrian-friendly neighbourhood with thriving retail, welcoming open spaces and world-class architecture.”
Since 2013, Slate has been buying up property in the area, amassing a portfolio of 10 buildings in its possession to develop on all four corners of the intersection.
Calling it a “powerful and beautiful addition to the skyline”, Toronto’s Design Review Panel was nothing short of impressed by Studio Gang’s first Canadian project, One Delisle. Read more: https://t.co/Ocz9lZSWtG pic.twitter.com/l9gpfp6biK
— Norm Li (@normandthegang) December 18, 2018
With a spiralling glass exterior and green terraces, this tower is “composed of 8-storey-high elongated hexagonal modules pieced together in a honeycomb pattern.”
Originally, the building was set to stand at 48 storeys high. However, the revised plan will have it come in at 44, so as not to set a height precedent with nearby construction.
This ambitious project will improve the streetscape in the neighbourhood and boost a more “inviting and walkable” area. In the newest iteration of the plan, a redesigned pick-up and drop-off area has been undertaken.
While this project and the surrounding area set to be developed have no fixed completion date, Midtown is set to have quite the gorgeous new neighbourhood in the years to come.