City of Toronto Urban Design Awards - Award of Merit, 2019: DUKE Condos

DUKE Condos, a white brick mid-rise with cube-like inset balconies in a randomized pattern, with the Toronto Urban Design Awards logo
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On September 10, Quadrangle's DUKE Condos was recognized by the Toronto Urban Design Awards with an Award of Merit.

The jury was impressed with the thoughtful consideration of the urban connections at grade. The Dundas Street elevation is a fully glazed retail space, the entrance to the residences is sensitively designed and residentially scaled facing Indian Grove, and the laneway is animated by live/work units.

One of the first contemporary additions to Toronto’s Junction, DUKE (at Dundas and Keele) is a seven-storey infill development that diversifies and intensifies the area. The building’s eroded façade creates contextual datum lines that address the various heights and proportions of neighbouring structures, while also anticipating that this context will develop and change over time. The variegated patterns of balconies, solids and feature windows soften the visual impact of the building’s scale, and the terraced design minimizes the shade impact on nearby residences. The brick finish ties DUKE to the surrounding built heritage while its white finish introduces a fresh language.

For images and more information about DUKE Condos, click here.