Location: Toronto, Canada
Client: Skale Developments
Acting as a gateway into the West Queen West neighbourhood, 1181 Queen Street West responds to its context with a proportional street wall along Queen Street and a series of terraces stepping to the south, framing the historic Gladstone Hotel. Irregular floorplates create unique, large end user units with adjoining terraces, providing the neighbourhood with an alternative to the single-family home. Targeting Toronto Green Standard Tier Two, the design pushes for optimal sustainability with the design stage energy model finding over 50% energy savings compared to a Code compliant building.