Quartz and Spectra

Quartz and Spectra

 

TYPE Mixed Use
PHASE Complete
SIZE 258,000 sqft
YEAR Completed 2014
LOCATION Toronto, Canada

 

Spectra is on one of the last two city blocks within the area formerly known as the railway lands and now known as Concord Cityplace. RAW has been working in the area for a number of years and previously contributed to the Fort York Neighbourhood Master plan and were responsible for the design of Panorama and LTD mixed-use condominiums. As a result of the success of the designs for Panorama and Discovery, Concord requested that RAW design a development of 1200 units on their last two sites in CityPlace, Blocks 33 and 37.  In contrast to the heavy podium and tower configurations of the previous developments, RAW sought to break down the blocks providing a more permeable pedestrian realm. Open public ways bisect the site linking Canoe Landing to Fort York. This extends a strong organizing axis which begins at Spadina and symbolically knits CityPlace together from Spadina to Bathurst.

 

 

TEAM

s Read Jones Christoffersen
m+e MCW Group
l DTAH
i Figure3
c MMM

CREDIT

IBI/Page & Steel (working drawings)

Tannery

Tannery

Howard Park

Howard Park