SIZE 31,000 sf
YEAR Anticipated 2017
LOCATION Toronto, Canada
Cabin provides a transition between an approved ten storey structure and three storey semis and single family homes typical of the West Queen West area. The building has been designed as a bridge between these scales and height, but also as an affordable alternative to the single family homes of the neighbourhood. Each unit is two storeys high with a main living area on the lower level and bedrooms above, just as its neighbours to the north.
Cabin is an ideal candidate for the new six storey wood construction now allowed under the Ontario Building Code. The site is transitional in a rapidly evolving area and is only 60 ft wide. Wood is an ideal candidate for small sites where flexibility in materials delivery and compact erection techniques can be used. Curated hopes to use the flexibility of wood to speed the delivery of the building and minimize disruption of the neighbourhood through construction.