Designed by onespace unlimited Inc., the 135-unit mid-rise will feature contemporary architecture mixed with traditional character that blends in with the neighbourhood.
The new condo’s architectural highlights include its ‘kinetic’ elements like the L- and U-shapes in the brick that will make the building appear to be in motion as the eye travels along its facade. The structure’s asymmetrical design also contributes to the sense of motion while acknowledging its location on the Danforth subway line — between two subway stations.
“The building rises giving a sense of movement, which is appropriate, considering On The Danforth is on the subway line,” said Rod Rowbotham, President at onespace unlimited inc.
“Just as transit moves people, in this case, the motion in the façade nods to transit inspiring the building’s movement.”
Giving a nod to the past, the exterior of the building will also use a brick colour that complements the character of the adjacent Toronto Hydro building. The brick colour then changes to a darker tone at the height of the older hydro building, breaking up the mass of the structure and continuing the contemporary aesthetic.
The theme of movement carries on inside with interiors by EsQape Design that feature kinetic elements in the eye-catching lines and planes.
“As soon as residents and guests open the door and step into the lobby, they will feel the excitement of this urban setting,” explained Rowbotham.
Amenities at On The Danforth also impress with a south-facing rooftop terrace, fitness room, party room, dining room, ground floor retail, bike storage and a pet spa.
Suites at On The Danforth start in the mid-$200,000s.