Photos: James Bombales
Now under construction at Woodbine Avenue and Queen Street East, Heartwood the Beach is a
six-storey condominium coming soon to The Beach neighbourhood in Toronto’s east end. The development by Fieldgate Urban and Hullmark is a modern mid-rise designed by Quadrangle Architects Ltd. with a total of 43 suites.
Construction on the project started in 2018, on the site of a former Shell gas station, and today crews are busy pouring concrete for its fourth floor. Work is furthest along on the south side of the building where the tower crane is situated. Here, heavy-duty steel and aluminum shoring frames can be seen supporting subsequent floors, as permanent concrete pillars are built.
When complete, Heartwood the Beach will house 43 suites including five penthouses. There will be eight to ten homes per floor to create a sense of privacy and a more intimate atmosphere for neighbours. The suites range in size from 658 to 1,181 square feet and boast standard features and finishes like nine-foot ceilings, premium Bosch appliances and engineered hardwood floors.
Residents will also benefit from generous outdoor space that transitions seamlessly from the indoors. These balconies and terraces feature conveniences such as outdoor water and gas hookups and privacy from neighbours.
Although initial plans to use wood framing were scrapped in favour of concrete, wood remains a central design element and theme throughout the residence. In addition to hardwood flooring and custom wood cabinetry, each suite boasts a wood feature wall in the main living area. The developer has also commissioned renowned Vancouver artist Brent Comber, aka “the wood whisperer,” to create a one-of-a-kind public art piece for the community.