Galleria on the Park is a master-planned community currently under construction at Dufferin Street and Dupont Street in the west end of Toronto.
The expansive development is situated on the site of the former Galleria Mall, which was an aging, but beloved shopping centre that opened in 1972. ELAD Canada purchased the property in 2015 and is now in the midst of transforming it into a 20-acre mixed-use community with new residences, a pedestrian mews with retail spaces, a 95,000-square-foot community centre and a brand new eight-acre park.
Demolition of the shopping mall commenced in 2019, followed by site preparation and shoring work. Construction for the first phase began in August 2020 and includes the 29-storey Galleria 01 and 24-storey Galleria 02 towers.
With the first two residences well underway, ELAD recently unveiled the next phase as Galleria III Condos, a stunning flatiron tower designed by Hariri Pontarini Architects. Situated on the northeastern corner of the site at Dufferin and Dupont, this block was chosen by the architects to allow the 31-storey structure to stand as the gateway into the community.
“Rising at the entrance of Galleria on the Park, Galleria III will become the new landmark building for not only our community but for the West End,” said Rafael Lazer, CEO of ELAD Canada. “We have always believed in this special neighbourhood, already a source for so much ingenuity and entrepreneurship and we are proud to deliver better community amenities, green spaces and beautiful architecture to the area.”
Designed to celebrate and pay homage to the area’s unique industrial heritage, Galleria III features a deep red brick exterior at the podium and metal panels inspired by intricate patterns of steel radiators throughout the design. Straight, vertical metal guardrails on balconies are balanced with the building’s signature curves that are present throughout the interior units.
“We wanted to work on this influential tower so we could both build on the existing character of the neighbourhood and look to the future, setting the tone for the continued evolution of the West End,” said David Pontarini, Founding Partner at Hariri Pontarini Architects. “The result is a sophisticated design, unlike anywhere in the city, which emphasizes the pedestrian experience to define a new chapter for Dupont Street.”
The building is anchored at grade with a series of two-storey retail spaces housing food, beverage, and personal services. A diagonal pedestrian mews, designed by landscape architect Janet Rosenberg & Studio Inc., connects the residence with the rest of the community, including the new eight-acre Wallace Emerson Park.
“The façade and feeling at the corner of Dupont and Dufferin Streets is going to be completely re-imagined with the announcement of Galleria III,” said Dror Duchovny, Vice President Marketing & Asset Management at ELAD Canada. “We always plan with the community in mind and Galleria III is no exception.”
Bringing their award-winning international experience in hospitality which includes The Broadview Hotel, The Ritz-Carlton, and Momofuku, DesignAgency has created sleek and sophisticated interiors that are sure to impress. The double-height lobby creates a grand first impression with its curved walls and arches, contemporary furnishings and time-honoured finishes like leather and wood, paired with cozy seating areas and custom artwork.
Galleria III consists of 426 residences, ranging from studios to three-bedrooms. The open-concept layouts range in size from 388 to 1,228 square feet and boast spacious living areas and gourmet kitchens with flat panel cabinets. Bathrooms are outfitted with custom wood veneer vanities and mirrors that emulate the contours of the building. Plus, homebuyers will have the choice of three bespoke palettes to suit their tastes and styles including, light and bright, high contrast, or tone on tone.
“Walking into this project, we were really inspired by the strength, connectivity, and creativity already found in Toronto’s West End community,” said Matt Davis, Founder of DesignAgency. “These incredible qualities combined with the history of the neighbourhood informed our approach, and how the residents of Galleria III would live, work, play, and gather in their new homes.”
Residents will have access to a wealth of onsite amenities designed with health and wellness in mind. The third floor features a fully-equipped fitness centre with a yoga room, spin studio, and meditation room, as well as an exterior dog run and pet wash. Wood ceilings and neutral materials impart a natural, calming, and zen-like atmosphere, while relaxing outdoor spaces and private pods allow one to reconnect with nature.
Ideal for remote workers, Galleria III’s amenities include a large co-working space complete with semi-private desks and meetings rooms. Meanwhile, an adjacent multipurpose studio room provides the perfect spot for artists and creatives to develop their crafts. Other amenities include an 11th floor social lounge with fireplace and billiards, a private dining room with chef’s kitchen, barbecue area, and an elevated swimming pool with cabanas overlooking the neighbourhood.
To learn more about Galleria III, be sure to register online for the latest updates and to gain priority status.
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