Grenadier Square Redevelopment

Toronto, Ontario

Design Thinking: Grenadier Square is a purpose-built luxury rental residential redevelopment which adds two 25-storey towers with 528 rental units, 16 townhomes, and two amenity pavilions to the site’s existing 1960s-era concrete apartment buildings. The development is replacing existing apartments and will include studios, one-, two-, and three-bedroom units. Located north of Bloor Street in the High Park area and immediately adjacent to a TTC subway station, this infill project responds to the demand for affordable homes for individuals and families seeking rental housing.

Key Features: The design strategy integrates the desired level of density with an attractive pedestrian-friendly street condition. The towers are clad in light precast concrete with a warm tone and contrasted by strategic areas of charcoal colour brick. The façade is comprised of a base pattern of which a set of pattern variations establish a rhythm of volumetric and material distinctions. These recessed and extruded patterns provide visual interest at the human scale.

Client: GWL Realty Advisors
Size: 430,500 sq.ft. (40,000 sq.m.)
Sustainability: Registered for LEED® certification and is targeting LEED® Gold; and targeting Toronto Green Standard Tier II