Toronto project to meld ‘landscape and structure into a curvilinear form’

Ontario Construction News staff writer

Developers are seeking Toronto Zoning Bylaw amendments to build what is described as a “very unique looking terraced condo and retail development” at 630 Finch Ave. E.

Bazis and Tridel in a joint venture propose to meld “landscape and structure into a curvilinear form.” Rosario Varacalli is the design architect and Kirkor Architects + Planners is the Architect of Record.

Urban Toronto says the site is currently an automotive garage and  commercial plaza.

630 Finch ave
The site before redevelopment (Google Street View)

The proposed structure would have 206 dwelling units and 897 sq. m. of non-residential gross floor area, with 311 parking spaces in a three-level garage,

“The mid-rise building has a striking “W” shape and is designed to flow with its surrounding topography,” reports on the structure’s description. “The sinuous form adapts to the grade change across the site. The building has a series of terraces along its edges. All building elements fall within a 45  degree angular plane measured from the nearest properties to the north, east and west.

“Along the Finch Avenue elevation, a 3 storey podium frames the street. At level 4 above the podium, the irregularly-shaped building’s wings are set back from the property line. Levels 5 to 12 step progressively back at increments of about 3.0 metres.”


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