Inspiration realized

1181 Queen Street West

Location: Toronto, Canada
Client: 
Skale Developments
Completion:
2020

Acting as a gateway into the West Queen West neighbourhood, 1181 Queen Street West responds to its context with a proportional street wall along Queen Street and a series of terraces stepping to the south, framing the historic Gladstone Hotel. Irregular floorplates create unique, large end user units with adjoining terraces, providing the neighbourhood with an alternative to the single-family home. Targeting Toronto Green Standard Tier Two, the design pushes for optimal sustainability with the design stage energy model finding over 50% energy savings compared to a Code compliant building.

Media

cover of Designlines magazine
rendering of 1181 Queen Street West mid-rise condominium with white cladding, and the Toronto Star logo

Aerial rendering of a condo building across the street from the Gladstone Hotel, showing the  uniquely angled facade and stepped balconies.
Rendering of a mid-rise condo building with a glass facade retail podium, white brick, and balconies that step back with each elevation.
rendering of 1181 Queen Street West, showing its angled corner and large terraces
3D print northeast view of 1181 Queen
3D print Queen and Sudbury site with surrounding buildings from the northwest
3D print southwest view of 1181 Queen
3D print of Queen and Sudbury site with surrounding buildings from the west
3D print of Queen and Sudbury site with surrounding buildings from the north
3D print of Queen and Sudbury site with surrounding buildings from the south
section rendering of the corner angles
section rendering of the main entrance
concept sketch
concept sketch