River City is a master planned residential development that brings a unique, bold response to a former brownfield site along Toronto’s Don River. It successfully engages the city, linking a public realm of pedestrian friendly streets and exceptional parks with an architecture inspired by flow, movement and continuity.
Phase 1 & 2 are interpreted through faceted building forms, a stark black and white colour palette, and a combination of aluminum panels, various glass systems and board formed concrete. It’s playful and sculptural modernism is an excellent example of mid-rise architecture and unique suite types that achieves an urban development balance.
Unlike the dark exteriors of Phase 1 and 3, the sleek white design of Phase 2 stands out as a luminescent jewel against the industrial feel of the buildings surrounding it. Three glass mini-towers are connected on each floor with fully glazed passageways; units are constructed to look likes boxes jutting in and out and pivoting left and right. The use of translucent and white materials gives the structure an undeniable appeal that’s airy, modern and completely sophisticated. (Saucier + Perrotte Architectes / ZAS Architects Inc., in joint venture)
Urban Capital Property Group
248 Residential Units
Mixed Use Neighbourhood
Green Roofs and Courts
Two-storey indoor parking structure
High security features
15,000 square foot exterior
Outdoor pool on a floating deck
LEED Gold Building
LEED Gold Community
Energy-efficient year-round heating and cooling based on a four-pipe fan coil system
Award of Excellence, Toronto Urban Design Awards (2015)
Outstanding Achievement in Architecture and Design, PUG Awards