Residential High Rise

Thompson Residences

Toronto, Canada

Designed in collaboration with Saucier + Perrotte Architects, the Thompson Residences are a new premium style condominium offering its buyers access to all the hotel amenities and services from the chic luxury brand hotel across the street.  This unique 12 Storey Residence will offer studio to two-bedroom units, as well as penthouses and lofts from 350 to 2,600 square feet. The units will have Nine or 10-foot ceilings, floor-to-ceiling windows with innovative features and meticulous details. The project comprises two parallel buildings with dual frontages facing to both the streets, thanks to the series of rhythmic glass boxes pushing in and out where the living spaces and the private balconies take place, as a result to create an interesting expression to the facades. The north and south facades, facing the street, gradually transform from the ground up. At street level is a series of large boxes, two to three storeys high that continue the existing urban fabric. This platform features restaurants, shops and the main residential lobby. Above, rising straight up without stepping back, is the rhythmic façade, based on a stacking of the project’s building module, i.e., the basic single living unit. The modules/units are first stacked and then pushed back and forth consistently throughout the building to create alternating private balconies and to give the building its distinct expression. The balcony setbacks get deeper on the upper floors along King Street to create a subtle deformation in the façade’s pattern without breaking the vertical plane. In this way, while the overall volumetric composition remains intact, the facades themselves possess a vivid three-dimensionality. The overall intention is to recognize the individuality of each person living in the building — addressing the human scale — while preserving a coherent understanding of a larger, complex building texture at the scale of the city. The result is a building that communicates at two scales, the collective and the individual.  Capping the building will be a dramatic 40m long lap pool, complete with shade cabanas and an indoor/outdoor bar overlooking Toronto’s downtown core.

Client

FREED

Size

274 000 s.f.
2 Buildings, 12 Storeys

Program

314 luxury condominium, loft and penthouse residences
Screening Room
Lobby Bar
Restaurants
Rooftop Infinity Pool Lounge Area
Gym
Yoga Studio
Business Lounge
Retail Space
LEED Registered Building
Internal landscaped courtyard

Articles

  • “Core, Hardly a Snore” Lisa Van de Ven, National Post, April 2010
  • “Thompson Residences” National Post, March 2010
  • “Laps of Luxury on King” Olivia Stren, National Post, March 2010
  • “Freed-dom to be urbane on King West” Tracy Hanes, Toronto Star, March 2010
  • “Thompson, Freed’s Latest, is a standout addition” john Bentley Mays, The Globe and Mail, Feb 2010