Residential High Rise, Tall Buildings

River City Phase 1

Toronto, Canada

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.

(Saucier + Perrotte Architectes / ZAS Architects Inc., in joint venture)


Urban Capital Property Group

Redquartz Developments

Waterfront Toronto


Phase 1 – 28,578 m2


Brownfield Regeneration
Mixed Use Neighbourhood
Residential Units
Amenity Spaces
Structured Parking
Green Roofs and Courts

Sustainable Features

LEED Gold Building
LEED Gold Community
Carbon Neutral


  • Design Excellence, OAA (2017)
  • Lieutenant Governor’s Award for Design Excellence in Architecture, OAA (2017)
  • Award of Merit, Residential Architecture – Multi-Unit, AZ Awards of Merit (2015)
  • Award of Excellence, Toronto Urban Design Awards (2015)
  • Outstanding Achievement in Architecture and Design, PUG Awards (2014)