Designed by Stanford Downey Architects Inc.
Photo by Alina Cornea Architectural Photography
Located in the heart of downtown Toronto, a historic façade of a 3-storey building has been integrated into a new 12-storey apartment tower and 1.5 storey underground parking. The bottom three floors consist of two-storey townhouses, and the upper floors consist of bachelor and one to four bedroom apartment suites.
The apartments are heated and cooled by vertical stacked heat pumps that extract heat from and dissipate heat into a geo thermal field below the building parking garage. The closed loop geo thermal field consists of 48 bore holes that contain supply and return condenser water pipes that extend 400 ft below the building. A central boiler plant provides redundancy for the buildings heating system. The make up air supplied to the corridors is pre-treated by heat and moisture recovered from the washroom exhaust air using an enthalpy recovery wheel located in a roof top unit.
The building is fitted with a semi-addressable fire alarm system. Recessed LED accent lighting was used to highlight suite entrances as well as to illuminate foot paths.