Designed by KPMB Architects and Page + Steele / IBI Group Architects
Photo by Alina Cornea Architectural Photography
Toronto Community Housing has developed a new family oriented community near the city-owned properties in the Railway Lands near Old Fort York. The development consists of a 41-storey tower and two smaller podiums (a 9-storey south podium and a 10-storey north podium). In total there are 427 units. 290 are affordable rental units and 137 are rent-geared-to-income units. The podiums feature suites that are split amongst multiple levels creating a unique condominium experience. This project has achieved LEED Gold Certification.
The entire project is supported with a geothermal field consisting of approximately 280 wells at 500 feet of depth each. The geothermal field acts as a heat sink in the summer and a heat source in the winter. Back-up boilers are provided as well as condensing boilers to generate domestic hot water efficiently.
Both electricity and water usage is metered for each suite to promote conservation and responsible use of utilities.