Modernism Arrives in Midtown Toronto

With more than 300 active high-rise projects in the city it can be hard to stand out, but 2221 Yonge Condos is making its mark in Toronto’s skyline with modernist details and clean design.

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Developed by Tower Hill Development Corp., Russell and Randy Masters sought out the best group of architects to design their family company’s latest project, bringing in New York-based Pei Partnership Architects to work with Toronto-based Quadrangle Architects on the 56-storey tower.

“Our only instruction to Sandi [Pei] was that we didn’t want this to look like a ubiquitous glass point tower or an office building, says Russell Masters. “Other than that, we said, ‘Go for it.’”

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The building evokes early modernism from the 1960s with clean lines and proportions, and a slightly askew tower and south elevation angled to give suites the best views. Its exterior will be prominently high-spec white precast on wrap-around balconies and tabs mixed with glass inserts.

“We wanted to find something very new, but also very enduring. A tower that would add and contribute to the fabric of the Yonge & Eglinton neighbourhood,” says Sandi Pei of Pei Partnership Architects.

The 6-storey podium on the building’s base will be home to a series of apartments and retail along Yonge Street, and amenities will include a sky lounge on the 56th floor, resort-inspired on-site spa and fitness area. Suites will range from studios to three bedrooms at 386 to 997 square feet. Prices start at $199,990, and Toronto design firm Munge Leung will outfit the interiors. Once the Eglinton Crosstown LRT is up and running, 2221 Yonge will also be well serviced by subway, bus and LRT transit choices, making this a great choice for the urban city dweller.

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The Montana Steele team is looking forward to working on the 2221 Yonge project with Tower Hill Developments, and launching the project to the public later this summer. In the meantime you can connect with 2221 Yonge on Facebook and Twitter, or visit the website at 2221yonge.com.