- CORE Architects Inc.
- 844 Don Mills Road/1150 Eglinton Road East, Toronto, Canada
Block 12 represents the first phase of the Wynford Green master plan at Don Mills and Eglinton which will add approximately 5,000 residential units in nine towers ranging in height from 15 to 44 storeys, three mid-rises of 8 and 9 storeys and several blocks of 3 and 4 storey townhouses.
Block 12 located at the southwestern edge of the site is comprised of three residential towers of 32, 24 and 39 storeys located within the footprint of the former Parkin building which previously occupied the site. To the north of the towers will be an 8 storey mid-rise and a single 4 storey block of townhouses.
On the south and north facades of the towers, black vertical metal fins extending
the full height of the tower echo the narrow vertical windows of the retained heritage podium. The east and west facades feature a contemporary design with recessed rectangular volumes clad in black metal.
At podium level the solid brick portions of the heritage façade had simple punch windows incorporated into the design to allow for additional residential units.
At the northwest corner of Block 12 is the organically shaped curving volumes of the midrise building. A series of angled and rotated boxes that follow the curve of the building highlight the design. The short face of these boxes are clad with dark grey metal panels while the long face is clad in white which creates the illusion of a colour change when traveling from the south to the east along Wynford Drive.
Finally, a singular block of townhomes at the northeast corner with oversized gable
elements completes this first phase.