We’re beyond excited to have Peter Clewes and his team at architectsAlliance working on our project. Clewes has been a leading architect through Toronto’s condo boom over the last decade or so, is an innovative creator, and knows our city well, so there was no question that our developer Cityzen wanted to work with him on this contemporary addition to our city’s oldest neighbourhood.
architectsAlliance describe themselves as innovative, adventurous, progressive, resourceful, creative, and provocative – all traits our project will encompass. The team of around 45 architects, designers, and technologists, have worked on other notable projects in Toronto including the Spire, the Bloor Street Transformation, and Cityzen’s waterfront project, Pier 27. They also helped design the 2015 Toronto Pan Am Games Athletes’ Village, better known as the Canary District.
Their work includes everything from large mixed-use developments, to condos, classrooms, urban streetscapes, and academic buildings. Their versatility definitely works to their advantage, making them a trusted architecture firm in Canada, the US, and Europe.
Clewes chose to design our building as two towers with a 10-storey connecting podium, to break it up into smaller pieces and not overtake the heritage buildings in the area. It’s a contemporary building, so it’s meant to sit in contrast to the buildings around it, but we still want to respect the history of the St. Lawrence market neighbourhood.
What do you think of Clewes and architectsAlliance’s design for our building? Take a look at the renderings and let us know on Twitter!