West Don Lands

Location: Toronto, Canada

Client: WDL 8 LP - a client group consisting of Dream Unlimited, Kilmer Van Nostrand Co.Limited and Tricon Capital Group

Program: Mixed-use

Size: 42,300 m2

Status: Commission in 2018, planning ongoing, construction scheduled to begin in mid-2019,completion scheduled for 2022

Collaborators: architectsAlliance, Claude Cormier + Associés Inc., Thornton Tomasetti, RWDI, Cole Engineering, MVShore, BA Group

Team: Anders Gade Jørgensen, Charlie Landefeld, Dan Stubbergaard, Doug Smith, Elias Lindh, Francisco José Gómez Tirado, Jacob Lantow, Joseph Haberl, Kelly Skaggs, Sidse Eskildsen, Teresa Fernández Rojo, Thomas Krarup, Tonny Jensen, Will Lambeth.

Located in a former industrial area, called West Don Lands, the site is an intersection of three distinct neighborhoods. The project stacks the architectural components from the three neigbourhoods: townhouses, warehouses and silos, creating a complex that both adapts to its surroundings and contributes by adding new distinctive, robust architecture. Consisting of three buildings, two of which COBE has designed, the project contains 761 market rental apartment units including 30 percent affordable rental units. The project provides all residents with a generous apartment, flooded with light through floor-to-ceiling windows and access to attractive amenity spaces. All in all the project encourages public life and a sense of community among the residents and the local community.