88 Queen

Toronto, ON

Project Facts

  • Client

    St. Thomas Developments Inc. and Fitzrovia Real Estate

  • Location

    Toronto, ON

  • Status

    Under Construction

  • Size

    1.05 Million Sq. Ft.

  • Partner

Taking advantage of its close proximity to the downtown core, 88 Queen will transform a full-block parking lot into a vibrant, mixed-use community. Bordered by Mutual, Dalhousie, Shuter, and Queen Streets, the four-tower master plan infuses the neighbourhood with additional retail, commercial office space, purpose-built rentals, and market condominiums. Over half of the development is dedicated to the public realm with the addition of two communal outdoor spaces and retail-animated, brick-lined pedestrian walkways that weave throughout the site―fostering a sense of community within a cohesive campus.   

Echoing the existing character and architecture of Queen Street, the three HPA-designed towers feature a consistent material palette with lively frontages to strengthen their connection to the neighbourhood. The development will provide a suitable transition between the densely built downtown core to the west and the low-rise residential neighbourhoods to the east.  

Project Facts

  • Client

    St. Thomas Developments Inc. and Fitzrovia Real Estate

  • Location

    Toronto, ON

  • Status

    Under Construction

  • Size

    1.05 Million Sq. Ft.

  • Partner

Recent Press

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Spanning a full city block, the project consists of four towers, including the HPA-designed 51-storey residential and office tower and two 27- and 28-storey purpose-built rental buildings. The campus is connected by public spaces that occupy over half of the site.

Spanning a full city block, the project consists of four towers, including the HPA-designed 51-storey residential and office tower and two 27- and 28-storey purpose-built rental buildings. The campus is connected by public spaces that occupy over half of the site.

In addition to serving as flexible spaces for social interaction, the animated walkways provide spillover space for merchants and improved pedestrian thoroughfare across the block.

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In addition to serving as flexible spaces for social interaction, the animated walkways provide spillover space for merchants and improved pedestrian thoroughfare across the block.

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Containing over 550 purpose-built rental units, the project will provide an opportunity for more diverse and affordable housing in the city—contributing to the economic and social vitality of the urban core.

Containing over 550 purpose-built rental units, the project will provide an opportunity for more diverse and affordable housing in the city—contributing to the economic and social vitality of the urban core.

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Landscape plan by Claude Cormier + Associés. 

Landscape plan by Claude Cormier + Associés. 

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The 51-storey tower features deep vertical fins on the east and west elevation. Along the north and south facades, a lattice of white aluminum and fritted glass create a ‘veil’ that articulates the private from the public realm.

The 51-storey tower features deep vertical fins on the east and west elevation. Along the north and south facades, a lattice of white aluminum and fritted glass create a ‘veil’ that articulates the private from the public realm.

The retail and office podium reflects the variation in heights and widths of existing buildings along Queen Street. The warm palette of bronze tones complements the brick underlay of the walkways and mid-block rental towers, while remaining distinct within the site.

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The retail and office podium reflects the variation in heights and widths of existing buildings along Queen Street. The warm palette of bronze tones complements the brick underlay of the walkways and mid-block rental towers, while remaining distinct within the site.

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88 Queen aims to become a new destination east of Toronto’s downtown core. The development introduces new residential, retail, and commercial opportunities while fostering community, connectivity, placemaking, and future growth.

88 Queen aims to become a new destination east of Toronto’s downtown core. The development introduces new residential, retail, and commercial opportunities while fostering community, connectivity, placemaking, and future growth.