B. Streets Condos

Toronto, ON

Project Facts

  • Location

    Toronto, ON

  • Status

    Completed 2014

  • Size

    162,000 Sq. Ft.

  • Partner

  • Client

    Lindvest Property LTD

B. Streets Condos takes design advantage of its situation in downtown Toronto to create a dynamic street experience that efficiently choreographs public, private and parking access. The mixed-use condominium and retail project fronting on Bathurst Street and Loretta Lane contains nine floors of residential space atop ground level retail. The typical downtown Toronto laneway provides entry to six additional townhouses. On Bathurst, the upper levels set back in a massing strategy derived as a creative response to zoning envelope restrictions.


Repeated bays articulate along the Bathurst façade, modulating the length of this primary urban street wall. Constructed of dark grey brick, the material palette of the lower floors takes its cue from the surrounding building fabric and provides a strong visual foundation for the white pre-cast panels used for the upper levels. The master plan optimizes the existence of the onsite laneway to organize circulation. Retail uses are accessed off of Bathurst, while Loretta Lane leads to a parking garage and a private drop-off and entry for residents.

Project Facts

  • Location

    Toronto, ON

  • Status

    Completed 2014

  • Size

    162,000 Sq. Ft.

  • Partner

  • Client

    Lindvest Property LTD

Select Awards

  • 2015 – City of Toronto Toronto Urban Design Awards Award of Merit – Private Buildings in Context - Mid-Rise

  • 2012 – Ontario Home Builders’ Association (OHBA) Project of the Year—High or Mid-Rise

  • 2011 – Building Industry and Land Development Association BUILD Awards, High-Rise of the Year

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The mixed-use development is intended to create a dynamic relationship with its immediate context and community by providing a lively façade and a functional retail strip at the street level.

The mixed-use development is intended to create a dynamic relationship with its immediate context and community by providing a lively façade and a functional retail strip at the street level.

The façade’s contrasting materiality of dark brick and smooth concrete accented with punched windows is a gesture that marks the contemporary design of the building; anchoring it to the street with a strong podium while also elegantly stepping back to preserve the integrity of the neighborhood.

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The façade’s contrasting materiality of dark brick and smooth concrete accented with punched windows is a gesture that marks the contemporary design of the building; anchoring it to the street with a strong podium while also elegantly stepping back to preserve the integrity of the neighborhood.

The building is accented with cubic expressions on the front façade which is a gesture that was derived from the restrictions of the zoning envelope. The modular cubes break down the elongated façade along Bathurst Street, while providing a clear view-line for pedestrians.

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The building is accented with cubic expressions on the front façade which is a gesture that was derived from the restrictions of the zoning envelope. The modular cubes break down the elongated façade along Bathurst Street, while providing a clear view-line for pedestrians.

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The building’s design pays homage to the shape of the neighbourhood, introducing a contemporary and innovative development to a previously underutilized space within this lively downtown destination.

The building’s design pays homage to the shape of the neighbourhood, introducing a contemporary and innovative development to a previously underutilized space within this lively downtown destination.

Select Awards

  • 2015 – City of Toronto Toronto Urban Design Awards Award of Merit – Private Buildings in Context - Mid-Rise

  • 2012 – Ontario Home Builders’ Association (OHBA) Project of the Year—High or Mid-Rise

  • 2011 – Building Industry and Land Development Association BUILD Awards, High-Rise of the Year