Ivory On Adelaide

Toronto, ON

Project Facts

  • Location

    Toronto, ON

  • Status

    Completed 2014

  • Size

    280,000 Sq. Ft.

  • Partner

  • Client

    Plazacorp Urban Residential Communities

The Ivory is a mixed-use condominium situated in the St. Lawrence Market neighbourhood of Toronto. One of the oldest parts of the city, the area contains the celebrated Market, landmark 19th-century buildings, and contemporary restaurants, galleries and boutiques. Inspired by the practice of ivory carving, the building’s elegant form is defined through solid surfaces punctuated by random voids. The 22-storey tower meets the street with seven and ten storey podiums, bringing both new retail and a landscaped courtyard to a formerly strictly commercial length of Adelaide Street.

Project Facts

  • Location

    Toronto, ON

  • Status

    Completed 2014

  • Size

    280,000 Sq. Ft.

  • Partner

  • Client

    Plazacorp Urban Residential Communities

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Addressing the adjacent buildings with complementary podium heights, the pigmented concrete cladding and dark-tinted windows contrast with the red and buff brick surroundings. 

Addressing the adjacent buildings with complementary podium heights, the pigmented concrete cladding and dark-tinted windows contrast with the red and buff brick surroundings. 

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The sculpted form allows for a variety of distinct layout plans for the 358 units. Sophisticated amenities include a party room and a rooftop urban park.

The sculpted form allows for a variety of distinct layout plans for the 358 units. Sophisticated amenities include a party room and a rooftop urban park.

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The playful spatial dynamic and use of contrasting light/dark materials distinguishes it from the typical Toronto "glass box" condominium.

The playful spatial dynamic and use of contrasting light/dark materials distinguishes it from the typical Toronto "glass box" condominium.