The VÜ

Toronto, ON

Project Facts

  • Client

    Aspen Ridge Homes

  • Location

    Toronto, ON

  • Status

    Completed 2009

  • Size

    600,000 Sq. Ft

  • Partner

In the heart of the city’s Old Town Toronto neighbourhood, the form of The VÜ follows the curved streetscape where Adelaide and Jarvis intersect. Incorporating townhouses, lofts, retail and two condominium towers, the development is organized around a landscaped courtyard with through-block pedestrian passageways, reinforcing public realm connectivity at grade. The development serves as a counterpoint to the historic setting, dramatically marking the visual terminus of Adelaide Street as it curves to the southeast.

Project Facts

  • Client

    Aspen Ridge Homes

  • Location

    Toronto, ON

  • Status

    Completed 2009

  • Size

    600,000 Sq. Ft

  • Partner

Bordered by Adelaide, Jarvis, Richmond and George Streets, the landmark development spans almost an entire city block.

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Bordered by Adelaide, Jarvis, Richmond and George Streets, the landmark development spans almost an entire city block.

The building’s massing steps back varyingly across the site to establish different height street walls, defined in conversation with the surrounding urban fabric.

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The building’s massing steps back varyingly across the site to establish different height street walls, defined in conversation with the surrounding urban fabric.

Aerial View of Physical Model Study

Aerial View of Physical Model Study

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Physical Model Studies

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Physical Model Studies

A lively urban community in the historic downtown Toronto, The VÜ is an ideal place for residents to take full advantage of what the city has to offer.

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A lively urban community in the historic downtown Toronto, The VÜ is an ideal place for residents to take full advantage of what the city has to offer.

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On the perimeter of St. James’ Park, terraces and balconies offer residents views of the park, St. James’ Cathedral, and the downtown core.

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On the perimeter of St. James’ Park, terraces and balconies offer residents views of the park, St. James’ Cathedral, and the downtown core.

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Rising from the base, the 24-storey tower seems to dematerialize into an extensive glass curtain wall. The masonry podium takes its visual cues from the surrounding industrial buildings, allowing for seamless integration with the area.

Rising from the base, the 24-storey tower seems to dematerialize into an extensive glass curtain wall. The masonry podium takes its visual cues from the surrounding industrial buildings, allowing for seamless integration with the area.

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