Quadrangle and KPMB have designed Four Eleven King, a new condominium project on King St W. Back in 2010, an application for rezoning and redevelopment was submitted for a new LCBO project. Since then the project plan has gone through a number of changes. For that reason, it has also changed a lot of development partners.But after all the changes, this project is finally coming to the market under the umbrella of Terracap and Great Gulf developers. The developers have also contributed to the design. As per the official website, this project is on the southeast end across the intersection.
|Project Name||411 King Condos|
|Building Type||Residential Condo|
|Address||411 King St West, Toronto|
|Developer||Great Gulf & Terracap|
|Architects||KPMB Architects and Quadrangle.|
|Units & Storeys||615 units in 42 Storeys|
It is going to match the size and scale of all the heritage buildings throughout Spadina across the West. It features a design of a 12-story base volume of masonry-clad and The Taylor that is under construction. This gives a few glimpses in the project’s rendering. The front features the style of the 6-story stepped heritage building located at 401 King St West.
There is going to be a tower right above. It will also take that same massing approach from The Taylor. The mid-tower is going to step back. The floor plates of the project will be rounded. There will be a grip of copper-colored aluminum frames that will provide this tower with a distinct look. The reason behind that is most of the towers in this area, are square-shaped.
This new massing has taken place because of the settlement that was worked out with the City. However, all the details about the project are still under wraps. The LPAT case file is open for the project but no planning applications or documents have been submitted by the designer or the developers that support the new design. Now the new marketing and branding website is seeking approvals and registrations which indicate that the project will soon take the final steps in its planning process.
According to the renderings from the developers, this project will comprise a 42-story mixed-use tower. The project was supposed to have 370 residential units out of which 265 will be single bedroom suites. 85 of them will be a double bedroom and 20 will be triple bedroom suites.
With a revised application in 2014, the building is now going to feature commercial offices from 2ndto 5thstory. So the total number of residential units was reduced to 313 units and the number of the triple bedroom suites was increased by 8% of the original number.
The residents will have access to indoor amenity space on two successive floors. The project will also feature easy access to the lobby through a pedestrians’ path on the laneway located towards the south end. This location will be city-owned and it will have access to Spadina Ave retail space.
As per the renderings, vehicular access is proposed through this south end laneway. This laneway will directly link with the underground 5-level parking garage. It will house 156 residential spaces and 22 visitor spaces for parking. According to the plan, there will be parking space available for the bicycles as well and it will be present on the 3rdand 4thstories for the accommodation of 84 visitors and 296 residential parking spaces.
King St is a major thoroughfare in the City of Toronto. It has been the main commercial neighborhood since Toronto’s early times. Canadian Walk of Fame is right along King St from John St to Simcoe St. Furthermore, this neighborhood is considered to be the Fashion District of Toronto.
There are a number of trendy dine-in options, boutique condominium developments, and design shops around here. As this area has an industrial and warehousing history, it has undergone massive urban development since the early 2000s.
Moreover, this neighborhood is the city’s luxury furniture district as you can find a number of stores in the surrounding area. You can also find the Princess of Wales Theatre, Roy Thomson Hall and Royal Alexandra Theater just along the street.
Apart from that, this region is also Toronto’s Financial District because it has Toronto Stock Exchange, First Canadian Place, Toronto-Dominion Center, Scotia Plaza, and Commerce Court. Other highly notable buildings on the street are Toronto Sun Building, King Edward Hotel, St Andrew’s Presbyterian Church, and Anglican Church.
King St is present right in the center from where you can access a number of other neighborhoods. These include Corktown, Entertainment District, Liberty Village, Parkdale, Roncesvalles, St. Lawrence, Old York Town, and Trinity Niagara.
This neighborhood has been served by multiple TTC streetcar routes since 2018 on 504A and 504B King. These two routes are the busiest routes of the fleet. Both of these routes serve more than 65000 passengers on daily bases.
These routes directly connect with the Subway Line of Yonge-University on University Ave at Sts Andrew Station as well as on Yonge St at King Station. From here, you can access the Subway Line of Broadview Station and Dundas West Station. The section between Jarvis St and Bathurst St is a transit mall.
Cars and trucks are not allowed to take left at any of the intersections and they have to turn right of the King St. This side of the neighborhood features a number of public art pieces as well as sidewalk cafes.
You can also reach various destinations with ease. Whether you are raising a small family, doing studies or are a business professional, the King St neighborhood has a lot to offer. After all, living downtown has its perks.
This project is under the development lead of the Great Gulf and Terracap. Both these developers have a tremendous reputation in Toronto. They both have contributed significantly to the City’s Skyline as we see it today.
Great Gulf purely focuses on building sustainable projects and that’s how they give back to the communities by building projects that transform the lives of the residents and users. On the other hand, Terracap focuses on bringing in innovation and equip their projects with the modern amenities that contribute significantly towards the prosperous living of the communities. Both the developers look to merge a neighborhood’s history with the modern exquisites of the urban lifestyle.