Last year, we blogged about 400 King St. West, an interesting project on which TerraCap and Core Architects were starting applications. We were interested in the impact that it would have on the area, and how the project would incorporate both the heritage building on site, and the LCBO. We had some initial information about the project, but we were definitely left wanting more!
Recently, the developers hosted a community meeting where we found out more about the development, and we were impressed with what we saw!
The development, reworked by Core Architects, will now feature two towers; one 20-storey tower right at the corner of King Street West and Spadina Avenue, and a 37-storey glass tower sit at the site of the Warwick Bros. & Rutter Publishers building, a six-storey building originally built in 1905. The two towers will sit on a common eight-storey podium and be comprised of 459 suites.
Another interesting aspect of the project will be the implementation of retail on the first two floors. The inclusion of retail space, especially two floors’ worth, makes a strong impact on any neighbourhood. With the LCBO having a long lease at the site, the plan is for them to take up a significant portion of the ground floor retail space.
It is important to remember that these plans are still in development, with a lot of aspects yet to be approved, but so far we really like the plans that TerraCap have presented at 400 King West!
The stretch between John Street and Spadina Avenue on King Street West has been on fire lately. Multiple projects and development applications have found their way to the area, and are really changing the dynamic of King West. In addition to TerraCap’s development at 400 King St., Great Gulf Homes has TUX Condos set to debut at 357 King, and Restaurant Row possibly has a development headed its way at 327 King. Like no other street, King Street West is becoming a prime example of downtown living in Toronto.Google+