500 St. Clair Ave. West

500 St. Clair Ave. West

E.I. Richmond Architects Ltd.
Lash Development Corp. / The Goldman Group
Landscape Architect
Terraplan Landscape Architects Inc.
General Contractor
Javlee Construction
About the Project

Located at the northwest corner of Bathurst St. and St Clair Avenue, 500 St. Clair Ave W. has pioneered the neighbourhood’s renaissance. With the area’s revitalization plan in mind, 500 St. Clair embodies the city’s new official plan and zoning bylaw designed to bring higher density and a new urban dynamic to the area. The building’s architecture marks a new beginning for one of the city’s prized mid-town locations. Sitting on a 3 storey podium, clad in natural granite and limestone with patterned precast and stainless steel accent elements, this 23 storey point tower contains 172 residential suites. At its base, a commercial/retail component fronts on St. Clair Avenue including Starbucks and TD Canada Trust. An oversized terrace on the third floor of the podium provides a private outdoor amenity for residents. 500 St. Clair Ave West is already a landmark for the area.

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If buildings could talk, this one would simply make the sounds of a goat barfing over and over and over again.

so generic. personally, im over podiumism, but i feel like were going to be seeing more of 'em for like a bazillion years.

is that they have some retail space at it's base. Anything that discourages suburban sprawl is okay by me. But, the overall design is ugly.

When you see it from the narrower side on the streetcar, it looks fantastic with flowing vertical lines, an attractive podium and top. The stone cladding on the podium is a major plus, though I prefer less neutral tones. The podium has nice awnings for its retail and the really deep balconies on the podium give it a sense of being a very comfortable residence, and place to relax and enjoy city living.

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