VÜ North and VÜ South

VÜ North and VÜ South

Young & Wright/IBI and Hariri Pontarini
Aspen Ridge (Hi-Rise) Ltd.
Landscape Architect
Ferris @ Associates
General Contractor
Aspen Ridge (Hi-Rise) Ltd.
About the Project

VÜ is about the luxury of comfort in all its expressions and forms. An urban community located in the historic area of downtown Toronto, VU is part of a vibrant neighbourhood that seamlessly combines landmark 19th century buildings with todays finest restaurants, boutiques and entertainment, and the St. Lawrence Market. Bordered by Richmond, Jarvis, Adelaide and George Streets, VÜ is changing the face of an entire city block. VÜ offers nulofts with 10ft ceilings, condos, and towns with ample variety of innovatively designed suites for prospective purchasers to choose from. All layouts are functional and useable and optimize the views through the floor to ceiling windows. Along with the view of the City and un-obstructive views of the St. James Park, VÜ also provides its' residents with a variety of convenient amenities including the VÜ rooftop lounge, party rooms, meeting rooms, fitness rooms and concierge to name a few. At VÜ, urban living is from a different point of VÜ. Residents at this community have everything they need right at their fingertips.From the luscious greenery in St. James Park and the history of the St. Lawrence Market to the close proximity of the Queen Streetcar line (5 min. walk) and the King and Union Subway stations, residents can enjoy their urban lifestyle with the added benefits and valued amenities of the community around them.

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I think it was Frank Lloyd Wright who said "When a building has umlauts in its name, it will be jeered at for decades to come.

It's in a prominent position to be jeered at, because it's the eastern terminating vista for Adelaide Street, and an unremarkable one at that thanks to its sober rectangular form. That's the worst part, that it terminates the view down Adelaide to the east, yet it's quite unremarkable. In another area, its design would be fine, but in St. Lawrence, it's rather tame for the rich history and impressive landmarks of the area.



the main entrance/facade looks like a cross between an elderly care facility and a suburban high school. for the love of christ, can we please place a moratorium on the peach brick and green glass designs. please.

so i guess this gives us a great reason to not agree to Kioto. we need our air to be polluted so that the bricks on all these peach-keen montrocities will turn black like 1 Spadina, and suddenly become respectable.

but i do like the space it takes up, and i like how it now sits at the end of Adelaide, and you can see it from far away. and having more people in that hood is also good. i actually love this!

I can't stand that red brick combined with glass, disconcerting colour mix.

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