Eglinton Ave. East community to be designed by Rafael Viñoly Architects

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Image by Binyan and Madison Group (CNW Group/Madison Group)

Ontario Construction News staff writer

Madison Group has unveiled plans to build a four-tower development in Toronto, designed by award-winning global architect firm Rafael Viñoly Architects known for their work in Tokyo, London, Singapore, Abu Dhabi, and New York, and the iconic 432 Park Avenue project, alongside Turner Fleischer Architects Inc. and MPFP Landscape Architecture.

“We are privileged that our first project in Canada should be so transformative and focused on contributing to Toronto’s public realm,” said says Román Viñoly, Partner at Rafael Viñoly Architects. “Throughout our more than four decades of practice, guided by our founder Rafael Viñoly, we have approached each new engagement with the conviction that every significant investment in the built environment is a ‘civic project’ by default, regardless of use or source of funding.

“Buildings in dense environments are so capital-intensive, unignorable, and enduring that they inevitably impact the lives of every individual in their host communities. Our design ethos is thus rooted in leveraging these enormous commitments of time, capital and passion, to create spaces that inspire and connect people.”

“In the entire team at Madison Group, we have found kindred spirits who agree that the key to long-term adoption of a new building or complex is to understand and respond to the community’s needs through design. This project perfectly reflects that affinity and commitment to improving people’s lives.”

The development will be spread over two individual properties, with two towers at 90-110 Eglinton Ave. East and two towers at 150-164 Eglinton Ave. East, with residential, office, retail, and public spaces.

It will be the only Canadian project that architect Rafael Viñoly contributed to himself, and the firm’s first-ever project in Canada.

Madison Group worked directly with project lead Rafael Viñoly, alongside internationally renowned MPFP Landscape Architects. The shared vision focuses on pedestrian-oriented urban design and landmark architecture, a unique development vision and architectural form to Toronto.

The project will include extensive landscaped open space, including a public amphitheater and adventure playground, significant retail space fronting Eglinton Ave. East and extending through the open space with café and patio spaces, and will also provide two future mid-block connections to Roehampton Avenue.

Located on the north side of Eglinton Ave. East, at Dunfield Ave., Lillian St., and Redpath Ave., this visionary project boasts a total Gross Floor Area of nearly 2 million square feet across 90-110 and 150-164 Eglinton Ave. East.

“Working with a world-renowned team of best-in-class architects, Madison Group is thrilled to announce plans for this master-planned community coming soon to Toronto’s Midtown,” says Josh Zagdanski, Vice President of High-Rise, Madison Group. “We are honoured to bring the late Rafael Viñoly’s vision to life, serving as a poignant testament to his enduring legacy. Featuring four striking towers, a multitude of amenities, and intricately crafted public spaces, this development is set to redefine urban living in Toronto.”

Key Project Highlights:

  • 90-110 Eglinton Ave. East:
  • Gross Floor Area: 1,002,085 sq ft
  • Towers: 2 towers connected by a 6-storey bridge at levels 5-10
  • Storeys: 58 and 58
  • Projected Residential Units: 1,035
  • Publicly-accessible Open Space: 25,565 sf

150-164 Eglinton Ave. East and 134 & 140 Redpath Avenue:

  • Gross Floor Area: 958,180 sq ft
  • Towers: 2 towers
  • Storeys: 61 and 61
  • Projected Residential Units: 1,329
  • Publicly Accessible Open Space: 28,850 sf

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