Toronto developer North Drive has revealed a sneak peek of its new multi-residential project slated for the city’s Summerhill neighbourhood. Called 36 Birch, the project will feature 27, two-storey residences that will, according to North Drive, “Blend the effortless convenience of condominium living with the space and privacy of a townhome.”
“We view Summerhill as the quintessential, established Toronto neighbourhood that has incredible demand, yet few options for buyers,” said Jordan Morassutti, Co-Founder and Partner at North Drive. “We know townhomes suit the stock of the neighbourhood, but we wanted to avoid the narrow feeling of conventional towns and create more open, artfully composed homes.”
Featuring “Garden Townhomes” on the lower level and “Sky Residences” above, 36 Birch’s units will average over 2,500 sq. ft. of space and includes features and layouts common to townhomes. These include front door patios (on the lower level), expansive windows, unobstructed views, a rooftop terrace, and individual outdoor spaces designed by Canadian landscape architecture and urban design firm, Janet Rosenberg & Studio.
“The contemporary gardens, both at-grade and on the rooftop terraces of 36 Birch, are designed to be elegant and sophisticated,” said Janet Rosenberg, Founding Principal of Janet Rosenberg & Studio. “It is all about the urban lifestyle; beautiful and luxurious spaces where you can relax and entertain outdoors with a sense of privacy.”
36 Birch is designed by Toronto architect Richard Wengle Architect Inc. and Interior Design firm Micheal London Design. The goal is to convey a “refined, elegant slant on industrial design” while reflecting the Summerhill district’s existing architecture.
“We really wanted to celebrate the neighbourhood, so the theme for 36 Birch became Industrial-meets-Contemporary,” explained Richard Wengle, principal at Richard Wengle Architect Inc. “Every site we work on dictates the artistic course of the project, and we haven’t imposed a flavour on 36 Birch – we really wanted to take our clues from the surroundings.”
The project is slated to launch in fall 2019 with unit prices beginning at $3,250,000.