A new mixed-use building is coming to Toronto’s Yorkville Avenue. Called 11 Yorkville, the 62-storey development is a joint venture between RioCan Living, Metropia, and Capital Developments, and will introduce 593 suites and retail outlets to the iconic street on a site between Yonge Street and Bay Street.
“There is only one Yorkville Ave. in Canada, and we have a responsibility to deliver a project that lives up to its surroundings,” says Edward Sonshine, Founder and CEO of RioCan REIT. Yorkville has always been synonymous with prestige in Toronto, and it is experiencing a retail renaissance. It’s an exciting time to be contributing to the vitality and longevity of this neighbourhood.”
Zoning for the development was approved in July 2019, clearing the way for what RioCan and its partners believe will be a striking addition to the historic district.
Designed by Sweeny&Co Architects Inc., the slender, limestone-clad design is meant to reflect the “gothic architecture of the 1920s” while its interior suites, designed by Cecconi Simone, will feature modern, high-end furnishings and materials.
“Every detail in the building from the quality of materials, texture and lighting has been meticulously thought through. Our approach carefully considered the interplay of drama and warmth in order to bring Yorkville’s legacy indoors, and to create a sense of ‘home’ that is both singular and personal,” says Elaine Cecconi, Partner at Cecconi Simone Inc.
Key features of 11 Yorkville include an indoor-outdoor infinity pool, hammam spa, multiple social lounges, and a 14-metre-wide park designed by landscape architect Janet Rosenberg and Studio.
Unit sales are expected to begin in fall 2019.