Two new condos have been announced for Toronto’s downtown core. Minto Communities’ 123 Portland and The Saint will occupy the east and west ends of Adelaide Street West, respectively, offering “contrasting takes on downtown urban living.”
“With population growth and evolving purchaser habits, downtown Toronto continues to be one of the most attractive markets in North America,” says David Robins, Division President, Minto Communities. “Historically, the core has been dealing with supply constraints, so we are thrilled to be in a position to launch not one, but two new and distinct projects to the city. But even more so, we’re focused on maintaining a leadership position when it comes to quality, contextual design, customer satisfaction, and sustainability.”
123 Portland is designed by Sweeny & Co Architects and U31. It will rise 14 storeys high and offer 114 units which, according to developers, will draw inspiration from Parisian apartments. At the other end of Adelaide Street West, The Saint will take a different approach with a slender, 47-storey tower designed by Wallman Architects to reflect a “modern play on Japanese minimalism grounded in health and wellness” complete with a unique meditation room and spa amenities.
“Each corner of downtown Toronto has its own distinct personality, so it’s important when contemplating potential developments that we think granularly. A project at Front and Bathurst is not going to resemble a project in Yorkville,” says Matthew Brown, Director of Product Development. “Even when you look at opposite ends of the same street like Adelaide, you have distinct communities, with distinct needs. The Saint and 123 Portland were designed as direct responses to their own urban contexts.”
Both properties will include a number of sustainable features, including updated VRF (variable refrigerant flow) building systems, water purifiers in every unit, under-counter garbage sorters, and a host of green living amenities.