A new residential tower by Graywood Developments will rise at Peter Street and Adelaide Street in downtown Toronto’s Entertainment District. The condominium, called Peter & Adelaide, will wrap in and around three historic properties and tightly knit together adjoining surface parking lots in the neighbourhood.
Designed by BBB Architects as a contemporary interpretation of the city’s old warehouses that remain present in the district, the 47-storey development will be constructed of brick, metal, concrete and glass with frontages on both sides of the intersection. A new pedestrian mews will be located by the project on Adelaide, offering public space that connects with the midblock behind 401 Richmond.
A podium that steps up from three to six to 16 storeys will be located on Adelaide Street. On Peter, the podium is pulled back at grade with the use of angled columns, providing better sightlines on the historic buildings that bookend the property. Framed openings made of brick, concrete and bronze mass up from the podium at different volumes and extend beyond the roofline to create a unique skyline presence, especially after dark when they are illuminated.
“This is a great neighbourhood and the epitome of what urban living has come to mean in Toronto,” said Adidharma Purnormo, Graywood’s vice president of development, in a press release. “We named the project Peter & Adelaide because we aspire to embody the spirit and liveliness of the intersection and add to the quality of life that is already here.”
For interiors and landscaping, Graywood brought on U31 Inc. and MBTW, respectively. Amenities include an outdoor space on the 17th floor that features a swimming pool and reflection pool complete with cabanas and lounges. Additional common areas on the third floor offer two more outdoor spaces. A large gym features views over Adelaide Street to the south and an internal courtyard to the north, while a demonstration kitchen, dining room and lounge offer space for entertaining. To appeal to freelance workers and entrepreneurs that work remotely, U31 Inc. added a communal workspace and recreational hub to their design.
“The workspace is reminiscent of a creative hub you might find in Silicon Valley with bright colours and playful pieces such as foosball and billiards tables,” says U31 Inc.’s Kelly Cray, lead designer on the project. “By contrast, the lounge will be neutral and glam, comprising sophisticated Eurocentric furniture, a double-sided fireplace and metallic objects.”
Peter & Adelaide will offer suites ranging from studios to three bedrooms, with prices starting in the $300s. The design of the suites was inspired by the modernist functionalism of boutique hotels in Scandinavia, and will feature quartz counters and backsplash, integrated appliances and custom designed bathroom vanities.