This vertical garden in Toronto will have residential homes and brings greenery to an urban landscape.
Meet King Toronto, a stunning and ambitious development that will be located in an emerging area of Toronto’s city centre and designed to bring nature into the city. It will feature ample greenery growing on the sides of the building and private terraces with trees.
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Designed by trendsetting Danish architect Bjarke Ingels, the project resembles a mountain range with a unique design that includes about 50,000 sq. ft. of retail space on the ground floor and 514 homes within the upper floors. The development’s frontage is about 180 metres long.
The terraced apartments with glass-brick façades will be covered in vertical gardens, akin to a Mediterranean mountain town. The developer, Westbank, has the goal to bring a sense of community into the urban hub with the inner courtyard to serve as an event space.
The apartments will have maximum exposure to light and air by setting each room-sized “pixel” at a 45-degree angle. The pyramid-like shape buildings will also allow sunlight into the area, rather than being blocked by tall towers. Westbank plans to open the complex in 2023.