The An­gu­lar Abode

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Har­ris Square Bayview Ave & Eastern Ave Com­ple­tion: Early 2020 From: $300,000 (38 square me­tres)

Quick Take: It’s all been build­ing to this. For the fi­nal phase of Ur­ban Cap­i­tal’s River City, Saucier+per­rotte Ar­chi­tectes and ZAS took in­spi­ra­tion from the ir­reg­u­lar foot­print of the area’s last re­main­ing par­cel of land – shaped, po­et­i­cally, by all of the de­vel­op­ments that have come be­fore it – to pro­pose a se­ries of pen­tag­o­nal plates that twist as they rise.

From the Street: The sharp-edged de­sign mar­ries con­crete with dark glass and black com­pos­ite pan­els for a fu­sion of rough and re­fined that evokes some sort of ex­trater­res­trial ge­o­log­i­cal mine. A mod­ern ar­cade formed be­tween the 13-storey struc­ture’s ground-floor re­tail and the five-me­tre-tall col­umns lin­ing the edge of the mid-rise will pro­vide a shel­tered con­nec­tion be­tween Lawren Har­ris Square and Un­der­pass Park.

Mov­ing In: Polyg­o­nal floor plans are a re­fresh­ing break from boxy condo lay­outs. On the other hand, kitchens will be kept fairly straight­for­ward – prob­a­bly a relief for any­one wor­ried about fit­ting a skil­let into a di­a­mond­shaped drawer. riverci­ty­toronto.com

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