June 23, 2014
by Canadian Architect
Set to be the pinnacle of an already noteworthy development, the third phase of River City (RC3) has been launched in Toronto’s burgeoning West Don Lands community. Located in an urban oasis of parks and public spaces just minutes from the downtown core, RC3 is a striking tower of monumental design.
Collaborating with some of the industry’s best including Montreal-based Saucier + Perrotte Architectes, designer Graham Hill, and landscape architect Claude Cormier, developer Urban Capital has created an impressively intelligent, visionary condominium designed for excellent liveability and maximum sustainability.
“River City phases one and two created a new architectural language and now, the third of the four-phase development pushes that daring design to dramatic heights,” said David Wex, Partner, Urban Capital. “Idiosyncratic and bold, River City 3 will become the signature building in an already eye-catching development in downtown’s fast-rising east end.”
Bringing extreme architecture to Toronto’s historic West Don Lands neighbourhood, RC3 presents an invigorating design of cantilevered suites at varying lengths and heights. With 29 storeys, the LEED Gold
complex of 330 loft-style condos offers a diverse range of interior amenities including a 2,000-square-foot gym, fitness and yoga centre; a double-height common room equipped with a show kitchen; an eclectic reading room with bean bags; a tool-equipped hobby and crafts room; a children’s play space; and a guest suite. The condo’s outdoor amenities complement its surroundings with a luxurious landscape design by Claude Cormier, including a sloped lawn affording spectacular city views, and a gold-tiled lap pool.
Following up on the developer’s success with Toronto’s first micro-condos, Smart House, RC3 includes cleverly designed Smart House-style kitchens, developed collaboratively with AyA Kitchens to maximize functionality and fit perfectly within each suite. Internationally celebrated for his groundbreaking ideologies of urban space and living in compact spaces, designer and founder of treehugger.com Graham Hill is responsible for the interiors of 20 exclusive units.
Ideal for the urban naturalist, RC3 offers the best of both urban living and the great outdoors in a dynamic up-and-coming neighbourhood. Bistros, boutiques and transit links are conveniently located steps from the building’s front doors. Across the street lies Corktown Common – 18 acres of meadows, woodlands, outdoor fire pits, dog runs, sports fields and access to the many miles of Don River Trails – and just adjacent is Underpass Park, a truly innovative outdoor “urban park” of playgrounds, art installations and landscaping sheltered beneath the Richmond-Adelaide ramps. Juxtaposed urban living and community mindfulness affirms RC3 as the new standard of 21st-century condominiums.
For more information, please visit http://rivercitytoronto.com
river city upon approach
river city east facade
river city at dusk