St. Clair @ Yonge is a wealthy neighborhood in the heart of downtown, which over the years has lost its reason for being. Three beautiful cinemas were demolished, restaurants (including Fran’s) & shops have disappeared, and the usual chain stores have moved in. Help is on the way.
Chicago’s Studio Gang has unveiled its first project in Canada at the southwest corner of Yonge and Delisle. It’s unlike anything else in the city, rising 48-storeys, with elongated hexagonal modules pieced together in a honeycomb pattern.
<RENDERINGS ABOVE – One Delisle & Yonge Street facade, Slate Asset Management>
Slate Developments owns a total of ten properties around Yonge and St. Clair, including structures on all four corners. Slate’s comprehensive vision for this city-centre neighbourhood got the attention of Studio Gang.
<RENDERING ABOVE – looking south from Delisle – Slate Asset Management>
“We were attracted to the project because of the fact that Slate owned a number of properties around here,” JEANNE GANG explained, “so it wasn’t just one project. We could actually think outside of those boundaries.” – UrbanToronto.ca