Harris Square – River City Phase 4
Completion: December 2019
No. of units: 154
Developer: Urban Capital Property Group
Address: Lower River St, Toronto, ON
among the most artistically exciting high-rises constructed in Toronto since the onset of the condo boom. River City Phase 3
—John Bentley Mays, Globe and Mail
Location: HARRIS SQUARE
River City is at the centre of some of Toronto’s most eclectic historic districts. Corktown is one of Toronto’s oldest neighbourhoods, its name derived from its origins in the early 1800s as an ethnic Irish enclave. Two churches dominate the area: the Italianate St Paul’s Basilica, built in 1889 and the home of Toronto’s oldest Catholic congregation, and Little Trinity Church, built in 1843.
Today Corktown is a thriving neighbourhood, with new boutiques and restaurants appearing amidst the area’s original cottages and row-houses.
Toronto’s Lower East Side
Home to Toronto’s film and media industry, Leslieville is today a highly sought after urban neighbourhood to the east of River City across the Don River, Leslieville has numerous restaurants, boutiques, galleries and antique shops, all centred on historic Queen Street East.
To the west of River City is the Distillery District, one of Toronto’s premier historic and entertainment districts, located in the former Gooderham and Worts Distillery.
A collection of over 40 heritage buildings in a ten-block precinct, the Distillery is the largest collection of Victorian era industrial buildings in North America. Today it houses a unique collection of theatres, restaurants, stores and galleries.
Imagine being able to walk out your front door and into the city’s most spectacular urban park. The 18-acre Don River Park is a lush urban retreat of rolling hills, native woodlands and open lawns – and River City is situated right beside it. Perfect for running, walking, cycling and just hanging out, it’s a beautiful setting for city living.
It was once a dark empty scar running through the north leg of Toronto’s West Don Lands district, but today Waterfront Toronto’s “Underpass Park” is an urban gem under the Richmond Adelaide ramps.
Connecting the north and south portions of River City (and the bulk of the West Don Lands with the Corktown community to the north), this $5 million urban park by Vancouver-based Phillips Farevaag Smallenberg with Planning Partnership of Toronto is the most extensive park ever built under an overpass in Canada, and the first ever in Toronto.
PRINCIPAL, CLAUDE CORMIER + ASSOCIÉS
Claude Cormier has built an internationally recognized office in Montréal that calls itself a “Landscape Architecture – Urban Design” firm. His practice extends far beyond the conventional realm of traditional landscape design to forge bridges between urban design, public art and architecture, resulting in such wonderful urban spaces as Sugar Beach and HTO Park in Toronto, and Place d’Youville, Tom and Pink Balls in Montreal.
HARRIS SQUARE – Condos Highlights
- Walking distance to Leslieville, Distillery District and St.Lawrence Market
- Surrounded by shopping, dining, entertainment and schools
- World-class public transportation
- Close to the Financial District
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