TORONTO — Graywood Developments and Phantom Developments they have broken ground on a 34-storey condominium residence at Jarvis and Carlton in downtown Toronto.
At grade, the building’s podium is divided into two main sections, stated a recent release. A new-build portion will be clad in brick and feature the building lobby, an outdoor courtyard, fireside lounge and a gallery space. The other section will feature a restored 1902-era Beaux Arts mansion with the original north and east facades retained and will serve as a gathering place for building residents, with a wired tech lounge, coffee bar, library and multiple flex spaces.
Architecture for JAC Condos was led by Turner Fleischer Architects.
The release explained, “A pattern of prismatic, extruded aluminum modules was incorporated into the facades of the tower to add animation with depth, texture and colour.”
The modules will be treated with special paint, changing colour depending on the angle of the viewer and the position of the sun.
The project will have suites ranging from studios to three-bedroom suites. Interiors were led by Tomas Pearce.
“The Jarvis Street corridor has always reflected the eras of the city. From the mansions and estates that marked its early history to the first wave of redevelopment in the ‘40s, then again in the ‘70s and now in the 2020s,” said Neil Pattison, senior vice-president of development at Graywood. “A lot of time was spent trying to get the details right. That meant acting quickly to save and preserve the historic mansion on site, developing an amenity program that resonates with future residents and making sure the unit mix would help unlock housing supply in the downtown east.”
JAC Condos marks Graywood’s fifth Toronto project under active construction, alongside 250 Lawrence, Wonder Condos, Peter and Adelaide and Scout Condos. JAC is Phantom’s third project under construction, along with 8 Cumberland and Teagarden Condos.