TORONTO—Leaside Common, a mid-rise development by Gairloch Developments, in partnership with Harlo Capital, will launch to market later this fall in the Leaside neighbourhood steps away from the new Bayview-Eglinton LRT.
The development is nine storeys high and is meant to invoke the grandeur of a highrise turned on its side, indicates a release.
Leaside Common features 198 units ranging from studios to three-bedroom penthouse suites, including 10 townhomes. Amenities consist of a multipurpose party room, outdoor barbecues and dining amenities, communal workplaces and the gym amenities.
It will appear like two boutique buildings attached at the hip. Clouded in glass, the central connection introduces a design concept called the Nest, a shared open space on each floor that brings both sides of the development together. The Nest is envisioned to act like a community hub where people can congregate with their neighbours but will also be equipped to function as a co-working lounge.
The designers aspired to bring natural outdoor elements to the interior amenity spaces.
In terms of the exterior design, the dual-tone brick pattern is sculpted to appear like a moving accordion.
“You don’t see a lot of brick in the city used in this way. The façade has movement and a unique texture that makes the building feel luxurious. It’s akin to a woven blanket that welcomes you in,” said Heather Rolleston, principal and design director at BDP Quadrangle. “I think modern simplicity is something that Gairloch does well. We worked together on their 383 Sorauren project, which went on to receive a Toronto Urban Design award.
Gairloch projects, including Leaside Common, are not only handsome in stature but make you take a second look because they are well proportioned and well considered.”