TORONTO —Chicago-based architect Jeanne Gang and her firm Studio Gang have announced their first Canadian project, One Delisle, which includes a collection of eight penthouses, to be built at Slate Asset Management’s One Delisle project in Toronto.
The Penthouse Collection will consist of eight residences set on floors 45 to 47 of the building, taking up one-third or one-half of the three floors, stated a recent release. One Delisle is located in the Yonge and St. Clair neighbourhood of the city.
Studio Gang stated it drew inspiration for One Delisle’s distinctive terraces and variety of outdoor spaces from a German beach chair known as the Strandkorb.
“For One Delisle’s penthouses, we wanted to connect residents to nature and offer beautiful views of the city,” said Margaret Cavenagh, design principal of interior architecture at Studio Gang, in a statement. “To do so, our design reinterprets highrise architectural elements, such as balconies and roof gardens, into the urban equivalent of a front porch or back yard — social spaces that occur more naturally when living closer to the ground.
“These terraces and balconies are protected from rain, wind and snow, creating microclimates that extend the seasons of use beyond summer.”
Brandon Donnelly, managing director of development at Slate, commented, “Having four distinct types of outdoor spaces per residence is a rare amenity in highrise condominiums.”
Slate owns 13 properties in the node, including all four corners of the Yonge and St. Clair intersection. The firm’s full-block redevelopment of One Delisle will introduce approximately 12,000 square feet of new multi-level retail to the corner of Yonge Street and Delisle Avenue and will expand the adjacent Delisle Park by approximately 50 per cent.