Today I spoke to Winson Chan, Regional Sales Manager from Tridel, and he is really excited about 10 York St. I would definitely be too. With a project set to be 75 Storeys and 774 units, it will be Tridel’s largest project to date….and anytime you go above 60 Storeys in this city, that is a landmark building. The building is set to be designed by Rudy Wallman on a triangularly shaped lot that was formally a 40 spot parking lot and a police impound lot (if you parked illegally in Toronto, this is where you would find your car). 10 York St Site (Aerial) The building is going to be surrounded by the tallest buildings in the City, on what will probably the tallest building intersection in the city. Walking distance from the site is the following buildings:

  • Maple Leaf Square North Tower 186m (53 Storeys)
  • Maple Leaf Square South Tower 174m (49 Storeys)
  • Ice 202m (57 Storeys)
  • Ice2 234m (67 Storeys)
  • 1 York Tower 1 and Tower 2 239.5m (70 Storeys) – Proposed by Menkes

This will forever change the skyline in Toronto

10 York St Mockup with 1 York St by CanadianNational UT

  The renderings that have come out look stunning. I know some UrbanToronto members were wondering why the building was not going to be triangular (like a Flatiron). This was answered succintly by Interchange42 with the following post: Now looking at the site as, it has a Walkscore of 92, which I expect to go higher as the area is built out. Tridel is even setting to work to increase the walkability by making an attractive podium that will offer weather protection going to Maple Leaf Square along York St from Lake Shore Blvd W.   For this building. Suite location will be key for those who value views:

  • Traffic noise and dust will be an issue to the units facing north on low floors, it will be interesting how Tridel will use the inset balconies to deal with this
  • Area is part of the highest density corners in North America = some North/South and East views will be blocked for low floor units
  • Being close to the Gardiner guarantees a view corridor for units facing West

I’m eagerly awaiting doing my analysis on this building once I get more data. That being said, I really like the location fundamentals.