Another one bites the dust.
If a new application is approved, the Courtyard Mariott Hotel at 475 Yonge Street in Toronto could soon be turned into a massive condo-filled skyscraper.
These aren’t just any condo towers either, with both skyscrapers measuring 78 and 75 storeys high above Yonge Street. To put this in perspective, this is 255.25 and 239.85 metres tall, respectively — these are big bois.
The towers, designed by BDP Quadrangle, feature a somewhat strangely-shaped design that aims to reduce potential shadows cast on Dr. Lillian McGregor Park below. Other notable features include tree-lined terraces, several tiers and a public park-like space along Yonge Street between the two buildings.
A glance at the proposed design images (seen above) reveals that the buildings’ architect designed a very distinctive look that’s far from the standard all-glass condo typically found in the area.
In total, the project would bring 1,611 new condo units to Toronto’s Yonge Street area. According to blogTO, KingSett Capital, the developer behind the project, tried to build condo towers on the site back in 2017, but the city deemed them too short for the area.
As always, it’s unclear if these towers will be built, with the decision ultimately coming down to the City of Toronto.
Image credit: KingSett Capital