KING Toronto: Toronto's most talked about residential building
KING Toronto by Westbank and Allied Properties with architects BIG - Bjarke Ingels Group and Diamond + Schmitt Architects Inc. located at King and Bathurst in the Fashion District in Toronto.
“This piece is both art and architecture.” – Ian Gillespie, Westbank founder.
About KING Toronto – KING will include glass exteriors, private terraces, and climbing vegetation on the exterior giving the building a “living skin” like it is growing out of the ground. The development will be composed of multiple peaks or “Mountains” oriented at a 45-degree tilt. This will help maximize both the light that enters each unit and the vertical space needed to accommodate the mountain-like shape they create.
Suite Interiors – The condo floor plans are generally either square or L-shaped, with sensible rectangular rooms, and the leftover corners taken up by corridors or laundry rooms. They are eminently livable. This is typical of BIG’s work, which tends to juxtapose fantastic ambition with business savvy and technical expertise.
Lifestyle Amenities – The most fascinating feature of this project is the proposed public courtyard which will take more than 21,000 square feet of space. The courtyard will comprise two different elements i.e. hemlock forest and urban court. The professional hemlock forest will provide both visitors and residents with a natural setting. The court will be composed of an exceptional outdoor seating, commercial and ground-floor retail section. On the southeastern corner, a secret garden will again be established behind one of the renovated heritage structures.
Transit Options – The TTC 304 and 501 King streetcar route offers regular, express, and 24-hour services just steps away. This area is right downtown Toronto in the highly sought-after King West neighbourhood and boasts a 97/100 walk score.
Highway Access – Residents of KING Toronto Condos looking to travel throughout the city using a vehicle will have easy access to the Gardiner which allows you to quickly go either east or west through the city. In addition to being very close to Union Station and even Toronto's Island Airport (Billy Bishop).
Investment Opportunity – Everyone wants to live in King West, but only a few have the option to. This building is a rare opportunity to live in the heart of the best restaurants, bars, sports arenas, museums, theatres and all of the best Toronto has to offer! Plus it's an iconic building that will drastically change the skyline of Toronto forever by world-renowned architect BIG (Bjarke Ingels Group) and reputable developers West Bank Corp and Allied Properties REIT.