1181 Queen Street West
Queen St W & Gladston Ave
Completion: Spring 2021
From: $599,900 (56 square metres)
Quick take: Vogue magazine ranked Queen West one of the trendiest streets in the world, and this luxury mid-rise is poised to increase the hype that surrounds it. Neighbours like the Elaine Fleck Gallery and Ryerson Artspace will make collecting unique art a breeze – and that’s not to mention the clothing and grub options.
From the street: Challenged with Skale Developments’ triangular site, which included a dramatic full-storey elevation change, architecture firm Quadrangle conceived of an idiosyncratic tiered and twisted form that alters the geometry of the suites and terraces. Remarkably, residents on the upper levels will be able to see the shared green roofs, as they’re spread across multiple floors, rather than limited to the top of the building.
Moving in: DesignAgency, the interior design firm behind the Broadview Hotel, has developed interiors that embody the concept of chiaroscuro – the artful play of light and dark. The intimate lobby is designed to exude boutique hotel vibes, starting with an out-of-the-way entrance on Sudbury Street. Perhaps as a nod to the formerly industrial setting, the designers covered the floor in polished concrete with a winding brass inlay that recalls a glinting stream. Follow its path to a gleaming chef’s kitchen, home co-working space and yoga studio.