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Nobu Residences is a “Tuning Fork in the Sky”

Two towers by Teeple Architects are set to elevate Toronto’s skyline to luxurious new heights


Celebrities teetering on the red carpet at TIFF will be steps away from the luxury hotel, residence and restaurant, Nobu, by the eponymous Japanese chef. Situated on Mercer Street, two mirror-image 49-storey towers will soar above the former Pilkington Glass Factory, contrasting with the Art Deco heritage building.

Chief architect Stephen Teeple likens Nobu’s silhouette, overlaid with a slanting grid pattern, to a “tuning fork in the sky.” The perforated black aluminum frame and tinted bronze windows are sure to resonate with passerby. Another local talent, Studio Munge, brings a slatted wood podium – wrapped around a wish-granting looking pond – to a central terrace visible only from suites on high.


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