Toronto's Most Desirable Neighbourhood Twenty Gothic is an intimate midrise residence - an 8-storey building whose façade of brick and pre-cast will complement the homes in the established neighbourhood surrounding it. Located on Gothic Avenue, the building is just steps away from the subway station, local shops and restaurants. 20 Gothic will be across from High Park, where acres of parklands and playing fields are a year-round attraction. A total of 175 luxurious suites available, ranging in size from a 538 sq.ft. one-bedroom to a beautiful two-bedroom plus den measuring 1,100+ sq.ft. All units will include balconies or terraces.
Situated in a complex urban setting, amid single-family homes, apartment towers, the amenities of Bloor Street and the High Park subway, this eight-storey condominium is one of the few developments in Toronto’s history to successfully meet the challenges of straddling a subway.
The lowest level of the parking garage is located off Parkview Gardens and parallel to Bloor Street, rising four storeys to the south of the subway tunnel, with the tunnel’s south face exposed inside the parking garage. The top parking level extends over the subway to the main north entrance on Gothic Avenue.
Above this, L-shaped residential floors form a bridge across the subway, supported by 1.8 m-deep beams and separated from the structure below by a vibration isolation system. Situating the building away from High Park Avenue to the east allowed for the presence of a verdant park dedicated to the city across from the main subway.
(Source: City of Toronto - 2009 Toronto Urban Design Awards Submission)
Source - 2010 Pug Awards Nomination:
At the 2009 Toronto Urban Design Awards, Mayor Miller described this project as “a skyscraper put on its side over a subway system.” Twenty Gothic is an eight-storey, L- shaped condominium that spans over the west end of High Park subway station. The design and development team was able to resolve complex urban design and techni- cal challenges to bring this infill opportunity to life, offering new public green space, increased density along the Bloor/Danforth transit line, and direct subway access
for its residents. Nestled in the middle of a city block, Twenty Gothic is hidden by a canopy of mature trees. Intimate and understated, the brick façade and quality fin- ishes compliment the surrounding homes. With 175 units offering a mix of unit types and sizes in a desirable neighbourhood, it has attracted a variety of owners includ- ing young families. One of the first condominium buildings in decades to straddle the subway line, Twenty Gothic set precedents for acoustical and vibration engineering solutions enabling it to span the subway while reducing sound and vibration in the building.