Consisting of two spectacular towers joined by a distinctive 5-storey podium.
The East Tower will be a reflection of the neighbourhoods historic industrial warehouses, featuring spectacular lofts. The West Tower will be cosmopolitan in style, featuring spacious suites with wide terraces or balconies. The elegantly designed podium will house ground floor retail shops, spacious lofts from floors 2 to 5, with a section of the 5th floor reserved for Londons state-of-the-art amenities. Both towers will have striking rooftop treatments to distinguish themselves from the surrounding downtown buildings. London on The Esplanade. We like it. You will too.
Source - 2010 Pug Awards Nomination:
The London on the Esplanade project is located at the exact confluence of the modern Toronto financial district and the historic Old Town to the east. This two building project, therefore consists of two different styles of buildings. The 33 storey glass tower blends with the existing glass towers of the financial district, while the lower brick building and podium aim to embrace the existing historic warehouses to the east. The façade composition of the buildings borrows elements from their proximity but unites them with common geometry and materials. The retail and commercial elements in the 5 storey podium provide animation at street level and merges the ground plane seamlessly into the neighbourhood.