Time Space Condos In Downtown Toronto
Time Space Condos is a new per-construction project located at 177 Front Street East in Toronto. Developed by By Pemberton Group. The Project Will included condos units and Retail. features four residential towers (33, 29, 27, and 25 storeys high) atop 10-storey podiums with grade level retail, and an inner-courtyard that will double as a Privately Owned Public Space.The development has a total of 1586 units.
Time Space Condos new iteration features four residential towers (33, 29, 27, and 25 storeys high) atop 10-storey podiums with grade level retail, and an inner-courtyard that will double as a Privately Owned Public Space (POPS). The POPS will comprise 40% of the site at ground level, and serve as a mid-block pedestrian connection between Princess and Lower Sherbourne Streets. The sidewalks along all streets will be widened and improved for pedestrian use as well, especially along Sherbourne. The development will house nearly 1,700 units contained above 1,900 square metres of retail space along Front and Sherbourne Streets. The north podium will hide an above-grade parking garage which will complement the planned single level, below-grade parking level beneath the whole site.
Site Plan, 177-197 Front St. E., Pemberton Group, image courtesy of Wallman Architects
This is a large departure from the first proposal, which featured just two towers, 33 and 34 storeys tall, straddled over much denser, taller (predominantly 13 to 15 storeys), more tightly packed podiums, as seen in the rendering below from June, 2012.
First proposal, 177-197 Front St. E., image courtesy of Hariri Pontarini Architects
Time Space Condos site is positioned between Front st & Lower sherbourne St, The Project Architect by Wallman Architects. The development will have nearly 1,700 units contained above 1,900 square metres of retail space along Front and Sherbourne Streets. The north podium will hide an above-grade parking garage which will complement the planned single level, below-grade parking level beneath the whole site.
Time Space Condos Facing the courtyard—and part of the Princess Street frontage—rows of townhouse-inspired residences provide ‘eyes on the street’ at grade. While this element is carried over from the previous submission, 13 of the 14 units are now planned as three-bedroom homes. By contrast, the former plan (which featured 11 of these suites) exclusively called for two-bedroom residences.
The parking plan is also mostly inherited from the project’s previous iteration. Alongside a single level of underground parking, 10 storeys of parking are planned above grade, making for a total of 836 spots. 563 of these will be housed above grade, with the underground garage home to another 273 parking spaces. While the 2015 submission called for only 708 spots, the configuration of parking space has remained similar. Above grade, the north podium’s garage will be enveloped by residential uses, meaning that the parking levels will not be visible from the street.
Levels 3-4 in the north towers, car and bicycle parking is surrounded by suites, image via submission to the City of Toronto
In addition to reducing the overall density and height of the development, the revised proposal meets a number of the City’s other planning priorities. A greater number of two- three-bedroom suites—and child-friendly amenity spaces—have been added, while setbacks and tower separation distances have been increased along the south end of the site, bringing the massing down to a more contextually sensitive scale in the City’s eyes. Furthermore, pet-friendly amenities are now planned, while loading and vehicle access spaces—situated north of the POPS laneway—have been reconfigured to meet the City’s demands.
The Esplanade frontage as it appears now, looking northeast, image via Google Maps
Occupying a full city block from Front to the Esplanade between Lower Sherbourne and Princess streets, the mostly vacant site remains home to surface parking and a pair of low-rise commercial structures on Front Street. Formerly home to a Sobeys supermarket and an Acura dealership, both of the site’s commercial tenants have closed or relocated, clearing the way for new development.
Front Street and Sherbourne, looking southeast, image via Google Maps
Time Space Condos has a Walk Score of 97 out of 100. the perfect Transit Score of 100 out of 100. This location is in the Waterfront Communities-The Island neighborhood in Toronto. Nearby parks include St. James Park, Sculpture Gardens and Moss Park.