Minto Communities will launch two residential condominiums on the east and west ends of downtown Toronto that address historic supply constraints in the core.
“With population growth and evolving purchaser habits, downtown Toronto continues to be one of the most attractive markets in North America,” says David Robins, Division President, Minto Communities. “Historically, the core has been dealing with supply constraints, so we are thrilled to be in a position to launch not one, but two new and distinct projects to the city. But even more so, we’re focused on maintaining a leadership position when it comes to quality, contextual design, customer satisfaction and sustainability.”
The Saint is a 47-storey tower located at 89 Church St. with a modern play on Japanese minimalism that is grounded in health and wellness.
The architecture, handled by Wallman Architects, is defined by a black, brick masonry podium used to transition the building to the adjacent historic property, while a graphic, punctuated tower carves out a presence along downtown Toronto’s eastern skyline.
Natural, textured materials are used judiciously throughout the interiors, drawing inspiration from biophilic design to blur the distinction between the indoors and outdoors.
The building’s amenities include a glowing meditation room with an entire wall made up of illuminated salt rock, an infrared sauna, a soaking tub, and steam space.
At 14 storeys and 114 units, the intimate 123 Portland brings sophisticated, spacious residences in the heart of the Fashion District at Adelaide Street West and Portland Street.
The boutique condominium blends classical Parisian building traditions featuring a rooftop terrace, a kitchen bar with a private dining area, a gym and a resident’s lounge.
Designed by Sweeny & Co., the development is scheduled for completion in 2022.
Both The Saint and 123 Portland will feature updated VRF building systems that reduce energy consumption while allowing air-conditioning and heating to operate year-round.