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Glass penthouses rise above Toronto’s tree line

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Glass penthouses rise above Toronto’s tree line

Atop the midrise Leaside Common, the two-floor luxury penthouse suites take inspiration from Philip Johnson’s Glass House.


By Novid Parsi, Contributing Editor | May 13, 2022
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Courtesy Gairloch Development.

In midtown Toronto, the nine-story midrise building Leaside Common has released its Penthouse Collection: two-floor penthouses that take inspiration from Philip Johnson’s Glass House in Connecticut.

Like glass houses rising above Toronto’s tree line, the luxury penthouses feature 10-foot-high ceilings, high-end kitchens, and panoramic views of the neighborhood. As large as three bedrooms with three baths, the penthouse suites offer flexible living options, open-concept interiors, and unobstructed views throughout the primary living corridors. The penthouse suites can be accessed by a central lift and house their own private elevators. Outdoor terraces span the length of the floor plan.

“We wanted to create an exclusive luxury condo experience unlike anything else in this neighborhood,” Heather Rolleston, principal and design director, BDP Quadrangle, said in a statement. “Rising just above the tree line, the views from these units will be spectacular and are set to be preserved over time.”

Steps from retail and a new light-rail transit station, Leaside Common is encased in dual-tone bricks and includes vertical windows, integrated planters, and balconies and terraces. Developed by Gairloch, the midrise building has a sculpted, brick-patterned facade that evokes the undulating rhythm of an accordion. Condo amenities include a co-working lounge, gym, and a multi-purpose party room with access to private outdoor cooking and dining areas.

The two-story penthouse suites range from 1,446 square feet to 2,060 square feet, and their sales prices start at $2.5 million. Leaside Common also offers studios to three-bedroom units starting at $898,900. 

Building Team:

Owner/developer: Gairloch Development
Design architect and architect of record: BDP Quadrangle
MEP engineer: Lam &Associates
Structural engineer: Jablonsky, Ast and Partners
General contractor/construction manager: Bluescape Construction Management

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Courtesy Gairloch Development.
Leaside Common Penthouse Dining Room
Courtesy Gairloch Development. 

 

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