Located within the City of Toronto, between Pearson Airport and the downtown core, 5509 Dundas serves as part of the redevelopment of the area to promote mixed-use, transit-accessible housing. The target demographic for this project are young urban professionals requiring housing accommodation, with easy access to major transit hubs and places of employment looking for an economical alternative to condominium developments. The intended design addresses the shortage of quality mid-rise purpose-built rental apartment buildings with accessible amenities in the city.
We have focused on the sensitive introduction of natural materials and clean modern lines; access to natural light and standardized room layouts. Combining these design elements creates an architectural expression that is intended to support a unique brand. The project will include well-designed and generous amenities to promote and support a community-building culture among tenants; including an expanded lobby, as a communal living room; bike repair workshops; dog wash station; and fitness centre. This project is the prototype of a program that will serve as a model for future purpose-built mid-rise rental apartment buildings on infill sites in the City of Toronto.
Featuring indoor and outdoor amenities, 5509 Dundas situates itself as one of the earliest mid-rise developments in the 427/Dundas Street West neighbourhood. The building’s facade emphasizes its context with a playful balcony expression that blurs the boundary between interior and exterior. These projections also serve as sunshades, offer privacy and unique sightlines to the north and south, as well as offering opportunities for residents to socialize and connect with their neighbours.