Loggia

Toronto, ON

 

Loggia consists of two 12 storey midrise buildings joined by a common elevated amenity centre. The development establishes a mixed-use urban presence on the Queensway where previously there was none. A pause in fabric at an established signalized intersection facilitates views and vehicular and pedestrian passage through the site. A broad open landscape of thematic garden rooms adjacent to the public lane separates the site from the adjacent residential neighbourhood. To the south, grade related retail supports a pedestrian street presence. To the north, grade related units and private patios face garden rooms. Loggia was the first mixed-use development realized since the municipally led Avenue Study for the Queensway and, by its strong urban presence, terraced massing and sensitive setback to the established neighbourhood, sets a precedent for intensification, use and scale for future developments along this underutilized avenue.

 

Loggia contains 317 residential suites, 9000 s. f. of commercial retail space and 2 levels of parking below grade.

 

Best Suite Design Over 750 ft2 (2003)

Greater Toronto Home Builders Association

 

2009 Toronto Urban Design Award (Honourable mention)

 

Client: BrandyLane