River City Toronto Assignment Notebook

THE BIG PICTURE Inspired, award-winning architecture. Smart, creative interiors. Expansive green spaces. And all just minutes from the downtown core. Winner of BILD’s Best Design Award, River City is designed for excellent liveability and maximum sustainability: it is the neighbourhood for the 21st century

River City is a four-phase, LEED Gold community of over 1,100 loft-style condominiums and family-friendly town homes with street-level restaurants, cafes and boutiques. Spanning the area from King Street East to the new Don River Park, and from the Don River to River Street,

it’s the first stage of the carefully planned West Don Lands neighbourhood, and a key starting point for Toronto’s much-anticipated waterfront redevelopment. It will tie Corktown, one of Toronto’s oldest communities, to the Distillery District, and complete the collection of vibrant neighbourhoods that connect the east end of the city to the downtown core.

View of River City across from the Don River

River City 3 | Toronto

Address: West Don Lands, Toronto Description: Loft-style condominiums, 333 units Designers: Saucier + Perrotte Architects with ZAS Architects, Claude Cormier & Associés Status: Under construction

After bringing a new architectural language to Toronto with Phases 1 and 2, Saucier + Perrotte takes daring design to new heights with RC3. Merging the matte black design of Phase 1 with the cantilevered white boxes of Phase 2, RC3’s 29 storeys of randomly stacked cubes liberates Toronto condominium design from its usual constraints. Boldly engaging the city around it, RC3 dramatically confirms River City as being “unlike anything else.”

Interior spaces continue S+P’s strong aesthetic from Phases 1 and 2, augmented by a variation of the ”smart” kitchen from Urban Capital's hugely successful Smart House. RC3 also creates a whole new level of condominium amenity, with such new and thoughtful amenities as an office/productivity centre, quiet reading room, kids’ playroom, hobby/crafts room, and “product library,” where you can rent those things you need from time to time but don’t have the room to store yourself. This, in addition to a 2,000 sf fitness facility, guest suite, S+P-designed double storey party room, and Claude Cormier-designed outdoor terrace and pool.

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