Our sister site UrbanToronto.ca has news about the latest supertall development proposed for Toronto, a massive mixed-use scheme near the waterfront that will produce 95-, 80- and 65- storey skyscrapers. New renderings and a scale model spotlight the development as it makes its way through the approval process.

Pinnacle One Yonge in context of Downtown Toronto, image courtesy of Pinnacle International

The design for phases 2 and 3 of Pinnacle One Yonge appeared before a joint meeting of the City of Toronto's Design Review Panel and Waterfront Toronto's Design Review Panel yesterday at Toronto City Hall. These phases of the development, designed byHariri Pontarini ArchitectsforPinnacle International, will respectively add 95 and 80-storey towers to the 65-storey phase 1 tower. All three towers are to be built on the north half of the site the developer purchased from The Toronto Star in 2011.

The design presented to the joint Design Review Panel (DRP) meeting represents a five-year evolution of the plans for the huge complex, first revealed to the public on January 3, 2013. Originally proposed with six towers (four on the north half of the site, two on the south), a third tower was added to the south half, then two of those towers were combined, and then the four-tower north half was reconfigured for three towers. Heights have changed, along with the arrangement of the buildings and passageways around them at ground level, and a community centre was made part of the mix. It's all made for a protracted process of the developer and architect refining the plans in conjunction with the aims of the City and Waterfront Toronto, looking to create something of significance at the south end of Toronto's main north-south street. Placemaking is the operative term here (read tall, bold, and memorable), all while creating the first buildings of a new neighbourhood, with an emphasis on liveability: that is paramount for the City's Lower Yonge Precinct Plan.  

You can find the rest of this story on our sister site, UrbanToronto.ca, here and here.

Related Companies:  Hariri Pontarini Architects, McIntosh Perry, NAK Design Strategies, Pinnacle International