SQ – Alexandra Park Revitalization Phase 1

Designed by Martin Baron while a partner at Teeple Architects Inc.

Toronto, Ontario

Developer
Tridel and Toronto Community Housing

Architect
Teeple Architects Inc.
Martin Baron – Partner-In-Charge

Size
210,000 sf, 14 storeys, 245 units

Status
Completed 2017

Sustainability
LEED Gold

Awards
Toronto Urban Design Award of Merit – 2019


As the first built project in the multi-phase Alexandra Park Revitalization project, SQ had to make a bold statement, that what is happening at Alexandra Park is new and exciting and sustainable, that this new mixed-income neighbourhood will be a highly desirable place to live and to invest in.

Typologically the building is a short tower on top of a podium, but here the podium is visually integrated into the tower to create a singular sculpted form. The balconies create a texture that unifies the form of the building and creates a visual complexity when in fact the building envelope is very simple.