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Oriole Parkway

New Build in Midtown Toronto

This stately home located in midtown Toronto is close to Yonge and Eglinton for shops, services, and restaurants, and well as transit along the Yonge-University-Spadina subway line and the under-construction Eglinton Crosstown LRT. This home is closely linked to what makes this city “tick”, while still providing the required interior and exterior space for a growing 21st century family. Generous spaces on the ground floor provide both family and entertainment spaces, as well as a music studio a few steps up (above the garage) for private lessons and practice. Four comfortable bedrooms are on the second floor, as well as a private third floor retreat. Also on the third floor is a stunning, light-filled Winter Garden with windows and skylights for planting herbs and orchids. Views to downtown and the CN Tower are present from the rear second and third floor decks, which also overlook a spacious manicured rear yard with large, mature Elm Tree for passive shading on the east side. Large bay windows on the west facing the street allow for passive solar heating in the wintertime, while integrated interior shades block unwanted heat in the summertime.

Durable materials and efficient fixtures are used throughout the home to increase useability and decrease maintenance. On the interior these include tiles with recycled content, bamboo floors, and LED lighting; and on the exterior include stone cladding, aluminum-clad windows, ironwood decks, and permeable paving.

This home proves that sustainability does not fit a particular look or style, and can be adapted to any condition and any look you should choose.

Approvals included: Committee of Adjustment, Urban Forestry, Legal Services, Transportation Services, and Encroachments.

Location:
Toronto, ON
Completion:
2016
Area:
350 m², 3,764 ft²
Project Lead:
Donald Peckover
Contractor:
Toronto Drywall
HVAC:
World of Comfort
Landscape Architect:
Bsq Design