+The BIG King Street West Condos is a pre-construction condo project located at Spadina St and King St W, Toronto. The Bjarke Ingels Group (BIG)-designed redevelopment of 485 through 539 King Street West is one of Toronto’s most anticipated projects. BIG King West is integrating a residential community with existing heritage properties on the site. Developed by Westbank Corp and Allied Properties REIT. The visionary design of the building ensures everyone has an accessible and enjoyable outdoor space. The building incorporates greenery throughout, and the modular design brings forth a new way we’re looking at developments and how they are incorporated into the existing cityscape.
BIG King Street West highlights:
- Perfect transit for TTC access and nearby to major highways
- Close to several elementary schools, high schools, and easy transit access to major universities
- Walking distance to several parks, including Alex Wilson Community Garden, St. Andrew’s Playground, Victoria Memorial Square Park, Clarence Square Park and Northern Linear Park
- Close to the best restaurants, bar and entertainment venues
Why BIG King West Condos?
Location is the key
Located in the heart of downtown Toronto and at the meeting point of three 20th century neighborhood parks, King St. West Condos gives residents access to just about everything. With a Walkscore of 99/100 and a transit score of 100, residents can enjoy easy access to local cafés, restaurants, shopping centres, parks and plenty of nightlife venues.
This might be the most beautiful landmark building coming to Toronto
Forget skinny skyscrapers—Bjarke Ingels Group wants to bring an incredible mountain-like condo complex to Toronto. Proposed for the city’s Fashion District between King Street West and Wellington Street, the pixelated modular development would rise like a ziggurat to create five apartment-filled “peaks.” The development, unofficially known as “Habitat 2.0,” would be covered in trees and, as Bjarke Ingels told the Globe and Mail, will create an effect akin to “a Mediterranean mountain town.”
The building is organized as a traditional perimeter block with a public plaza in the centre. The plaza itself is defined by two distinct atmospheres: a lushly landscaped forest paired next to an urban, hardscaped court. The resulting balance between these perceived opposites is a reflection of Toronto’s current state of rapid redevelopment: the union of old and new, an open community atmosphere in an intimate setting, calming green scenery within a bustling urban context.
Incredible design and lifestyle
Modelled after a mountain range, the Bjarke-Ingels design features a terraced, pixelated ziggurat with peaks. The inner-courtyard, which basically functions as a valley, would be used as a common space for pedestrians and public events.
The plan is for the inner courtyard to serve as an event space, with a park and mixed retail use along the base of the building. The openings into this courtyard, and the building’s pyramid-like shape are both meant to allow sunlight into the area, rather than being blocked by tall towers.