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This irreplaceable building, 1 Yorkville — designed by award-winning architect Rosario Varacalli of r.Varacalli Architects Inc. — will feature some of Toronto's foremost design, a building that demonstrates considerable creativity in how it is connected within the community.
“1 Yorkville will be distinguished from all the other condominium projects in Toronto because of three important factors: preservation, porosity and changing perspectives,” explains Varacalli.
The exceptional structure will be built above the fully restored Yorkville Village buildings that date to the 1860s. This meticulous preservation work will involve the retention of not just the graceful historical facades but the entire original structure of the 19th century buildings. This is where the condominium’s boutique retail offerings will be housed.
In terms of porosity, 1 Yorkville will be steps away from two subways lines and enjoy nearby access to the PATH system. The development will also include a revitalized and widened 25-foot-wide pedestrian green walkway that will connect Cumberland Avenue to Yorkville Avenue.
1 Yorkville is also about changing perspectives, with a magnificent tower that's clad in what Varacalli describes as "3D wallpaper" — a facade that creates dramatic changes in light, shadow and colour based on which direction the building is being beheld from.
"It will always appear as though it's changing, depending on the time of day, light, or direction," says Varacalli.