Thursday, February 7, 2013

Infill Housing

There have been a lot of infill housing projects lately in downtown Toronto and this one on Richmond St W is one of the nicest. Designed by Core architects, it consists of just 9 units and the location is wonderful - 1 block south of Trinity Bellwoods Park and of Queen St West. This dog is probably heading to the off-leash area at the park! Or it wants to be.

Additional info - Infill housing refers to new development that is put into an older neighbourhood perhaps where a few houses were or more likely where some small commercial building had been. The units in the above building would be priced like downtown Toronto - $$$ - not cheap at all. I have no idea what they were priced at. 

11 comments:

EG CameraGirl said...

This looks quite nice for a housing project.

JM said...

Really nice geommetry there.

Deb said...

Nice,love those windows.

Lowell said...

Clean, classic lines. But I'm not sure I understand what "infill housing" means. Subsidized housing of some kind?

You were clever to include the dog leading the man in this shot!

Jack said...

The concept of infill housing is terrific. No neighborhood benefits when there are ugly blanks where older structures have been demolished. And often the more modern architecture can provide a cool contrast with the older housing stock -- if the architects have been sensitive.

Sharon said...

I really like the looks of this place. I could live there.

Halcyon said...

It's beautiful. But I'm not sure this is the type of housing Toronto really needs. Where are the people without so much dough going to go now? :(

llandudnopictures said...

The dog clearly knows where he is heading and exactly what he wants! Nice modern, functional looking units, would be interesting to know how much they sell for.

PerthDailyPhoto said...

I like it too Pat and as Jack said, it's way better than empty blocks of land.

Gunn said...

Looks nice and interesting.

I too like the man and dog included in your image.

William Kendall said...

In a case like this, infill housing works. I've seen instances where it clashes badly with the neighbourhood around it, or where it just becomes dominating and overwhelming.