22-storey vertical forest planned for Toronto Annex development

May 17 2021, 10:56 am

The streets of Toronto’s Annex neighbourhood could soon have a brand new building that’s completely covered in trees.

Planned for 314 Davenport Road, the new 22-storey development is expected to be primarily for condos — of which there will be 100 — but it will also have showrooms and retail space on the first floor, according to design plans filed with the City.

annex trees covered building

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If approved by City Council, the towering vertical forest development would replace the two-storey Designers Walk building — which houses a collection of design showrooms — a small home, and a three-storey commercial building.

It goes without saying that the most striking feature of the building is the mass amounts of greenery on its facade. Renderings of the development show that the building’s balconies and terraces would be wrapped in greenery and vegetation to give the high-rise a look that will really stand out in the Toronto landscape.

BBB Architects/City of Toronto

Inside, the building will offer its residents plenty of high-end amenities with 203 sq metres of outdoor amenities and 435 sq metres of indoor amenities, including multiple roof terraces and a dog run.

The condo units in the tree-covered Annex building will range from one-bedrooms, of which there will be six, to three bedrooms, of which there will be eight. All the other 86 units will be two-bedrooms.

annex trees covered building

BBB Architects/City of Toronto

This project has been in the works for several years now, with original plans being filed by the developers, Cityzen Development Group and Greybrook Realty Partners, back in 2013. It has undergone several changes since the original plans were first filed, but the developers are now awaiting City approval on the most recent version.

Laura HanrahanLaura Hanrahan

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