One Bedford Residential Development

A hybrid building form composed of two towers set on a common base

One Bedford is a high-end residential development bordering the Annex, one of Toronto’s upscale 19th century neighbourhoods. The transition from the heritage neighbourhood to the north, to the busier, retail/institutional Bloor Street precinct to the south is mitigated by an eight-storey limestone-clad base articulated as a stone frame with large windows. On Bloor Street, the base forms a continuous urban street-wall activated with retail uses.  The main entrance on Bedford Avenue features a garden forecourt. The lower north tower is a lighter, glass building that mediates between the base and the taller Bloor Street point-tower. The exterior expression resonates with the primarily masonry character of the Annex neighbourhood. A projecting bay window floats above Bloor Street capturing dramatic east and west views. Units in the towers are distinguished with views toward the north and south.

location

Toronto, Ontario

client

Bedford Realty Inc.

architects

KPMB Architects with Page + Steele

completion

2009

size

388,500 s.f.

project type

Residential, Tower

Full Project Credits

View east on Bloor Street

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