After bringing a new architectural language to Toronto with Phases 1 and 2, Saucier + Perrotte takes daring design to new heights with RC3. Merging the matte black design of Phase 1 with the cantilevered white boxes of Phase 2, RC3’s 29 storeys of randomly stacked cubes liberates Toronto condominium design from its usual constraints. Boldly engaging the city around it, RC3 dramatically confirms River City as being “unlike anything else.”
Address: West Don Lands, Toronto
Description: Loft-style condominiums, 333 units
Designers: Saucier + Perrotte Architects with ZAS Architects, Claude Cormier & Associés
Interior spaces continue S+P’s strong aesthetic from Phases 1 and 2, augmented by a variation of the ”smart” kitchen from Urban Capital’s hugely successful Smart House. RC3 also creates a whole new level of condominium amenity, with such new and thoughtful amenities as an office/productivity centre, quiet reading room, kids’ playroom, hobby/crafts room, and “product library,” where you can rent those things you need from time to time but don’t have the room to store yourself. This, in addition to a 2,000 sf fitness facility, guest suite, S+P-designed double storey party room, and Claude Cormier-designed outdoor terrace and pool.