Tippett Park Phase 1

Tippett Park Phase 1
Project Type High-Rise Residential and Purpose-Built Rental
Architect gh3
Interior Design Lukas Design Interiors
The Tippett Regeneration Area represents thoughtful and complete community plans enhanced through elegant architecture, affordable housing, new community infrastructure, sustainable engineering, and a respect for arts and culture. When combined, these various elements comprise a community that will flourish as a landmark in achieving many of Toronto’s critical city-planning objectives.

The entire Tippett Regeneration Area comprises four buildings and 979 units that will contribute 200 new affordable units (100 rental and 100 ownership units), a central community park and a new daycare facility. Acquired from Build Toronto, these developments were conceived from a city-wide initiative to fulfill a crucial goal of building affordable ownership and new affordable rentals. This collaboration between CreateTO, City of Toronto and Collecdev helped to shape the framework of the city’s Open Door Affordable Housing Program.

As part of the overall masterplan for the Tippett Regeneration Area, Tippett Park Phase 1 is currently being constructed at the northerly portion of the site. Comprised of two buildings, a high-rise condo- ownership residential building and purpose built rental, architecture has been envisioned by gh3* and interior design by Lukas Design Interiors.

38 Monte Kwinter, condominium residential will stand as a 14-storey 291-unit building with 50 affordable ownership units and a daycare centre accessible to residents.

The Tippett Park Phase 1 purpose-built rental building will stand as a beacon for this future community, featuring a striking undulating rich, deeply-hued facade with cantilevered balconies and thoughtful suite layouts rising above beautiful landscaped gardens below. Ready for occupancy in 2020, this 8-storey mid-rise building that will include 171-units, 50 of which will be affordable rental units. Both buildings will convey the same warm-toned metal cladding that will be a measured counterpoint to the first phase of Collecdev’s redevelopment of the Tippet Regeneration Area.

Designed with a rich network of publicly accessible open spaces and true to its contemporary context, these buildings invite people to circulate through the site with enhanced safety, connectivity and community interaction. Ever mindful of its relationship to the surrounding neighbourhood and to the new central park, a thoughtful approach has been taken in the placement and massing strategy of the buildings, ensuring greenspaces remain accessible and shadow impacts are mitigated.

Tippett Park Phase 1 is a compelling example of how thoughtful design can create multi-layered communities that combine condo ownership and purpose-built rental in one vibrant form.

Sustainable Features

When building communities, it is important to consider the long term impact of construction. Our construction guidelines are a starting point for sustainability and we constantly strive to exceed them. Below are just a few of the steps we take to ensure we create buildings that are lasting, energy-efficient and enhance the residents’ quality of life.
Air Quality
Greenhouse Gas Emissions and Energy Efficiency
Water Quality, Quantity and Efficiency
Solid Waste
Low-Emitting Vehicle Spaces
Physical provision for future electric vehicle charging provided
Long-Term Bicycle Parking Location
563 long-term secure spaces provided on P1
Short-Term Bicycle Parking Location
63 spaces provided on the main level in a highly visible and publicly accessible location
Safe, accessible pedestrian routes that connect with off-site pedestrian networks and priority destinations
Sidewalk Space
2.1m wide sidewalk to accommodate pedestrian flow.
Weather Protection
Covered outdoor waiting areas to protect pedestrians from inclement weather
Pedestrian Specific Lighting
Lighting provided to illuminate pedestrian walkways
Urban Heat Island Reduction: At Grade
A combination of high albedo and shade provided through precast paving and trees
Green & Cool Roofs
Provided on all available roof areas
Energy Efficiency
Building designed to achieve greater than 12% energy efficiency over the 2017 Ontario Building Code
Building Commissioning
The project has been commissioned using best practices
Enhanced Lighting
Direct rooftop architectural illumination downward and turn off between the hours of 11 p.m. and 6 a.m. during migratory bird seasons
Lighting Controls
Reduced power to exterior lighting by using sensors to determine when additional light is required
Erosion & Sediment Control
Best management practices such as silt fencing, mud mats, and catch basin inlet protection have been added to reduce erosion and control sediment from runoff
Storm Water Balance
Storm water retained on-site to the same level of annual volume allowable under pre-development conditions
Total Suspended Solids (TSS)
A City approved Contech Storm filter chamber with media cartridges has been incorporated which achieves 80% total suspended solids
Drought-Tolerant Landscapes
Water efficient plant material provided for more than 50% of landscaped site area
Water Efficient Fixtures
Reduced potable water consumption by more than 30% using efficient water fixtures and appliances
Reduced potable water use for irrigation by more than 50%
Tree Protection
Tree protection provided for all trees on site to be preserved
Street Tree Retention
Protection provided for all trees adjacent to City of Toronto streets and roadways and City-owned Parkland
Tree Planting
Tree canopy provided where available. Additional tree planting beyond the development site and the associated public boulevard
Soil Volumes
Provided where available. Continuous tree trenches provided with a minimum of 20m³ per tree
Trees Along Street Frontages
Trees provided along street frontages
Watering Program
Watering program to be provided through drip irrigation for the first two years to ensure trees flourish
Biodiversity In Landscapes
All species to be native
Bird Friendly Glazing
First 12m treated with frit pattern and low-reflectance materials for at least 85% of glazing.
Rooftop Vegetation
Provided where glazing is above rooftop vegetation
Grate Porosity
All ground level grates to have porosity less than 20x20mm
Exterior Lighting
All exterior fixtures to be shielded, to reduce light pollution
Waste Collection & Sorting
Tri-sorting provided for all buildings
Waste Storage Spaces
Easily accessible storage space provided
Bulky Waste
Additional space provided to dispose of bulky waste items

Connect to the city with ease

Head to nearby Yorkdale Shopping Centre for world-class shopping. Enjoy an annual line up of events at Downsview Park. Or connect instantly to Wilson subway station – all that Toronto has to offer is only a short subway-ride away.