The Tippett Regeneration Area represents thoughtful and complete community plans enhanced through elegant architecture, affordable housing, valued community facilities, 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 approximately 900 units that will contribute 200 new affordable units (100 rental and 100 ownership units), a proposed community space, and a new daycare facility.
Structured around a dedicated municipal road and designed to take advantage of a new central park, these initiatives will be further enhanced by a network of pedestrian- and cycling-oriented routes connecting the central park to the nearby Wilson Subway Station, placing residents just minutes from Highway 401, the Yorkdale Shopping Centre and a host of nearby shops, cafés, and services.
The architects for 30 Tippett are gh3 and they have created an attractive massing scheme comprised of two buildings with heights of 13 and 14 storeys that gently curve along the southern edge, bounding the adjacent parkspace.
The proposed 13-storey condominium will be home to 356 residential units—50 of which will be designated for affordable ownership—and will include 5,000 square feet of ground floor community space with a diverse amenity program accessible to all residents. 30 Tippett’s second building will rise to 14 storeys and will have 165 purpose-built rentals, including 50 affordable rental units designed to positively contribute to the cultural life of what will rapidly become a complete neighbourhood.
To achieve this dynamic community, 30 Tippett will encompass a rich network of publicly accessible open spaces encouraging residents to use the site and appreciate its landscape architecture that offers safety, connectivity and community interaction.
Ever mindful of its relationship to the surrounding neighbourhood and to the new central park, a carefully prepared urban design strategy successfully complements the massing strategy of the buildings, ensuring that all greenspaces remain accessible and that any shadows caused by the surrounding buildings are mitigated.
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.
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.
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.
The amenities at 30 Tippett make life a little easier and a whole lot more enjoyable. Picture an inviting community greenspace with a public square, a multi-purpose lobby, and comfortable lounge areas to relax and socialize.