Lillian Park epitomizes Collecdev’s mission to combine the best in architecture, innovation, sustainability and design. Located in the southeast quadrant of a site within close walking distance to the Yonge Eglinton Centre, here is a purpose-built rental development comprised of two buildings that are 25 and 26 storeys, totaling 564 units and inspired by elements of the neighbourhood’s existing context that encourages pedestrian interaction and circulation.
It also succeeds in making private art a public amenity while advancing approaches to sustainable engineering and fostering an appreciation for arts and culture: values that promote a better quality of life.
From a land-use planning perspective, Lillian Park will achieve numerous policy objectives that promote healthy and much-needed intensification in addition to a range of housing choices, particularly the addition of new purpose-built rentals.
A daycare facility will be incorporated into the development as part of a community amenity, responding to a need for public infrastructure designed to encourage interaction between residents and the public realm. Lillian Park offers a unique approach to an urban landscape for Toronto where 50% of the site area is dedicated to Privately Owned Publicly Accessible Spaces (POPS). Expansive greenspace will allow residents and the community alike to engage in recreational activities that celebrate the arts.
Lillian Park will also feature an art installation by Larry Bell entitled “Made for Arolsen” a uniquely designed structural glass cube installation intended as an experiential element to spark conversation and to delight the senses. Bell is a contemporary artist who experiments with the nature of surfaces and their relationship to their environment.
Lillian Park leads the way in sustainable initiatives. Designed to be Toronto Green Standards (TGS)-Tier 2 certified, the park will enhance the environment both literally and figuratively, delivering new facilities and infrastructure vital to the well-being of residents. In partnership with Shiplake Properties, Lillian Park will serve as a landmark that continues to build on a legacy of existing developments on this midtown neighbourhood site which include: Balliol Park, The Torontonian and the Dunfield Retirement Residences.
Lillian Park sits in the heart of midtown at Yonge and Eglinton, a bustling neighbourhood full of boutiques, cafes, restaurants, parks, and more, providing ample reason never to stray far from home.
Amenities include a green roof that will enhance the environment both literally and figuratively, providing outdoor space for residents to entertain and relax; incredible public art designed to spark conversation and delight the senses; and a daycare facility that will encourage interaction between residents and the community, constructing not just a building, but a place for residents to call home.