bjarke ingels group is to add another project to its north american portfolio with plans for an ambitious scheme in downtown toronto – the international studio’s first in the sprawling canadian city. the redevelopment will be located in the city’s entertainment district of king street west, between the areas of bathurst and spadina. the project is being developed by westbank and allied properties. the renderings show a series of multi-storey buildings — conveying a stacked cubic configuration with verdant rooftop terraces at different heights. meanwhile, the lower ground floors will facilitate and offer mixed-use programs, with a range of retail and commercial opportunities. ‘489-539 king street west’ will be BIG’s third project in canada with vancouver house and the telus sky tower in calgary currently under construction.

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all images courtesy of bjarke ingels group

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the development is expected to host 500 apartment units

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ground floors will include a range of mixed-use programs

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living accommodation includes floor-to-ceiling windows

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the vast scheme viewed from the passing street