World-renowned Architect Frank Gehry Puts Up His Tallest Residential Towers in Toronto

World-renowned Architect Frank Gehry Puts Up His Tallest Residential Towers in Toronto

| By Author | June 24, 2022 9:27 AM ET

Toronto will soon welcome the tallest world-class condominium designed by Frank Gehry; an architect well-known for his splendid designs.

The highly anticipated Forma Condos will feature 2,087 condominium units in two towers of 73 and 84 storeys. Forma Condos will sit on King Street West in Toronto. While it is yet to be available for occupation, Forma Condos is drawing attention for its supreme location, as it will be near district landmarks like the Walt Disney Concert Hall.

Who is Frank Gehry?

Frank Owen Gehry, the legendary architect, is the brains behind the creation of this massive mixed-use high-rise condominium that will soon be Toronto's toast of the town. Born in Toronto, Ontario in Canada in 1929, he gained world-recognition as a Canadian American designer and Architect for his one-of-a-kind sculptural style. His unconventional creations are functional, experimental, and stylish often attracting tourism and wealth to the area. His designs are drawn from both modern and classical art inspirations.

He has a long list of world-renowned constructions where his cutting-edge geniuses are revealed. The Guggenheim Museum, Vitra Design Museum, Louis Vuitton Foundation, The Dancing House, Miami's New World Centre, Seattle's Museum of Pop Culture, and the Gehry residence are just some of his creations that became popular attractions. In his hometown Toronto, he created the Art Gallery of Ontario. Forma Condos will be among his most remarkable contributions to Toronto's real estate landscape.

What is Forma Condos?

Forma Condos is the revolutionary condominium development project set to rise on King Street and University Avenue as Toronto's tallest mixed-use high-rise condominium. The condominium project is a collaboration of the biggest names in Toronto's real estate development industry.

Westdale Properties, Dream Unlimited, and Great Gulf are the developers that launched this innovative project. It involves the architectural vision of Frank Gehry, the world-famous architect, and his team Gehry Partners, LLP together with the impeccable expertise of Studio Paolo Ferrari in interior design. The VIP launching is scheduled for June 16, 2022, with full occupancy expected in the first quarter of 2028.

The project comprises 2 unique condo towers built on 2 stepped podiums each with 6-storeys. Each condo tower reflects Gehry's signature unique sculpture-like concepts with its twisted, geometric design. It blends well with the cultural and art district where it stands with its jaw-dropping exterior design.

The condo towers were designed to be different but reciprocal of each other. The west tower has 84 floors while the East tower has 73 storeys. The two towers offer a total of 2,034 luxurious housing units.

The "Supertall" west tower offers 4-floors each retail and office space on its podium and a mezzanine. The condominium amenities are on the podium's top floor. The condo suites occupy the rest of the floors above. The tower slightly extends to the West giving guests an overlooking view of the Princess of Wales Theater.

The east tower offers 3-floors of retail space with a mezzanine, 3-floors of office space, and 2-floors for the OCAD University. The first 2 levels and the top floor of the podium feature the amenities of the condominium. The rest of the floors are allotted for the condo units.

In total, the condo offers 85,000 square feet for retail purposes including trendy boutiques, restaurants, and global brands. It also offers 115,000 square feet for commercial purposes thus generating employment opportunities within the complex. 25,000 square feet is dedicated to "The Princess of Wales Center for Visual Arts at OCAD University". This arts facility is a unique addition to the Entertainment District of the condominium. It features a gallery, lecture halls, studios, public theater, and seminar rooms for university students.

The 6th floor houses the lavish spaces for the Creator's Club. These spaces feature semi-private alcoves, boardrooms, and centralized lounges so guests can do remote work in a homey atmosphere, entertain virtual calls, and conduct meetings with little privacy. The billiards and game room nearby promote work and life balance.

The 5th floor features the fitness center, sauna, jacuzzi, spin studio, and Retreat where they offer holistic relaxation services.

The residential suites are inspired by the top hotels in the world and designed with topnotch materials creating a masterpiece that is unique, elegant, and classic. The suites vary from penthouse residences to one-two- or three bedrooms units. Expert cabinetry, the use of expensive and quality materials, dramatic open-concept dining and living areas, and European-style kitchens are distinct features of the rooms.

Why you must live in Forma Condos

Not all condos are made equal, and Forma Condos is truly exceptional! Like all Gehry's creations, this condominium is a good marriage of form and function. It offers its residents luxurious suites that jive with their lavish lifestyles. The magnificent terraces and warped exteriors offer opportunities to view the city from breathtaking heights.

Residents enjoy thousands of square meters of indoor and outdoor spaces for residential and commercial use. There are dedicated floors where they can barbecue, lounge, mingle, and dine al fresco. The 73rd floor Grand Suite, which can be used for intimate gatherings and landmark celebrations, delivers the finest hospitality experience.

Forma delivers a wide range of customized lifestyle services which includes pet care services, personal shopping, and other hotel-inspired concierge services. Bottom line, you get to experience living in a luxurious residence that is a work of art offering hotel-class services. It promotes a work-life balance lifestyle with its unique amenities and state-of-the-art features. Surrounded by the art and business district, everything is conveniently within walking distance from the condo. The incorporation of educational and business spaces within the complex creates unlimited opportunities for growth and wealth.

You will want to invest in this brilliant piece of real estate in Toronto while the prices are still reasonable. Currently, it is priced from $1,688 per square foot. It's a fair price to own a condo unit in Forma Condo Toronto built with Gehry's trademark architecture.

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