The 30 Roehampton Condo is located in the heart of midtown Toronto, one block north of the bustling intersection at Yonge Street and Eglinton Avenue. A dramatic 34 storey tower is set above a 6-storey L-shaped podium, providing expansive terraces. A fin of dark-grey metal differentiates the ground floor from the podium and the tower above, mitigating its visual impact on the surrounding neighbourhood. Townhouses line the south façade along Roehampton Avenue and along the east side of the podium facing the park and sports fields associated with Toronto North Collegiate Institute high school. The underground parking features a “Green P” public garage that is physically connected to the underground parking in the property to the north. An architectural screen separates a landscape outdoor amenity area from the service and vehicular entry.
Like most Minto projects, the 30 Roe project achieved a LEED-Gold certification from the Canada Green Building Council. The project has a 35% reduction in energy consumption compared to Canada’s Model National Energy Code for Buildings through features including heat recovery ventilation, smart-meters, energy star appliances, and high-performance glazing in the building envelope. Rough-ins were provided for electric vehicles and over 200 bicycle parking stalls are installed. On-site irrigation, including green roofs, were provided through harvested rainwater and local, drought-tolerant plant species were specified.
Photography by: Richard Seck