“Diamond Schmitt listens carefully to the client’s needs and deliver buildings that meet the functional and budgetary requirements while adding immeasurably to the comfort, aesthetics and well-being of the inhabitants and passers-by.”Geoff Matthews, Vice President, Development, Great Gulf
Anchoring a much-loved historical neighborhood in the heart of downtown Toronto, the Charlie Condominium brings to life a unique urban condition in the bustling King West district. The sleek residential tower, clad in black brick masonry, rises 30 storeys from its generous six storey podium which anchors a new public square at the base of the building. A bronze sculpture by acclaimed Toronto artist Jed Lind, Ballast, serves to further enrich and engage the streetscape, drawing passersby in while further fostering the neighborhood’s sidewalk culture.
Contextually sensitive, Charlie’s range of retail at grade further fosters the building’s connection to its King West neighborhood, while its 7th floor outdoor residential pool terrace boasts unparalleled views of the cityscape. Superbly executed architectural elements such as repeating sunny yellow soffits both distinguish and unify the building’s two shifting tower volumes, while fritted glass panels framed by narrow mullions cast dramatic shadow effects, giving life to the building’s façade and distinguishing it as one of the premier neighborhood buildings in the buzzing metropolis.