“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 beloved historic neighbourhood in the heart of downtown Toronto, the Charlie Condominium offers a contemporary urban lifestyle in the bustling King West district. The sleek residential tower, clad in black brick masonry, rises 30 storeys from its generous six-storey podium. It is completed at its base with a new public square. A bronze sculpture by acclaimed Toronto artist Jed Lind, Ballast, serves to nourish the culture of the neighbourhood.
Contextually sensitive, Charlie’s range of retail at grade further supports the building’s connection to its King West neighbourhood. Moreover, on its seventh floor, an outdoor residential pool terrace boasts unparalleled views of the cityscape. Architectural elements such as repeating sunny yellow soffits both distinguish and unify the building’s two shifting tower volumes and fritted glass panels framed by narrow mullions cast dramatic shadow effects. These elements animate the building’s façade and distinguishing it as one of the premier neighbourhood buildings in a buzzing metropolis.