One of the projects currently enjoying the most traffic in the UrbanToronto dataBase is Picasso, a 39-storey condominium tower coming to the Entertainment District. Its unique design by Teeple Architects promises to make it a new landmark on the Toronto skyline, which is exactly what the Goldman Group and the Monarch Group wanted when they hired Teeple: this is to be a legacy project for the two companies.

Picasso Condos, Toronto, by the Goldman Group and the Monarch GroupEdward Skira of UrbanToronto discusses Picasso condos with Michael Budovitch of Tradeup Real Estate, image by Craig White

It's the building's asymetrical, highly articulated and tonally varied façades which are attracting the attention. Extruded portions are coloured white, recessed portions are charcoal gray, while a vibrant red accents many of the transitional edges.

Picasso Condos, Toronto, by the Goldman Group and the Monarch GroupRichmond Street view from the southwest of Picasso Condos, image by Craig White

Picasso's Richmond Street frontage will be marked by a strong diagonal rising from the ground to the third level.

Picasso Condos, Toronto, by the Goldman Group and the Monarch GroupRichmond Street view from the southeast of Picasso Condos, image by Craig White

Picasso Condos, Toronto, by the Goldman Group and the Monarch GroupView from the northeast of Picasso Condos, image by Craig White

The articulations mean that several terraces will appear around the building: the intention is to lushly landscape them, creating gardens in the sky.

Picasso Condos, Toronto, by the Goldman Group and the Monarch GroupView from the north of Picasso Condos, image by Craig White

The changing volumes also mean that the building features approximately 70 different floor plans, including some three bedroom paired units which can be split into separate one and two-bedroom units for future sale if need be, or rented out if downsizing is in order at some point. These unique plans can be found amongst those included in UrbanToronto's dataBase page for the building.

Picasso Condos, Toronto, by the Goldman Group and the Monarch GroupView from the northwest of Picasso Condos, image by Craig White

Picasso's outdoor amenities will be found on the building's largest terrace, on the tenth floor, facing the afternoon sun and evening sunset.

Picasso Condos, Toronto, by the Goldman Group and the Monarch GroupView from the west of the amenity deck at Picasso Condos, image by Craig White

Picasso Condos, Toronto, by the Goldman Group and the Monarch GroupView from the south of the amenity deck at Picasso Condos, image by Craig White

Piacsso's presentation centre will start sales at the opening this Saturday, 10 a.m. for registrants, and at noon for the public. Find out more about Picasso in UrbanToronto's dataBase, linked below, or join in the discussion in one of our associated Forum threads.