412 Church Street Student Residence

Location
Toronto

Client
Rossbro Development Corporation

Date
2012 to 2016

Overview

The firm was retained by the MPAR / CHC Student Housing team to provide full architectural and interior design services for the development of a new 524-bed student residence on Church Street south of Ryerson University’s Gerrard Campus in Toronto.

The residence, which is currently going through the City of Toronto’s zoning amendment process, is comprised primarily of large 4-bedroom suites with dedicated kitchens and living space. The building also includes a mix of student amenity spaces including a communal kitchen and dining floor, a gym and exercise area, games rooms, and a series of significant quiet study and group-work spaces. The building also includes 5,000sf of retail space at grade. The project, which is expected to open in 2018, will be managed by Canadian Campus Communities.

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Expertise

Our firm has set a new standard for sustainability in Canadian institutional architecture, integrating passive energy systems, low-emission materials, and resilient building strategies into the design of lecture halls, classrooms, labs, offices, recreation facilities and student residences. Working within changing urban contexts, our adaptable designs allow for flexibility in program and building use over time. Seminal projects include York University’s Computer Science Building and the student residences for Ryerson’s downtown Toronto campus.
We offer a full range of architecture, interior design, programming and construction management services for commercial and retail projects, especially within mixed-use developments. Our flexible designs focus on user experience and the creation of environments that reflect the culture and identity of our clients.
Housing is a core focus of our business. We design innovative and adaptable buildings and master plans that respond to the immediate and future housing needs of diverse communities and all levels of income. We have a history of initiating and realizing housing projects that fill critical gaps in the market, and that are sensitive and adaptable to evolving cultures and contexts.