409 Huron Street
409 Huron Street
2018 - Present
Toronto Purchase Treaty 13 (1805)
Indigenous Rights Holders
Mississaugas of the Credit First Nation
Anishinaabe, Attiwonderonk, Haudenosaunee, Huron Wendat
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Located south of Bloor Street on the doorstep of the University of Toronto campus, 409 Huron is a four-storey, student-oriented, rental housing development. This downtown infill project integrates with the existing two-and-a-half-storey, brick heritage building to provide 90 rental units, including the replacement of 40 existing spaces. The new units include studio apartments, one- and two- bedroom units and one three bedroom unit. The new student-focused apartments are complemented by study spaces, on-site laundry, as well as long and short term bicycle parking.
Following the alignment of the heritage building, the new residence is designed with a raised ground floor level in order to include generously-lit, basement units with a pairing of deep light wells that allow for increased glazing. In order to maximize the quality of the living spaces, the design features a pleated façade on the north and south of the new addition, allowing the angled walls to provide natural light and views looking east and west rather than towards the adjacent buildings on the narrow site.
409 Huron provides much needed infill housing that transitions between the scale of the urban, built-form of Bloor Street and the residential neighbourhood character at Huron-Sussex while addressing the needs of a thriving University campus.