Monde Residential Development

Toronto, Canada, 2019 / Built

Located in the East Bayfront Precinct, Monde is a 44-storey residential tower that is stepped in profile, descending towards the south to create penthouse-like units with gardens open to the sky.

The surface of the facades is modulated to create two planes. The outer plane is stepped towards the south creating balconies; the inner plane is glazed, shaded by the outer plane, affording dramatic views and transparency. The descending terraces create a strong connection in the skyline to Lake Ontario. The terraces allow planting to be present at every level of the building. The project offers a delicate balance between solid and void, alternating layers of generous glazing, with limestone-colored precast concrete frames.

Image from August 2018 showing the construction progress. Photograph by Pooya Aledavood.