Mirvish + Gehry Condos – When Two Giants Collide
Mirvish+Gehry Condos at King street west will launch a new chapter in the city’s historic art scene. The constantly evolving designs consist of two 6-storey podiums, which give way to two iconic residential towers, ranging in size from 82 to 92 storeys.
The two giant towers proposed at King street West are fitting for the two giant personalities behind this project. Many Torontonians and Canadians alike will instantly recognize the name Ed Mirvish, the man who was the force behind Honest Ed’s retail store and the man who may have single-handedly revitalized the King Street West district by building theaters, restaurants and other entertainment venues along this corridor. Ed was also behind the incredibly successful Princess of Wales theatre as well as the famous Ed Mirvish Theatre at Yonge Dundas Square.
Joining the Mirvish family in this behemoth of a project is none other than Canadian born architect Frank Gehry, the iconic architect behind the redesign of the AGO (Art Gallery of Ontario), the Walt Disney Concert Hall, and the world renewed Guggenheim Museum in Spain. Frank Gehry’s style and influence is out of the box and constantly reinventing itself.
Mirvish+Gehry Toronto will include over 85,000 sq. ft. of multi-level in the heart of Toronto’s Arts and Entertainment District. A resident of Mirvish + Gehry can look forward to an endless assortment of businesses, boutique restaurants, fashion, furniture and arts dealers. By granting this much space to retailers, Mirvish + Gehry hopes to extend the King street West arts and entertainment experience vertically into these condos.
Transportation Dream Come True
Mirvish + Gehry is located along one of Toronto’s most connected corridors. With perfect 100/100 walk and transit scores, you can be anywhere in a pinch and back home again without sweating one bit. . With easy access to the King Street streetcar line and minutes to the St. Andrew and Union subway stations, this location is ideal for anyone looking to ditch their car for the convenience of walking or transit.
OCAD University Names its new Facility at Mirvish + Gehry
OCAD University has named its new 25,000-square-foot facility at Mirvish+Gehry Toronto, The Princess of Wales Centre for Visual Arts at OCAD University. The Centre will become an arts showcase and learning facility, featuring studios, seminar rooms, gallery facilities and a public theatre and lecture hall to promote and enable the making, study and exhibition of art..
An Art Gallery in Your Condo
Mirvish + Gehry will be home to a new 9,000 sq. ft. gallery titled the Mirvish Collection. This stunning collection of contemporary abstract art took the late Ed Mirvish over 50 years to collect. The collection will comprise works from world famous artists such as Jack Bush, Anthony Caro, Helen Frankenthaler, Morris Louis, Robert Motherwell, Kenneth Noland, Jules Oiltski, Lary Poons, David Smith and Frank Stella. Best of all this gallery will free and open for you and your friends to enjoy.