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Figures

Height: Architectural 126 m / 413 ft
Height: Occupied 120 m / 394 ft
Height: To Tip 126 m / 413 ft
Floors Above Ground 39
Floors Below Ground 3
# of Elevators 4
Tower GFA 37,016 m² / 398,437 ft²
# of Apartments 445

Facts

Official Name Verve
Structure Type Building
Status Completed
Country Canada
City Toronto
Street Address & Map 120 Homewood Avenue
Postal Code M4Y 2J3
Building Function residential
Structural Material concrete
Energy Label LEED Gold
Construction Start 2006
Completion 2008

Companies Involved

Owner/Developer Tridel
Architect
Design Burka Architects
Structural Engineer
Design Jablonsky, Ast and Partners
MEP Engineer
Design Novatrend Engineering Group Ltd
Main Contractor Tridel

About Verve

The residential Verve tower is located on a major Toronto street with retail at the ground floor. The 8-story adjacent loft building addresses the narrow residential street to the north, with slim columns creating an arcade along the street edge around the retail. The high lobby that connects the tower and the loft building constantly changes its vibrant background lighting and colors to add interest along the street. Ground floor suite entrances to the loft building help create a residential scale and character along Homewood Avenue.

Texture and variety in the façade and land-scaping provide a streetscape that promotes interaction between the residents and the passersby. A set back from the street provides a good separation for the resident’s privacy, an outdoor space, and a buffer for pedestrians from the building mass. The building itself gradually steps back from the street to minimize the building mass visible from the street level. Notable sustainable strategies include: energy recovery ventilation units, and low flow toilets and fixtures.

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