Well Grounded Real Estate
Janet Rosenberg & Studio (Landscape Architect)
RWDI Consulting Engineers and Scientists (Engineering)
Sola Engineering Inc (Engineering)
S2S Environmental Inc (Environmental)
Cohen & Master Tree and Shrub Services Ltd (Arborist)
Integral Group Inc (Engineering)
Morrison Hershfield (Engineering)
Bousfields Inc (Planning)
Designed in collaboration with Partisans, 1925 Victoria Park will be the first privately developed Tier 4 (or net-zero) building under the Toronto Green Standard. It features prefabricated wood construction, an internal landscaped courtyard with exterior corridors, and natural ventilation to reduce carbon emissions.
The landscape design supports this highly sustainable approach by maximizing passive strategies across the whole site. The large interior courtyard is designed to receive maximum natural daylight and incorporates softscape planting to maximize rainwater retention. An innovative system of planters and vine armatures create a “green mesh” by extending planting vertically to residents’ front doors while providing solar cooling and ecological diversity. The building’s intensive green roofs include native planting that support biodiversity, pollinators, water retention, and help cool in summer. An increased tree canopy along the outside of the building helps to enhance the resiliency of the streetscape.
The project consciously focuses on the lifestyle and well-being of multi-generational residents through the creation of quality outdoor spaces that foster social interactions and a sense of community.