Frank Gehry’s Design for Twisting Toronto Towers Revealed
Frank Gehry’s revised design for Toronto’s King Street West has been unveiled, and will include two twisting towers that will are set to become the most talked-about mixed-use development in the history of the city, according to Westdale Properties, one its developers. King Street West will contain the Ontario College of Art & Design University, as well as commercial, retail and residential spaces. The development will be clad in a textured metal and glass façade and the podium will incorporate the façade of the 1915 Anderson Building.
The design was amended to meet a 2017 zoning by-law, which required changes in the placing of the buildings. The new design has yet to be approved by the Committee of Adjustment.
King Street West is situated between the Royal Alexandra Theatre and the Princess of Wales Theatre in the city’s entertainment district.