Forêt, a three-tower, mixed-use community, will act as a gateway to Toronto’s residential neighbourhoods, such as Forest Hill, Cedarvale, Wychwood and South Hill.
The transit-oriented development is steps from the St. Clair West subway station, which will bring its residents to and from the financial district in less than 12 minutes. The community is also adjacent to the Forest Hill Loblaws supermarket and is close to other independent food and grocery stores, retail, restaurants and other amenities.
Forêt’s three towers unite with similar materiality, palettes, and proportions, yet remain unique through slightly different defining features. Moving from the corner, the first tower is defined by its tall and slender proportions. The second and third towers boast a light-coloured podium façade accented by bronze panels, providing a sophisticated backdrop for a mix of amenity spaces, including ground-floor retail, an urban square, a childcare centre and a new city park.
Landscape Architecture Firm, Site/C, led the vision for the privately owned public space, which will act as a corridor to a new city park.
The residential offering includes suites ranging from studios to three bedrooms. Unique to the market is a nine-floor boutique that sits on top of the uppermost portion of the East tower and will include access to a private lobby, amenities, and suites with 10 ft ceilings, and high-end finishes.
II BY IV DESIGN led the interior design of all three residential buildings, which feature natural wood, stone and metal materiality. The firm will also work with Canadian artists to deliver traditional and sculptural art throughout the buildings’ corridors, lobbies, and amenity spaces.
Forêt boasts close to 40,000 sq ft of indoor and outdoor amenity space throughout all three buildings, including several outdoor terraces with communal seating and barbecues, an outdoor pool and an indoor pool overlooking an outdoor patio with cabanas. Other amenities include a wine lounge, co-working spaces, games room, kids’ indoor playroom that connects to an outdoor movie theatre, a secret garden and a large health and wellness facility that features yoga, cardio and weight training. The boutique-level amenities include a chef’s kitchen with dining and seating connected to an outdoor terrace with barbecues, fireplaces, and communal seating.