Originally Published By: Urban Toronto
Change is coming to the site of The Capitol Residences, a new condominium development from Madison Group and Westdale Properties at Yonge and Castlefield in Toronto’s Midtown. Since the sales centre opened a few months ago on Eglinton east of Yonge, numerous detailed renderings have been released, depicting exactly what will come to the site. The site itself sports promotional imagery that was put up on the south wall of the old Capitol Theatre in the fall.
Promotional imagery on the south side of the Capitol Theatre, image by UT Forum contributor Ottawanhttps://urbantoronto.ca/release/ad-leaderboard-container.php
Besides the leaves on the trees, much looks the same at the site today – but we are looking ahead to the coming year to see what Madison and Westdale will be bringing us in 2022, based on what has been shared with us over this past year.
A rollout of renderings for the 14-storey, Turner Fleischer Architects and Hariri Pontarini Architects-designed building began earlier this year with images showing the restored exterior walls of the 1918-built Capitol Theatre, its marquee, and canopy over the Yonge Street sidewalk.
The Capitol, image courtesy of Madison/Westdale
We got a first peek at The Capitol Residences’ Studio Munge-appointed interiors through a rendering of the porte-cochère that suggested a luxe experience. We then got a glimpse at the lavish golf simulator room, and an enticing amenity terrace.
Next, we got a look at the building’s social club, which features a double-sided fireplace which serves as a centrepiece for the room, while doors connect to an outdoor patio area. Unseen indoors, a dining area with servery connects to the lounge below.
Party room at The Capitol, image courtesy of Madison/Westdale
Other amenities at The Capitol include a gym with private workout areas, a pet spa, a children’s play room, a residential guest suite, a lobby with a 24/7 concierge service and automated parcel storage, and an extensive outdoor lounge and dining area. The building’s outdoor space will include an intimate greenhouse and private seating area to be known as The Capitol Gardens.
Terraces and greenhouse at The Capitol, image courtesy of Madison/Westdale
The Capitol Residences will be bringing 147 one, two, and three-bedroom residences to a stretch of Yonge Street that has experienced tremendous growth over the past decade, home to a vibrant shopping and dining scene. The units range in area from 525 to 2,165 ft², with prices starting in the $900,000s.
In-suite finishes of The Capitol image courtesy of Madison/Westdale
In addition to the incorporation of heritage walls, the project is set to benefit the surrounding community with the conversion of a surface parking lot on the western portion of the site into a new 3,700m² public park. When the building is complete, all units located on the west side of The Capitol will have views of the brand new park from both inside and from their generous private outdoor spaces. Lower terraces will enjoy natural light filtered through the adjacent tree canopy, while expansive neighbourhood views will grow as suites climb upwards. For the units which do not face the park, they will enjoy oversized balconies or terraces overlooking the vibrancy of Yonge Street.
The Capitol Residences with newly approved park to its west, image courtesy of Madison Group
More information on the development will come soon, but in the meantime, you can learn more from our Database file for the project, linked below. If you’d like, you can join in on the conversation in the associated Project Forum thread, or leave a comment in the space provided on this page.