KING Toronto will transform what is already a transitional area of Toronto. At a crossroad defined by the east-west corridor King Street W and the emerging north-south connection from St. Andrews playground to the water- front, BIG, Westbank and Allied have crafted a mixed-use development wrapped around a public plaza that will create a new centre for the community while connecting the various pedestrian pathways that crisscross the area.

Each element of KING Toronto serves a purpose: The courtyard draws people in from the street, the heritage buildings provide an anchor on King Street W and the residences above offer unique views of the city from their cascading terraces. It’s a combination of public plaza, historic construction, retail and residential spaces that, together, will create something greater than the sum of its parts: a new community and way of living for Toronto.

— Bjarke Ingels Group / BIG