The Uptown Residences
|The Uptown Residences|
|Location||35 Balmuto Street|
|Antenna spire||160 m (520 ft)|
|Roof||158 m (518 ft)|
|Design and construction|
|Architect||Burka Varacalli Architects Incorporated|
Located at 35 Balmuto Street south of Bloor Street, the 48 floor tower is 158 metres tall and has 284 units. It stands on the site of the former Uptown Theatre and was designed by Burka Varacalli Architects Incorporated. While its setbacks evoke Art Deco skyscraper architecture of the 1930s, its facade of precast concrete cladding and rectangular windows is mostly unadorned. It appears starkly simple, without contrasting elements. The only exception is the podium along Balmuto Street, which has black and grey granite cladding in an arrangement inspired by Art Deco architecture, but without artistic motifs or other ornamental elements. Its crown is a conventional box form without a spire.
The amenities include a 24 hr. concierge, state of the art gym, Pilates and yoga area, steam rooms in the men's and women's change rooms, multimedia theatre, virtual golf, billiards room and the Metropolitan Room, a large party room with kitchen facilities and outdoor terrace.
The Uptown Residences has been assigned to the following schools:
- Toronto District School Board: Jesse Ketchum Public School, Jarvis Collegiate Institute