Minto Yorkville Park
IBI Group provided architecture, landscape and interior design services for this luxurious high-rise condominium. Located in one of Toronto’s most sought-after neighbourhoods, residents will experience the decadence and glamour of Yorkville within steps of their private residence.
Luxury living in Toronto’s most sought-after neighbourhood
Minto Yorkville Park is located in the heart of Yorkville, at the vibrant intersection of Bellair and Cumberland, facing the iconic Yorkville Park. IBI Group has been involved since conceptual design, providing architecture, landscape and interior design services for the highly-anticipated high-rise condominium, in addition to the interior renovations of the Minto Yorkville Park Sales Centre.
The architectural design concept for the project was conceived as a unique, organic, sculptural tower, sitting on an elegant stone base designed for high-end retail shops and boutiques. Urban street facades along Bellair and Cumberland are pedestrian-scaled and pristine, with the residential lobby opening to Cumberland and all service functions accessed from a lane off of Yorkville avenue. Architecturally, the tower addresses the lower adjacent properties to the east with a rectangular gable, while street facades facing Bellair, Cumberland, and Yorkville Park are draped in a sensuous floating veil of glass that creates an iconic view from the Park and surrounding neighbourhood.
The Minto Yorkville Park Lounge amenity space located on the 2nd and 7th floors feature a beautifully landscaped rooftop terrace, fitness area, lounge, show kitchen and a meeting/dining area. IBI Group’s landscape team was retained to design an outdoor kitchen and trellis structure for the 2nd and 7th floors respectively, seamlessly integrating the indoor and outdoor amenity areas.
The project created a unique opportunity for our Interior Design team to pay homage to the architectural heritage of Yorkville with its storied art deco restaurants and boutiques. The objective was to highlight the opulence of the area, while modernizing it to appeal to a broader clientele. Brass and gold details combined with rich onyx, marble and the use of subtle curves help guide the flow through the lobby and amenity areas, while simultaneously complementing the architectural expression of curves in the iconic tower.
Director | Sr. Practice Lead, High Rise Residential
Gianni Ria holds a Bachelor of Architecture degree from the University of Toronto and over the past 30 years, served as lead designer on a number of successful hospitality, residential and commercial projects. Gianni has Recent hospitality projects include the SOHO Metropolitan Hotel and Residences, a four star hotel in Toronto’s entertainment district, and the Hazelton Hotel and Residences in the Trendy Yorkville area of Toronto. Gianni’s work has been recognized through awards and publications.
Associate | Manager, Interior Design
New York, NY
Jennifer Lem has highly developed conceptual skills, planning abilities, as well as a keen eye for finishes and details as evidenced by her work on the Edition Hotels (Miami; Waikiki), New World Hotel (Guangzhou), and St. Regis Hotel (Mexico City). Her ability to document and detail the interior environment is integral to her role in developing the Hospitality and Residential Interiors practice, where she is currently working on Minto?s Yorkville Park, Museum House, Harmony Village and the Nitesh Estates amongst projects.
Associate | Manager, Landscape Architecture
Pauline Ho is a Landscape Architect with 20 years of professional experience in design and management of a variety of public and private sector works including parks/open spaces, institutional, large scale residential projects, and health care facilities. She has acquired a deep understanding of the design process from concept to design development on both international and local work. Pauline has also been involved in the coordination of sub-consultants and leads the documentation team with the preparation of detailed design, construction documents, presentation drawings and contract administration work.
Associate | Manager, Architecture
Tom Tsaktsiris LEED AP BD+C specializes in high-rise Residential and Hospitality projects. His early involvement on a number of high profile projects such as The Four Seasons Hotel and Residences, The Shores at Bronte Harbour and the Toronto Delta Hotel has propelled him to the position of Project Manager where he has further developed his relationships with his clients and honed his management skills, while leading highly motivated multi-member teams. Tom has played an integral role in the successful execution of the Valhalla Condos and Towns for Edilcan, Minto’s Yorkville Park and The Yorkdale Condominiums for Heights Development Inc., where his work is helping to revitalize the Lawrence Heights neighbourhood.