Located just east of Greenwood Avenue on Gerrard Street East, East Village Leslieville is reinventing the gritty retail environment that borders the India Bazaar. This modern interpretation of conventional townhomes immediately catches the eye: standing just four storeys tall, the striking building comprises 31 homes split almost evenly between ground-floor one-bedroom units, and three-storey, two-bedroom towns with rooftop terraces.
A common underground garage with 17 parking spaces, lockers and amenity space provides the base for the stacked townhomes, with each home having its own private front entrance. The protruding ground floor units give the development its distinctive modern aesthetic, and support the balconies of the upper three-storey townhomes — a feature rarely seen in a stacked townhouse built-form. Windows and sliding doors that stretch almost from floor to ceiling provide ample light.
In an unusual but understated approach, the site plan of these back-to-back stacked townhomes offers a unique symmetry. A common outdoor walkway separates two individual structures, with matching units fronting north and south. South-facing suites offer the one-bedroom units ground-floor garden patios, while the upper two-storey plans enjoy sweeping views to Lake Ontario from sizeable rooftop terraces. A green roof tops off the sensible and considerate design, providing a privacy setback for roof terraces facing both Gerrard Street and the Leslieville neighbours to the south.