Frank Gehry, the world-renowned architect, has unveiled his homecoming masterpiece Forma Toronto. This new development in Canada marks Gehry’s triumphant return to his hometown, and the tallest Gehry-designed building in the world. Developed by Great Gulf Group, Dream, and Westdale Properties, Forma Toronto will be a mixed-use, two-tower development featuring 2034 condominiums, commercial and retail spaces, and a new space for OCAD University. Located at 266-284 King Street West in Downtown Toronto, this project showcases unparalleled architecture and interior design, making it a world-class condominium masterpiece.
Forma Toronto stands tall with two residential towers of 73 and 84 stories, located at the nexus of the Entertainment and Financial Districts. The development offers breathtaking views, bespoke suite finishes, elevated lifestyle amenities and services, wellness spaces, entertainment lounges, creative coworking spaces, and an outdoor terrace. As the first Gehry-designed new development in Canada, Forma is set to be an instant landmark, not just in Toronto or Canada, but worldwide. According to Mitchell Cohen, the COO of Westdale Properties, “Living in Frank’s homecoming masterpiece is about as compelling as it gets.” Toronto condos have never been this innovative and captivating.
The Entertainment District is an exciting and bustling area, making it a fantastic place to live. Known for its vibrant nightlife, world-class dining, and cultural attractions, this district is a hub for both locals and tourists alike. The area is home to top-notch entertainment venues like the Princess of Wales Theatre, the TIFF Bell Lightbox, and the Royal Alexandra Theatre. Living in the Entertainment District means having endless options for entertainment, all within walking distance. Forma Toronto’s prime location in this lively neighborhood makes it an ideal home for those who crave a dynamic urban lifestyle.
Frank Gehry, born in 1929 in Toronto, is a legendary architect known for his innovative and iconic designs. He moved to Los Angeles in 1947, where he later established his architectural practice, Gehry Partners, LLP. Gehry has designed numerous famous buildings worldwide, including the Guggenheim Museum Bilbao in Spain, the Walt Disney Concert Hall in Los Angeles, and the 2008 expansion of the Art Gallery of Ontario. With a unique and unmistakable style, Gehry’s buildings often incorporate complex curves, unconventional materials, and striking forms. Forma Toronto is a testament to Gehry’s distinctive design philosophy and a homage to his roots in Toronto. In Gehry’s words, “I wanted to create an ensemble of buildings that were respectful to the city and referential to the Toronto that I once knew.”
The exterior of Forma features glass curtain walls and rippled steel cladding, designed to refract and reflect light, much like Gehry’s other works. Sales of the 1,170 condo suites in the 84-story West Tower, the tallest structure ever designed by Gehry, are slated to launch in 2023 after construction of the East Tower begins. The interior spaces of the East Tower, including offices, retailers, and an arm of OCAD University, are designed by Studio Paolo Ferrari, which is also undertaking its first hometown condo project.