King Blue is designed for animation and activity for residents and their guests, behaving as an extension of the King Street West lifestyle. The street-level facades on King Street, Blue Jays Way and Mercer Street will be lined with restaurants
that embody the vibrancy of Toronto's Entertainment District
But the unexpected moment happens inside King Blue with a public courtyard sitting at the heart of the development.
"The courtyard will be King Blue's cornerstone
, with the two tower lobbies connecting to it," says Alessandro Munge, Managing Partner at Munge Leung
. "It will be like a village well from long ago, the gathering spot of the development for residents, guests and the public.
The design aspires to integrate the energy and activity reflected by the surrounding spaces, with the courtyard acting as the perfect meeting place wit the two towers soaring above it."
The design of King Blue reflects the excitement and electricity of King Street West
, with the common areas and public spaces designed to behave as an extension of the living space. "People who choose a King West lifestyle are social and active
in nature," says Munge.
"King Blue's public spaces are tools to demonstrate to residents the social aspect that can exist and thrive within a vertical living atmosphere, allowing them an exciting and stimulating experience beyond their suites."
Amongst the most engaging social elements for residents will be a rooftop terrace atop the Canadian Westinghouse Building
. Featuring an exclusive pool and bar, landscaped terrace with waterfall feature, sculptured trellis, adjacent party room and multi-media room, full catering facilities and kitchen, outdoor fire pits, private lounges and dining areas, the rooftop terrace will be a gathering spot for social interaction, entertaining and stimulating conversations.
"We studied the pace and pulse of King Street West and its distinct feel," continues Munge, "And we designed the common spaces within King Blue to reflect the confidence and self-assured ebullience that comes from the area itself." With both residential towers playing off the rooftop terrace, Munge Leung envisioned an interactive and sophisticated community setting, stimulated by the hub of energy emanating from King Blue's common areas.
"Our goal with the design of King Blue
is to promote human interaction and conversation," say Munge. "Success would be to see people in the elevators not looking at their smart-phones, but engaging with each other because there is familiarity and comfort."
Residential suites at King Blue
will come in a variety of styles and sizes, emphasized by clean and sophisticated lines, while integrating the comforts of home. All suites come complete with the finest finishes, from hardwood floors and granite countertops, to gourmet show kitchens designer-selected hardware and stunning views from the urban canopy.
Munge Leung's philosophy for urban residential design
is to create unique, elegant spaces that have lasting impressions, while promoting a sophisticated lifestyle with a focus on quality and refined detailing.