Project in focus: Nobu Residences Toronto

by | 28 Oct 2020 | Projects

Canada’s largest city is eagerly awaiting the arrival of the Nobu Residences brand (Photos: Teeple Architects)

Conceived by acclaimed architect Stephen Teeple, Nobu Residences Toronto promises to embody the famous Nobu spirit through its distinctive attitude, style and design aesthetic.

Nobu Residences Toronto combines the heritage-designated facade of a former glass factory with two modern skyscrapers. We take a closer look at the latest project from the Nobu team.

A landmark development for Canada

When Nobu Residences Toronto opens in 2021, design lovers will be able to enjoy the juxtaposition of the classic brick facade of the original Pilkington Glass Factory and Art Deco elements with two striking modern towers. These towers will house exclusive residences, Toronto’s flagship Nobu Restaurant and a signature Nobu Hotel.

Since a June 2018 groundbreaking ceremony attended by celebrity chef Nobu Matsuhisa, Oscar-winner Robert De Niro and Hollywood producer Meir Teper, the principals of Nobu Hospitality – plus Miguel Singer and Nelly Zagdanski, principals of developer Madison Group – this major scheme has been progressing fast. It’s now slated for a late 2021 launch as the world’s first integrated Nobu Residences, Nobu Hotel and Nobu Restaurant.

“It’s an exciting project, our partners are terrific people and hopefully we do other things together too,” said De Niro at the 2018 event. Meanwhile, Matsuhisa revealed he was “looking forward to introducing my food to Torontonians”.

“Nobu Toronto will be one of the most special destinations in Toronto and we are so excited to bring this highly anticipated brand to Canada,” remarked Josh Zagdanski, VP Hi Rise of the Madison Group.

A stylish lifestyle destination in Toronto

As well as integrating the world’s first Nobu-branded high-rise residences, this development will boast Canada’s first Nobu Hotel. These, along with the exciting property’s Nobu Restaurant, will lie at the heart of Toronto’s entertainment district. This major undertaking will transform Mercer Street with its striking design.

In addition to its 660 sold-out residential units, the development will house 120 rooms within the exclusive Nobu Hotel Toronto, plus dynamic public areas. The Nobu Restaurant represents the cornerstone of the entire project, incorporating a signature bar lounge, outdoor seating and private dining rooms within its 15,000 sq ft two-level space. Here, the interiors of Studio Munge will complement the architectural design of Teeple Architects and Turner Fleischer Architects and the landscape design of Ferris + Associates.

The property is being developed by Westdale Properties + Madison Group.

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