Slate Asset Management was joined by acclaimed architect Jeanne Gang, founder of acclaimed architectural practice Studio Gang, and key project partners to celebrate the official start of construction at One Delisle. To mark the occasion, a ceremony was held on site in the Yonge and St Clair neighbourhood.
“Slate began investing in the Yonge and St. Clair neighbourhood in 2013. We focused initially on revitalizing the intersection and transforming the buildings and streetscape. One Delisle presented our first opportunity to imagine and create something entirely new,” said Lucas Manuel, Partner, Slate Asset Management. “We took this opportunity seriously and were determined to attract one of the world’s top architects to the project. Studio Gang understood that we were committed not only to great design and architecture, but that this tower would be part of a larger city-building initiative underway at Yonge and St. Clair, one of Canada’s preeminent neighbourhoods. We are absolutely thrilled to be standing here today, bringing to life this beautifully imagined, iconic building.”
One Delisle is Studio Gang’s the first project in Canada. Rising from a square base at street level, One Delisle spirals to become a 16-sided cylindrical tower to expand views, capture more sunlight, and minimize shadows cast on the street. The building’s distinctive façade emerges from eight-story elements that host protected balconies and generous terraces. Leaning outward to provide shade and wind protection, these elements create vibrant indoor-outdoor living spaces that can be used well into the shoulder seasons.