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Extreme Architecture Coming Soon to King East

[Photo via River City]

This week developer Urban Capital tweeted out a first look at the rendering for the third phase of the River City Condos. This $300 million project near Eastern Avenue and King Street along the Don River is transforming the former industrial wasteland into a new residential neighbourhood. Phase one included two buildings with 350 residential units. The second phase with 248 units includes a single building appearing as three 12-storey mini glass towers connected by a bridge. The third phase, just released, is a serious mind-boggling reveal for architecture junkies with its textured cube visual designed by Saucier & Perrotte.

With the Eastern Avenue overpass separating the development, the project is somewhat reminiscent of the recently approved Beech+Howe, Bjarke Ingels project, that straddles the Granville Bridge in Vancouver. The newly developed Underpass Park will connect the projects and serve as a meeting place for the community. What do you think of the new River City development? Love it or hate it?

· First Rendering of River City's Third Phase Released [UrbanToronto]
· Here are Five Canadian Buildings that aren't 'Vanilla' [Globe]
· River City Phase 2 [BuzzBuzz]