Get a Sneak Peek of King West's Future at Unzipped Toronto

Saturday Sep 29th, 2018


What is that big, beautiful pile of blocks on King West? It's a sneak peek of the neighbourhood's future.

The structure sits on land at Portland and King, where a new residential, office and retail complex is about to start sales after a two and a half year approval process.

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The structure itself is the 2016 Serpentine Pavilion designed by Bjarke Ingels (BIG), the world renowned architecture firm behind the King St. project, as a commission for the Serpentine Galleries in London's Hyde Park in 2016.

In Toronto, the pavillion is housing an exhibit called Unzipped Toronto, a preview of the project, from developers Westbank and Allied Properties REIT, that will occupy the site.

With condos partly inspired by Montreal's Habitat 67, and a plan to retain and incorporate the heritage buildings on the property, the development promises to be one of the more architecturally-interesting in the city.

Unzipped Toronto is open to the public until November. You can book free tickets at


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