This 1,000 square foot, 2-storey suite offers a 2-bedroom, 1.5 bathroom long-term rental unit in Toronto’s west end. The ground floor is compromised of a cozy open concept dining, kitchen, and living area that effectively compartmentalizes building services from the main living spaces. The upper floor presents 2 bedrooms that are opposingly oriented to the lane and rear yard, utilizing skylights as a solution to bring more light into both these bedrooms and the common bath. The contrasting materiality in the suite’s two-tone cladding system highlight the focal entry points and openings, while seamlessly integrating into Junction’s essential neighbourhood character. Its sleek and dark demeanor has an even stronger presence as it stands against the adjacent parti wall, which the client desired to maintain its growing vines to add visual delight to the rear yard.
The Gladstone Laneway Suite is a prime example of how small additions to communities have the opportunity to bring big positive changes to our city, laying the foundation for long term housing flexibility, intentional density, and a dynamic urban web of residential solutions.