Within the Regent Park neighbourhood in Toronto, the new DuEast Condominium residence responds to the history and vibrant culture of the community, while evolving to reflect the future of this significant master planned redevelopment.
This project represents both a challenge and an opportunity: to create a sense of place that feels familiar and new - welcoming to former neighbourhood residents returning to the community - and yet attractive to new homeowners moving to the area.
Mason Studio’s design approach creates a building with its own unique character, while also integrating within the larger development. For many residents at DuEast, the condominium experience is a new type of home, having been more familiar with lowrise development with outdoor spaces.
Focusing on fostering community, we considered the types of spaces that create opportunities for living for a diverse group of people and lifestyles. The public spaces we designed are meant to be flexible, with a range of spaces that cater to different interests. From crafts and hobbies to gardening, health and wellness, social gatherings and large outdoor areas, these spaces encourage both social connection and individual expression.
Through thoughtful consideration of history, cultural differences and lifestyles, our goal is to create a place where residents feel a sense of ownership and are proud to call DuEast their home.