The King Toronto

Starting at:
Westbank Corp
Building Type:
Low Rise
Total Units:
Occupancy Date:
Anticipated for 2022
King St W and Spadina
489 King St W
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BIG King West Condos is a New Condo development by Westbank-Corp located at Spadina and King W, Toronto.King Street West Condos is a new condo development by Westbank Corp & Allied Properties REIT. This new development will be at 489 King St. West, Toronto.Renowned architects Bjarke Ingels Group will design this development and the vision will feature what’s called pixelated patterns with peaks.


Quick Facts


  • Has a walkscore of 99/100: walkable EVERYWHERE
  • Located in the Waterfront Communities-The Island neighbourhood in Downtown Toronto
  • Located in Toronto’s Entertainment District & Fashion District 
  • Steps from The Skydome, The Royal Alexander Theatre, Roy Thompson Hall, Art Gallery of Ontario and The Bell Lightbox
  • 3 minute walk to the Spadina Ave at King St West Stop
  • 8 minute drive to the University of Toronto- St. George Campus
  • Close to shops, restaurants, schools and hospitals
  • Has a transit score of 100/100: world class public transportation
  • Nearby parks include Carr Street, Clarence Square and Victoria Square Park

Striking Design

The building is organized as a traditional block with a public plaza in the centre. The plaza itself is defined by two distinct atmospheres: a lushly landscaped forest paired next to an urban, hardscaped court. The resulting balance between these two, is a reflection of Toronto’s current state of rapid redevelopment. It represents the union of old and new, an open community in an intimate setting, calming green scenery within a bustling urban context. 

The slender peaks will be stepped back to allow maximum sunlight for both the courtyard and the street itself. The proposal includes the restoration of four heritage buildings on the site as well.
Aside from its innovative architecture, the King Condo project has some other unique features, including a larger than typical amount of two and three bedroom units and a structure featuring knock-out panels, which will allow smaller units to be combined to create larger units in the future, if needed.


• The development proposes a total of 181,070 square-feet of retail space and 38,696 square-feet of office space on the first three floors, while 624 dwelling units will occupy the upper floors. The unit mix is expected to consist of 78 studio units, 318 one-bedroom, 167 two-bedroom and 61 three-bedroom units.
• 12,346 square-feet of indoor amenity space is proposed, along with 6.012 square feet of outdoor amenities. Residents will also have access to a commercial fitness facility on site.
• One of the most anticipated features of this development is the public courtyard proposed, which will span over 21,000 square feet and consist of two distinct elements. A professionally landscaped hemlock forest will provide residents and visitors with a naturalized setting, while an urban court will feature outdoor seating, ground-floor retail and commercial space. A 1,345 square-foot "secret garden" will also be designed, on the southeastern corner of the site behind one of the restored heritage buildings.
• According to the architects behind this design, the modern portion of King condominium will feature materials such as brick, stone, precast concrete and glass, enhancing and complimenting the historic portion by providing a visually interesting contrast.


Established in 1992, Westbank is one of North America’s leading developers, with over $25 billion of real estate projects constructed or currently under development. Westbank projects have consistently led their markets because of design innovation – the creation of value through ideas. The core of Westbank’s mission is to create a body of work with a high degree of artistry that helps foster more equitable and beautiful cities.




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