Recognized for their "swiss cheese" rooftops, Lanterra Developments' ICE Condominiums development consists of a 57-story and a 67-story tower which have expanded Toronto's downtown skyline south over the past four years. Designed by architectsAlliance, the doors to the shorter west tower opened several months ago while workers continue to finish up the sold-out east tower in preparation for its move-ins.
Along with the "Swiss Cheese” rooftops, the towers’ podium offers a unique architectural element. ICE's podium is a gently inclined plane punctuated by circles, mirroring the rooftops of the towers. The largest circle is punched out above the main entry area of the complex which itself will feature a circle-punctured landscape of trees, walkways, and a lengthy water feature. The garage slab is a full three
meters below the surface, which will enable the canopy trees planted in the courtyard to grow tall.
Once fully completed, the podium will include the ICE Complex, an extensive amenities suite which will be equipped with various health and wellness facilities such as a gym with the latest cardio and weight-training equipment, an ice spa, and a pool. ICE Complex will also feature relaxation and entertainment spaces and a children's play area off the main floor lobby.
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