Dovestar Project, Toronto (1988-1991)
Part of:
  • Kuwabara Payne Mckenna Blumberg Architects (archive creator)
  • Richard Sinclair (model maker)

Dovestar Project, Toronto (1988-1991)



Level of archival description:
Extent and medium:
  • 480 drawings (including reprographic copies)
    1 model
Scope and content:
This project series documents the design of a housing complex known as Dovestar in Toronto from1988-1991. The office identified the project number as 8815.
This project consisted of a proposed housing complex on the corner of St. Joseph and St. Nicholas Streets, comprised of three components - the Dovestar condominiums, the CityHome building and a Co-op building. Maintaining the historic building facades along St. Joseph Street, the 19-storey Dovestar condominiums would bridge over St. Nicholas Street to connect to the CityHome building as one congruent structure. Across the street from Dovestar, the CityHome building was defined as the first five storeys of the property, also with historic facades at the lower levels, and the remaining storeys were part of the Dovestar condominium. The Co-op building was entirely separate, set apart from the others by a common outdoor garden space. Dovestar was to be a 312 unit condominium complex, approximately 32,000 square metres in size, with retail spaces and two-storey townhouse units on the ground floor. The CityHome building would be 35 units, approximately 3,500 square metres in size, with retail, restaurant spaces, and two-storey townhouse units on the ground floor. Finally, the Co-op building was to be 24 units and approximately 1,971 square metres in size. All three buildings shared 247 parking spaces and recreational areas totalling 2,934 square metres. This project was never built.
The project is recorded through drawings and a project model dating from 1988-1991. The drawings are mostly originals and include site plans and surveys, sketches, elevations, plans, sections, and isometrics.
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Materials in this project series have been compiled from multiple accessions and some have been arranged by material type.

Toronto Ontario Canada


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