The United Bldg is designed to make a statement. A place that has a distinct sense of purpose. One that will endure and stand tall in the changing skyscape of Toronto. Its expressive architectural narrative showcases the building’s rich past and introduces a distinct contemporary vernacular. The new design preserves elements from the 1928 building and the 1961 expansion.
This unprecedented interplay of old and new has earned the development a special place in the historical conservation universe. The United Bldg. is North America’s largest heritage retrofit.
Complementing the stateliness of the boulevard on which it rises, United’s architecture takes cues from its urban and spatial contexts. Set on University Ave, Toronto’s pulsating centre of gravity, the design is reflective of the location’s energy and élan. The building’s iconic tower is defined by its impressive verticality. To highlight its heritage features, the tower mass is set back and broken into two elegant slim forms. While this reinvention is subtle and respectful, it introduces a residential component, a rare entity on University Ave. United’s bold story of art and renewal continues at the street level. To initiate a momentous urban shift in one of the city’s most important intersections, Dundas and University, a striking colonnade will create an engaging pedestrian realm. This spectacular galleria will house retail and restaurants. The United Bldg. is an essay on balance and flourish. A striking update. A grand addition.
Interiors: Highly enviable, the interiors of The United Bldg. are rich and eclectic. Every suite here is meticulously appointed and thoughtfully designed. With a luxurious palette of timeless finishes and hints of deco that are interwoven with contemporary details, they redefine urban luxury living. Featuring open layouts, soaring windows, and spacious balconies, these light, bright and airy spaces pamper the mind, body and soul. The chef-inspired kitchens are the heart and soul of every residence, specifically designed to accommodate and enhance real life. The bathrooms with their soothing tones provide much needed calm. Inherently chic yet supremely delightful, these inspiring spaces are perfect to spend time in, both alone and with others. The United Bldg. is a perfect example of refined magnificence. A masterpiece. A work of art that one can inhabit.
Amenities: Dressed in natural stone, bronze metals, sparkling hand-blown glass, and tailored wood paneling, the theme here is one of elegance and refinement. A cossetted haven of luxury, the residential lobby is a throwback to the gilded 1920s. With its plush seating, fine art, and thoughtful services like a 24-hour concierge, it’s both inviting and awe-inspiring.
The building’s extensive amenities are an elegant progression of the same. Classic yet contemporary, they’re designed to complement a very downtown sensibility. From its stunning pool to the wellness-focused fitness centre, sauna and rain room, all up the ante on luxury living. And for those who love sports, The United Bldg. is made for them. Here you will find a dedicated Sports Lounge with Billiards, a Video Gaming Lounge, Bocce Court and even a Golf Simulator. Rising in the heart of a high energy city, its all-season Reflection Pool and Zen Garden offer much-needed getaways for quiet contemplation. If you’re the kind who likes to entertain, United rolls out the red carpet. Whether it’s the well-appointed party room, fireplace lounge or BBQs on the terrace, The United Bldg. truly knows a thing or two about having a good time.