Real Estate

April 4, 2017

These Stunning Modern Condos Encourage Urban Gardening

Craving some green? The Plant condos, designed by John Tong of tongtong+ (designer of The Drake and the Drake Devonshire), launch this month with an eye to urban farming. Built on the former site of Dufflet Pastries on Toronto’s Dovercourt Street, this 10-storey condo includes custom micro-garden beds for fresh herbs built into sidecars in the kitchen, and an internal greenhouse to cultivate seeds and act as a nursery for plants. “We want to promote the neighborhood and social interaction, the idea of growing food and the social aspect of agriculture,” notes John.

On the roof is a project amenity space that acts as a greenhouse and seed incubator, but also a social, industrial kitchen. “People in the building can invite guests to can foods, to learn about growing vegetables. The whole building is centered around the idea that people will come together to learn and cook.” Take a virtual tour of the space.


Photos by The Plant


Interiors: John Tong | Architecture: Kohn Shnier Architects and SMV Architects