Here is a fine mid-century mid-rise specimen from Etobicoke. The MayorBrothers & Doug Holyday seem to like Etobicoke, so I’ve been following their leadership and spending a lot of time there. There are loads of great mid-rise buildings peppered throughout genteel single-family-home neighbourhoods, and everybody seems to get along just fine. Lessons for downtown from Etobicoke, perhaps.
This five-storey beauty is not in deep Etobicoke as it’s the first building welcoming you to Fordlandia as you pass the Humber River on Bloor (across from Old Mill station). It makes use of the embankment it’s built into and goes down an additional two storeys, while the parking lot contains passages down into the Humber River Park. A penthouse on the roof, not so visible here, has a robust garden, making this building seem a bit like a Chia Pet.