Tippett Park Two

Tippett Park Two
Category Purpose-Built Rental
Address 18 Tretti Way, Toronto
Architect gh3*
Status Completed
Tippett Park Phase 2 builds upon the groundwork established by its predecessors, implementing the same community-focused values that are coming to define the Tippett Regeneration Area. Representing another dynamic chance to enjoy a thoughtful and carefully crafted neighbourhood, the 14-storey purpose-built rental building is designed amid a rich network of open spaces and amenities catered to residents’ needs.

The Tippett Regeneration Area at Wilson Avenue and Allen Road implements forward-thinking planning objectives conceived by the City of Toronto and CreateTO. A place where elegant architecture is coupled with inclusionary housing, this new and vibrant community fulfills a critical need for affordable rentals. Collecdev’s commitment to providing homes for all families helped form the framework of the City’s Open Door Affordable Housing Program.

Developed by Shiplake Properties, with Collecdev serving as Development Manager, a contemporary building design from architect gh3* yields a tangible connection to the outdoors. A gentle curvilinear southern edge bounds the adjacent park space, where residents connect and interact with each other. An intelligent massing strategy is employed to limit shadowing on the surrounding area, guaranteeing that all green spaces remain uncompromised. The 29,000-square-foot community park serves as the nucleus of the neighbourhood, providing a central gathering space not unlike traditional European town squares.

Tippett Park Phase 2 will contribute 50 units to Collecdev’s expansive portfolio of affordable housing in the community, ensuring the long-term accessibility of the city. The development is designed around a dedicated municipal road, with a network of pedestrian and cycling routes providing easy travel to Wilson Subway Station, Highway 401, Yorkdale Shopping Centre and the eclectic mix of shops, restaurants and community facilities that encompass the Wilson Heights neighbourhood.

Built by Collecdev Construction, Tippett Park Phase 2 follows in the footsteps of our prior contributions to the neighbourhood, forming a crucial piece of a puzzle shaped by smart city-building, sustainable design, and human interaction.

Sustainable Features

Sustainable architecture is environmentally conscious, energy-saving, and utilizes responsive and renewable materials and systems. Collecdev realizes that ecological and environmental concerns have expanded beyond the issue of the consumption of non-renewable energy sources.
Sustainability essentially aims for ecological balance.
Air Quality
Greenhouse Gas Emissions and Energy Efficiency
Water Quality, Quantity and Efficiency
Solid Waste
Low-Emitting Vehicle Spaces
Physical provision for future electric vehicle charging provided
Long-Term Bicycle Parking Location
563 long-term secure spaces provided on P1
Short-Term Bicycle Parking Location
63 spaces provided on the main level in a highly visible and publicly accessible location
Safe, accessible pedestrian routes that connect with off-site pedestrian networks and priority destinations
Sidewalk Space
2.1m wide sidewalk to accommodate pedestrian flow.
Weather Protection
Covered outdoor waiting areas to protect pedestrians from inclement weather
Pedestrian Specific Lighting
Lighting provided to illuminate pedestrian walkways
Urban Heat Island Reduction: At Grade
A combination of high albedo and shade provided through precast paving and trees
Green & Cool Roofs
Provided on all available roof areas
Energy Efficiency
Building designed to achieve greater than 12% energy efficiency over the 2017 Ontario Building Code
Building Commissioning
The project has been commissioned using best practices
Enhanced Lighting
Direct rooftop architectural illumination downward and turn off between the hours of 11 p.m. and 6 a.m. during migratory bird seasons
Lighting Controls
Reduced power to exterior lighting by using sensors to determine when additional light is required
Erosion & Sediment Control
Best management practices such as silt fencing, mud mats, and catch basin inlet protection have been added to reduce erosion and control sediment from runoff
Storm Water Balance
Storm water retained on-site to the same level of annual volume allowable under pre-development conditions
Total Suspended Solids (TSS)
A City approved Contech Storm filter chamber with media cartridges has been incorporated which achieves 80% total suspended solids
Drought-Tolerant Landscapes
Water efficient plant material provided for more than 50% of landscaped site area
Water Efficient Fixtures
Reduced potable water consumption by more than 30% using efficient water fixtures and appliances
Reduced potable water use for irrigation by more than 50%
Tree Protection
Tree protection provided for all trees on site to be preserved
Street Tree Retention
Protection provided for all trees adjacent to City of Toronto streets and roadways and City-owned Parkland
Tree Planting
Tree canopy provided where available. Additional tree planting beyond the development site and the associated public boulevard
Soil Volumes
Provided where available. Continuous tree trenches provided with a minimum of 20m³ per tree
Trees Along Street Frontages
Trees provided along street frontages
Watering Program
Watering program to be provided through drip irrigation for the first two years to ensure trees flourish
Biodiversity In Landscapes
All species to be native
Bird Friendly Glazing
First 12m treated with frit pattern and low-reflectance materials for at least 85% of glazing.
Rooftop Vegetation
Provided where glazing is above rooftop vegetation
Grate Porosity
All ground level grates to have porosity less than 20x20mm
Exterior Lighting
All exterior fixtures to be shielded, to reduce light pollution
Waste Collection & Sorting
Tri-sorting provided for all buildings
Waste Storage Spaces
Easily accessible storage space provided
Bulky Waste
Additional space provided to dispose of bulky waste items

Connect to the city with ease

Head to nearby Yorkdale Shopping Centre for world-class shopping. Enjoy an annual line up of events at Downsview Park. Or connect instantly to Wilson subway station – all that Toronto has to offer is only a short subway-ride away.