Like ‘Social’ across the street, District is part of the recent cluster of mid-rise condo buildings in the Mount Pleasant ‘Main meets Broadway and Kingsway’ hub. Like Social it’s designed by IBI-HB, and the developer, Amacon, have in the past partnered with the developer of Social, Onni.
District, on E 7th Avenue, is more concrete, less brick and until last week was looking fairly underwhelming. With the addition of a splash of burnt orange (on the elevator shafts, that from a distance reference the Lee Building) and some patterned orange panels in front of the balconies, the design has become a bit more interesting.
Work isn’t quite finished yet – there’s some landscaping still going on, and a heritage restoration of an old garage that was part of the brewery that stood on the site for many years. That was intended to be artists studios, although there were rumours that Goh Ballet might move in from further up Main Street. Since then the Main Street Brewery have moved in. The 250 dwellings probably won’t be the last to be added to the area – a vacant site across the street to the north has recently sold.