Tuesday, August 18, 2015

The Highlands - What was built and what could have been

Located on St. Laurent just north of Montreal Road is a large condo complex called The Highlands. There are two tall towers linked by a lower podium building as well as townhouses tucked in behind. The complex as built is impressive, but the award-winning design was planned to be much larger. Below is an image (courtesy of Google Maps) of phase 1 of the project:
 
 
A brochure for phase 1:
 

 
 
 

 

 
The following is a brochure showing the full design including subsequent phases that were never realized as planned:



























 
The Highlands complex as built is shown below (courtesy of Google Maps). Phase 1 is top centre - the rest of the area was built as a series of disconnected complexes of towers, low-rise buildings and townhouses.
 
If anyone knows why the original plans changed, I would love to know!
 
 
The floor plans
Below are most of the floor plans. There are so many variations that I am probably still missing some.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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