AN ICON OF INTERNATIONAL STYLE ON YONGE AT EGLINTON AVE.

What is destined to become one of Toronto’s truly iconic 21st century condominium towers will soon ascend 56 storeys at 2221 Yonge Street. Emerging from a podium that meshes seamlessly with the Yonge/Eglinton streetscape, it’s a tower with a decidedly modern pedigree. Thin, sleek, almost feline, 2221 YONGE’s “look” is inspired by the most influential design movement of the last hundred years: International Style Modernism. Among its leading practitioners, the legendary American architect I.M. Pei, whose son, Sandy Pei, of Pei Partnership Architects is the lead designer of 2221 YONGE, in collaboration with the renowned Toronto-based firm, Quadrangle Architects. A meeting of the minds, if you will, at Toronto’s most eclectic corner.