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The Frame Apartments

The project is based on a needs analysis which leads to the current housing crisis in availability related to accessibility of suites and the cost of housing and living today.
Toronto currently faces a significantly higher rental market as opposed to household owners. The increase in the rental market is directly correlated to the increase of prices of homes in the Greater Toronto Area. The revitalization of Alexandra Park and proposal of Frame Apartments will provide access to affordable, adequate and suitable housing which is the ultimate key to a healthy and complete community. The chosen site is located in Toronto Ontario in a vibrant downtown community called Alexandra Park. The site is currently a residential community of lower cost and subsidized housing. The site itself is within a large city block that is bordered by the major streets of Dundas Street, Spadina, Bathurst and Queen Street. Alexandra Park has been chosen as the site in context to respond to a current development that is proposed in the city of Toronto as a revitalization proposal to the neighbourhood to provide new land and built form, attractive and accessible open spaces to the community. Surrounded by the city’s coolest neighbourhoods — Queen West, Kensington Market and Chinatown — Frame Apartments is a rare opportunity to live in the cultural epicentre of Toronto. Located west of Spadina on Dundas Street West, the city’s best and most unique shops, restaurants, galleries and parks are just steps away. The Frame Apartments development in the Alexandra Park community directly responds to the housing and demographic issues Toronto currently faces.








Alex Romanov

My name is Alex Romanov and I am a Canadian living in Toronto, Ontario. My educational background began with my undergraduate studies at Ryerson University in Toronto where I studied Biomedical Sciences. I spent the next four years gaining knowledge of the medical field where I decided to shadow doctors in Warsaw, Poland after I completed my undergraduate studies. I quickly realized this wasn’t the career path I wished to pursue. After returning back home, I decided to apply to Centennial College where I graduated with an Advanced Diploma in Architectural Technology. During my studies at Centennial College, I also worked at an architectural firm in Toronto, Romanov Romanov Architects, which is a family-owned firm by both my parents who are both architects. I worked on projects from custom homes, to residential renovations, townhouse developments, daycares, manufacturing facilities, and mixed-use projects.

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