Jesse Longworth, P. Eng.
Josh Small, P. Eng.
Peter Binsted, PhD, P. Eng.
Ground level structural transfer slab
Podium slab designed for fire truck loading
Below grade parking structure
Exterior snow melt system on entrance ramps
Located in the charming community of Tottenham, Vista Blue is a six-storey condominium development with both underground and open-air parking. The development is just a short walk from the picturesque shopping district and the nearby Tottenham Conservation Area. Vista Blue has a modern design aesthetic with nine-foot ceilings in each suite – almost all the building services are contained in the Composite Total Joist floor system. The 84,000-sq. ft., 62-suite condo includes amenities spaces, a communal green space, and a storm-water management pond. Vista Blue’s uniquely sloped site shows a seven-storey southern facing elevation that transitions to six storeys. This provided an ideal placement for the underground parking structure.
As the structural, mechanical, and electrical engineers of record, we worked closely with an external design and construction team consisting of HCA Architects Inc., iSPAN Systems, and Bertram Construction (Ontario) Ltd. The building shell is placed on concrete foundations and consists of an iSPAN Total Framing System. Reinforced concrete Form-Walls make up the elevator shafts and stair walls. Each suite included either a precast balcony or a terrace space. The exterior shell consists of brick at the first two levels and than continues upward with an EIFS system.