460 King Street West by Gensler

Last fall, I photographed 460 King Street West. Formerly the Global Village Backpackers hostel, the property was redeveloped by Allied Properties and designed by Gensler.

The south and east sides are the corner of King and Spadina, a major intersection with a lot of streetcar cables that needed to be removed.

Here's an example of what's possible with digital tools. A lot of work, but worth it to get a clean look for the building!


The west side of the building is definitely my favorite, with that gorgeous atrium. Look at these lights!