For Sale - Condominium or Apartment
This one of a kind two-storey mansion in the sky boasts 5,700 square feet of indoor living space and 1,300 square feet of terraces. The finest materials and detailing throughout have been hand picked by the architect and team of designers to create ultra luxury. The views and the building are unmatched in the City.
An elegant tower clad in limestone, metal and glass – a classic timeless urban landmark.
Only twenty-seven exclusive residences on half floor and full floor layouts. The spectacular penthouse occupies the entire top two floors, with four stone terraces.
An elegant entrance from Bloor Street and a hotel-style porte-cochère provides vehicular drop-off for residents, visitors and limousines.
24/7 concierge and valet provide unrivalled luxury and service for just twenty-seven privileged residences.
Individual access elevator to each residence, and an internal private elevator for the penthouse.
Stunning, unmatched panoramic views both to the north and south, overlooking historically protected properties – “forever views.”
Cladding in high quality curtain-wall with thick lightly tinted, double-glazed, sealed units for quiet enjoyment and acoustic isolation.
Unprecedented emergency standby generators for the entire building provide full seamless power for every light bulb in the event of blackouts.
This luxury building has only 27 Suites on either full or half floors – there are no transients or short-term rentals. The 24-hour Concierge is familiar with all the residents and provides excellent personal service. As parking is by valet, access to a residence is through the concierge to an elevator which is camera monitored by the 24-hour concierge. The Suite is wired with a security system with control panels at the exits.
THE PENTHOUSE FEATURES & FINISHES
FOUR STONE TERRACES
The “forever views” from the penthouse to the glittering Toronto Skyline and Lake Ontario to the south are uniquely across the street from historically designated museums (Royal Ontario Museum and Royal Conservatory of Music), Philosopher’s Walk and the University of Toronto, as well as historic Queen’s Park and the Provincial Government to the south. The railings are in clear structural glass with no verticals to allow for unobstructed views.
The view north is over the historically designated low-rise residential communities of the Annex and Forest Hill, which are not zoned for high-rise construction.
The four full width terraces serve the living room to the south and the kitchen/dining room to the north on the main level, as well as the master bedroom and ensuite spa to the south and two additional bedrooms to the north on the upper level. The terraces are leveled limestone slabs and are provided with gas hookups for BBQ, water, and power in appropriate locations.
GRAND CIRCULAR STAIRWAY AND PRIVATE ELEVATOR
The main living level and the upper bedroom level of the two-storey mansion are linked by a grand circular staircase, with full size Portobello marble slabs for treads and risers, with a polished stainless handrail. The private elevator cab is fully paneled in oak, with the floor in a patterned honed Escarpment Light stone.
The elevator opens directly into the foyer revealing the incredible southerly view of the glittering City Skyline to Lake Ontario. The floor is in patterned Portobello marble slabs and the ceiling is in a matching pattern of wood paneling.
Expansive glass window wall room with incredible views, with multiple seating and lounging areas, as well as room for a grand piano. Two pairs of French doors lead to the terrace. Linear gas fireplace in a book-matched Portobello marble wall.
Luxurious room with square proportions in curtain wall and full height wood panelling with coved ceiling. Bar unit with shelving, LED lighting, and two wine coolers. A pair of flush full height pivot doors can close off the view to the kitchen as preferred.
This exquisite custom built kitchen is finished in bleached white rift cut oak to match the wall panelling. A concealed flush door panel provides access to the service corridor and service elevator for catering and deliveries, etc. All appliances by Miele including a side-by-side refrigerator/freezer, double ovens, and gourmet gas cooktop and disappearing kitchen exhaust hood. Feature splash-back wall in matched Statuario marble with feature lighting. Eat at island finished in matching Statuario marble with white composite stone on the main countertop.
The spacious media room has been designed to include an office/study and is wired to take various communications and media.
MASTER BEDROOM SUITE AND SPA
The master feature wall has wood panelling and polished granite with a linear see-through gas fireplace, operated by remote control. The glass facade faces the spectacular south view with a pair of French doors leading to the private terrace from the master bedroom. The “headboard wall” is finished in leather panelling with built in leather wrapped shelving.
The Spa comprises a generous washroom with his and hers stone vanities, a freestanding oval tub with fireplace, a glass enclosed combination WC/bidet room with Kohler toilet, a wood faced sauna with bench seating and a large shower room for two with multiple body sprays and a stunning view facing south. The mirrors at both vanities are roughed-in to take behind the mirror concealed TV monitors. The floor, walls and curved feature wall behind the tub are all in a rich honed Escarpment Light stone with a pair of French doors leading to the master bedroom’s private terrace.
The entire master bedroom and spa has under-floor heating for additional comfort. His and hers generous dressing rooms with a pass through linen closet and make-up vanity, with built in counter, drawer, mirrors, and vanity lighting. A wall safe is built into His walk-in Dressing room.
There are three additional bedrooms at the north end of the Suite. Bedrooms Two and Three each has double French doors to the expansive north terrace.
All bathrooms have heated floors and each is uniquely designed and finished in different marbles and granites, with chrome fixtures and accessories.
While stone is used in specific locations, floors are generally wood throughout both floors composed of an acoustic layer and 2 layers of plywood screwed in place at right angles to prevent “squeaking”. There is a final top layer of 6″ oak plank engineered to avoid shrinkage and cupping, in a warm gray low lustre urethane finished on site.
Walls are generally finished in full height bleached, rift cut, white oak wood panelling with matching baseboards or in white primed drywall. All windowsills in white composite stone. Wood doors are generally 1 ¾” thick x 10′ high solid core.
Ceiling heights vary from 10 feet up to 12 feet in living areas. Flat finished drywall ceilings on furring channels on main floor to allow flexibility for running wires for lighting and communication, etc. Double acoustic ceilings on the upper level.
ENVIRONMENTAL CONTROL & COMFORT
Six heat pumps provide zoned heating and/or cooling to each zone as required on demand with both humidification in winter and dehumidification in summer. Perimeter in-floor electrical heating is provided for all window walls for additional comfort. High efficiency air filtration systems ensure clean air throughout.
All water for the penthouse is on its own water filtration and purification system.
UNINTERRUPTED POWER SUPPLY
The entire building has a back-up gas fired generator, which is designed to power up every light bulb and outlet in the building, ensuring no disruptions during electrical blackouts for any length of duration. This is a feature unique to this residential building.
High quality square pot-lights. Ceiling coves generally wired for LED cove lighting if desired. Chandeliers by purchaser.