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The Crosstown and eCondos

The construction of eCondos isn’t the only new development along Yonge and Eglinton. Area residents have also been witness to the expansion of public transportation through The Crosstown, a light rail transit line that will run across Eglinton Avenue between Mount Dennis and Kennedy Station.

The project, conceived in 2007 is slated for completion in 2021 and will consist of a 19-kilometre corridor (including a 10-kilometre underground portion) composed of 25 stations and stops linking to 54 surface bus routes, three subway stations and GO Transit lines. The Crosstown project will also include the design of fully accessible stations, upgrades to streetscaping, trail and pedestrian connections as well as providing the largest single expansion of bicycle parking in Toronto.

Tunneling was completed in August of 2016 seeing LRT activity shift to the construction of future Crosstown stations, part of which includes the closure of the underground pedestrian tunnel at Yonge Street and Eglinton leading from the Eglinton TTC subway station to the Riocan Yonge-Eglinton Centre. Although it will mean an increase in pedestrian traffic both above and below ground, access to area businesses still will be maintained.

Patience has been a virtue for area residents during this new transit expansion, but it remains an exciting project which will connect urban dwellers (including those at eCondos) directly the best the City of Toronto has to offer from workplaces and educational institutions to fine dining and entertainment. The Eglinton Crosstown LRT will provide an even greater convenience to homeowners making condo living in the Greater Toronto Area even greater.

Summer Construction Update

With several exciting projects underway there’s always incredible progress in construction to report on.

Exhibit

The canvas can now be unveiled with the completion of Exhibit. This unique residence designed as four architectural cubes is now fully complete and registered. All of Exhibits’ spaces are open and complementing its neighbour the Royal Ontario Museum.

1 Yorkville

At 1 Yorkville, the ground floor framing to the 2nd floor of the tower is being finalized. 1 Yorkville finds itself among several heritage properties in Toronto which are currently undergoing restoration. BAZIS is currently working on stabilizing the structures for the next stage in construction. Maintaining these historic properties adds to the beauty and charm of our neighbouring communities.

eCondos

Incredible advancements are happening on the two towers of eCondos at Yonge and Eglinton. Window installation is taking place on the 22nd floor of E8 along with forming on the 26th floor and suite work on the 18th floor. E15 is also seeing the installation of windows on the 7th floor and steady progression on the forming of the 16th floor and suite work on the 5th floor.

Be sure to keep checking back for more exciting updates on the unique designs that continue to change the landscape of Toronto.

Last Blast of Summer in T.O.

While there are technically a few more weeks left of summer Toronto, the Labour Day long weekend is it’s unofficial send-off. There is a whole host of ways to bid the summer farewell ranging from festivals that celebrate food & art, to carnivals and comic books, here are some of the best ways to celebrate, as we near the Autumn equinox:

The Canadian National Exhibition:

Take in the midway, carnival games and wild foods at the 138th annual CNE. Two of the biggest highlights of the final days at the Ex include the Canadian International Air Show which is the longest running aviation display in North America along with the Labour Day Parade that concludes its march at Princess Gates.

Fan Expo Canada:

Fan Expo kicks off on August 31st and runs throughout the Labour Day weekend. It is the largest Comics, Sci-fi, Horror, Anime, and Gaming event in Canada and the third largest Pop Culture event in North America.

Hot & Spicy Food Festival:

Kick up the heat at the 20th-anniversary edition of Hot & Spicy Food Festival. Taking place at Harbour Front Centre this event showcases Canadian celebrity chefs, a curated food market, and a ChiliKids cooking competition, all paired with sizzling jazz. The festival runs from Friday, September 1 through to September 4, 2017.

Buskerfest at Woodbine Park:

Four days of non-stop fun in support of Epilepsy Toronto featuring circus artistry, music, magic and mime along comedians, acrobats, clowns and much more. This fundraiser features one-of-a-kind entertainment and fun for the entire family. Buskerfest runs from September 1st to the 4th.

Downsview Park Ribfest:

North York’s largest Ribfest Festival takes place September 1st – 4th, 2017 at Downsview Park. The event features exciting live entertainment, a midway and kids zone, hot air balloon rides and of course BBQ ribs along with a variety of festival food trucks.

Artfest Toronto at the Distillery:

Artfest Toronto is an outdoor arts and crafts show set throughout the cobblestone lanes of the historic Distillery District. Artfest will feature paintings, photography, sculptures, artisan crafts and live music from some of Canada’s top artists. This festival also offers something for everyone in the family with an Artfest kids component as well. The event takes place all weekend long.

Building Homes and Knowledge

Bazis has carefully selected some of Toronto’s best neighbourhoods in which to build. These neighbourhoods feature beautiful surroundings, access to amenities such as fine dining, entertainment and shopping as well as great schools.

Two of our condos (Exhibit and 1 Yorkville) neighbour some of the best private schools in Toronto offering world-class educational opportunities to our families in residence.

Blyth Academy in Yorkville is a private high school for Grade 9-12 focused on personalized education and experiential learning. Located in Yorkville, Blyth partners academically with the ROM and AGO.

Another nearby school is the Rosedale Day School, a small private school for JK to Grade 8. Rosedale also offers remarkable educational partnerships for enriched and global academic experience with the ROM, the AGO, the Royal Conservatory of Music and the University of Toronto. In addition to a strong academic program, the school also offers a complete range of co-curricular activities in the arts, athletics, technology, music.

Branksome Hall, a prestigious school for girls is also located nearby. It is a leading from Junior Kindergarten to Grade 12. In addition to its strong liberal arts curriculum that fosters a balance between academics and other activities, Branksome features an award-winning Athletics and Wellness Centre.

Last but not least, the esteemed St. Michael’s College, a private all-boys Roman Catholic day school for grades 7-12. The school offers an enriched, Catholic, Liberal Arts education complemented by several diverse co-curricular programs and is most notable for its ice hockey and football programs.

Bazis condos are perfect family environments with top-notch education at their doorsteps.

Exhibit Amenities are Complete

We can now unveil the fabulous amenities that will qualify Exhibit as a residential masterpiece. Located across from the majestic Royal Ontario Museum, Exhibit distinguishes itself with unrelenting craftsmanship, an eye for detail & impeccably crafted, unique architecture complete with incredible interior features, further enhancing the experience of Exhibit.

 

Starting from the bottom, and working our way up we begin with the jewel-like lobby. It is an inviting space adorned with glass walls, and features muted limestone flooring.  For an added element of drama, an illuminated glass sculpture sits suspended from the soaring ceiling.

 

The 9th-floor entertainment complex is ready to host small and large events alike. Featuring a bar, party room that includes a fireplace, private dining area, kitchen and lounge. The party room also features an exterior glass wall that opens up to a beautiful outdoor oasis, allowing for the celebrations to transition easily to the outdoors on those warm summer nights. Directly above, on the 10th floor, is a state-of-the art fitness gallery featuring top-of-the-line equipment, yoga studio, lockers, showers, cool-down room all complete with a spectacular view of the rooftop garden and sparkling pool.

 

Every unit is an exquisite showcase of meticulous design, craftsmanship & attention to detail. From the wrap around balconies with magnificent terraces; to European-inspired kitchens complemented by Wolf, Sub-Zero and Miele appliances, Bazis provides you with some of the best amenities available in the GTA.

 

Only one penthouse suite remains in this incredible residence, and it features a gorgeous and spacious interior. The suite, which has been designed with several luxurious finishes also offers a stunning, forever protected view of the Toronto city skyline.

These fabulous amenities have been incredibly crafted to make Exhibit a masterwork of design & a showcase of modern architectural design that Bazis continues to offer to the city of Toronto.

What’s New in the Crystal Blu Neighbourhood?

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Five years have passed since the completion of Crystal Blu, our sophisticated 35 storey tower that has become one of Toronto’s finest addresses. Over the course of the past five years we have seen significant changes to our neighbourhood, changes that have made residents even happier to call Crystal Blu home.

Located across from Holt Renfrew and the Manulife Centre, we have had the opportunity to get a firsthand look at Bloor Street’s significant makeover; a $24-million transformation to be specific. The project completed by the City of Toronto and the Bloor-Yorkville BIA has seen improvements such as the widening of granite sidewalks and the adding of a sustainable planter system for trees. The area has also seen the $400 million renovation of Hazelton Lanes.

The streetscape has been transformed into lavish laneway of high-end retailers such as Stuart Weitzman, J. Crew, Brooks Brothers, Mulberry and Nespresso along with luxury brands such as Dolce & Gabana, Burberry and Louis Vuitton.

But there’s more in store. The HBC store at Bloor and Yonge will be transformed into the second-largest Saks Fifth Avenue in the world and we’ll be getting a delectable new neighbour when Eataly opens its very first Toronto location in the Manulife Centre in 2019. Eataly, the Italian food palace that includes sit-down restaurants, casual eateries and a multifaceted marketplace will span 50,000 square feet across three storeys.
The first five years at Crystal Blu have been incredible and we look forward to what awaits in the years to come.

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Exhibit: The Canvas is Almost Complete

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The finishing touches are being placed on our next Masterpiece: Exhibit.  This stunning building is ideally situated at across from the ROM at Bloor and Avenue Road.  As we near completion, we are now fully occupied.

The distinguished Exhibit Residences, like all Bazis projects, are defined by our unrelenting eye for detail, craftsmanship, and unique architecture. With its fabulous amenities near completion, the warmer weather will see the installation of a reflecting pool, the jewel atop the crown of this urban oasis.

The residents of Exhibit can also enjoy the benefits to their overall health and wellness, with a fitness gallery. It’s located on the 10th floor and features state-of-the-art fitness equipment, a yoga studio, lockers, showers, a cool-down lounge, and spectacular views.

Situated just below on the 9th floor is the entertainment level.  A bar, lounge and party room with fireplace are available for the exclusive use of Exhibit residents, accompanied again by a more signature Toronto views.  The space is designed to accommodate everything from casual entertaining to formal dining, as it has a lounge and kitchen. In the summer months, take advantage of rooftop breezes, by opening up the exterior glass wall.

Even at ground level, the extraordinary lobby becomes the focal point for visitors and residents alike, with glass walls, muted limestone flooring, and a dramatically illuminated glass sculpture which is suspended from the soaring ceiling.

With features and amenities unlike any other, and an extraordinary location with forever protected views, Exhibit is a stunning work of art to add to our incredible city skyline.

Update on 1 Yorkville

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1 Yorkville is well on its way to being the most famous address in Toronto. Construction of this new luxury condominium is on track with the formation of the P1 underground garage.

 

With its enviable location, close proximity to world-class shopping, dining and other desirable amenities, 1 Yorkville provides a lifestyle experience equalled only by its refined design.

 

Health and wellness are at the heart of the 4th and 5th floors.  The 5th floor is home to a deluxe fitness gallery, pilates, and Cross-Fit studios. Tranquility prevails in the 4th floor spa and yoga studio, with an outdoor pool, hot tub, and hot-and-cold plunge pools, and the Zen Garden provides a space that soothes the mind, body, and soul.

 

Atop this luxurious building is an exciting rooftop, with an outdoor space perfect to take in the sights and sounds of the vibrant city below. Outdoor entertaining is easy, with a BBQ and fire pit, along with a sun deck, flanked by two party rooms, each feature their own kitchen and dining areas. Guests can also take in a movie on warm summer nights at the outdoor cinema.

 

Watch for more construction updates as we continue to make progress on this exciting new downtown address.

Construction is Underway at eCondos

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Construction at Yonge and Eglinton’s newest landmark, eCondos, is well underway.

Soon, these towers will soar above midtown Toronto and we are seeing great
progress, thanks to improved weather conditions. We are now forming the 14th floor of the south tower; and window installations have begun on the 5th. On the north tower, the 6th floor has also started to take shape.

These two beautiful towers will be a coveted address at Yonge and Eglinton
as residents will be enveloped by the finest dining, shopping, and entertainment that Toronto has to offer, either in the neighborhood or across the city without even having to go outside, via underground access to transit.

eCondos boasts a host of incredible features and inspired design by renowned
architect Rosario Varicalli. The bustling community outside transitions into a tranquil living environment, as residents make their way through the sleek, contemporary lobby into the luxury of their breathtaking suites. They will also find a party lounge
and fitness facility located on the 4th floor; while the 31st will house a glass cantilevered pool lounge, the first of its kind in Toronto!

Stay tuned for more updates!