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Cool off this summer with the Pools of Bazis!

When the mercury rises one of the best places to stay cool is by the pool and Bazis has got its residents covered with several spectacular pools.

Fear not though, escape from the heat of the urban jungle has been found in the outdoor oasis, at Exhibit. This outdoor rooftop garden offers a tranquil setting, complete with lush mature trees and a glistening reflecting pool. The perfect place to lounge and unwind when things get hot in the city.

Emerald Park has several crown jewels, the first of which is a stunning indoor pool with panoramic city views and a gleaming reflecting pool with outdoor cabana areas. Overlooking gorgeous greenery, it the ideal spot to sit and sip on a refreshing Friday afternoon drink.

Dive into a rejuvenating swim in the sprawling outdoor pool located at 1 Yorkville. Nestled among a relaxed spa setting, this rooftop treasure features a revitalising hot-and-cold plunge pool set against the Toronto city skyline.

Last, but not least the spectacular glass, cantilevered pool that seems to float over the city at eCondos. This pool, which offers expansive views overlooking Toronto, offers swimmers a unique and exceptional experience as the first of its kind in the city.

The pools of Bazis are the best place to relax this summer.

From Condos to Cottages

Leaving the bright lights of the city behind and enjoying the stars in cottage country, is a Toronto summer tradition as old as the city itself. Just north of the GTA lies beautiful Simcoe and Muskoka counties, an area better known to Ontarians as cottage country.

Whether retreating from the city for a weekend of family bonding, a romantic getaway, or a real adventure, there are so many great places to stay. Here are some of the areas first-rate resorts:

 

Severn Lodge

 

A classic lake resort, Severn Lodge ranks #1 among Muskoka’s best family resorts and being featured internationally, on the lists of the “100 Best Family Resorts in North America”. Nearly a century old, this gorgeous lodge offers fully inclusive packages with waterfront accommodations, sumptuous meals and many recreational facilities along with sandy beaches and lake water swimming and fishing. Situated on 100 acres of wooded trails it the ideal place for hiking, golf and horseback riding.

 

JW Marriott The Rosseau Muskoka Resort & Spa

 

This luxury resort welcomes guests with its natural and unspoiled surroundings. Located on a granite bluff this exquisite property overlooks Lake Rosseau. The resort also offers several amenities and activities including a year-round swimming pool, the sparkling waters of Lake Rosseau, golf, guided hikes & stargazing along the shoreline.

 

Deerhurst Resort

 

A beautiful resort property set on 780 scenic acres overlooking Peninsula Lake. Deerhurst offers many activities such as horseback riding, golfing & aquatic fun in an inflatable water park. The Spa at Deerhurst is perfect for being pampered, followed by delectable dining at Eclipse. Beach goers will enjoy the pristine stretch of golden sands on the shores of Peninsula Lake.

 

Windermere House

 

Also situated along the golden beaches of Lake Rosseau is the historic Windermere Resort. This resort makes its home on an incredible natural backdrop, featuring 2,500 square miles of wilderness, granite cliffs, rivers and waterfalls. Enjoy outdoor sports and activities including like tennis or indulge at the luxurious spa for any number of relaxing treatments.

 

Taboo Resort

 

Rated Ontario’s #1 Golf Course Taboo is a must for avid golfers, but this luxury resort features more than the four sets of tees on 7,400 yards of terrain. Unwind and relax in a private cottage chalet taking in a gorgeous sunset or immerse yourself in the European spa offering unique services for health, happiness and well-being. Taboo is also well known for its extraordinary cuisine combining food and entertainment in their dining theatre where the Chef de Cuisine prepares daily tasting menus.

 

Wherever you stay in Muskoka, you will do so in picture perfect surroundings where you leave behind city lights for starlight this summer.

Penthouse Complete With Spectacular, Unobstructed Views.

Let’s go back in time for a moment, about 20 years give or take. Toronto sees a boom in development along Lakeshore, as builders scramble to buy land & build high-rise condos, with spectacular waterfront views. Fast forward 5-6 years and an echo to the boom see developments spike once again. However, this time there’s outrage. Condo owners who initially decided to purchase on the premise of gorgeous waterfront vistas now had expansive views of windows and continuous construction. Unfortunately, this is the reality for many condo owners. As the city evolves and grows, so do its needs, and some of the reasons that attracted you to your condo initially, are no longer there.

That is why BAZIS has captured attention with Exhibit.

From outside, the unusual architecture makes a bold statement with its unapologetic elegance, inviting your eyes to explore every detail as it manages to coexist within the Yorkville neighbourhood seamlessly.  It is inside the penthouse of this Varacallian masterpiece where the brilliance of its beauty lies.

Entering from the foyer, on the left you notice the large bedroom, complete with a full bathroom that envelops you in minimalist elegance. It also includes a walk-in closet that spoils you with space & storage solutions.

 

Across the foyer, the penthouse seems to expand before you, as natural light streams through the massive windows; seamlessly blending your living and dining areas. Complete with a kitchen island, breakfast nook, and open-concept dining area, you have the ability to transform your space, depending on occasion or mood.

 

 

Entering the Master Suite, we find enough room for a large bed and an additional seating area, for the more intimate moments. Clean design with dual sinks, stand alone tub, walk in shower with three strategically placed shower heads for complete immersion and private entry to a water closet complete with bidet. Heading back into the Master Suite, you pass between dual walk-in closets, towards your balcony and a heart-stopping view.

 

 

The first rule of Real Estate is location, and BAZIS adherence to this fundamental principle means Exhibit residents will have view forever protected. With the historical significance of the University of Toronto, and it’s proximity to Exhibit, this can never change. From moving day onward, your private sanctuary in the city will maintain that breathtaking view that called out to you from the streets.

Where to spend the day shopping in Yorkville

From designer boutiques carrying the latest trends, high-end galleries & antique shops, it’s no wonder why Yorkville has earned the reputation as Toronto’s Madison Avenue. Lined with flagship stores from Prada, Hermes, Louis Vuitton and Gucci, this area of the City is a veritable shopping Mecca for anyone with a love of labels.  With an illustrious array of places to shop, here are some of our personal selection of the best places for shopping therapy:

 

Holt Renfrew:

 

Canada’s flagship of high-end fashion retail has drawn comparisons to both Saks Fifth Avenue and Harrods respectively. Hosting four floors of retail space, Holt Renfrew carries high-end names like Giorgio Armani, D&G, Hugo Boss and Louis Vuitton often showcased through in-store runway demonstrations. Explore and shop at your leisure while concierges tend your every need. Want a break or to relax after a long day of shopping, unwind at their café and indulge in a flaky, French pastry and frothy cappuccino or even better still, pamper yourself at the in-house spa!

 

Yorkville Village:

 

Formerly known as Hazelton Lanes and located in the heart of Bloor-Yorkville, Yorkville Village boasts upscale shopping at its best. Here you can find designer brands interlaced among unique boutiques in this vibrant and beautifully designed environment. Shop for shoes, handbags, accessories and haute couture from designers like Badgley Mischka, Christian Louboutin, Monique L’huillier, Michael Kors, Carolina Herrera, Stella McCartney, Vivienne Westwood and Zac Posen…just to name a few.

 

Divine Decadence Originals:

 

A vintage couture boutique located on Cumberland Street.  Each piece is artfully displayed and personally collected by owner Carmelita Blondet. The offerings at Divine Decadence range from different countries and time periods; with unique finds like a 1910 embroidered-silk cape from Spain, a cream silk lace dress from 1930 and a Persian lamb and mink coat from 1965. With unique vintage couture such as this, it’s no wonder the boutique’s client list includes celebrities like Eddie Vedder, Lauren Hutton and Lady Gaga.

 

Leatherfoot:

 

Tailoring isn’t only about suits but can be for shoes as well. This men’s footwear emporium does exactly that when it comes to its discerning customers. Leatherfoot offers enthusiasts premium, handcrafted shoes with collections representing craftsmanship and style, unavailable anywhere in Canada. Walls of radiant oxfords, derbies and brogues, displayed in all shapes, stains and sizes. With the option of standard sizing in soft suede driver moccasins by La Cordonnerie Anglaise or oxfords by Saint Crispin, their true passions shine through in made-to-order services for anyone wanting customization.

 

119 Corbo:

 

This speciality boutique has become a Yorkville institution & home to the most innovative of high fashion collections. Located inside a historic Toronto townhouse with a chic interior, it houses two floors of the world’s most sought after fashion labels along with groundbreaking collections. In fact, Corbo was the first retailer in Toronto to introduce Jimmy Choo and Manolo Blahnik shoes, long before their starring turn in Sex and the City. Featuring other high-demand designers such as Yves Saint Laurent and Miu Miu, it’s no surprise that 119 Corbo is the go-to destination for celebrities and fashion aficionados alike.

 

Whether shopping for the hottest trends, stylish classics, or designer fashions, Yorkville has become an internationally recognised destination and a shopper’s paradise.

 

1 Yorkville is Poised for Patio Season

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Patio season in Toronto is drawing near and residents of 1 Yorkville are poised to enjoy some of the City’s finest. Yorkville boasts a number of picturesque porch spaces from which to enjoy cocktails, nibbles and rays of sunshine.

Some of the most notable patios include:

Bar Reyna which sports a gorgeous all-season patio. A sophisticated space decorated with jewel tones, gold accents and ornate pendant lights where patrons can enjoy Mediterranean snacks and signature cocktails.

The Pilot with its eclectic menu and live jazz features a heated rooftop patio known as The Flight Deck that offers a great view along with a relaxed vibe.

Trattoria Nervosa, the well-known little yellow house in Yorkville is home to a chic rooftop patio where you can enjoy classic Southern Italian food while casting a gaze on the passersby.

Hemingway’s, a lively pub and a Yorkville mainstay where you can get a taste from down under while perched on casual rooftop patio.

Residents of 1 Yorkville also have a stunning spot from which to soak in the sun or the city lights, right at home, on the rooftop. This luxurious retreat offers a sun deck and fire pit lounge to sip drinks by; along with an outdoor cinema, dining and entertaining space. Those who call 1 Yorkville home are perfectly poised to enjoy patio season.

1 Yorkville – Redefining Service

TRAVEL & LEISURE

Service is defined as providing an accommodation or activity for assistance. At 1 Yorkville, service has been redefined with a Signature Concierge Service that is exclusively available to its residents.

The Signature Concierge Service is reflective of the commitment to the highest level of service that is seen throughout the entire property. An expert staff has been assembled to cater to the residents of 1 Yorkville in order to provide a truly distinctive living experience.

The 1 Yorkville Signature Concierge can be considered the ultimate butler, accommodating requests with impeccable manner and capability, without being obtrusive. This unparalleled service provides distinct privileges which are available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. No ask it too great when it comes to providing discreet, efficient and invisible service to ensure the lives of residents are lived most luxuriously.

This service allows everyone the time and freedom to enjoy their passions without having to worry about time consuming tasks that can at times be a nuisance. The 1 Yorkville Signature Concierge Service will look after details such as: • Dining recommendations/reservations

• Theatre, concert, show & sports event ticket booking

• Drop off/pick up of laundry & dry cleaning

• Gifting services – flowers, chocolates, baskets

• Airline reservations, airport transfer/limousine services

• Pet care – walking, training, grooming

• Grocery shopping & floral delivery

• Relocation services – packing, moving

• Housekeeping & interior decorating

• Fitness training & translation services

It is the belief at 1 Yorkville that home is where the heart is, and the Signature Concierge aims to make the experience as memorable as possible. Only one opportunity remains to experience this type of luxury living. Visit us to learn more!

The Galleria at Emerald Park: Retail and Offices at the Heart of this Jewel

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Emerald Park, North York’s premiere address where residential and commercial spaces are seamlessly brought together for vibrant living.

The striking and luminous green residential towers of Emerald Park are connected by a commanding three-story podium that houses irresistible shopping, dining and business services. The Galleria at Emerald Park has an incredible street presence with large boulevards flowing from its base and floor with a beautiful combination of clear and tinted glass that bring the indoors out for passersby to see.

Located in an already bustling neighborhood at Yonge and Sheppard, the Galleria at Emerald Park injects further excitement into the landscape. Stroll the cobblestone streetscape created inside the atrium flooded by natural light and peruse two floors of enticing retail shops linked by escalators. Picnic in an urban park without having to pack a basket. The food court offers many delectable options and international flavors to be comfortable enjoyed at café tables under a canopy of trees.

A prestigious business environment is housed on the third level where office spaces have been designed with comfort and efficiency in mind. Floor to ceiling windows offer an incredible view not only to the retail located below but vibrancy of the surrounding area.

The Galleria at Emerald Park is ideally located in this well established area of North York. It features direct access to subway lines and easily accessible by car on Highway 401 offering ample underground parking.

It’s all about location and The Galleria offers a prestigious location creating the perfect business environment with landmark architecture and easy transportation access.

What’s Coming Up at the Royal Conservatory of Music

Toronto is home to all kinds of musical talent. Whether it’s individual musicians, or orchestras, the city is bursting with bright talent. We’re also home to the Royal Conservatory of Music, one of the largest and renowned musical education institutes in the world. Not only does the conservatory offer the best in music education, with an excellent curriculum, amazing teachers, and rigorous assessment, but also an incredible program of performances. Here’s what to look forward to before 2016 comes to an end.  Continue reading