Archives

Exhibit: Experience the Art of Living

exhibit-1

Overlooking the Royal Ontario Museum the Exhibit residences are a true work of art. Exhibit is distinguished by unrelenting craftsmanship and an eye for detail crafted with unique architecture and fabulous amenities.

One suite remains in this unique residence, a penthouse suite in Cube 4 which showcases the extraordinary. Take in a panoramic view of the Toronto city skyline with over 50’ of south facing exposure. This 2,386 sq. ft. suite is one of the limited edition suites, designed by one of Toronto’s premiere architects, R. Varacalli Architect Inc. Its design is inspired and unique with high standards of luxurious finishes.

Crafted with exquisite attention to detail, from wrap around windows and balconies, and forever-protected views to the south; to exclusively-designed, European-inspired kitchens complimented by Wolf, Sub-Zero and Miele appliances. It is a spacious, open-concept penthouse suite, boasting an abundance of walk-in closets within its gorgeous interior.

Additional amenities include above-ground parking in a separate cube at the rear which is also wrapped by windows to provide natural lighting throughout the parking garage. There is also an entertainment floor featuring several lounges with bar and private dining areas; a party room and an outdoor rooftop garden with a shimmering reflecting pool. Residents also have access to a fitness gallery equipped with state-of-the-art equipment and a yoga studio.

Located within easy walking distance of fabulous shopping, delightful dining and entertainment on Bloor and in Yorkville, Exhibit has proven to be one the latest in a string of iconic projects by BAZIS in Toronto’s most sought after locations.

Everything You Need to Know About NYE at the ROM

The holiday season is peppered with all kinds of seasonal events, but none are quite as significant as New Year’s Eve. NYE is a complicated occasion that is often faced with varied opinions. For some, they absolutely can’t wait until the end of the year arrives and they can toast the previous and next 365 days (with a glass of bubbly in hand of course). For others, December 31st is the worst night of the year due to all the hype and often expectations fall short. The key to having a great New Year’s Eve is picking a cool, fun party, and making sure you’re surrounded by people you care about. The ROM’s NYE party may be just the ticket! Continue reading

Murder at the ROM

Grid6

We’ve said it before and we’ll say it again: one of the best things about our future project 1 Yorkville is that it’s so close to the Royal Ontario Museum. We like to check out its many exhibitions, wander aimlessly for hours admiring the different jewels, artefacts and treasures from all around the world, and attend the many events! There’s the much-talked about Friday Night Live, when the ROM turns into a late-night party with fun, food and great music, and then there’s the Urban Capers’ Murder at the ROM.

Continue reading

An Architectural Tour Around Yorkville

If you’ve been reading our blog regularly, you’re already well aware that we love Yorkville, Toronto’s hottest and most luxurious neighbourhood. There’s so much to do and see in Yorkville, but did you know it’s also home to some of Toronto’s coolest architecture? Let’s take a look.

Yorkville Public Library

pictures-r-4551

At the beginning of the 20th century the original Yorkville Public Library (now located on the north side of Yorkville near Yonge Street) was housed in St. Paul’s Hall (originally Yorkville’s Town Hall) just around the corner on Yonge Street. When the plans for the library were first being discussed, the chief librarian went to Andrew Carnegie, a philanthropist, and asked for $350 000 to build it. They got the funding and the Yorkville Public Library was designed by City architect Robert McCallum in 1907 and made of Ohio stone and quarter-cut oak.

Royal Ontario Museum

Royal_Ontario_Museum-Michael_Lee-Chin_Crystal

The Royal Ontario Museum is a sight to behold. It is one of the largest museums in North America and brings in thousands of visitors every year. The doors to the ROM opened on March 19, 1914 and currently has over six million items on display in forty galleries. It’s definitely a beauty and it was designed by Toronto’s own architects Frank Darling and John A. Pearson, with the eastern wing designed by Alfred H. Chapman and James Oxley (opened in 1933). The ROM is a mix of different styles: there’s the original Italiante style, and then there’s the neo-Byzantine style with different coloured stones reflecting Roman architecture. Oh, and there’s also the new main entrance to the ROM, designed by Daniel Libeskind, called the Crystal which opened in 2007. The Crystal brings modernity to the otherwise older looking building, and was a refreshing makeover to the ROM.

Yorkville Firehall

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

You can’t miss the Yorkville Firehall located at 34 Yorkville Avenue, just west of Yonge Street, originally built in 1876. Today, it is one of the oldest buildings on the block even though it was once ruined by a fire and then rebuilt in 1890.  It’s made out of soft yellow brick from the Yorkville Brickyards, but the newer part of the firehall has red brick detail. It is now referred to as Firehall #10 and is still an active fire station.

And of course, our own 1 Yorkville might make someone’s list of remarkable architecture in Yorkville some day. After all, we are preserving and restoring a collection of very refined Yorkville Village buildings that date back to the 1860s. 1 Yorkville will also have an awesome rooftop lounge, great amenities and so much more.

What’s your favourite building in Yorkville?

6 Yorkville Gems

This probably comes as no surprise to you, but Yorkville is one of our favourite neighborhoods in Toronto. Condos in Yorkville unsurprisingly are some of the most luxurious in Canada. That’s why two of our projects, Exhibit and Crystal Blu, are located there.

With perhaps the highest concentration of luxury homes in Toronto, everyone knows Yorkville is undoubtedly the city’s most stylish neighbourhood to call home. In fact, it’s also recognized as one of the top ten shopping destinations in the world! Besides shopping and the Royal Ontario Museum of course, be sure to check out these other finds in this neighbourhood.

  1. MoRoCo We’ve heard that macarons are the new cupcakes – sounds perfect to us. MoRoCo has the best macarons in town – although their other offerings aren’t too shabby either. Buttercream filling sandwiched between delicate sweet-meringue based pastries … need we say more?

    Best of Yorkville Toronto: Moroco

    Continue reading