BAZIS loves Yorkville! This community is the cultural heart of Toronto, with galleries, museums and gardens, all within a short walk of 1 Yorkville; our Toronto condominium now selling, and under construction.
There is something so gratifying about taking a walk in the early spring sunshine and seeing the first blooms of tulips and daffodils emerge. Toronto’s Yorkville Village has some of the loveliest parks in the city, and you don’t have to go far to get a taste of mother nature.
What’s special about this neighbourhood, is that you can plan a route that takes you through parks, past sparkling boutiques and shops and into your favourite coffee shop for a rest.
For example, start with brunch at Cafe Boulud at the Four Seasons, then take in Yorkville’s Mist Garden. It’s a relaxing oasis in the middle of the city, and the cooling mist runs every 10 minutes. This park features an art wall sculpted with roses, a four tier vintage birdbath, and a path through rows of exquisite rose gardens. Pick up a ‘to go’ coffee at Pusateri’s and then check out some boutiques and shops along the way, strolling along Yorkville Ave to Bay St., heading south to Cumberland St. Take your time here and and wander through The Village of Yorkville Park. It’s the perfect place to people-watch.
Another lovely Yorkville destination in spring is the Philosopher’s Walk. Head south of Bloor, just past the Royal Ontario Museum to the more than 100-year-old Alexandra Gates. This scenic footpath that heads south past Toronto landmarks such as the ROM, The Royal Conservatory of Music, Trinity College and the U of T Faculty of Law.
From here, take a shortcut through Queen’s Park south to Wellesley and stop in at the John B. Aird Gallery to see “The Views are Different Here,” a U of T student-curated art exhibit which offers a different view of Toronto’s people and neighbourhoods. This exhibit is a refreshing departure from traditional exhibits in that it showcases works from immigrant artists. It’s on until April 6th, 2018.
If you prefer to see wearable works of art, instead, head north along the Philosopher’s Walk to the ROM to take in the Christian Dior exhibit. The apparel dates back from 1947 to 1957, and is a must-see for fans of the glamour of days gone by.
In the center of all this urban parkland and cultural entertainment lies BAZIS’ 1 Yorkville. This incredible Yorkville condominium is now under construction, and there are still some amazing suites to be sold, including the jaw-dropping Penthouse, which features awesome views of Toronto from all 4 directions!
Toronto’s Interior Design Show shapes the industry for the upcoming year, showcasing the latest trends in design and decor, and attracting interior design professionals from all over North America.
This year, we noted some emerging trends to inspire you with your own home or condo.
In the month of February, we’ll be sharing our favourites on Instagram @BazisInc and on Facebook, so be sure to follow us for more.
New Patterns and Textures
Some of this year’s most exciting exhibits showcased unique patterns and textures in stone. Cosentino featured dramatic countertops in natural tones, punctuated with large vein patterns. This year, they introduced a new “suede” texture that feels warmer to the touch and offers a matte sheen.
From Cambria, Brittanica Gold was introduced, featuring new colours of copper, fog and translucent greige on a cream background. It has a more traditional feel and is striking against the cooler colours that have dominated in recent years.
IDS featured home furnishings with natural materials throughout. While the materials are simple: wood, stone, and metal, the results are polished, not rustic.
New in Colour
Some of the most eye catching exhibits at IDS this year featured textiles and woven art in a variety of colours. It’s exciting to envision a contemporary room in a neutral palette reimagined with the addition of area rugs and accents in rich blues and reds.
Pastels were also seen throughout the show, with furnishings, accessories, and paints in soft pinks and blues, accented with cream and off-white.
Sharp angles were present throughout the show with geometric designs in furnishings, lighting, art, and wall coverings.
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The name BAZIS is synonymous with exciting architectural and lifestyle design. A BAZIS condo is a thrilling addition to the city skyline, incorporating colour, shape and texture to create a memorable and timeless impression.
With foresight and intelligence, BAZIS carves a new space in Toronto’s thriving condominium market. A BAZIS condo is artistry, and the canvas is Toronto.
Like anything, a glimpse of what’s outside attracts, but it’s what’s on the inside that compels your continued attention. Let us show you the many facets of our Signature BAZIS style.
Awe-inspiring Impressions to Last
From the shimmering, soaring Crystal Blu, with icy blue shards embedded in the concrete, to the glittering green towers of Emerald Park, BAZIS has been shaking up the conventions of Toronto’s condo scene with colour and innovative use of materials since its inception.
With each project, BAZIS has outdone itself with unique statements of colour and light. Take for example the extraordinary bands of red nestled between the floors of the two eCondo towers at Yonge & Eglinton. eCondo features Toronto’s first cantilevered pool, where residents revel in the excitement of a swim with an incredible view.
At Exhibit, BAZIS created an ideal architectural counterpoint to the Michael Lee-Chin Crystal at the ROM situated across the street. With its’ clean, white, stacked block design, it’s impressive and elegantly understated. And that’s not an easy thing to do on a street that already has so much visual interest.
Finally, at BAZIS’ current project under construction at 1 Yorkville, look for yet another twist on modern condominium design. The project features long faceted metal ribbons spanning the length of the building. This lengthens the overall effect, creating a masterpiece of light and shadow in the sky.
Locations that Inspire Movement
BAZIS understands that Toronto is for those who live to move. Getting around is so important, and accessing transit isn’t an afterthought, it’s the first thought. That’s why BAZIS carefully selects locations that offer ideal access to transit.
Emerald Park is situated on the Yonge St. subway line, accessible underground, and eCondo is situated to the new Eglinton LRT line that is underway, in addition to the subway.
Exhibit and Crystal Blu are situated in the downtown core of Toronto, just blocks from the subway and offering extremely quick access to Bay St. and beyond.
Finally, 1 Yorkville is Toronto’s No. 1 address, right on Yonge St. in a location that offers the world at one’s fingertips.
Elevated Interior Design
From original works of art and light in our lobbies such as Exhibit and 1 Yorkville, to our unforgettable amenity spaces, BAZIS understands luxury design.
Each BAZIS project includes jaw-dropping amenities, some of which include rooftop cinemas, lavishly appointed spas with aqua massage rooms, hot and cold plunge pools, sprawling indoor and outdoor pools, and the zen of natural landscaping to provide a calm surrounding at the end of a long day.
Inside each BAZIS suite, are finishes that you would expect from a design-forward builder. What is never compromised, is style and convenience. A BAZIS home is equipped with modern European-inspired kitchens with the elegance of natural stone counters, high-end appliances, gleaming hardwood, soaring floor-to-ceiling windows, and bathrooms that feature soaker tubs and elegant modern fixtures.
BAZIS is constantly reaching for a new level of indulgence, with an aim to delight and surprise with design ingenuity. Follow BAZIS for new information coming in 2018!
Did you notice something different on Bazis.ca? In preparation for a busy 2017/2018, we’ve redesigned our website for easier navigation, an updated look, and smoother feel, all encompassing a better user experience for Bazis clients.
If you liked the information we had on our previous site, don’t worry. You’ll still find all the same great articles and information about our current condo projects across Toronto and the GTA. You’ll even find it’s easy to stay up to date with our blog, as we post new content weekly.
You can also scroll back into our archived articles to find lots of interesting information on interior design and cool neighbourhood facts about your favourite BAZIS condo.
BAZIS is a company that cares about great design. Design that is so simple, yet so innovative, it makes you pause for a moment just to enjoy it. Our new website achieves just that. View the plans and renderings that you are most interested in, or take some time and catch up with some of our past blog posts. Everything is carefully curated to make what you’re looking for easier to find.
In fact, why not jump right into the project of your choosing from here:
Exhibit: One fully finished penthouse remains with spectacular views! Visit now!
1 Yorkville: Only a handful of suites remain in this sought-after building. With all the luxurious amenities of Yorkville just steps from the lobby. Currently under construction! Visit now!
Emerald Park Sold out, but a few office units are still available in our commercial plaza, located right on the subway! View now!
eCondos: Sold out & under construction this dazzling building will feature a glass cantilevered pool, overlooking the city skyline! View now!
Crystal Blu: Sold out, fully occupied. Relive some of the moments with images & stories of this beautiful building.
More to come! Follow us on Social Media to get the latest news from BAZIS.
Few types of home are susceptible to trends more than high-rise condos. By their very nature, condos attract a more progressive, design-oriented, urban buyer, as the newest styles tend to evolve in the city first. Today, we offer a glimpse into what’s currently trending in the condo marketplace.
Less is More:
When it comes to floor plans & room layouts, less is more with condominium living. When making a condo purchase, buyers tend to be less concerned with square footage, but rather the functionality of the space. For example, rather than have space wasted for a corridor, use it for an additional bathroom or closet. Dividing walls can have shelving and cabinets built into them, as well as working spaces built around windows. Condo owners are very aware of spatial limitations & look for ways to make the very most of these unique areas without waste.
The unique floor space of a condo offers opportunities for dual purpose layouts. Take, for example, the dining area – tables can be easily set-up from concealed cabinets for dining and folded back, when done, for extra room. A kitchen island can double as a breakfast bar by using stools instead of chairs, a great space saver. Stools can then be transitioned into other areas, or stacked away in closets. Some even come designed with storage spaces.
In the living room, consider using a tablecloth covered trunk as a coffee table, functioning as both a unique décor item and storage space for throw pillows and blankets. Sofas and Futons can double as beds, & built-in entertainment centres are perfect for additional shelves and surface area.
Hotel Living at Home:
Many condos, like Exhibit, eCondos, 1 Yorkville and Crystal Blu, feature luxury comforts and urban amenities that rival those of five-star hotels. With features that can include pools, fitness galleries, lounges, & private bars. Some buildings will even go that extra mile with 24/7 concierge service, to achieve that hotel experience from the comfort of your home.
Shop and Work from Home:
Many savvy Millennials & young entrepreneurs are choosing condos as start-up housing, allowing them to conveniently and comfortably work from home while staying connected. Also, new developments like Emerald Park, have integrated a retail component. Coffee shops, eateries & speciality boutiques on the ground floor or lobby provide an added level of convenience in your home.
Entertain (& Be Entertained) at Home:
Most condos come equipped with a shared space, but well-equipped amenity spaces are ideal for entertaining & make any event you host memorable. Our eCondos tower features a glass cantilevered pool & lounge, offering incredible 360 views of the city. 1 Yorkville boasts an outdoor theatre and firepit lounge, perfect for hosting summer get-togethers. Last, but not least, Exhibit’s rooftop oasis comes complete with a gorgeous reflecting pool & lounge.
When buying a condo, look for outstanding amenity spaces that you’ll enjoy for years to come.
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.
Condo living has many year round benefits, but perhaps the most rewarding season for condo dwellers is winter. With perks such as the following, it’s easy to see the rise in condo popularity.