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.
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.
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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.
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:
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
In the heart of North York is a gem we call Emerald Park. Since completion in 2015 these condominium towers have punctuated the skyline with their distinguishing and striking architectural concept. Two luminous green glass towers with distinctively flared tower tops have become home to residents and businesses alike in this area. Continue reading