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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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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.

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.

The One To Watch At 1 Yorkville

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1 Yorkville continues to take shape as an enviable address, and with only a handful of suites remaining, opportunities to own here are limited.  Our remaining suites start at $1.5 million and are a beautifully appointed reflection of the Yorkville lifestyle.

Our featured unit is a 2 bedroom, plus media 1155 sq.ft unit, which reflects the Bazis standard of excellence. This unit housed within the slender and elegant tower, features the unparalleled elegance of 1 Yorkville with its artful design. It boasts a great view of the city skyline and the gorgeous Yorkville streets.

This suite features a spacious master bedroom with a large walk-in closet and a private ensuite. Take in a spectacular city view from the balcony which offers dual access, either from the master bedroom or the living area. Other great features include a dedicated media area and large entertaining area which opens up to a streamlined kitchen area featuring a breakfast bar.

In addition to all the interior suite features are the available amenities being offered such as concierge-level professional services to handle all of life’s little details, like restaurant reservations, errands, gifting and more.  These benefits make carefree living easy and luxurious. The rooftop patio, outdoor cinema and Cross Fit Studio provide ample opportunities to stay social.

This suite finds itself housed in another impeccable design by award-winning architect Rosario Varacalli. Just imagine coming home to this building that provides a contemporary expression of elegance and intrigue. A singular tower that is wrapped in faceted metallic ribbons that glitter against the cityscape.

Elegance also surrounds this desirable address at the corner of Yorkville Avenue and Yonge Street. Sophisticated shopping includes designer names like Dolce & Gabbana, Gucci, Prada, Chanel and exclusive department stores like Holt Renfrew. As well, find arts, culture and fine dining, mere steps away along with the underground PATH of the nearby Bloor and Yonge subway lines and the University of Toronto’s beautiful and historic campuses.

For a chance to experience luxury lifestyles in this prestigious location just pay the sales office a visit and see what 1 Yorkville has to offer.

Real Estate Forecast for 2017

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2016 proved to be another record setting year in the real estate market with particular sales growth being experienced for condominium apartments followed by detached homes. Continue reading

E Condos Construction Update

The mild winter weather so far has really helped the pace of construction at E Condos. Both towers are well underway to redefining the Yonge and Eglinton skyline.

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1 Yorkville Construction Update Jan 2017

We are very excited to see how much progress has happened at 1 Yorkville since the start of the new year! The foundation mat and tower crane are now both installed, and the crew was preparing to install the slab on grade.

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