Connect with your family in a Condominium Home

 

 

“Dani” lives with her husband, 10-year-old daughter and dog in a high-rise condominium right in the heart of the Yonge and Eglinton neighbourhood.

“I lived on a 100-acre farm growing up. Did I ever think I would be living with my family in a high rise? No way. But it was the best decision we have made.”

Since moving to Toronto and beginning her career, Dani and her husband, George, decided that their lifestyle and needs would be best met by living in a condominium. The convenience and security was a huge draw for the young family, especially when Dani was pregnant and her husband was away for business – the concierge offered some much appreciated assistance.

With the arrival of their daughter, Dani and George did not have to worry about installing gates on stairs or keeping a constant eye on the baby – the one level, open concept unit was just perfect and alleviated many stresses. In fact, it’s the open concept condominium setting that Dani believes is arguably the greatest feature of condo living for families, because it allows families to truly be together.

“It is a very intimate setting – you always see each other,” Dani said. “Sure, we each have our own workspaces and places, but as a family, we are always interacting.”

But what about the backyard? You may be surprised to hear that going from 100 acres to not having an actual backyard is not at all an issue for Dani and her family.

“We haven’t had to sacrifice the outdoors because it is all around us. With Sherwood Park and North Toronto Park, we’re still always outside and don’t need to worry about mowing the lawn,” Danielle said.

In a city where space is at a premium, condos are becoming the new family home for many families. There are plenty of perks with condominium living (like access to a swimming pool, yoga studio, and theater room), but the real benefit is how this lifestyle can positively affect you and your family.

“We truly feel a part of something here. Even though it’s vertical, we get a real sense of community – all while living in the heart of a big city.”

Still crave that connection to the street? Then The Lanes at 101 Erskine, just minutes from The Republic community, may be exactly what you’re looking for.  These select one and two storey residences, with private lane entrances are set along Erskine Ave. and a landscaped walkway connecting you to Broadway Avenue.  Great schools, excellent shopping, dining, entertainment and recreation as well the vibrant Yonge & Eglinton neighbourhood are just steps from your front door.  And within your own community, there are amenities galore, like an infinity pool, sauna, billiards lounge, fitness center, yoga studio and party room, all for your enjoyment.

The Lanes at 101 Erskine offer that perfect blend of a single family home in a great neighbourhood with the benefits of a condominium lifestyle.

 

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The 2T+D residence of Sherwood at Huntington

 

 

If you’re looking for a luxurious home in the city that offers room to roam, away from the hustle and bustle of the day to day, then Sherwood at Huntington is the place for you.  The Huntington community is truly an enclave of peace and luxury, discretely tucked away from Bayview Avenue, but beautifully situated in Toronto’s exclusive Lawrence Park neighbourhood.

Surrounded by green spaces but conveniently close to everything you want; from the renowned recreational facilities such as the Granite Club, to the boutique shopping and dining that the Lawrence Park neighbourhood is known for.  It is a community of surprises.

Take the 2T+D residence at the upcoming Tridel and Concert Properties Sherwood at Huntington, for example.  With spacious living areas and luxurious finishes, this 2 Bedroom home boasts a Library, Family Room and Living and Dining areas with a separate professionally appointed Kitchen, complete with eat-in breakfast area.

The expansive Master Bedroom offers ample space for you to create a small haven within your home and the walk-in closet space fit for a fashionista.  The master bedroom ensuite includes his and her sinks, a stand- alone glass shower enclosure and a bathtub with space to stretch out and relax. The spacious walk-in closet and generous proportions of the Master Bedroom create an enclave inside your home.

The 2T+D Suite design at Sherwood at Huntington

Meander across the living spaces to the second bedroom and you’ll find the same attention to detail and luxury; with another thoughtfully designed space including ensuite and walk-in closet.

But the jewel of this home is the balcony.  This sprawling space, overlooking the Sherwood Park Ravine and the private community garden, is the perfect spot to lounge and enjoy the day or host a dinner party with loved ones on those sultry summer nights.

The classic garden at Sherwood at Huntington. Artist's rendering.

If you’re the type of individual who likes to see things first-hand, we invite you to tour the stunning designer model suites at Blythwood at Huntington, the first building in this boutique community.

Stop by our Presentation Centre at 1900 Bayview, south of Lawrence Avenue.  We would love to share this new community with you; Monday to Thursday between 11 a.m. and 7 p.m. and Saturday, Sunday and Holidays between 12 p.m. and 6 p.m.

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Star Gazing at TIFF

This is the last weekend for The Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF), and there are still plenty of big screen films and big name stars to see around the city.  If you aren’t in the mood to buy tickets for the screenings or stand in an around-the-block line-up for a red carpet event, there are plenty of hot spots around the city to catch a glimpse of your favourite star.

The TIFF Bell Lightbox (at the north-west corner of King and John Street) and surrounding luxury hotels, like the Ritz-Carlton and the Shangri-La, are TIFF central. You never know who you might run into as you just happen to stroll through the neighbourhood!

Many Tridel communities are within walking distance of festival central. The Spadina and Queen neighbourhood, soon-to-be-home to SQ at Alexandra Park, has already attracted the likes of Kevin Costner and crew (they all had dinner at “The Good Son” on Queen West).

The Tridel Store at 519 Queen St. West

The Tridel Store, located at 20 John Street, is showcasing two A-list communities: 300 Front and Alter. You don’t have to have a film in TIFF to feel like a movie-star in one of our communities.

The Tridel Store at 20 John Street

After your condo hunting, you can star-gaze some more at these festival hot spots:

1. Bar Buca, 75 Portland Street: It may not be Cannes, but this European style bar emulates this feel with fine drinks and delectable snacks. Cocktails are blended with Italian liqueurs like Cynar and espresso-based beverages come spiked with things like buffalo milk and dulce de leche. With sleek marble bar tops and sky-high ceilings, the lofty space is one that the stars will likely pop by.

2. Byblos, 11 Duncan Street: This new Mediterranean restaurant occupies two floors of the Storys Building, which is an already-established TIFF spotting venue. The building is usually guarded by red velvet rope but Byblos is a good place to be near the action – you never know who you might brush shoulders with!

3. Chill Ice House, 82 Bathurst Street: It wouldn’t be the Canadian north without a little cold! Chill Ice House is a bar and lounge made entirely of ice: the walls, the bar, the booths, a chandelier, and even a 2.5-metre CN Tower sculpture. Cocktails come in handcrafted ice cups but in case you can’t hack the cold, there is a warmed speakeasy tucked in the back.

 

 

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Global Style Model Suite Experience at Aristo

  What do you get when you give a serious Interior Designer free reign and 5 model suites to flex her creative muscles in? A world of inspired, decorating ideas – quite literally!

We threw this very challenge over to Tridel’s own Principal Interior Designer Stella Salvador, along with the mandate to bring to life the world’s hottest design trends to Tridel’s chic Aristo at Avonshire community in North York.

What emerged was breathtaking inspiration reflecting trending influences in furniture, accessories, paint colours and fabrics – from the far flung corners of the globe:

Go Manhattan Chic with a black and neutral palette mixed with leather and mirrored accents for a sleek urban feel. Shown in a 1 Bedroom + Den suite.

Oooh la la! Paris Haute is all about ultra modern, minimalist accents and eclectic show-stopping pieces which never go out of style. Shown in a 1 Bedroom + Den suite.

Hop across the pond to London Posh, where vintage mingles with contemporary for a cool Brittannia vibe. Shown in a 2 Bedroom suite with walk out to third floor terrace.

Asian Silk comes calling in striking, rich jewel tones, sumptuous silks, velvets and more. Shown in a 1 bedroom + den suite with terrace.

Persian Spice dazzles with straight-from-the-runway bling-y accents, vibrant hues and lustrous fabrics, shown in a two bedroom suite with terrace. 

The Global Style Model Suite Experience isn’t just a smart way to get au courant  on the cutting edge design trends from around the globe; it’s also a great way to envision what your residence could look like when you call Aristo home. And these 1 bedroom + den and 2 bedroom suites are pretty spectacular even before they’re decorated:

• Open concept suites feature 9’ and 10’ ceiling heights

• Sleek, Euro-style kitchens include top name stainless steel appliances

• Ground level garden suites offer terraces, patios and park views

While you’re at Aristo, you’ll also want to tour the design-forward amenities; these start right from the glam-infused lobby with Concierge and extend to include party lounges, private dining room, spa & fitness centre, hot & cold plunge pools, steam room and outdoor terrace lounge.

1 bedroom and den suites start at $363,000, with an excellent selection of larger 1 bedroom plus dens and 2 bedroom options also available.  Best of all, suites are all available for move-in right now.

 

Presentation Centre Hours:

Monday to Thursday, 11am – 7pm

Friday, Closed

Saturday, Sunday & Holidays, 12pm – 6pm

416.730.0300

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5 Restaurants to sink your teeth into in the Entertainment District near 300 Front Street West

Considering a night out and looking for a great restaurant?  Well, if your home address happens to be 300 Front Street West, you’re in luck.  Living in the heart of downtown Toronto with the entertainment district at your doorstep does have it’s benefits and one of those is being within easy reach of so many of our city’s finest dining establishments.

Start or end your fun with an unforgettable meal at one of these incredible restaurants.

Sen5es

Located within the Soho Hotel Metropolitan, the menu includes items like poached pear crepes, seared tuna, pork belly, truffle fries and a variety of Szechuan-inspired flavours so you can experience remarkable food with all 5 senses.

Arriba

Tucked away inside the Renaissance Hotel, Arriba offers an incomparable dining experience with a view overlooking the Rogers Centre stadium. The menu is inspired by fresh, seasonal ingredients, showcasing Ontario-grown produce and a large selection of wine from Canadian vineyards.

 

360 Restaurant

Enjoy breathtaking, revolving views of the city while you dine on exquisite dishes like rabbit, lobster, or the decadent dark chocolate tower. This is Canadian fine-dining located inside the CN Tower.

Yuzu No Hana

Authentic Japanese cuisine from an impressive list of rolls and à la carte sushi and sashimi. The menu features signature dishes, traditional Japanese starters, entrees and sharing plates, as well as a complex list of Japanese sake, beer and cocktails.

 

Le Neuf

The menu at this popular eatery includes generous portions of typical French fare, patisserie treats, and sinful boozy beverages. Le Neuf serves simple dishes, true to the ingredients and techniques of Parisian tradition.

 

 

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Tridel Holiday Hours. Have a great Long Weekend!

It’s always right about this time when we realize how quickly the summer is passing!  The August Civic Holiday is here and as always, in our vibrant city, there is a lot going on!   

Tridel Presentation Centres will be open:

                                  Friday:  Closed

                                         Saturday, Sunday & Monday: 12 Noon to 6 p.m.

Elsewhere in the city, the August Long Weekend is also the final weekend of the Scotiabank Toronto Caribbean Carnival, with events scheduled throughout the city, culminating in the Grand Parade Saturday August 2nd and the Carnival Island event.

In addition to the Carribbean Carnival, there are plenty of other events scheduled throughout the city to keep you entertained.  If you’re in the west end near the Old Mill Presentation Centre,  Shakespeare in High Park is presenting “Titus Andronicus” and “As You Like It”.   This is a really popular event and seating can go fast, so you may want to buy a premium ticket and get there early!

If you find yourself downtown at the Tridel Store, there’s plenty to keep you occupied.  If the skies are clear, a tour up the CN Tower will offer stunning views.  Or check out Ripley’s Aquarium.  Doors will be open from 9:00 a.m. to 11 p.m. daily during the Civic Holiday weekend and visitors entering after 7 p.m. can save $5.00.

In Toronto’s east end, The Scarborough Ribfest returns August 1st through August 4th at Thomson Memorial Park (at the corner of Lawrence Ave. and Brimley Road), with live music and entertainment, midway rides, games, and vendors.  And of course, plates of mouth watering ribs!

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The Blooming Garden at Blythwood at Huntington

The design of the garden at the Blythwood at Huntington community was inspired by a traditional and formal English garden. The symmetry and well-tailored green space, situated overlooking the wilder beauty of the Sherwood Park Ravine, reminds us of a landscape outside of a castle in northern England… well, Blythwood is your castle! We can just picture you sipping a cool drink, reading the paper or a good book and relaxing in the warmth of the summer sun in this truly beautiful space.

The Garden at Blythwood at Huntington

 It is without a doubt that a community is truly beautified by its’ exterior landscaping. An exquisitely designed and maintained garden, inspired by a formal English green space, welcomes you to Blythwood at Huntington. The lush greens, shrubberies, tall trees and potted plants set an elegant scene at this distinguished community. 

The Blythwood garden and exterior landscaping was designed by Janet Rosenberg & Studio – one of Canada’s most distinguished landscape architecture and urban design studios. This award-winning Studio is recognized for its extensive and award-winning portfolio of work. They are creative thinkers and develop treasured, ecologically-responsible landscapes that respond to the demands of the urban environment, and engage, excite and enhance the quality of life for those who inhabit them – as is evident at Blythwood at Huntington.

The Garden at Blythwood at Huntington

 The elegance of the garden and outdoor space matches that of the Blythwood community. Blythwood at Huntington takes indulgent living to an entirely new level with the luxury and grandeur of the lobby, beautifully designed units and the five star leisure amenities. The finishing touches are being put in place as happy residents continue to move-in to this wonderful community of unparalleled design, fantastic location and a blooming garden.

Visit us at our Presentation Centre at 1900 Bayview Avenue, tour the community and see for yourself.

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Get Your View Back at Aqualina

 

If we want something, we make it happen.  A phone that can talk to us? Done.  A self-operated vacuum cleaner? Done.  A car that parks itself?  Done.  A window that adjusts the light based on the sun’s movement?  Done.  Technology is truly an amazing thing.  Our great minds and the advances we have made in the modern world have allowed us to create some pretty incredible things.  The latest?  View Dynamic Glass.


This glass, by View Inc., balances outdoor light by adjusting the window pane with the sun’s movement.  It uses an electro-dynamic tint in response to the outside world and electronically adjusts in order to preserve your view while keeping you cool.  Think transition lenses eyewear… but a whole lot bigger!

Sure we’ve invented blinds, shades and curtains to shade us from the light but they also block out the views.  And the views at Aqualina at Bayside are ones that you surely do not want to block out.  These dynamic glass windows are intelligent, alive and under your control; while also keeping all of the wonderful views of the Toronto harbour intact.


This glass was recently installed at the Aqualina at Bayside Presentation Centre  as a pilot project, offering a demonstration of how the glass works and it’s benefits; another collaboration between Tower Labs, Tridel and Hines, which have also partnered to demo the off-grid renewable street lights and EV (electrical vehicle) charging station at the Aqualina Presentation Centre.

And once Aqualina is complete, it will be installed in the NetZed suite – a condo suite by Tower Labs that produces as much energy as it uses.  You can explore and learn more about the suite here.  The glass is just one of the amazing features of the suite.  And get this: you can control it all from your mobile phone! Is there anything our phones can’t do?!  I’m beginning to think not.

Be sure to stop by the Aqualina at Bayside Presentation Centre in order to get a sneak peek at this seriously intelligent window.  While you’re at it, enjoy the weather and check out the beach scene around Aqualina too.  We are very excited about this innovation: we want you to have your views and bring new life to your indoor experience.

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101 Erskine July 2014 Construction Update

101 ErskineWe anticipate construction  of the 101 Erskine community to commence this fall. The corresponding permits have been applied for; encroachment agreements are being reviewed with some agreements already in place, and working drawings are 90% complete. The tendering and contract award process has also begun.

Be sure to follow Facebook and Twitter for even more information.

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101 Erskine

101 Erskine

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Argento July 2014 Construction Update

ArgentoThe original construction cranes used at the Argento community have been removed and replaced with a single crane, which has been relocated and will remain for the duration of the construction process.

Our construction teams are currently forming the 8th floor of the community, window installations are expected to start mid August and rough-in plumbing and electrical work is being done within the underground parking garage.

Watch the progress online as the Argento live construction camera updates every 30 minutes with a new photo.

Be sure to follow Facebook and Twitter for even more information.

Argento Construction

Image taken from the live construction camera, July 27, 2014.

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