1 Yorkville Condos and its towering height shouldn't come as a surprise to anyone familiar with the current state of development in the area. This former village and home to Toronto's bohemian community in the 1960s has long since gone the way of big money, and now finds itself home to some of the city's priciest homes, retail, and dining. This 610 ft addition is getting all dressed up to join in on the truckload of other skyscraping projects underway in this upscale enclave.
This massive building clad in distinctive metal fins will rise 58 storeys at the corner of Yonge and Yorkville just above and next to the soon to be fully restored Yorkville village buildings, which were first built in the 1860s. According to the architect, the metal fins and cladding will change in appearance depending on the time of day and weather patterns or even what position you gaze at the building from.
Of the 58 storeys, three of them will be dedicated exclusively to amenities: a floor each for a spa, a fitness centre, and an indoor/outdoor rooftop level for entertainment. Also on tap are various guest suites, a hot tub, a pilates room, a dance studio, juice bar, steam room, sauna, hot and cold plunge pools, a movie theatre, 24 hr concierge, guest parking, and a rooftop pool with cabanas. The building will house no less than a small town of new residents in its whopping 577 units. Future "Yorkvillers" can choose from anything from one to three bedrooms, all with fairly standard 9ft ceilings throughout.
Address: 1 Yorkville Ave Storeys: 58 Height: 610 ft Number of Units: 577 Types of Units: 1 - 3 beds Ceiling Height: 9 ft Amenities: pool, 24 hr concierge, party room, guest parking, guest suites, roof deck, movie theatre, spa level, fitness level, entertainment level Architect: Rosario Varacalli, ERA Developer: Plaza, Bazis Landscape Architect: NAK Design Group Interior Designer: The Design Group Walkscore: 100