Multi-awarding-winning Great Gulf’s flagship condominium, One Bloor is under construction in Toronto. Now 85% sold, this $450 million project will provide 100,000 sq. ft. of new prime retail on three levels, and add 732 new residential suites to the neighbourhood. THE LOCATION: Southeast corner of Yonge and Bloor Streets; the gateway to Bloor-Yorkville An iconic global address steps from high-fashion boutiques and designer shops, such as Holt Renfrew, Cartier, Prada, Hermes, Gucci, Chanel, and Louis Vuitton Walk to the Royal Ontario Museum, hundreds of restaurants, cafés, services and more Direct access to both the Bloor and Yonge subway lines THE BUILDING: Target: LEED® Certified Designed by Hariri Pontarini Architects, One Bloor will rise to 76 storeys and includes 732 residential suites. The neighbourhood will benefit from the proposed 100,000 sq. ft. of prime retail space located on the concourse, first and second levels Concourse-level shopping will be below grade, and retail in the first two storeys of the podium will front along Yonge and Bloor. The six-storey podium offers grand residential terraces. Balconies are configured to maximize views, and suites are infused with natural light from massive windows. The spa-inspired amenities are situated on the sixth and seventh floors, with spectacular outdoor amenity terraces on the roof of the podium; 24-hour Concierge Service; Resident Superintendent for on-site maintenance; Underground parking with security monitored from the Concierge station; Visitor parking for cars and bicycles; Custom-designed high-speed elevators. THE AMENITIES: Over 27,000 sq. ft. of Cecconi Simone-designed resort-inspired amenities on the sixth and seventh floors, plus an additional 19,000 sq. ft. of outdoor amenity space on the seventh floor by Janet Rosenberg + Associates. The sixth floor includes a large spa area with three treatment rooms, plus separate his and hers: cold plunges, hot plunges, jet massages, experience showers, Laconium (steam therapy) and Tepidarium (aroma stream therapy) suites, ice fountains and change rooms. Also on the sixth level are outdoor terraces, a series of lounges (fireplace look-out, TV and day bed), two sculpture gardens, a bar, private dining room with full caterers’ kitchen, and a billiards room with a TV/bar and kitchenette. The seventh floor amenities area has two pools: a year-round indoor/outdoor pool and an outdoor pool; beautifully landscaped outdoor terraces – one with a fireplace; spa/hot tub; foot baths; two state-of-the-art fully equipped fitness cardio rooms; a kinesis/Pilates room; yoga/spinning room; his and hers steam and change rooms; plus carefully crafted relaxation areas THE SUITES: Features and finishes are available in Silver (floors 8 to 38), Gold (floors 39 to 62), and Platinum (floors 63 to 70). Available Tower Suites range in size from 530 to 1,727 sq. ft., priced from $511,990 to over $1.7 million. The new release of Two-Storey City Suites range in size from 1,059 to 1,659 sq. ft., priced from $688,990 to over $1.1 million Suite layouts: one-bedroom, one-bedroom + den, two-bedroom, two-bedroom + den designs Maintenance Fees are estimated at $0.50 per sq. ft., Hydro separate Occupancy is slated for December 2014 Luxurious Silver appointments include approximately 9-foot ceilings; pre-engineered hardwood flooring throughout; gourmet kitchens with 27” Blomberg stainless steel fridge, 30” black ceramic glass cook-top, built-in 30” stainless steel oven, built-in stainless steel microwave, 30” slide-out hood fan, Cecconi Simone-designed cabinetry (all drawers with soft close drawer system), pull-out two-bin recycle system, choice of granite or Corian® countertop, single-bowl stainless steel under-mount sink with contemporary polished chrome faucet, porcelain tile backsplash, Cecconi Simone-designed island with display niche, prep area in granite or Corian® and Corian® eating table with an integrated trough for ice, candles or growing herbs, ceiling-mounted track lighting complete with pendants over island (as per plan); stacked brand-name 24” white washer/dryer; master/main bathrooms with Cecconi Simone custom-designed cabinetry and custom-designed Corian® sink with polished chrome wall-mounted faucet, and unique mirrored wall cabinet above vanity, white soaker tub (as per plan), polished chrome accessory package, frameless glass shower enclosure (as per plan); emergency voice communication system, smoke, heat and carbon monoxide detector; future technology-ready high-speed Internet access; rough-in for future suite security; and pre-wired for cable, TV and telephones (as per plan) Among the Gold and Platinum added features and finishes are solar screen window coverings in kitchen, dining, living areas (as per plan); blackout screens in master and second bedroom (as per plan); Sub Zero 27” fully integrated fridge/freezer, Wolf 30” glass cook-top; Wolf 30” built-in stainless steel self-clean convection oven; Asko fully-integrated dishwasher with stainless steel interior; Sub Zero 24” built-in 46-bottle wine fridge with glass door; Sub Zero 24” built-in fully integrated under-counter bar fridge/freezer; upgraded pre-engineered hardwood flooring throughout; stone/glass backsplash; main bath porcelain floor tiles or choice of marble floor tiles; rough-in for future window covering automation; and Introductory Home Automation System.
Photo of the Day featuring a view of Great Gulf's One Bloor East, a 76-storey, Hariri Pontarini-designed condominium tower at Toronto's Yonge and Bloor intersection
One Bloor East condos by Great Gulf Homes. 76-storey Toronto condo project designed by Hariri Pontarini Architects, interiors by Cecconi Simone, landscaping by Janet Rosenberg + Associates. Sales by B