February 18, 2011
A few weeks ago we gave readers a quick introduction to Exhibit Residences [map] by Bazis Inc, Metropia Urban Landscapes and Plazacorp but we thought it’d be helpful to make a few more notes about the specific location of the project.
The 32-storey building will sit at 200 Bloor Street West – across from the Royal Ontario Museum and almost smack dab between Avenue and Bedford. In other words, it has a claim on one of Toronto’s absolute most desirable addresses.
There’s not a whole lot one won’t be able to do within walking distance. Top notch restaurants are a dime-a-dozen and some of the finest clothing and housewares from the across the globe are within a hop skip and jump from Exhibit.
This part of town also boasts an awesome line-up of cultural and academic institutions. Beyond the ROM, this neck of the woods is also home to the Gardiner Museum (which hosts a world class collection of ceramics) and the Royal Conservatory of Music (and new Telus Centre for Performance and Learning).
Immediately to the south is a little school called the University of Toronto, the meandering campus of which offers Philosopher’s Walk – which is, trust us, the quietest walking path in downtown TO.
What strikes us at BuzzBuzzHome is how Exhibit will be within moments of the well-heeled fracas of Yorkville but also part of the orbit of a handful of the institutions that have long defined the city – what some might call the best of both worlds.
To learn more about Exhibit Residences, register at their website. And as always, check back in for the latest buzzzzz!