BuzzBuzzHome Corp.
March 3, 2011

The Mercer [map] presentation centre has been open for a few weeks and Torontonians have poured through, eager to get a sense of the project.

Among the main draws are, of course, the model vignettes and so we thought we’d take you on a guided tour. Sound good? OK, let’s go.

Appointed by Allen Chan of The Design Agency, the space draws inspiration from its neighbourhood. Says Chan:

The Mercer is so close to the theatre district that we wanted to bring some of the energy and vibrant activity of the John Street cultural corridor into the design.”

For example, touches in the living room – like a floor lamp on a tripod – nod to the wider neighbourhood’s flair for variously-sourced design flavours. And the light colour scheme helps the space feel open and bright.

We like the windows, too. . .

The living room opens into the kitchen with the help of some bridging done by the sizeable island (see below). The hardware in the kitchen, says Chan, is special:

“We went modern eclectic, with lower cabinets in a darker colour than the uppers. The backsplash is made from horizontal glass mosaics, providing the effect of extra depth and texture to the design.”

Kitchen into living space

For their part, the master bedroom and the bathroom share a minimalism that successfully emphasizes space rather than ‘stuff.’

Simple and uncluttered

The Mercer is being developed in partnership by Graywood Developments and Beaverhall Homes. The 33-storey building is reportedly selling quickly but still has studio, one-bedroom, one-bedroom plus den, and two and three bedroom layouts still available.

To learn more, visit The Mercer’s website or check out the model vignettes for yourself at the presentation centre located at 8 Mercer Street in downtown Toronto.

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