The second phase of River City, the new project by Urban Capital and Waterfront Toronto, has got us setting our sights to the east for a look at how this development will transform the waterfront area.

We were drawn in at first by the stunning architecture by Montreal-based architects Saucier + Perrotte.

River City Phase 2comprises three glass mini-towers that are connected on each floor with fully glazed passageways. Clearly they weren’t afraid of pushing the architectural envelope when it came to this design and we think it definitely paid off.

The units themselves are constructed to look like boxes jutting in and out and pivoting left and right. It has an undeniably modern look and we’re not just saying that as an off the cuff, catch-all descriptor. We really think that an innovative and adventurous building like this could only be created post-2010.

Why you ask? Well, we just think that the people of 2009 wouldn’t have been ready to handle its awesomeness.
As far as amenities go, it’s a bit of a different story (but a good one nonetheless). While the architecture perfectly matches the 2011 urban design zeitgeist, the amenities are as timelessly enjoyable as they come (that means your friends who are stuck in the 90s can still come over to hang out!). River City Phase 2 residents will be able to relax in a beautiful 15,000 square foot landscaped courtyard shared with Phase 1 and keep up their fitness routines in the illuminated lap pool.

The suites at River City Phase 2 boast sustainable engineered hardwood floors, balconies and terraces accessible through “lift and slide” patio doors and floor to ceiling windows to allow that ever-so essential natural light to flood in. The open concept Saucier+Perrotte designed kitchens will feature five brand-name Energy Star stainless-steel appliances and stone counterops.

We’re liking the sounds of this… and we haven’t even told you about Underpass Park yet. Work has already been started on what will become the most extensive park ever built beneath an overpass in Canada. Located around Eastern Avenue and St. Lawrence Street, the park will help transform the area, making it a destination for Torontonians and tourists alike.

We’ll have more buzz about Underpass Park, River City Phase 2‘s awesome architecture and more soon. That means you should definitely make it a habit of checking back on the blog. At least twice a day is advisable!

Suites start from the mid $200,000s. For more information email or check out there website by clicking right here.

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