With urban renewal projects like Waterfront Toronto’s revitalization of the West Don Lands, the Regent Park revitalization plans and a mix of residential and commercial activity including the future Globe and Mail headquarters on King Street, things are changing fast in Toronto’s downtown east side.
Located at 95 Berkeley Street, East United Condos will be walking distance to many local amenities and landmarks such as St. Lawrence Market, the Distillery District and the Financial District.
“We know the east side has a lot to offer and it’s our job as a group to cultivate a destination that delivers on the promise of these great neighbourhoods,” said Sebastian Mizzi, Vice President of SigNature Communities.
Situated between Queen Street to the North and King to the south, the project is also close to TTC street car routes making connecting to the subway a breeze. Or if you prefer to walk, the King Street subway station is just 15 minutes away.
The site itself sits on a stretch of land between Berkeley Street and Parliament currently occupied by a preserved heritage building which will be incorporated into the Giannone Petricone Associates design.
“It’s unusual to have a building span two parallel streets. The idea was to create a concept that modulates its built form based on the spirit of both Berkeley and Parliament,” said Ralph Giannone, Principal of Giannone Petricone Associates.
“Mirroring the heritage of the area, the podium works hard to fit into a neighbourhood that has a lot of history, lots of rich context, but definitely offers something new.”
That new element is the 21-storey glass tower that will house 279 units, a five-storey podium and a host of amenities including a fitness and yoga studio, rooftop patio with outdoor theatre, private dining room and event space and even a jam room.
The suites also reflect the project’s location with design packages themed after its surroundings including earth-toned, rustic finishes reminiscent of the Distillery District, the sleek of minimalism of the Design District and the eclectic playfulness of St. Lawrence Market.
“We wanted to create a bespoke, curated experience that reflects the artisanal nature of each neighborhood,” said Matthew Davis, co-founder of interior design firm The Design Agency.
Prices at East United Condos start from $199,900 with one to four bedroom units ranging in size from 350 square feet to 1,400 square feet.
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