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Photos: James Bombales

Now under construction on the corner of Yorkville Avenue and Yonge Street, 1 Yorkville by Bazis and Plaza is one of the area’s most anticipated new developments. Not only does the 58-storey tower boast a unique and eye-catching exterior design, but it also gives a nod to the neighbourhood’s rich history by preserving and incorporating a strip of heritage buildings into the development.

When BuzzBuzzHome News visited the site in July, crews had just torn down the series of properties from 1 to 9a Yorkville Avenue on the north side where the main driveway entrance will be located. We returned to the site last week to check out the latest in construction progress.

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On the east side along Yonge Street, crews continue to work on the heritage stabilization on the backsides of the mid-19th century buildings. This process involves reinforcing, bracing and installing carbon fibre and steel members to specific areas in preparation for future restoration and the next phase of construction. This stage is scheduled to be finished in the first week of November. Once complete, the project will move into the next phase of demolition which involves tearing down the remaining back-halfs of the heritage buildings, followed by shoring and excavation.

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When completed in 2018, the buildings will be fully restored with the first 10 meters preserved and will add additional ground level retail space to the booming Yorkville area through the project’s podium.

Atop that podium will be stunning 58-storey tower designed by the renowned architecture firm, R. Varacalli Architect Inc. that is sure to make the project a distinctive sight along the Yorkville skyline. Clad in ribbons of faceted metal and steel, the exterior ‘exoskeleton’ provides a three-dimensional graphic pattern that is sure to distinguish it from other projects in the core.

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Other standout features include three levels of luxurious amenity spaces designed by The Design Agency, spread across two levels of the podium and the rooftop. These amenities include a luxurious spa with an outdoor pool, hot tub, hot and cold plunge pools, zen garden and a fully-equipped CrossFit studio on the fourth and fifth floors.

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More amenities are found on the expansive rooftop amenity deck where residents can take in the breathtaking city views, lounge by the fire pit lounge, watch a film on the outdoor cinema or host friends and family in one of the two party rooms that come complete with kitchens and lounge areas.

Suites at 1 Yorkville start from $408,000, range in size from 451 square feet to 2,286 square feet and are available in a variety of layouts. Standard finishes on all homes include nine foot ceilings, pre-engineered floors, quartz countertops and European inspired custom cabinetry.

For more information call 416 519 2911 or email info@1yorkville.ca

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