Photos: James Bombales
4 The Kingsway is an 8-storey, Beaux Arts-style condominium coming soon to Toronto’s prestigious Kingsway neighbourhood. The luxury residence by North Drive has just opened a brand new presentation gallery at 3109 Bloor Street West, just 1.5 kilometres west of the site. Inside, prospective homebuyers can tour several professionally decorated vignettes featuring a living room, dining room, kitchen and bathroom.
BuzzBuzzNews recently visited the presentation gallery to see the new space and to learn more about the project.
Situated on the corner of Bloor Street West and the Kingsway, the Flat Iron-style building will be at the gateway into the prestigious and historic community lined with manicured streets, mature trees and stately homes. Recognizing the importance of the building’s architecture in keeping with the community’s heritage, North Drive worked with renowned architect Richard Wengle to create a contemporary Beaux Arts-inspired design.
The exterior is defined by a classic brick and pre-cast stone facade, matte black window frames and wrought iron terraces and balconies for an aesthetic reminiscent of Parisian apartments. Its signature feature will be on the east end of the building where an elegant turret is capped by a zinc-clad dome.
“4 The Kingsway is a timeless building, not an of-the-moment building that will lose its flair,” said Wengle, who is known for his custom Toronto manors. “It will be a defining landmark as you drive west and a beacon to the neighbourhood.”
A professionally landscaped porte cochere designed by Janet Rosenberg & Studio provides a welcoming entrance and leads to a boutique hotel-like lobby by Brian Gluckstein. Described by Gluckstein as ‘clean and traditional,’ the lobby will have contemporary furniture surrounded by warm wood and stone finishes, inlay floors, lacquered ceilings and crown moulding.
“Just like the exterior, the interiors are classic and timeless, said Gluckstein. “You’ll look at the lobby in 10, 20, 30 years and it will be just as beautiful.”
The internationally acclaimed interior designer also designed the spacious, open concept layouts and luxurious finishes of the 30 single level and four multi-level residential suites. Each home features plenty of natural light and bright and airy open spaces that flow naturally into each other. Suites on higher floors feature nine foot smooth finished ceilings and ground level residences are graced with soaring 13 foot ceilings.
In addition, details like 7” baseboards, prefinished engineered oak floors, and gas fireplaces in living rooms are standard, while custom features like architectural mouldings, junction boxes for wall sconces and radiant heat flooring are available as upgrades.
The kitchens boast clean lines, large islands and upgraded finishes like matte lacquer cabinetry, under cabinet valance lighting, marble countertops, and polished marble backsplashes. The premium finishes are matched with gourmet appliances including an integrated Sub-Zero refrigerator, integrated Asko dishwasher, stainless steel Wolf gas cooktop and a built-in stainless steel Wolf Microwave with trim kit.
Gluckstein’s eye for elegance is echoed in the bathroom where polished marble floors and vanities create a serene and inviting spa-like environment. Bathrooms and master ensuites are also equipped with designer Kohler fixtures, deep soaker tubs and frameless glass showers as per plan.
Suites at 4 The Kingsway start from the low $1,000,000s. To learn more about the development and to see the interior finishings for yourself, visit the newly opened presentation gallery at 3109 Bloor Street West. Hours are Saturdays and Sundays from 12pm to 6pm and Monday to Thursday by appointment.
For more information, call 416 236 2992 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.