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CentreCourt Developments has launched sales at Axis Condos, and the response has been strong so far as the high-rise project’s central location has been among the big draws for buyers.

“This is clearly a focal point of the market right now,” says Shamez Virani, president of CentreCourt. “We had high expectations going into the launch, but it’s far exceeded even our greatest expectations.”

On top of a prime location near Yonge and College Streets, the 38-storey tower’s fine-tuned amenities have also been a selling point. “I think we’ve done some pretty exciting things in terms of the building that really speaks to that [young professional] demographic,” Virani explains.

CentreCourt has rethought the condo gym model, roughly tripling the size of the usual condo gym. This fitness centre will be nearly 7,000-square-feet large and features state-of-the-art workout equipment. “Nobody in the building will still have to have a gym membership,” Virani says.

And in what the CentreCourt president calls “a first of a kind in Toronto,” Axis is offering a shared 4,000-square-foot shared workspace as an amenity. Modeled after world-class tech offices, the modern workspace will include the latest technology, board rooms, meeting rooms, offices and even a cafe area.

Though the building’s 411 Church Street address has a Walk Score of 97, there will be two Tesla electric cars on site that residents will be able to drive when needed. “I think that has also resonated nicely with the buyer community,” says Virani.

So has the 575-unit community’s design. Axis has a distinct honeycomb facade — the architectural concept comes from award-winning Toronto firm Page + Steele IBI Group Architects — and a fashionable lobby complete with Fendi furnishings.

“Given the sales success, our intention is to start construction next year,” says Virani, estimating work on Axis could begin as soon as spring 2017.

For information about Axis Condos, visit axiscondos.com.

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