Located north of Toronto, the city of Vaughan is a bustling metropolitan area in the midst of a tremendous growth spurt with large scale infrastructure and development projects currently underway. The latest residential projects recently announced is The Icona Condominiums, a two-tower mixed-use community by the Easton’s Group of Hotels and parent company, The Gupta Group. Led by entrepreneur Steve Gupta, the company first entered the condominium market in 2012 with its successful King Blue in downtown Toronto, followed by Dundas Square Gardens, The Rosedale on Bloor and the Yonge Park Plaza.
“We are well aware of the incredible potential of this region as our hotel development company, The Easton’s Group of Hotels, owns three successful hotels in Vaughan,” said Steve Gupta, Chairman and CEO of The Gupta Group and President and CEO of the Easton’s Group of Hotels. “The size of this project will make it an instant icon in Vaughan and we are proud to be able to contribute to the already phenomenal growth of this area.”
Rising 51 and 53 storeys above the city’s new downtown core, Icona Condos will be Vaughan’s tallest tower housing approximately 1,140 units. Designed by the renowned Page+Steele/IBI Group Architects, the towers boast a modern exterior architecture characterized by a sleek glass skin, wraparound balconies and vibrant pops of colour. At the base of the buildings is an expansive multi-storey shared podium, which will feature over 20,000 square feet of retail areas. Interior spaces should be just as impressive with the award-winning Studio Munge as the lead interior designer.
In addition to a wide array of in-house amenities, the development will be steps from the much anticipated Vaughan Metropolitan Centre. The 179 hectare (442 acre) site will soon become the City’s new central business district and home to a mix of modern office towers, hotels, residential complexes and countless shops, restaurants and cafes.
As a major transit hub, the area will also offer a new TTC subway station currently under construction. The 8.6 kilometre subway extension will provide residents with direct and seamless connections to Toronto through several new subway stations including a stop at York University.
To learn more about the Icona Condominiums, be sure to register online at theicona.com.