Academy Award-winner Robert De Niro, Hollywood producer Meir Teper and renowned Chef Nobu Matsuhisa joined Toronto-based developer Madison Group to unveil plans for Nobu Residences coming soon to Toronto’s vibrant Entertainment District. The star-studded event was held inside the future Nobu Residences Toronto presentation centre where pre-construction sales of residential units are scheduled to begin in mid-June.
“Chef Nobu, Robert De Niro, Meir Teper and everyone at Nobu Hospitality have shown an unwavering commitment and passion for this project,” says Josh Zagdanski, Vice President of the High-Rise Division at Madison Group. “We are so thrilled to bring the Nobu lifestyle to Toronto.”
Renowned for its award-winning “new style” Japanese fusion cuisine and luxury hotel offerings, Nobu is one of the world’s most celebrated hospitality brands and is a popular hotspot for international customers, celebrities and tastemakers. Since opening the first Nobu Hotel in Las Vegas in 2013, founders Chef Nobu Matsuhisa, Robert De Niro and Meir Teper, have expanded internationally with operations now spanning five continents. Nobu Toronto now marks the brand’s first expansion into Canada and is anticipated to be the city’s newest landmark destination.
“Toronto is a great city,” says Robert De Niro. “I’ve filmed here, I’ve been here for the Film Festival, which is excellent, and I’m looking forward to spending more time here once Nobu Toronto opens.”
The 15,000-square-foot restaurant will be located inside the Nobu Hotel atop the west tower and will feature two levels, a signature bar lounge, outdoor seating and chic private dining rooms. The hotel itself offers a well-appointed collection of guest suites with panoramic views, inviting public spaces and exceptional guest services.
“I am very proud to have my name on this building,” says Chef Nobu Matsuhisa. “It will be very special, and we are happy to be in Toronto. We want people to be happy.”
When complete, Nobu Toronto will also be the world’s first Nobu branded high-rise residence and will consist of two bronze towers designed by the award-winning Teeple Architects. Rising 45 storeys above the Pilkington Glass Factory, the sleek glass towers will incorporate the facade of the historic building which has stood on the site at 15 Mercer Street since the late 1800s. A total of 660 residential units will welcome new homeowners with stunning city views, exquisite features and finishes and luxurious living spaces by renowned interior design firm Studio Munge.
Residents will have access to state-of-the-art indoor and outdoor amenities spread across two floors of the podium level. The outdoor terrace and Nobu Athletic Club are connected by an impressive two-storey glass atrium complete with an artistic reflecting pond. The Athletic Club boasts a private massage room, yoga studio, spin studio, wet steam, dry sauna, hot tub and cold plunge pool, in addition to modern fitness and cardio equipment.
Private entertaining spaces called Nobu Villas will also be available for the exclusive use of residents. The professionally designed private spaces are ideal for hosting friends and family and come equipped with billiards, fireplaces, a private dining area with chef’s table and barbecue prep decks. Other amenities include a private theatrical screening room, conference room, dedicated bicycle elevator with direct access to bicycle storage and a dog spa located in both the east and west residential lobbies.
To learn more about Nobu Residences Toronto, prospective homebuyers can visit noburesidences.ca to register.