Dutch real estate firms Kroonenberg Groep and ProWinko made headlines last week after they submitted a proposal to build 1200 Bay Street, an 87-storey supertall tower at the corner of Bay and Bloor streets. If approved, the building would replace a 12-storey office tower at one of Toronto’s most prominent intersections.
Known as the ‘Mink Mile,’ the stretch of Bloor Street West between Yonge Street and Avenue Road is situated on the south end of Toronto’s renowned Yorkville neighbourhood. The area is home to some of Canada’s most prestigious retailers including Holt Renfrew, Gucci, Birks and Tiffany & Co., along with some of the city’s best fine-dining establishments, boutiques and galleries.
While 1200 Bay Street is still years away from being completed and has yet to even launch sales, homebuyers interested in moving to the area have several options to choose from. Here’s a look at four condominiums currently for sale that are steps away from the Mink Mile.
1. One Bloor
Developer(s): Great Gulf
Location: 1 Bloor Street East
Priced from: $5,409,990
One Bloor by Great Gulf is a 75-storey condominium located on the southeast corner of Bloor Street East and Yonge Street. The high-rise is one of Toronto’s tallest residential towers and features striking architecture by Hariri Pontarini Architects and sleek interiors by Cecconi Simone. Amenities include 24-hour concierge service, an outdoor terrace and sculpture garden, party lounge and state-of-the-art fitness centre.
The development was completed in 2017 and has a handful of penthouse units that are still for sale. These stunning spaces boast expansive layouts lined with the finest features and finishes and offer endless views of the city.
2. The One
Developer(s): Mizrahi Developments
Location: 1 Bloor Street West
Priced from: $2,619,482
Situated directly across from One Bloor, The One by Mizrahi Developments matches Great Gulf’s tower and adds an additional 10 floors for a total height of 85 storeys. Designed by the award-winning British architectural firm Foster + Partners, the development boasts unique architecture characterized by an exterior exoskeleton made up of bronze diagonal trusses that climb up the tower. The design allows for light-filled retail spaces reminiscent of international flagship stores in New York City, Chicago, London and Paris, so expect to see even more high-end brands opening up shop in the neighbourhood
The use of the exoskeleton also has benefits for the residential suite interiors as it creates open spaces with maximum exposure to sunlight, and layouts that homebuyers can customize to suit their needs.
3. 11 Yorkville
11 Yorkville by Metropia, RioCan Living and Capital Developments is one of the area’s newest residential projects, having launched sales in late 2019. Although the development isn’t situated directly on Bloor Street, residents are only a five-minute walk from the designer shops and boutiques on the Mink Mile.
When complete in early 2024, 11 Yorkville will provide high-end amenities, including an infinity indoor/outdoor pool, piano lounge, wine tasting room, zen garden and velvet-swathed Bordeaux lounge. Residents can also choose to work from home in the business centre, complete with a fully-functional boardroom.
Developer(s): Camrost Felcorp
Location: 200 Cumberland Street
Priced from: $1,765,000
Yorkville Private Estates by Camrost Felcorp features a luxurious collection of suites ranging in size from 1,000 to 3,605 square feet. The limited collection of “Superluxury” residences offers premium finishes including Miele appliances, Waterworks and Downsview kitchens, world-class architecture and five-star, white-glove service from The Forest Hill Group. In addition to a 24-hour concierge, lifestyle management team and valet services, residents have access to a wide range of à la carte services, including personal shopping, fresh flower delivery, catering by Pusateri’s, pet care and in-suite cleaners, just to name a few.
The homes are perched atop the 40-storey Cumberland Tower at Avenue Road and Cumberland Street, just 100 metres north of Bloor Street. Not only will residents be steps from the Mink Mile, but they’ll also be within minutes of The Royal Ontario Museum and the University of Toronto campus.