The Toronto horizon is about to be home to the most awe-inspiring new milestone development. Bazis and Plaza unveiled breathtaking plans for 1 Yorkville, an elegant and exclusive condominium that is poised to become the paramount address in Toronto's most desired neighbourhood.
With an enviable platinum location at the corner of Yorkville Avenue and Yonge Street, 1 Yorkville's distinguishing design will set a new standard for lavish living in Toronto's toniest district.
"There is simply no other address like this," says Michael Gold, president of Bazis. "This is a building that will stand out not only because of its stunning architecture and exquisite finishes, but also because of its magnificent amenities and exclusive services. It will be like staying in a 6-star hotel at a 6-star location."
1 Yorkville will offer an unquestionably generous array of amenities located on three levels. A Spa Level will pamper the most spoiled resident; a Fitness Level will keep any athletic enthusiast in best shape; and Rooftop Entertainment Level will provide its users with a distraction from day to day life under the sun or stars.
When you look at the criteria of what makes an outstanding location, 1 Yorkville far exceeds all expectations. The finest of Toronto will be within walking distance of the front door of 1 Yorkville. Strolling through Hermes, Gucci, Holt Renfrew, dinner at the Four Seasons across the street, a glass of Moet at the Hyatt’s Roof Lounge - whether it's luxurious shops or a selection of the city’s finest restaurants – the options are endless. And 1 Yorkville is conveniently by the Bloor and Yonge subway lines and PATH.
The 1 Yorkville residences will be reflective of the building design and will offer a perspective not seen in any other luxury condominium in Toronto. They will include one, two and three bedroom residences with many custom designed features.
This irreplaceable building, 1 Yorkville — designed by award-winning architect and creative genius Rosario Varacalli — will feature some
of Toronto's foremost design, a building that demonstrates considerable creativity in how it is connected within the community.
“1 Yorkville will be distinguished from all the other condominium projects in Toronto because of three important factors: preservation, porosity and changing perspectives,” explains Varacalli.
The exceptional structure will be built above the fully restored Yorkville Village buildings that date to the 1860s. This meticulous preservation work — overseen by ERA Architects, Toronto's premier heritage specialists — will involve the retention of not just the graceful historical facades but the entire original structure of the 19th century buildings. This is where the condominium’s boutique retail offerings will be housed.
In terms of porosity, 1 Yorkville will be steps away from two subways lines and enjoy nearby access to the PATH system. The development will al
so include a revitalized and widened 25-foot-wide pedestrian green walkway that will connect Cumberland Avenue to Yorkville Avenue.
1 Yorkville is also about changing perspectives, with a magnificent tower that's clad in what Varacalli describes as "3D wallpaper" — a facade that creates dramatic changes in light, shadow and colour based on which direction the building is being beheld from.
"It will always appear as though it's changing, depending on the time of day, light, or direction," says Varacalli.
This is not the first time Bazis and Plaza have joined forces. Previous partnerships between these stellar developers resulted in the creation of two of the Toronto's most successful and architecturally inspired residential condominiums: Exhibit on Bloor, an exceptional and striking building located right across from the Royal Ontario Museum, and Emerald Park, two dramatic condominium towers at Yonge and Sheppard that have taken North York design to an entirely new level.
"We're pleased to be once again partnering with Plaza on the development of this irreplaceable condominium for Toronto," says Gold. "With the combination of our collective expertise and experience, augmented by Rosario's unparalleled eye for design, 1 Yorkville will raise the bar for indulgent living in this world-class city."