Tridel’s new luxury condominium in Toronto’s Annex neighbourhood
Toronto’s beloved Annex neighbourhood is undergoing exciting changes as of late, with new restaurants and cultural destinations fast becoming a top draw for residents and visitors alike.
Regulars to the former industrialized area along Dupont Street might not recognize the midtown stretch today. With the introduction of new restaurants, boutiques and residential projects — including Tridel’s Bianca condominium- there has been a shift, turning “The New Dupont” into Toronto’s preeminent arts and culture corridor.
The Annex neighbourhood features an exciting list of high-end shops, heritage buildings, art galleries and cultural escapes such as Artscape Wychwood Barns, Toronto Archives, Casa Loma, Tarragon Theatre and the Royal Ontario Museum to name a few. Not to mention, the area is home to some of the city’s most renowned institutions including the University of Toronto, St. Michael’s College and Bishop Strachan, as well as an inviting expanse of greenspaces and parks to welcome Annex pedestrians.
Inarguably, one of the area’s biggest draws is the growing restaurant scene. Dupont is punctuated by the popular grouping of eateries by famed restaurateur and unofficial ambassador to the midtown strip, Anthony Rose, who has single-handedly turned the area into a dining destination with his five trendy bistros: Rose and Sons, Big Crow, Fat Pasha, Bar Begonia and Jewish-style grab ‘n’ go, Schmaltz Appetizing.
Rounding out the exotic flavours in the neighbourhood and making sure foodies revel in choice are French brasseries Le Paradis and Nord Bistro, Italian ristorante Mistura, Mexican diner Playa Cabana, and Aviv Mediterranean, among others.
Nestled in the centre of this cultural hot spot dubbed The New Dupont, is Bianca, Tridel’s newest boutique-style luxury residence located on Dupont, west of Spadina at Howland Avenue.
Designed by Teeple Architects, Bianca is a nine-storey mid-rise residence with a white façade and gently sloping exterior. Suites feature private outdoor spaces with expansive, open-air terraces and balconies, which set the stage for stylish entertaining or personal downtime in tranquility, and present beautiful views of Toronto, with Casa Loma to the northeast and the downtown skyline to the south.
Suites at Bianca are impressive, with thoughtful designs available in three collections. Most are between 1,000 and 2,000 square feet and available in a variety of layouts, including two- and three-bedrooms, many with the option of a den, as well as one-bedroom and one-bedroom plus den suites. Prices range from $520,000 to $2.9 million.
For those looking to escape into further luxury, Bianca’s penthouse, grand penthouse and sky penthouse floors feature suites ranging up to 2,499 square feet, with complementary oversized terraces.
Enchanting urban amenity areas have been deftly designed by the award-winning firm II by IV Design, and include a beautiful rooftop terrace complete with panoramic views of downtown, featuring a pool, cabanas, barbeques and an outdoor fireplace lounge. Inside, Bianca has an alluring two-storey lobby with a fireplace lounge, a state-of-the-art fitness centre with yoga and stretching studio, a party lounge and bar, and an elegant private dining room.
“Dupont Street and the Annex have an exciting energy,” says Jim Ritchie, executive vice president, sales and marketing at Tridel. “Offering a distinctive and lively mix of local shops, trendy restaurants, and community green spaces, it is rich with robust lifestyle options. With the addition of Bianca, and its distinctive features and amenities, ‘The New Dupont’ is fast becoming the new choice for today’s smartest and most stylish condo purchasers.”
Visit the new Bianca Presentation Centre, located at 408 Dupont Street. The Presentation Centre is open from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday to Thursday, and from noon to 6 p.m. weekends; closed Friday.