Cover Story: Bianca arrives on the new Dupont
Tridel Introduces Distinctive Architecture and Luxurious Terraces to Toronto’s Annex
While the northern border of Toronto’s vibrant Annex neighbourhood has seen its fair share of changes through the last century, the Dupont Street Corridor is once again poised for new growth — and this will be its most dramatic transformation yet.
Tridel will be among the first developers to make its mark on Dupont and breathe new life into this formerly industrialized area with the introduction of Bianca.
Located on Dupont, west of Spadina at Howland Avenue, Bianca is a stunning, boutique-style luxury condominium that will be in the centre of the rejuvenated downtown stretch being dubbed “The New Dupont”. This corridor is planned to be a new destination for arts, culture, food and entertainment, and will include an enhanced pedestrian experience, more green spaces and parks, among other improvements.
Designed by Teeple Architects, Bianca is a nine-storey midrise residence with a distinctively white façade and gently sloping exterior. Punctuated by expansive terraces and balconies, these spaces invite residents to the outdoors and offer a private space for personal leisure or to entertain guests in style.
“This is a unique opportunity to buy a luxury home in the coveted Annex neighbourhood. At Bianca residents will get a condominium home, complete with all the conveniences of downtown living, without any of the maintenance of a detached home,” says Jim Ritchie, Executive Vice President, Sales and Marketing at Tridel. “Bianca is truly one of a kind, with spacious suites and architecture that’s second to none.”
Undoubtedly, the architectural highlights of Bianca are its inviting large balconies and open-air terraces with beautiful south-facing views of downtown Toronto, but residents will be equally impressed by the spacious suite designs inside.
Available in three distinct collections, the majority of the thoughtfully-designed suites at Bianca are between 1,000 and 2,000 square feet, and are available in a variety of floorplan layouts, including two and three bedroom plans, many with the option of a den. In addition, a select number of one bedroom and one-plus-den suites will be available. With views of Casa Loma to the north-east and the downtown skyline to the south, each of the collections will appeal to a variety of purchasers. Prices will range from $500,000 to $2.9 million.
For those looking for the utmost in luxury, look no further than Bianca’s upper-most grand penthouse and sky penthouse floors where the suites range up to 2,482 square feet, with the largest terraces in the building.
The stunningly rich interiors and sophisticated, urban amenity areas have been artfully crafted by the award-winning designers at II by IV Design. Bianca will boast a stunning rooftop terrace with panoramic views of downtown, complete with an outdoor pool, cabanas, barbeques and an outdoor fireplace lounge. Indoors, Bianca has an inviting two-storey lobby with fireplace lounge, a state-of-the-art fitness centre with yoga and stretching studio, and is also home to multi-function entertainment spaces including a party lounge and bar, and an elegant private dining room.
“While we have included a number of private and luxurious amenities at Bianca, the Annex, Dupont Street and the surrounding area offers residents even more entertainment and lifestyle options,” notes Ritchie. “The New Dupont may be poised to be Toronto’s next great urban residential neighbourhood, but with some local gems, it’s already pretty special.”
Vibrant with a wide variety of local shops, trendy restaurants and community green spaces, the Annex and the Dupont Corridor is also home to a number of schools, fitness facilities, and more, including convenient access to the Dupont and Spadina TTC subway stations.
“With so much in store for this neighbourhood, when it comes to living on Dupont, the timing couldn’t be better,” he adds.
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