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The Well

Tridel introduces Toronto’s most anticipated lifestyle opportunity at The Well

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Tridel introduces Toronto’s most anticipated lifestyle opportunity at The Well

The Well is one of the most ambitious mixed-used endeavors in Canada, a bold reflection of Toronto’s energy and diversity and an extension of the urban vibrancy of King West. Bordering Front, Spadina and Wellington, The Well brings a unique mix of shops, restaurants, fresh food markets, work spaces and residences, spanning seven acres and three million sq. ft. of culture, entertainment and community in downtown Toronto’s west side.

With construction of the transformative community already well under way, Tridel, a leader in condominium living, is preparing to launch one of the most anticipated condominium lifestyle opportunities in the city, in just a few weeks.

Choreographed mix

“The Well is a choreographed mix of urban experiences, dynamic architecture and interconnected public spaces. There is simply no other development that offers this breadth and scale of integrated uses,” says Jim Ritchie, executive vice-president, sales and marketing at Tridel. “Residents will experience the full spectrum of urban living without needing to leave the community. And when they do leave, they’ll find themselves in the middle of one of Toronto’s most dynamic and energetic neighbourhoods.”

The condominiums by Tridel at The Well will offer residents two distinct living opportunities. The Classic Series I and II consists of two towers along Front Street at 38 storeys and 22 storeys, respectively. A boutique 14-storey midrise known as the Signature Series will be located along the revitalized and historic Wellington Street. Each of the three buildings will feature Tridel’s unwavering commitment to quality and sustainability, as well as its own independent amenity spaces, including party rooms, outdoor terraces with pools, fitness centres and more.

With a pedestrian-centric focus, Tridel at The Well sets the stage for incredible experiences and responds to some of the strongest desires of downtown Toronto today: Walkability, community-building, the ability to create connections while seamlessly blending old and new. More than a collection of buildings, The Well is an amenity-rich, urban streetscape and a vital, fully functioning environment that puts the things people want most within easy reach. Perfectly situated between King West and the Entertainment District, Tridel at The Well offers established connections to public transit, airports, trains, buses and highways.

Highly anticipated

The highly anticipated launch of Tridel at The Well will include 400 suites in Classic Series I, the first of Tridel’s two urban condominium towers on Front Street, and 98 suites in the Signature Series boutique residence on Wellington.

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In conversation with Jim Ritchie of Tridel

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In conversation with Jim Ritchie of Tridel

It’s always a pleasure to spend time with the smart and insightful Jim Ritchie, executive vice-president of sales and marketing at Tridel, one of Canada’s largest and best condominium builders. In its eight decades, Tridel has built more than 80,000 homes, and that’s something to celebrate!

Tridel was founded by Jack DelZotto in 1934, when he built his first single-detached home near Dufferin and Bloor Streets. Jack, who arrived in Canada from Italy in 1927, was a stonemason by trade who worked in the mines in Timmins before coming to Toronto. (He helped lay the bricks at the Park Plaza Hotel. How’s that for history?).

Jack’s three sons — Angelo, Elvio and Leo — were brought into the company, and continued to grow the organization into what it is today. The name of the company evolved to Tridel (after the three DelZotto brothers).

The DelZottos have always been known as innovators and built their first rental apartment complex in 1961, featuring twin towers, a swimming pool, a recreation centre and landscaped grounds — quite luxurious for the times — the forerunner of today’s modern condo.

Today, the DelZotto brothers and their lifelong business partner Harvey Fruitman — along with their families — have carried on the tradition set by Jack of complete communities, environmental awareness and technical innovation. And it has grown.

As Ritchie tells me, Tridel manages every part of the development of a condominium project.

“We handle the entire process — land purchase, planning, approvals, marketing, selling, building, customer service and management. Overall, we control the customer experience from purchase to residency.”

In fact, in addition to Tridel, the Tridel Group of Companies consists of Deltera (construction services and management), Del Realty (real estate brokerage), Del Property Management (condominium property management), DelSuites (long-term furnished executive accommodations), Del Condominium Rentals (full-service condo rentals), Delmanor Retirement Living (seniors’ accommodations), Delcare (long-term seniors’ care facilities) and Del Management Solutions (residential and commercial property management).

Q: Did Tridel make a conscious decision to move from ground related housing to apartments and condominiums?

A: The transition from single-family homes to building rental apartments was an evolution. Tridel built a rental apartment complex complete with amenities and landscaping, which essentially became a model for the condominium we know today.

In 1967, when condos became a legal entity in Ontario, Tridel embraced the concept and started developing its first condominium the following year.

Q: What are your thoughts on the condo market in the GTA?

A: Toronto has the largest new condo market in North America. The market was outstanding in 2017, which was an exceptional year fuelled by many factors. But that record-breaking year couldn’t be sustained, and with a number of government interventions, including new mortgage rules, the market has levelled somewhat as compared to previous years.

We see consistent and long-term growth in the GTA housing market, especially with a strong economy and continuing growth in population. But it’s really very difficult to make predictions.

The success of the industry is predicated on relative affordability and more recently condos have become very popular because of the increasing cost of other forms of housing — 25 per cent of the cost of a home is various fees and taxes.

Q: What is Tridel’s philosophy of building condo communities?

A: We are city builders — actually all highrise builders are city builders — and at Tridel we put more focus on architecture and the public realm. Architecture matters and consumers understand that. Today’s consumers are well informed on these matters.

But it’s not easy, there are no easy projects anymore. No longer can we raze a parking lot and build a condo. There just aren’t any of these types of sites left. And creating real communities, which means mixed-use developments, brings more complexity.

Q: How have you seen suite design and amenity space changed over the years?

A: Architecture matters to Tridel and that includes suite designs that can optimize the use of space, and user-friendly amenities, which have changed over the years and now include more family-oriented spaces.

Evermore at West Village in Etobicoke offers some of the most current amenities and suite designs, including two- and three-bedroom suites for family living with larger entrances and bigger laundry rooms with more storage.

Some of the more in-demand amenities include shared workspaces and study pods, kids and youth zones and large outdoor terraces.

We’ve also found that putting the larger units in one area of the building — at Evermore they are in the podium — means that families can live near each other and that creates a sense of community.

Q: Tridel has a reputation for being in the forefront of green technology. Has that always been the case?

A: Tridel has always been on the leading edge of new construction methodology and energy-efficient building practices. These include the fundamentals of building design, including the building envelope and mechanic al systems. In 2005, we brought our first LEED building into the marketplace, and now we lead sustainable residential condominium development in Canada.

Q: What new innovations does Tridel have in the works?

A: I’m very excited by Tridel Connect, an innovative range of integrated smart home features, which we recently rolled out very successfully at our Ten York community. Some of the features of Tridel Connect include the ability to set the temperature, security alarm and receive notifications about community events through an in-suite wall pad or remotely with a smartphone app. Suite locks are also dig ital, opened with a personalized code, and additional codes can be programmed for service people, like a cleaner or dog walker.

You can also use the wall panel to connect visually with the concierge and select common areas, and you can open common-area doors with your smartphone, so no more key fobs. That also applies to the garage door, where a camera uses license plate recognition to provide entry.

We had this technology developed about six years ago, but we wanted to make sure we had worked out all the kinks before announcing it. It will be included in many Tridel condos going forward.

PORTFOLIO

  • Evermore at West Village, Eva Road & Hwy. 427
  • Aqualuna at Bayside, Queens Quay & Sherbourne
  • Auberge on the Park, Leslie & Eglinton
  • Auberge II on the Park, Leslie & Eglinton
  • Bloor Promenade, Bloor & Islington
  • Bloorvista, Bloor & Islington
  • Islington Terrace, Bloor & Islington
  • Bianca, Dupont & Bathurst
  • Via Bloor, Bloor & Parliament
  • Via Bloor 2, Bloor & Parliament
  • Aquabella at Bayside, Queens Quay & Sherbourne
  • Ten York, York & Harbour
  • Alto and Parkside at Atria, Sheppard & Hwy. 404
  • Trio at Atria, Sheppard & Hwy. 404
  • Parfait at Atria, Sheppard & Hwy. 404
  • Aqualina at Bayside, Queens Quay & Sherbourne
  • Aquavista at Bayside, Queens Quay & Sherbourne
  • Alter, Church & Carlton
  • 101 Erskine, Yonge & Eglinton
  • Avani 2 at Metrogate, Kennedy & Hwy. 401
  • Selene at Metrogate, Kennedy & Hwy. 401
  • SQ2 at Alexandra Park, Spadina & Queen
  • FORM, Queen & McCaul
  • Scala, Leslie & Sheppard
  • Sherwood at Huntington, Bayview & Lawrence

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Evermore: Grand Opening! Experience Tridel's Newest Etobicoke Condominium

Experience Tridel’s newest Etobicoke condominium – Evermore

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Experience Tridel’s newest Etobicoke condominium – Evermore

Condominium living should inspire ways for residents to live more, and that’s exactly what Tridel is offering at Evermore, its latest condominium in Etobicoke.

“When designing Evermore, we were driven by this ‘more is more’ concept, and designed flexible suite layouts that can be uniquely tailored to the needs of our homeowners,” says Jim Ritchie, Tridel’s executive vice-president, sales and marketing.

Empty nesters, families, and young professionals were among the potential purchasers whose lifestyle choices influenced and impacted the design decisions at Evermore. Some of the design considerations Tridel has incorporated into the suites at Evermore include larger suite entryways (perfect for avid cyclists, passionate luggage-toting travellers, or parents with strollers) and doubling the laundry area (for storage or extra space for linens).

“We really examined how one suite layout could be customized in many different ways, depending on the person living in it, whether that be for more closet space, an at-home office, a craft room or a nursery,” notes Ritchie.

The amenity offerings at Evermore were also carefully considered to allow for maximum versatility and usability by a diverse range of residents, and to help create a sense of community as a natural extension of the home.

Amenities include a sound-proofed music room, a youth hub for teens to hang out with friends or do homework, a kids’ zone for young children, along with more traditional amenities such as a party room for entertaining, a fitness centre for the young at heart, and a rooftop terrace.

While there are many reasons to stay at home, jet-setting or commuting residents will find getting to and from home a breeze. Located at Eva Road and Highway 427, Evermore is minutes from the TTC Kipling Station, Pearson Airport and has convenient access to major transit routes including the 427, 401, QEW and Gardiner Expressway. There are also a number of restaurants, cafes and shops, including Sherway Gardens and IKEA.

Visit the Presentation Centre, located at 3326 Bloor St. W.. The Presentation Centre is open from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday to Thursday, and from noon to 5 p.m. weekends; closed Friday.

416.620.1887

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Evermore

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Evermore

Introducing Tridel’s Newest Condominium Coming This Fall

More room to live. More room to play. More ways to celebrate with friends and family. More opportunities to connect.

Condominium living should inspire ways to live more, and that’s exactly what Tridel is offering at Evermore, its latest condominium in Etobicoke.

“Driven by this ‘more is more’ concept, Evermore offers larger suites with flexible designs that can be tailored to the needs of our homeowners,” says Tridel’s Jim Ritchie, Executive Vice President, Sales and Marketing. “Today’s buyers have been conditioned to believe that to purchase the condo of their dreams, sacrifices have to be made. That they can’t have it all. That size, amenities and lifestyle must be compromised for affordability. But we don’t agree. We think today’s buyers deserve it all, plus a little more.”

The amenity offerings, location of suite-mix types, and the floorplan layout designs at Evermore have each been carefully considered to allow for maximum versatility and usability by a diverse range of residents. Empty nesters, young families, and millennials were among the potential purchasers whose lifestyle choices influenced and impacted the design decisions at Evermore.

“We really examined how one suite layout could be customized in many different ways, depending on the person living in it, whether that be for more closet space, an at-home office, a craft room or a nursery,” notes Ritchie.

Considering the residents, Tridel has made design decisions like allowing for larger suite entryways (perfect for avid cyclists, passionate luggage-toting travellers, or parents with strollers), doubling the laundry area (for storage or extra space for linens) and the creation of multiple amenity spaces that appeal to specific building demographics, including a sound-proofed music room, a youth hub for teens to hang out with friends or do homework, a kid’s zone for young children, a fitness centre for the young at heart, and a rooftop terrace for residents who prefer more reasons to stay at home.

“At Evermore, there is something for everyone and through the thoughtfully-designed suites and amenities, we’re really hoping to inspire our residents to live a little more,” says Ritchie.

Visit the Presentation Centre, located at 3326 Bloor Street West. The Presentation Centre is open from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday to Thursday, and from noon to 5 p.m. weekends; closed Fridays.

416.620.1887

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Auberge II on the Park

Auberge II on the Park

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Auberge II on the Park

Introducing Tridel’s second stunning tower at its newest luxury midtown community

Following the success of Auberge on the Park‘s first phase, Tridel has introduced Auberge II, the second tower in its newest luxury community. Like a breath of fresh air, Auberge II combines location, luxury and lush parkland at Leslie and Eglinton, in the heart of Toronto’s midtown.

Standing 29 storeys, Auberge II is designed by Graziani + Corazza Architects. The second tower will share the beautiful, grand podium with the first phase and feature the same distinctive architecture of stepped-back balconies and cascading open air terraces.

Tridel is offering a variety of European-inspired, elegant new floorplan designs for Auberge II. These spacious homes are available in a mix of two-bedroom suites, many with the option of a den, three-bedroom suites, and a collection of two-storey townhomes. Priced from $800,000, residences range in size from 1,000 square feet to upward of 2,000 square feet, and are designed to encourage outdoor living on the expansive terraces and balconies.

“Auberge II on the Park offers refreshing tranquility in the heart of prime urban living. It’s rare to be this close to such an abundant area of nature and still be in the city,” says Jim Ritchie, Tridel’s executive vice president, sales and marketing. “The Auberge community has everything for today’s condominium buyers – easy access to transit, including the upcoming Eglinton LRT, an abundance of recreational offerings, urban conveniences, schools, and much more.”

Living at Auberge on the Park means living in luxury, by nature. The community is surrounded by acres of parkland, including Sunnybrook Park and many of Toronto’s most affluent neighbourhoods such as the Bridle Path, Hoggs Hollow, Bayview Village and Leaside. Whether it’s hiking, shopping, gardening or dining, the options for entertainment are just waiting to be explored.

In addition to the plentiful neighbourhood amenities, residents of Auberge II will have no shortage of amenities right at home. The Auberge On the Park community will feature a grand, welcoming two-storey lobby, an outdoor rooftop pool with lounge area, cabanas and barbecues, as well as a party room, multimedia room, and fitness centre with free weights, cardio machines, a yoga studio and a spin studio. Not to mention, just outside of Auberge II’s front door is a beautiful, landscaped central park spanning more 27,000 square feet.

Getting around the city or getting away for a weekend couldn’t be easier. The future Sunnybrook Park Eglinton Crosstown LRT station is located right at Leslie and Eglinton, less than a five-minute walk from Auberge II. The TTC runs along the major roadways, connecting residents to the Eglinton subway station. For those who prefer to drive, Auberge II is located near the Don Valley Parkway, Highway 404, and the Bayview Extension.

Visit the Presentation Centre, located at 4800 Dufferin 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 Fridays. For further information visit the website.


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Bianca arrives on the new Dupont

Cover Story: Bianca arrives on the new Dupont

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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.

Visit the Presentation Centre, located at 4800 Dufferin Street (Entrance B). The Presentation Centre is open
from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday to Friday, and
from noon to 6 p.m. weekends.

(416) 649-2328
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Aquabella

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Aquabella

Hines and Tridel’s luxurious terrace collection makes a splash

Enjoying a stunning sunset over Lake Ontario from your private outdoor terrace is a rare opportunity only few condo owners get to enjoy.

Fewer still when you consider that just a limited number of Aquabella’s exceptionally exclusive Terrace Collection suites remain.

While Aquabella — Hines’ and Tridel’s third residential phase in the Hines masterplanned Bayside Toronto Community at Queens Quay East and Lower Sherbourne — has been recognized for bringing unparalleled luxury and distinct design to Toronto’s waterfront, it’s the coveted Terrace Collection that redefines what ‘luxury’ means in today’s condo market.

Intended for a discerning and select condominium purchaser, the ultra-luxurious Terrace Collection is the latest — and grandest — release of suites in the Aquabella community. Facing south to Lake Ontario, the villa-like Terrace Suites feature large, dramatic outdoor terraces starting from 650 square feet that offer spectacular unobstructed vistas of open skies and open water. Many of these suites boast multiple terraces with views in several directions so residents can choose from where they watch the day unfold.

“The Terrace Collection at Aquabella features unique and beautifully-designed layouts, there is nothing like them on the Toronto waterfront,” says Tridel’s Executive Vice President Sales and Marketing, Jim Ritchie. “The terraces are unrivaled for their size, design and the intimate connection to the lake they create for residents and their guests.”

Despite the spectacular outdoor oasis at their doorstep, residents will be tempted to stay in and enjoy the exquisite interiors of Aquabella’s Terrace Suites. The remaining suites in the Terrace Collection feature spacious open concept designs with contemporary modern finishes, large functional dens, walk-in closets and ensuite baths for most bedrooms, and additional private balconies. These statement homes with majestic views of the lake are priced from $3.95 million. Range from 2,650 to over 4,300 square feet.

The expansive terraces also add a compelling element to the building’s distinctive L-shaped architecture, designed by the internationally- acclaimed Danish architecture firm 3XN.

“3XN has created a remarkable architectural vision for Aquabella, with the terraces as the hallmark feature of the distinctivelydesigned building,” says Michael Gross, Hines’ Bayside Program Manager. “The terraces were designed to encourage a connection to the outdoors and are inspired by cottage-style living on the Toronto Islands.”

Aquabella’s two distinctive lobbies and amenity spaces are designed by the award-winning II By IV Design. Amenities at Aquabella include a gorgeous landscaped rooftop terrace with cabanas and outdoor pool, party room, dining room, state-of-the-art fitness centre with sauna, yoga and spin studios, a theatre room and indoor and outdoor lounges.

“Aquabella is a high-end residence along Toronto’s vibrant waterfront that offers buyers a wealth of amenities in the surrounding area, and right at home,” says Ritchie. “The prime lakefront location in downtown Toronto, superior finishes, distinctive architecture and spacious suites make Aquabella one of our most luxurious buildings yet.”

When complete, Bayside will have transformed Toronto’s eastern waterfront into a vibrant urban neighbourhood. The community will include a collection of residential and commercial towers, dynamic pedestrian-friendly streetscapes, a Water’s Edge Promenade, and a 0.75-acre park. Bayside will also feature an animated mix of retail shops, restaurants, cafes and other lifestyle convenience outlets.

Hines and Tridel are committed to furthering their green building and sustainability efforts at Bayside. Like Aqualina and Aquavista, Aquabella will be pursuing LEED Platinum Certification, while the collective Bayside Community is pursuing a LEED Gold neighbourhood certification.

Don’t miss this opportunity for luxurious lakeside living. Visit the Bayside Presentation Centre, located at 261 Queens Quay East. For further information visit the website.

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