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LeftBank by Broccolini

Welcome to LeftBank – one of Toronto’s most buzzworthy developments in the emerging River District

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Welcome to LeftBank – one of Toronto’s most buzzworthy developments in the emerging River District

If location is (still) everything, then Toronto’s Downtown East is a pocket unlike anywhere else in the city. Surrounded by stunning greenspaces and an award-winning trail system, the River District offers new one-of-a-kind cafes and restaurants and a transit connection that makes the downtown and other key destinations across the GTA easily accessible.

This prime blend of neighbourhood characteristics is the inspiration behind LeftBank, the newest development by Broccolini, the company’s second project in Downtown East. The River District – named for the stunning topography and naturalized spaces in the area – is undergoing an incredible revitalization, marking a thrilling new chapter and identity for the neighbourhood.

“When you step into the Downtown East, there’s a really tangible energy that we were captivated by immediately,” says Anthony Broccolini, COO, Broccolini. “It was this incredible spirit and transformation that we aimed to capture through LeftBank – from the building’s presence in the east end skyline, to our investment into smart technologies and amenities that make sense for life today. This is the place and time to be in this part of Toronto.”

LeftBank is located off of River Street, directly above the Don River, and will stand at 34-storeys once complete. The third project in a collaborative trilogy with the renowned architects at IBI Group, LeftBank doesn’t shy away from using bold form, colour palettes or materials, resulting in a strong, sleek and confident design that needs no introduction. The black and white exterior features an iconic sail-like mast with a tapered architectural element that intersects with the building, sure to be a staple in Toronto’s east end skyline for decades to come.

There’s an abundant green ribbon already wrapping the River District, and LeftBank is incorporated into and enhances this existing system, recognizing the importance of greenspaces for the human spirit. A new linear park on the south side of LeftBank extends the area’s park series and connects to the Don River and the nearby ravine network of walking trails, where you can head up to Evergreen Brick Works, beloved for its sustainability programming and farmers’ market.

Retail spaces will be included at grade for new boutique shops or cafes, and widened sidewalks with newly planted trees will make for an enjoyable pedestrian experience. As the area continues to transform, the upcoming East Harbour transit hub will increase the connectivity in the already easily accessible neighbourhood and will create upwards of 70,000 jobs alongside new entertainment, dining and cultural options.

While LeftBank’s location is unmatched anywhere else in the city, the interiors by Patton Design rise to the challenge of embodying the essence of the River District. Drawing inspiration from mid-century, quirky design out of Milan and the industrial, raw qualities from the neighbourhood’s history, interiors feature sleek metals in contrast with softer muted pink and orange pastels. Walking into the lobby, residents will be immediately taken by the monolithic feel, high ceilings, bronze and charcoal clad columns, warm lighting and oversized porcelain tiles. The reception desk uses stone with lavender veining for an unexpected pop of colour. Across from the desk, three built-in banquettes offer individual seating with a pod-like effect.

“We wanted to do something different in our design for LeftBank and lean into some of the raw qualities of the neighbourhood along with the tech-savvy nature of the building,” says Sean Swayze of Patton Design. “It’s bold and it’s sleek and it’s also unexpected. These qualities combine for a really spectacular final look and feel as soon as you walk into the lobby and arrive home.”

There’s something for everyone at LeftBank, with suites offered in studio, one-bedroom, one-bedroom plus den, two- and three-bedroom layouts, making this an ideal home for families, young couples, singles and downsizers alike. The suites extend the lobby’s language of design, featuring colour-blocking in the kitchen with wood tones, and a geometric ceramic backsplash continuing the retro-Italian inspired vibe. Urban bathrooms continue the use of wood tones and include oversized porcelain tiles with a custom vanity wall for sleek impact.

LeftBank marks Broccolini’s investment into the Downtown East and into smart technologies. Using the Home by Broccolini system via a suite wall pad or smart phone app, residents can access a series of features designed to simplify everyday living. Select features include granting guests’ entry, enabling alarms, accessing private amenity spaces and receiving parcel notifications. Home by Broccolini also offers a digital door lock, a leak detector, and upgrade features such as lighting and blind control. The entire building (suites, common and amenity areas) will be outfitted with high-speed internet.

The world has been a tumultuous place lately, and there’s no place like home – so LeftBank’s amenity program is extremely forward-thinking, giving residents everything they need. Seeking time and space for reprieve? The terrace with waterfront views is an option, or there’s the yoga studio with juice bar, meditation room and Zen garden to help silence the mind. Online shopping getting you through a rough week? The parcel locker room means your package will arrive safely and securely and will be stored carefully, keeping your items in pristine condition.

Starting or maintaining a health journey? Step into the fully-equipped fitness studio and exceed your personal goals. Working at home and finding it tough? There’s a co-working lounge so you can maintain boundaries in the workplace, and a kids’ zone where your children can play and make new friends. Finally tackling the to-do list? Head on down to the tool annex, where you can make all your DIY dreams come true… or just fine-tune your bicycle. Hosting or just looking for some leisure time? Enjoy the private theatre, gaming lounge or speakeasy. Let’s not forget the dog spa, where all of the doggies are welcome to enjoy some pooch pampering.

At a glance, LeftBank has it all. Location, architecture and design, smart tech convenience and expertly planned amenities create a multifaceted property that has something for everyone. Beyond these superb features, the family-owned developer’s legacy and track-record of success speak for themselves.

“We put our name on everything we build, and that means a lot to us. When you buy in a Broccolini building, you can rest assured in the quality of the product from start to finish,” says Anthony Broccolini.



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Rosehaven Homes introduces an icon of modern style on the waterfront

Welcome to forever views of water and sky, white sails and the iconic Toronto skyline across the bay. Welcome to Ontario’s world-renowned wine region and the picturesque town of Grimsby, brimming with local goodness, the Niagara Escarpment and a future GO Train Station that will get you to Union in just over an hour. This is Odyssey, a fresh new community of modern condos and towns by award-winning Rosehaven Homes. Your journey leads here.

“Odyssey will be a first of its kind on this section of the Grimsby waterfront. It will be iconic, full of light and life, reflecting not only the water and sky, but a dynamic sense of community.” – Kirkor Architects

Rising high above the waterfront, Odyssey will feature a brilliant glass façade, wrapping each residence in natural light. Its purposeful, stepped back design and rooftop social spaces will give residents spectacular views of Lake Ontario. It will be one of the tallest condominiums in Grimsby, highlighted by a circle of exclusive, street level townhomes with retail shops and patios.

Reflective. Vibrant. Welcoming. Home

“Our inspiration was to create interiors that harmonize with the architecture and waterfront. The lobby and welcome lounge were designed to be not only grand in size, but also in volume, allowing for creative lighting details.” – Patton Design Studio

Inside, Odyssey will be highlighted by its entertainment spaces, particularly its rooftop Sky Lounge, Sunset Boulevard and Lakeview Terrace. Equipped with ample seating, both inside and out, a chef’s kitchen and prep station, plus two terraces with fireplaces, a barbecue, private alcoves and brilliant views of the lake and escarpment, this will be the ultimate space for hosting dinner parties, celebrating family or simply enjoying an evening to yourself.

Nautically-Inspired Suites

“We kept the palette light and white so it pairs naturally with flashes of blue from the lake to create a modern, yet relaxed ambience.” – Patton Design Studio

Welcome to the heart of Odyssey. Where great design intuitively complements your lifestyle and the quality of finishes enhances not just the look, but also the feel of each suite. This is where the unison of design and detail creates comfort in every setting.

Contemporary Towns

Odyssey will feature two collections of townhomes. The Winston Collection will feature a contemporary, streamlined design, beautiful rooftop terraces, the benefit and convenience of private underground parking and, most notably, an active, energetic vibe from its street-level shops and services. The Windward Collection will offer a more private and intimate feel by overlooking the central courtyard and tower’s roundabout entrance. Each one will be highlighted by four floors of modern living, spacious rooftop terraces, plus parking for two cars in a private garage and driveway.

Ready, Set, Go

Everything begins at the shores of Lake Ontario. Walk, bike or run the waterfront trail system, then explore the Niagara Escarpment’s Bruce Trail, caves and lookouts. For your urban endeavours, take the future Grimsby GO Train to downtown Toronto in just over an hour or stay local in Grimsby to shop, eat and workout. Let’s not forget that this is world-renowned wine country with award-winning favourites from Magnotta, Inniskillin and Vineland just down the QE.


Rosehaven is excited to announce that the launch of Odyssey is slated for this fall 2018. Register now at OdysseyLife.ca for project updates and an invitation to preview.


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Coming Soon from Menkes – investing in the heart of the city

When it comes to downtown living, location is key, so when a building scores a near perfect Walk Score, and a 100 per cent perfect Bike and Transit Score, urban investors should not waste time.

Don’t miss the opportunity to invest in Menkes‘ newest 21-storey condominium tower in.DE, located at the corner of Dundas and Jarvis Streets, steps from everything downtown. With a booming economy, world-renowned reputation for diversity, and the downtown core population expected to soon double to over 500,000, Toronto is poised to continue its upward trajectory as a destination for investment.

The sleek tower is situated in a prime downtown location, rich with history and culture, and set within short walking distance to transit, shopping, hospitals, schools, entertainment, and more. The surrounding area is cast with popular local attractions which include: the Toronto Eaton Centre, Yonge-Dundas Square, Distillery District, St. Lawrence Market, Massey Hall, St. James Park, and two of Canada’s top universities, Ryerson University, and University of Toronto. It’s also a short walk to Bay Street (Canada’s financial capital), and home to the Toronto Stock market, and the country’s leading law and accounting firms.

Located at the centre of Toronto’s Innovation District, in.DE is set in a neighbourhood where technology, health sciences and education combine, and where technology and innovation centres are rapidly expanding. With Toronto’s $53 billion tech sector a leading sector in North America, it’s a community with enormous growth potential.

“This is such a special project because it really offers amazing convenience,” says Mimi Ng, senior vice president of Sales & Marketing at Menkes. “From in.DE, you are literally a four or five-minute walk away from everything you need. This location works for so many different buyer groups on so many levels.”

Like the vibrant and lively surrounding area, in.DE’s impeccable design also seeks to represent the best of everything. From unique architecture, and elegant interior designs, to superior amenities, Menkes has turned to the industry’s best and brightest, to create a project that will stand out in a changing neighbourhood.

Designed by the talented team at Turner Fleischer Architects, the building’s architecture compliments the curve of Dundas Street and its location at the end of a view corridor. The distinctive three-storey glass and brick podium, with its strong rectilinear form, has a gradual curve along its entire length. The tower’s brick and glass façade marries the old with new to create a distinctive structure, which will create a striking silhouette on the city skyline.

Inside the building, Patton Design Studio, one of Canada’s most celebrated interior design teams, has taken a modern, yet chic approach, which reflects the social atmosphere of the neighbourhood.

in.DE’s lobby and deluxe amenity areas have been designed to encourage a sense of community, while staying naturally elegant. The designers have thoughtfully used a variety of textures, materials and furnishings – to create inviting common spaces that will complement the lives of residents.

Building amenities include: a chic and cozy event lounge, a private dining room, a fully equipped catering kitchen, communal work area with lounge seating for collaborative work or study, a fully-equipped cardio studio with separate kickboxing and weight areas, yoga/mediation area with virtual console for classes, a play zone with table tennis and open lounge seating, and a spacious private landscaped outdoor terrace designed by NAK Design Group, which includes barbecue facilities. The building also features 24-hour concierge service, on-site bicycle storage and a luxurious hotel-styled guest suite.

in.DE will offer buyers a choice of studio, one-bedroom, one-bedroom plus den, two bedroom and three-bedroom suites.

Menkes is one of the most well-known and trusted home builders in Toronto, with over 60 years of history and more than 25,000 condominium units built. The company has been recognized as one of the top builders in Ontario for quality and customer service, and is also the builder of the super-luxury Four Seasons Hotel and Residences in Toronto’s Bloor-Yorkville district, and the landmark Harbour Plaza Residences and One York office tower complex in the South Core District.

Register now to be among the first to receive information about the project. Visit Menkes.com.


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