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Aqualuna

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Aqualuna

The Grand Finale to Bayside Toronto by Hines and Tridel makes stunning statement on Toronto’s waterfront

Wake up to the sun shining as it rises over the lake. Stroll down the waterfront promenade with an ice cream or go paddle boarding along the shore. Take in a beautiful sunset as you entertain friends from your private terrace. And fall asleep gazing at the city’s sparkling skyline. This is life at Bayside.

For years downtown Toronto has been synonymous with the CN Tower, surrounded by an urban core of gleaming towers of steel and glass, with buildings stretching 40, 60 and 80 storeys into the sky. But the greatest cities of North America, the truly great ones, don’t just look inwards and upwards.

New York. Chicago. Vancouver. Miami. Even Seattle, all have truly great urban environments looking out onto the waterfront, offering tranquil views onto Lake Michigan, the Atlantic or the Pacific oceans.

No stranger to this concept, Toronto has also realized the greatness that can be found at the edge of Lake Ontario, at Toronto’s beautiful waterfront. Undoubtedly, the most stunning, luxurious mixed-use, master- planned community along the lake is Bayside Toronto, by Hines and Tridel, in collaboration with Waterfront Toronto.

The award-winning developers have completely transformed the East Bayfront neighbourhood with the 13-acre Bayside Toronto Community. With three phases already in the market in varying stages of occupancy and construction, Hines and Tridel have just launched Aqualuna, the ultra-luxurious, grand finale to this dynamic and exciting community at Queens Quay East and Lower Sherbourne.

Designed by the internationally-acclaimed Danish architecture firm 3XN, Aqualuna boasts sweeping terraces and balconies that cascade down the building landscape, framed by two towers with a valley in between. The iconic towers and their terraces are angled to maximize views of the water, and encourage outdoor experiences, to relax or entertain on the spacious private terraces.

Toronto’s award-winning II by IV Design will create the interior design at Aqualuna, and the landscape architecture will be designed by Janet Rosenberg & Studio. This team will work to enhance 3XN’s decision to place the building’s shared amenities within the building’s “valley”, creating a perfect oasis where the indoor and outdoor amenities interact, with the amenity terrace overlooking Parliament Slip to the east and Lake Ontario to the southwest.

Anchoring the eastern edge of the Bayside community, Aqualuna will have some of the best views of the lake. This luxury residence will feature 225 luxurious condominium suites, available in three distinct collections (Urban, Lakeside and Terrace), ranging in size from 821 square feet to 4,622 square feet.

Aqualuna is the grand finale to the mixed-use, master-planned Bayside Toronto waterfront community by Hines and Tridel.

Don’t miss the last opportunity to live in luxury on the lake. Visit the Presentation Centre, located at 261 Queens Quay East. For further information visit the website.

416.514.2710

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Consumer Protection: The Homeowners’ Choice Awards

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Consumer Protection: The Homeowners’ Choice Awards

In the world of movies, an Oscar is considered the pinnacle of achievement. And yet, recipients are not chosen by the movie-going public but rather by movie industry insiders. In contrast, the People’s Choice Awards are voted on by the public who actually watch the nominated movies and TV shows.

The Homeowners’ Choice Awards are like the People’s Choice Awards for builders. In fact, they are the only awards that give Ontario new homeowners the power to have their builder recognized for outstanding performance.

A new home is one of life’s biggest investments and a homeowner’s relationship with their builder lasts long after the keys change hands. This is why customer service is so important. A happy homeowner is the best advertisement for any builder.

Each year, Tarion gives Ontario home buyers the opportunity to rate their builders’ performance before, during and after they move into their new home. We sent surveys to 56,929 new home buyers and more than 11,500 weighed in with their opinions and chose the recipients for outstanding customer service in four categories: Small, Medium, Large Volume and High-Rise. To see a full list of the finalists, visit Tarion.com

The following were our 2018 Homeowners’ Choice recipients:

  • Small Volume Category: Kolody Homes, Belle River
  • Medium Volume Category: Talos Custom Homes Ltd., Richmond
  • Large Volume Category: Hayhoe Homes, St. Thomas
  • High-Rise Category: Plazacorp Investments, Toronto

In the entertainment industry, there are also lifetime achievement awards given to those whose exemplary commitment and accomplishments have stood the test of time. We have our own version – the Ernest Assaly Award — that goes to the builder who demonstrates a longstanding commitment to not only creating a quality home for their customers but also nurturing the people who build that home and investing in the community that surrounds it.

Like a lifetime achievement award, a builder can only earn this honour once and the recipient is chosen by a committee from a shortlist of builders who meet the rigorous criteria required to be invited to participate. This award recognizes the highest level of excellence in Ontario home building while honouring the legacy of Ernest Assaly, a highly respected leader in the residential building industry who was Tarion’s first Board Chair.

The recipient of the Ernest Assaly Award is: Tridel, Toronto.

Tarion congratulates all the 2018 award recipients for achieving greatness in the eyes of their customers and, by doing so, instilling confidence in the new home buying experience across Ontario.

HOWARD BOGACH is president and CEO of Tarion Warranty Corp., a private corporation established to protect the rights of new homebuyers and to regulate new home builders.

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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

Cover Story: Bianca

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Cover Story: Bianca

Tridel’s Luxurious Addition to the Annex

The Annex is one of Toronto’s oldest and most charismatic neighbourhoods. Endearingly known for its industrial roots, the northern border of Dupont Street is about to undergo an exciting transformation from its former factory glory, into the city’s newest urban destination for arts, food and entertainment.

Tridel’s Bianca will be the first residential condominium to arrive along this coveted Annex corridor. The luxurious midrise building will bring renewed poise to this rejuvenated stretch of Toronto’s downtown, dubbed ‘The New Dupont’.

Located on Dupont, west of Spadina at Howland Avenue, the luminous nine-storey residence is designed to make a profound architectural statement. The distinctive white façade and gently sloping exterior of expansive terraces and balconies are the hallmark of Teeple Architects’ design for Bianca.

“Bianca is truly one of a kind, with spacious suites and distinctive architecture,” says Jim Ritchie, executive vice president, sales and marketing at Tridel. “This is a unique opportunity to live in a luxury condo residence in the coveted Annex neighbourhood, while still having private outdoor space to entertain or simply relax.”

The generous outdoor spaces at Bianca offer residents extended living space, inviting the opportunity to grow fresh plants and herbs, relax and unwind for some private leisure time, or host an afternoon barbecue to enjoy time with friends and family.

Bianca offers suite collections in a variety of thoughtfully conceived layouts. Open concept living and dining spaces flow out onto terraces and balconies with views of Casa Loma to the northeast and the downtown skyline to the south.

For those seeking large suites with both indulgence and privacy, Bianca’s Terrace Collection includes exclusive luxurious north-facing suites. These expansive residences are available in two-bedroom, two-bedroom plus den and three-bedroom layouts that overlook the community’s private landscaped courtyards.

Beginning from 1,015 square feet, these coveted suites are priced starting from $1 million, include a parking space, and boast luxury finishes such as Miele appliances, a natural stone or quartz waterfall island, and plank engineered flooring.

Bianca’s stunningly rich interiors and sophisticated, urban amenity spaces have been artfully crafted by the award-winning designers at II by IV Design. Bianca will boast a striking rooftop terrace with panoramic views of downtown and Casa Loma, complete with an outdoor pool, cabanas, barbecues and an outdoor fireplace lounge. Indoors, Bianca has a welcoming 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 sophisticated European-inspired party lounge and bar, and an elegant private dining room.

“Rich with robust lifestyle options, the Annex and Dupont Street have an exciting, vibrant energy that Bianca residents will enjoy,” says Jim Ritchie. “The introduction of new residential condominiums coupled with the lively, eclectic mix of cultural hotspots and community green spaces make ‘The New Dupont’ an attractive choice for everyone.”

Inarguably, one of the area’s biggest draws is the growing restaurant scene along Dupont. The street is home to a seemingly endless choice of popular eateries including French brasseries, Italian ristorantes, Mexican cantinas, burger joints and other grab ‘n’ go options for local foodies.

The Annex also features an exciting list of high-end shops, heritage buildings, art galleries and cultural escapes such as Artscape Wychwood Barns, Casa Loma, and the Royal Ontario Museum. Additionally, the area is home to an inviting expanse of greenspaces and parks for the enjoyment of Annex pedestrians.

Visit the 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. For further information visit the website.

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25 Leonard Avenue

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25 Leonard Avenue

Condo and homebuilders join forces to help house the homeless

(CNW) — As the weather turns cold for Toronto’s homeless population, the city’s Kensington Market neighbourhood is seeing construction begin on Toronto’s first purpose-built homes for homeless people in more than 10 years.

An excavator broke ground earlier this week in preparation for spring construction on the small strip of land beside St. Clare’s Multifaith Housing Society’s existing building at 25 Leonard Avenue, just east of Bathurst Street. This unique three-storey, 22-unit project was backed by neighbours and made possible with government and private sector support.

St. Clare’s construction partners — including home and condo builders, unions and construction associations — are stepping up to the plate in a $1 million fundraising effort.

The corporate donors are Aspen Ridge, Brown Group, Great Gulf, Greenpark, Heavy Construction Association of Toronto, Laurier Homes, Liberty Development, Lindvest, LiUNA Local 183, LiUNA Ontario Provincial District Council, Mattamy Homes, Menkes, Ontario Formwork Association, Silvercore, Tridel and Yorkwood.

Through its Open Door Program, Toronto is assisting the project with a $500,000 capital grant and waiving municipal fees and development charges.

“This was a must-do project for St. Clare’s. We are relieved to finally be through a two-year planning process and are grateful for the support of RESCON, Toronto Deputy Mayor Ana Bailão, Councillor Joe Cressy and our very supportive neighbours, said Andrea Adam, St. Clare’s operations manager.

“I applaud the hard work and vision of St. Clare’s to make this innovative project a reality,” said Bailão, chairwoman of Toronto’s affordable housing committee. “St. Clare’s is a model that works. Their partnership-based approach has created new opportunities for those seeking a safe, clean, affordable place to call home.”

“Ensuring access to safe and affordable housing for all our friends and neighbours is critical,” Cressy added. “We have a housing crisis in our city, and the new affordable homes at 25 Leonard Avenue are a crucial and welcome addition to our community.”

According to Michele McMaster, affordable housing consultant of the Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation, “CMHC has investigated St. Clare’s operating model and found it to be replicable and scalable. We are delighted that St. Clare’s is inspiring private developers, and we hope to encourage more in the future.”

“We chose to support this project because we believe the construction industry should give back. St. Clare,s is a caring and effective organization that we respect, and we know that they have the right leadership to steer this project to success, said RESCON chairman emeritus Phil Rubinoff.

This latest intensification of the site follows the award-winning 2006 addition of 26 apartments to the roof of the building at 25 Leonard.

St. Claire’s is a charitable foundation and landlord responsible for 413 rental units in five buildings across Toronto to help get the homeless and hard-to-house into their own home to give them privacy and dignity.

RESCON is the non-profit association that represents more than 200 of Ontario’s residential builders. Its members build highrise, midrise and lowrise homes, including rental apartments and social housing.

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Bianca

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Bianca

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.

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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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ViaBloor 2 – PHASE TWO is on the rise

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ViaBloor 2 – PHASE TWO is on the rise

PHASE TWO of Bloor Street’s newest icon is on the rise.
Via Bloor is a tale of two buildings set to become a neighbourhood of people, public spaces, and culturally rich experiences. Envisioned as a new retail promenade, Tridel will extend Bloor Street’s famed shopping district to create Via Bloor. More than revitalization, it will inspire you to shop, eat, explore, and live. It will become a boulevard of urbanity and greenery, just steps from the subway, framed by Yorkville, Rosedale Village, and the Danforth.

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Aquabella

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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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Building award-winning communities in North America

Building award-winning communities in North America

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Building award-winning communities in North America

by Bryan Tuckey

The GTA is home to some of the best building and development industry professionals in North America.

The work of local members of the industry frequently receives national and international praise and recognition. In January 2017, several of our builders, developers, designers and marketers were recognized south of the border at the National Sales and Marketing Awards. Known as The Nationals, this annual competition honours the best in the industry across North America.

BILD members have a long history of winning at the Nationals and this year our members received 44 silver and 10 gold awards in a range of building, design and marketing categories.

One of the areas in which members did exceptionally well was in the architectural design of attached homes. Minto Communities received two silver awards for their work on two Toronto-based developments. One of them was Bside, a condo development at Bathurst and Front Streets, and the other for Long Branch, a collection of stacked townhomes in the city’s west end. The gold award in the Best Architectural Design of an Attached Home Plan category was presented to BILD member Brookfield Residential for a four-storey contemporary condominium project they are building in the U.S.

Local developers Empire Communities and Tridel were each honoured with two gold awards. Empire won the Best Social Media Campaign and Best Computer Generated Sales Tool awards for Avalon, a community of townhomes and single-family detached homes in Caledonia. Meanwhile Tridel was recognized in the Best Print Ad Campaign and Best Brochure Lifestyle Magazine categories for SQ, a new condominium development in Toronto’s Queen West neighbourhood.

Toronto-based marketing agency Montana Steele won the most trophies among BILD members, collecting 19 silver awards and two gold awards. Six of those silver awards were for Rodeo Drive, a condominium development in North York, which earned them a gold award in the Best Print Ad category.

Fred Losani, right, accepts the Building Industry Community Spirit Award.
Fred Losani, right, accepts the Building Industry Community Spirit Award.

A highlight at this year’s Nationals was the presentation of the prestigious Building Industry Community Spirit Award to Losani Homes for its work with the Losani Family Foundation. The annual award is presented to a builder-supported non-profit program or charity and is judged on its originality, concept and execution.

Losani Homes is a builder from Stoney Creek that has been developing new communities in and around the Hamilton area since 1976. It formed the Losani Family Foundation in 2013 with the help of the Hamilton Community Foundation to help support Losani Homes’ various charity work. Since then the foundation has worked with a number of local charities and initiatives such as the Bruce Trail Expedition for Kids and the Toy and Turkey Drive.

More recent efforts saw the Losani Family Foundation partner with Free the Children, a Thornhill-based charity helping impoverished children in developing countries. Last year the foundation took its efforts to Ecuador where several members of the Losani family helped build a classroom and a medical facility that will help service 12,000 people from surrounding villages deep within the Amazon jungle.

Bryan Tuckey is president and CEO of the Building Industry and Land Development Association (BILD). He can be found on Twitter (twitter.com/bildgta), Facebook (facebook.com/bildgta) and BILD’s official online blog (bildblogs.ca).


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