Distinctive design sets Fly project apart
Sep 18, 2008 04:30 AM Toronto Star
Special to the Star
Empire Communities’ new development, Fly Condos, aspires to become an architectural landmark in Toronto.
“The intention is to create an icon right at what is going to become a predominant new downtown corner,” says Christine Brennan, director of sales and marketing highrise for Empire Communities.
“Fly really embodies a mindset. It doesn’t really bracket any particular age group but it sets apart a group of people who are true downtown core lovers â€“ people who want to be in the heart of the city and be close to all of the amenities that Toronto has to offer,” Brennan says, adding the draw is for people who want to “really live life at the fly and want to have everything at their fingertips.”
The 24-storey building, to be built at Front St. W. and Blue Jays Way, features striking glass and metal panel exteriors by Graziani & Corazza Architects Inc. â€“ the western facade is an interplay of various shaped and sized balconies made out of glass, contained by a jagged edge curtain wall.
The roughly 400 units include one- and two-bedroom units with and without dens, three-bedroom units, and two-storey lofts. Sizes range from 495 to 1,500 square feet and are priced from the mid-$200s to just less than $1 million.
The striking exterior architectural elements are carried inside the building to the common areas and suites, designed by Munge Leung Design Associates. Even the concierge desk in the two-storey lobby is designed on an angle “to carry that sense of fluidity and movement throughout the building,” Brennan says.
Amenities include a rooftop lounge with chef’s kitchen opening on to the outdoor terrace with private cabanas and barbecue station, a multimedia studio, and a state-of-the-art workout facility designed by lifestyle guru and Diesel Fitness owner George Chaker. There will be a hotel-style guest suite plus 24-hour concierge service.
Suites feature a balcony or terrace, stainless steel kitchen appliances, granite kitchen countertops, custom-designed contemporary kitchens and engineered hardwood flooring in the living room, dining room, kitchens and dens. Penthouses have 10-foot ceilings. Occupancy is slated for spring 2012.
The TTC is at the doorstep and cafÃ©s, fine dining restaurants, sports venues and theatres are all within easy walking distance. Fly will be connected to Clarence Square, an historic urban park, by a landscaped promenade.
For information about Fly Condos contact:
Yossi Kaplan, MBA
Specializing in Condos, Lofts, Investments and New Developments
Harvey Kalles Real Estate Ltd., Brokerage
tel 1.416.441.2888 x 678