Toronto Condos — London on the Esplanade
From The Condo Guide Magazine
This new condo in St. Lawrence neighbourhood starts construction less than a year after sales launch
A charming and historic downtown neighbourhood, architecture inspired by the great cities of Europe and one of Torontoâ€™s top chefs were all part of the celebration of the official groundbreaking at the exciting London on the Esplanade condo development.
Just eight months after launching sales, Cityzen Development Group began construction of London on the Esplanade. Located at 38 The Esplanade in the heart of downtown Toronto, London on the Esplanade is just across the street from the Hummingbird Centre and within walking distance of Union Station and the Financial District.
“The design of London on the Esplanade bridges between the historical character of the St. Lawrence Market neighbourhood, with its great pubs, restaurants and shops, and the contemporary designs of the skyscrapers in the financial district,” Sam Crignano, a Cityzen partner, said at the recent groundbreaking ceremony.
The project will have two towers rising from a five-storey podium with the taller 33-storey tower sitting on the west side of the site. Architect Roy Varacalli, of Burka Varacalli Architects, has given the developmentâ€™s taller building an all-glass, modern design that connects with the skyscrapers of the business district. On the east side of the site, the 15-storey tower features a glass and red-brick exterior that blends with the 19th-century buildings of the St. Lawrence neighbourhood. The podium housing the central lobby and amenity area connects the two towers.
Massimo Renzi, head chef at Sotto Sotto Trattoria on Avenue Road, one of Torontoâ€™s leading restaurants, purchased a suite in London on the Esplanade because the St. Lawrence neighbourhood reminds him of his native Rome.
“What I love about the St. Lawrence area are the walkable streets packed with historical buildings. It gives the neighbourhood an old-world look that reminds me of great European cities like London and Rome. And as a chef, I couldnâ€™t resist living in a building located so close to the culinary delights of St. Lawrence Market,” Renzi said.
With the start of construction, Cityzen has released a new series of Courtyard Suites in London on the Esplanade. Many of the Courtyard Suites overlook the rooftop outdoor swimming pool and landscaped sun deck.
A wide range of suites are available in London on the Esplanade, from studio units of 345 sq. ft. to one- and two-bedroom units, with or without dens, up to 955 sq. ft.
Prices range from $199,990 to $800,000 for spacious penthouse suites with spectacular views of the downtown skyline and the waterfront.
Residents at London will enjoy a taste of outdoor living, for all suites have a balcony or terrace. Interior features include floor-to-ceiling windows, engineered hardwood flooring, sliding bedroom closet doors with full-length mirrors and bathrooms with framed-glass shower stalls, marble-tiled floors and cultured marble countertops.
Functional, open-concept kitchens have extended upper cabinets, a wide choice of granite countertops, ceramic tile backsplashes and kitchen islands ideal for eating at or for using as serving stations when entertaining.
Residents at London will be able to wind down after a busy day at Club London, which has a rooftop outdoor swimming pool and year-round whirlpool, massage and spa rooms, aerobics and yoga rooms, a fitness centre with cardio and weight-training equipment and his and her change rooms with showers.
For those who wish less strenuous activity, the Club also has an entertainment room, an English-styled pub, a games room with two billiards tables, fireplace lounge and movie room with theatre-style seating.
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