Alan Menkes, President of Menkes Developments, and Barbara Lawlor, President of Baker Real Estate, launched Menkes' swank new Pears on the Avenue project yesterday evening at their new sales office located at the southwest corner of Avenue Road and Pears Avenue.

Pears on the Avenue, Toronto, Menkes, Page + Steele ArchitectsLaunch of Pears on the Avenue Condominium Sales Centre

The sales office, impressively decked out by noted designers Munge Leung, includes an attractive model suite.

Pears on the Avenue Sales Centre, Toronto, Menkes, Page + Steele ArchitectsPears on the Avenue Sales Centre

Guests are being given first crack at sales, in advance of the city's realtor community.

Pears on the Avenue Sales Centre, Toronto, Menkes, Page + Steele ArchitectsPears on the Avenue Sales Centre Launch

The sleek, modern, glass clad design by Page + Steele/IBI Architects, features stone facades for the podium's townhouses facing onto Pears Avenue. The Avenue Road frontage will include retail at ground level.

Pears on the Avenue Scale Model, Toronto, Menkes, Page + Steele ArchitectsPears on the Avenue Scale Model

The 20 floor building will feature only 133 suites, priced in the $700 per square foot range. Many suites feature spacious L-shaped Living Room-Dining Room Kitchen combinations.

Pears on the Avenue Suite Rendering, Toronto, Menkes, Page + Steele ArchitectsPears on the Avenue Suite Rendering

Pears on the Avenue Suite Rendering, Toronto, Menkes, Page + Steele ArchitectsPears on the Avenue Suite Rendering

Munge Leung's restful master bedroom design:

Pears on the Avenue Suite Rendering, Toronto, Menkes, Page + Steele ArchitectsPears on the Avenue Master Suite Rendering

Common areas, already featured in an earlier UrbanToronto report, include a double-height lobby with dramatic spiral staircase, a spa featuring a pool and whirlpool, a fully equipped gym, yoga space, luxurious cabanas, a party room and wet bar with adjacent catering kitchen, a landscaped and furnished outdoor terrace, a guest suite, a boardroom, and finally, a screening room: Pears on the Avenue is designed inside and out for the modern lifestyle.
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