Menkes is releasing new podium suites at Gibson Square Condominiums in of North York City Centre. The collection of suites in the new release features 9’ ceilings and views to the adjacent historic Gibson House Museum and Park. Gibson Square will have convenient direct underground access to the North York Centre Subway Station and Empress Walk Shopping Centre, and it’s just a short walk to the Toronto Centre for the Performing Arts, Mel Lastman Square, and the Douglas Snow Aquatic Centre. A multitude of shopping and dining opportunities are right in the neighbourhood.

Gibson Square Condos by Menkes and Rafael Bigauskas ArchitectsRendering of Gibson Square Condos at night

Gibson Square, designed by Rafael Bigauskas Architects, will feature prominently on the North York City Centre skyline, with two 42-storey towers topped by architectural white roof caps that will be recognizable from miles away. The buildings will share a five-storey, mixed-use podium containing residential suites, retail shops and an extensive collection of amenities. Among these are 24-hour concierge service provided from the two-storey lobby with its modern classic design. Making a grand statement, the lobby features a spectacular hand-blown glass chandelier and curving black granite staircase leading to the Gibson Club on the second-level. (Is that a Chihuly?)

Gibson Square Condos by Menkes and Rafael Bigauskas ArchitectsLobby of Gibson Square Condos

The Gibson Club offers 20,000 square feet of space for relaxing, entertaining or energizing, featuring a state-of-the-art fitness centre; an indoor swimming pool with an outdoor sunbathing terrace; two separate party rooms (each with a catering kitchen, wet bar and walk-out to a landscaped outdoor garden); theatre, games and card rooms; a furnished boardroom; and four guest suites. Time for a swim:

Gibson Square Condos by Menkes and Rafael Bigauskas ArchitectsPool room at Gibson Square Condos

An evening on the terrace:

Gibson Square Condos by Menkes and Rafael Bigauskas ArchitectsTerrace at Gibson Square Condos at night

Suite choices include one-bedroom, one-bedroom-plus-den, two-bedroom and two-bedroom-plus-den designs with premium in-suite appointments. Standard finishes include custom-designed kitchen and bathroom cabinetry, plank laminate flooring throughout, granite kitchen countertops, mosaic tile backspace and six brand-name appliances. Suites range in size from 514 to 1,288 sq. ft. and are priced from $316,990. For a limited time podium suite purchasers will receive a designer kitchen upgrade package. The striking Munge Leung-designed Menkes Condo Centre is located at 4954 Yonge Street, on the west side of Yonge, south of Mel Lastman Square. Hours are Monday to Thursday from 12 noon to 6 p.m.; Fridays, Weekends & Holidays from 12 noon to 5 p.m. For more information, call 416-730-9722 or visit Menkes.