If you've read today's story on what was hottest on UrbanToronto in May, you will already know that our most visited dataBase page of the month was for E Condos, the huge new project proposed for Yonge and Eglinton by partners Bazis, Metropia, and RioCan. If you hadn't read that yet but are already familiar with the project, then you probably won't be suprised: E Condos is quite the attention-getter!

Eyeballs turn E Condos' way for a few reasons, none more so than for the pools mid-way up the towers which cantilever beyond the confines of the buildings' façades. We now have more information about those pools, the associated amenities, and many new renderings. Essentially, if what you have seen so far has captured your imagination, you're going to really enjoy what we have for you today. Let's dig in.

E Condos Toronto design by Roy Varacalli for Bazis Inc., Metropia and RioCanE Condos, looking southeast from across Yonge Street, image courtesy of Bazis Inc.

That's the project as seen from across Yonge Street, presumably by a bird, looking southeast. From it we get a better idea of E Condos' relation to the low-rise shops and restaurants fronting Yonge which give life to the street, and which will not be demolished for the towers. We also get a better idea, thanks to the magic of high-resolution originals, of what's going on at ground level for the towers. Below, a look at the the podium and entrance areas for the north tower at 15 Roehampton, and then its lobby.

E Condos Toronto design by Roy Varacalli for Bazis Inc., Metropia and RioCanPodium of 15 Roehampton tower at E Condos, image courtesy of Bazis Inc.

E Condos Toronto design by Roy Varacalli for Bazis Inc., Metropia and RioCanLobby of 15 Roehampton tower at E Condos, image courtesy of Bazis Inc.

Mike Niven Interior Design, one of Toronto's hottest firms, has designed the lobby above, as well as a similar but much narrower version for the south tower. It's on our dataBase page for E Condos if you're curious. They've also taken care of the multitude of amenities in the complex, and even fittings in the suites. Below, E Condo's architect Rosario "Roy" Varacalli has created a podium for the south tower of staggered volumes, housing several of the amenities on the 4th and 5th floors. 

E Condos Toronto design by Roy Varacalli for Bazis Inc., Metropia and RioCanPodium of 8 Eglinton tower at E Condos, image courtesy of Bazis Inc.

The extensive facilities include gourmet kitchens and dining rooms, party lounges, and outdoor terraces with barbecues, dining areas, sunbathing beds, bar and lounge areas. That's the south tower's Party Lounge shown below, with its outdoor terrace beyond the windows. Also to be found are technology lounges and guest suites, while the fitness area will include weights, cardio, boxing and yoga studios.

E Condos Toronto design by Roy Varacalli for Bazis Inc., Metropia and RioCanParty Lounge at 8 Eglinton tower at E Condos, image courtesy of Bazis Inc.

That's all beside what the marketing material describes as the "show-stopping glass cantilevered pools" much further up the building. We are not inclined to disagree with that characterization… but more on the pools in a moment. First though, this is a new detail for us: the south tower will feature a randomized mesh screening for its skin. We don't know if we're looking at metal or an enamel on glass frit yet: that's one of several questions we hope to put Mr. Varacalli soon.

E Condos Toronto design by Roy Varacalli for Bazis Inc., Metropia and RioCanExterior screens at 8 Eglinton tower at E Condos, image courtesy of Bazis Inc.

So, back to those show-stopping pools, and the amenities associated with them. First thing to know is that they will be on the 31st floor of both towers. You can see how the two relate to each other in the rendering below, with Yonge Street receding northwards into the distance in the background.

E Condos Toronto design by Roy Varacalli for Bazis Inc., Metropia and RioCaneFinity Pools on the 31st floor of both E Condos towers, image courtesy of Bazis Inc.

So, let's close-in on the 31st floor of the south tower.

E Condos Toronto design by Roy Varacalli for Bazis Inc., Metropia and RioCaneFinity Pool and e-Sky Lounge on the 31st floor of E Condos, image courtesy of Bazis Inc.

Renderings show a cantilevered sky lounge bordering the eFinity pool, replete with windows over the city. 

E Condos Toronto design by Roy Varacalli for Bazis Inc., Metropia and RioCaneFinity Pool and e-Sky Lounge on the 31st floor of E Condos, image courtesy of Bazis Inc.

Here's the interior view, looking east. Note the city lights shining up from the right side of the pool. Along with the pool-with-views and seating areas, the 31st floor facilities include saunas, change rooms, and a bar.

E Condos Toronto design by Roy Varacalli for Bazis Inc., Metropia and RioCaneFinity Pool and e-Sky Lounge on the 31st floor of E Condos, image courtesy of Bazis Inc.

The same thing is going on in a slightly different configuration in the north tower too. Imagine swimming laps in that! Imagine the invite to the opening day party with the reminder to pack your Speedos (hint hint, Bazis!).

E Condos Toronto design by Roy Varacalli for Bazis Inc., Metropia and RioCaneFinity Pool and e-Sky Lounge on the 31st floor of E Condos, image courtesy of Bazis Inc.

There are several more renderings to explore on our dataBase page for E Condos. It also includes a lot more info on the project, and it's all linked below. You can comment here on what you see, or visit the associated Forum threads below if you would like to join in on the active conversations.