Yesterday we brought you recent images from the UrbanToronto Forum of the Daniels' Corporation's condominium project Cinema Tower. Its name, of course, refers to its location beside the TIFF Bell Lightbox and the Festival Tower condominiums, which was another Daniels project. Beyond that, the name Cinema Tower will be embodied in theming, programming, and lifestyle at the condo. We'll come back to that later, but first, since it's TIFF time, it's time to party, and to that end Daniels invited their purchasers down to a parking lot across the street, transformed for the night into a Bollywood stage set, with the Tower painted by light as the dazzling backdrop.
The party was the opportunity to bring purchasers up to speed with construction, and to make a couple of announcements about what's coming for this well-connected project. First up, construction crews recently poured the floors for the 40th storey, so there are only a few more to go along with the mechanical penthouse, and topping off of the structure is expected in October. Next up was an annoucement about the significant restaurant space facing Adelaide Street on the ground floor of the project: the expansive two-storey space will be home to a film-themed restaurant conceived by movie director Ivan Reitman in partnership with the Bitove family. Plans for it are currently proceeding under the cheeky working title "Project Ivan." All indications are the team will be going full-out to provide a major new food destination for the city here. Finally, a new release of suites in Cinema Tower, the last 20% in the building, will go on sale starting next weekend under the name "The Filmfest Collection." The name is a reminder that all purchasers in the building will be given a three-year membership to TIFF and be able to enjoy the benefits of membership along with the convenience of immediate proximity to all the Toronto International Film Festival has to offer. The building will also count a seriously kitted-out cinema for its residents amongst the plentiful amenities on their way for the top of the building's dramatic podium. If films are your thing, this is your condo.
Even as the party moved to Roy Thomson Hall for a gala film presentation, Cinema Tower itself was lit up until the wee hours by club lights that added some real colour to Toronto's nighttime skyline. The shots aren't perfect, but they'll give you an idea of the fun that can be had by turning the city itself into a disco for the night!
Want more information on Cinema Tower? Check out UrbanToronto's dataBase entry for the building, linked below, or get in on the discussion by visiting one of the associated Forum threads.