Toronto's grand boulevard, University Avenue, is home to some of the country's largest medical and research-related institutions, the Ontario Legislature, and several other public and private sector office buildings. The commercial and institutional strip is has long lacked residential density and the associated pedestrian life after business hours, but a new generation of residential developments are following on the heels of recent projects like Living Shangri-La and Residences of the RCMI. Building upon that momentum is Amexon's towering Residences of 488 University Avenue, now promising to reinvigorate the corner at Dundas Street by providing some beautiful homes high above it. 

The Residences of 488 University Avenue, Amexon, Core ArchitectsRendering of The Residences of 488 University Avenue, image courtesy of Amexon

Designed by Deni Poletti of Core Architects, The Residences of University Avenue will add 37 storeys of new residential space above an existing 18-storey office building, which will itself be extensively modernized as part of the plans. The development will feature interior amenity spaces designed and outfitted by II BY IV Design Associates, who have also been tasked with the interior design of the 453 condominium units themselves. 

The Residences of 488 University Avenue, Amexon, Core ArchitectsRendering of a condominium suite at The Residences of 488 University Avenue, image courtesy of Amexon

Kitchens at The Residences of 488 University Avenue will feature high quality finishes, as well as European AEG and Liebherr flush-mounted and integrated appliances, plus sinks and faucets by Kohler. Bathrooms will feature marble walls and flooring, a free-standing bathtub with digitally controlled wall mounted spray heads, handheld body spray, a rainwater ceiling-mounted head, and and even the option of having a television mounted in the bathroom mirror.

The Residences of 488 University Avenue, Amexon, Core ArchitectsRendering of a condominium suite at The Residences of 488 University Avenue, image courtesy of Amexon

The selection of stone and ceramic tile finishes for walls is large, as is the selection of wood for cabinetry, all carefully curated by II BY IV to coordinate beautifully in each suite.

The Residences of 488 University Avenue, Amexon, Core ArchitectsA selection of finishes available at The Residences of 488 University, image by Craig White

Additional information including renderings and floor plans can be found in our dataBase file for the project, linked below. Want to get involved in the discussion? Check out the associated Forum threads, or leave a comment using the space provided at the bottom of this page.

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