In 2014 developers Easton’s Group and Remington Group sold their interests in the King Blue Condominiums development in Toronto's Entertainment District to Shanghai-based Greenland Holding Group Co., one of the largest development firms in mainland China. The firm has been an instrumental element in China's high-rise boom, and is responsible for 23 built and under-construction "ultra high-rise" projects around the world, four of which rank among the world's top ten in height.

King Blue Condos Page + Steele IBI Group Greenland Group WestinghouseRendering of King Blue Condominiums, image courtesy of Greenland Group

Buying into their first development for the Canadian housing market, Greenland will be building to the plans prepared by the outgoing developers, 44 and 48 storey towers rising from half-dozen-storey podiums, which were designed by Page + Steele / IBI Group Architects. After taking the reins last year, Greenland has continued sales of the project, and the developer is now preparing to break ground for the new project, with shovels to officially go in the ground on May 8th.

King Blue Condos Page + Steele IBI Group Greenland Group WestinghouseRendering of King Blue Condominiums, image courtesy of Greenland Group

King Blue—named for the location where King Street West meets Blue Jays Way, will feature many amenities including a theatre room, game room, gym, sauna, swimming pool, party room, and a landscaped roof deck. The new development will also provide a community destination, as the second floor of the south podium will house a new 9,000 square-foot space for Theatre Museum Canada, while King Blue also promises new shops at ground level for the burgeoning community of new residents in the area.

King Blue Condos Page + Steele IBI Group Greenland Group WestinghouseRendering of roof deck at King Blue Condominiums, image courtesy of Greenland Group

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