The Exhibit Residences development will actually be comprised of five blocks, two connected within the podium itself and blocks 2-4 will be considered the tower portion of the condominium. The podium floor-plans have been designed for South exposure only and the Northern portion will be dedicated for above grade parking (Levels 1-8).
Architect Rosario Varacalli didnâ€™t need to look very far for inspiration when he was designing Exhibit Residences, a 32-storey condo soon to be built directly across from the Royal Ontario Museum.
Daniel Libeskindâ€™s Crystal, the striking 2007 addition to the ROM, was an obvious muse.
Varacalli, director of design and construction for Exhibit builder Bazis International, felt that the north side of Bloor St. should not merely serve as a â€œbackground of architectureâ€ for Libeskindâ€™s iconic work. (The Exhibit site is currently home to a McDonaldâ€™s and several other businesses).
Instead, Varacalli wanted his tower to have what he describes as an â€œunderstated dialogueâ€ with the ROM adjunct.
Accordingly, the Exhibit highrise will comprise four stacked cubes that are offset from one another and jut out in different directions â€” Crystal-like â€” making the building seem slightly off-kilter as it climbs into the sky.
The four cubes are covered in frittered glass, which Varacalli says will give the tower an â€œethereal sort of quality.â€
Exhibit will include 200 residences, ranging from 650 square feet to over 2,000 square feet. Prices start at around $500,000 and go to over $2 million for the penthouses (which are located in a penthouse cube that takes up the buildingâ€™s top nine floors).
Granted they may not be finished, but that is one sad looking sales center. Yes I know it's an existing building and not purpose built but the facade looks terrible. Certainly doesn't hold a candle to the dozen others littered throughout the city.
Maybe they'll pass the savings onto the condo buyers... hahahaha
from today's press release, the VIP broker event is this Wednesday.....
VIP Broker Event: Launch of the New Exhibit Condos
Bloor Street is about to see a transformation. Exhibit, the new condominium on Bloor just west of Avenue Road, artfully blends breathtaking design set against the urban landscape in the heart of the Yorkville area. Located across from the Royal Ontario Museum and steps to the Gardiner Museum and Royal Conservatory of Music, the building takes its rightful place along Toronto's "cultural avenue".
Designed by Roy Varacalli, one of the city's leading architects, the building is art itself. A unique above ground parking garage and a peaceful outdoor rooftop garden are just two examples of artful elements the building showcases.
You are invited on Wednesday March 30th to attend the VIP Launch Event and see for yourself Bloor Street's most elegant condominium. For more information, visit the website www.exhibitresidences.com.
Date: Wednesday, March 30th 12-4pm
Location: 162 Cumberland Street
Complimentary parking available at Citipark 148 Cumberland.
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