Emerald Park Condominiums, by MetropiaBazis, and Plazacorp and designed by Roy Varacalli, looks set to build on the frenzied development momentum that is utterly transforming Yonge and Sheppard. Bearing a family resemblance to The Emerald Towers in Astana, Kazakhstan, also by Bazis and Varacalli, Emerald Park will bring further international perspective to a part of town that is already breathtakingly globalised. Text by Doug Convoy. Renderings courtesy of Bazis.

Emerald Park within North York City Centre:

Yonge and Sheppard:

Closing in on the development:

Two condominium towers – 42 storeys and 32 storeys – resembling blades of grass of different lengths, some tilting in the wind, will be connected by a three-storey, mixed-use podium with direct access to the subway. The exterior by evening:

The entrance:

The lobby:

Kitchen in one of the units:

The podium will contain retail at grade, offices above, and amenities for residents above that.

Retail exterior:

Ground Floor Retail:

Subway entrance in retail hall:

Amenities will encompass an indoor pool; a fitness gallery with weights; cardio, yoga, and Pilates areas; two lounges; games rooms; and four guest suites. The party room:

The rooftop terrace:

The gym:

The pool:

Emerald Park is over 80% sold-out. Construction is imminent.

Related Companies:  Baker Real Estate Inc., Bazis, Bazis Group, Isotherm Engineering Ltd., Jablonsky, Ast and Partners, Metropia, Patton Design Studio, Plaza, Quest Window Systems, Rosario "Roy" Varacalli, TMG Builders