Today we roll out Suite Spot, a new occasional feature on UrbanToronto where we do our best to give the curious urban observer and the prospective buyer an idea of what you can expect out of different condo units around our growing city. We debut Suite Spot today with a pretty popular project here at UT, The Massey Tower. Massey is a 60-storey Hariri Pontarini-designed project located across Yonge from the Eaton Centre. Along with bringing new residential density to this retail mecca, Massey will bring about the restoration of an historic bank building at its base, one which has been vacant for a number of years. Along with the restoration and rejuvenation for the street frontage right in the middle of the Yonge theatre block, MOD Developments has also donated a portion of land at the rear of the property to its circa-1894 neighbour Massey Hall. The hallowed Hall is using the generous gift to kickstart its own much anticipated restoration and expansion project.

Today's featured Unit is called Suite 10, a one bedroom layout with 640 square feet. As a model suite, its photo-wall view places it on the 11th floor, while the layout, on no matter which floor, benefits from an unobstructed west-facing view across the core. With its large windows you can expect quite a magnificent sight as each evening the sun slips below the curving towers of Toronto City Hall. The interiors of this suite, as with all in the building, are designed by renowned interior designers Cecconi Simone to make the best of every inch of space.

We will start our visit in the room where the most important things at home go on; the kitchen.

Kitchen in The Massey Tower, image courtesy of MOD Developments

The kitchens at Massey will feature a large pantry, state of the art appliances, (the refrigerator is hidden behind panelled doors of course), and ample cupboard space for all of your foodie needs. The open plan transitions from the food preparation area through an integrated island and attached table on to the ergonomically designed living area.

Living Area at the Massey Tower, image courtesy of MOD Developments

The intention in arranging these units is to waste no precious space, and so far everything seems very purposefully placed. The shot below looks down the unit's hall, with the kitchen and living area and its westward view at the end. Of particular note in the hall itself is the extensive use of built-ins to provide all of the storage space one could dream of, and the utility of the integrated desk space: everything here is thoroughly thought out, and the storage here runs from the door at the end of the hall all the way to be windows. It has to be seen at the presentation centre to be fully appreciated!

The Hall as living space, in Unit 640 at the Massey Tower, image courtesy of MOD Developments

Being able to store all of your things can be one of the most difficult struggles about living in compact condo units, but so far Massey seems to have a grasp on a good use of shelving  to curb the problem. Time for us to move on for a quick look at the elegant and well equipped bathroom.

Bathroom at Massey Tower, image courtesy of MOD Developments

Worth noting is a direct access from the bedroom to the bathroom, convient for late night visits.

This suite is currently listed at $440,000 and includes access to the building's extensive amenities. Just beyond the Massey Tower's doors, Toronto's most loved areas start just steps away. The building is scheduled for completion approximately three years from now, and we will be following it through every stage. Check back for more updates and for featured suites. Below is what we can expect the building to look like when completed.

Massey Tower Rendering, image courtesy of MOD Developments

Want to learn more about Massey? Check out our dataBase listing below, or join the discussion in the Forum.

Related Companies:  Cecconi Simone, ERA Architects, Hariri Pontarini Architects, Isotherm Engineering Ltd., Janet Rosenberg + Studio, MarketVision Real Estate, MOD Developments Inc., PRO-BEL, RJC Engineers, TUCKER HIRISE Construction