In an occurrence so rare, we do not remember when we have encountered this before, The Berczy condominium by Concert Properties has been fully registered in advance of first occupancy. Condominiums in Toronto seem to invariably take months or even years to fully register after purchasers have taken possession, so this is nothing but great news for buyers of condos in The Berczy.

The Berczy, front entrance. Photo by someMidTower

A condo officially becomes a condominium corporation when registered and is then subsequently turned over to the building's owners. However, it is extremely common for purchasers to occupy a building during an interim occupancy period while the building awaits registration. Occupants are obligated to pay occupancy fees to the developer during this time until the building is fully registered.

With The Berczy's early registration, buyers will be able to bypass paying these extraneous fees and move directly to final closing on their condos and paying down their mortgages.

The Berczy, east facade. Photo by someMidTower

“We’re proud of this achievement,” said Catherine Diraison, Director of Sales at Concert. “But we’re even happier for the hundreds of people who will call The Berczy home.”

The Berczy, east facade. Photo by drum118

Located south of the historic Flatiron Building, The Berczy rises amongst some of Toronto's oldest converted warehouses in the St. Lawrence neighbourhood. Lower floors borrow the neighbourhood's brick vernacular, while overseen by heritage experts ERA Architects, its most southerly section on Church Street includes the rebuilt façade of a lost warehouse. The Berczy's upper floors blend a more contemporary, predominantly glass aesthetic into the historic neighbourhood.

The Berczy condominium has been designed by Young + Wright / IBI Group Architects to achieve a LEED Gold Certification. The building comes with environmental features like green roofs and environmentally-friendly building materials, making it a leading example of green design in the city.

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Related Companies:  Bird Construction Company, Concert Properties, DTAH, EQ Building Performance Inc., ERA Architects, IBI Group, Kramer Design Associates Limited, Page + Steele / IBI Group Architects, Paul Raff Studio, Stephenson Engineering, U31