Harhay Developments is bringing over 20 years experience in creating boutique residences to Toronto’s vibrant King Street West district with oneeleven Condominiums, now under construction with demolition underway on the two-storey buildings on the site. With 70% of the units sold and with occupancy slated for late 2014, the project on Bathurst Street at the corner of Adelaide is within walking distance of all of the attractions and amenities that make living in this decidedly downtown neighbourhood so appealing.
The design by Core Architects invokes the area’s commercial heritage for the first five floors by employing a warehouse aesthetic: a varied grid of windows and plum coloured brick arranged into columns that mirror the traditional smaller store-front units in the area. The ground floor will be given over to retail, with the second floor devoted to office space and residential units beginning on the third. Things shift to concrete and glass from floors six to seventeen, with a look that is rhythmically multidimensional, with two storey protrusions topped by green terraces adding some depth and visual dynamism often lacking in the more common glass box approach.
Oneeleven will have 255 units ranging from 382 to 1,934 square feet. One of the principles incorporated into the design of the building is a belief in the importance of the resident’s personal outdoor amenity space. This commitment is realized by having over 80% of the units with substantial balconies and terraces, a few of which are rival the size of the unit itself. Another novel concept for oneeleven was to expand the experience of penthouses from the upper level to the lower levels. The result is 12 two-storey units with large terraces located on different floors throughout the building.
The units will be well appointed with imported designer European-style kitchens, engineered hardwood floors, deep soaker tubs, and even gas connections on terraces and balconies to accommodate the summer BBQ enthusiast. Floor-to-ceiling windows with low e-glass take advantage of the building’s corner location and ensure light-filled interiors and impressive views. Other features include exposed concrete ceilings, pillars and feature walls, as well as high speed wiring infrastructure with network centre to support the latest entertainment and communication services. The eye-catching lobby by II By IV Design Associates is boutique hotel chic. It features a cool gemstone wall of opulent Blue Tiger’s Eye contrasting with a wall of warm undulating oak.
Outside, oneeleven is contributing to the pedestrian realm as well. Sidewalks surrounding the project on Bathurst and Adelaide streets will be widened by 6 feet and trees will be planted. There are plans to improve the laneway on the southern flank of the property and to extend it to connect to the proposed courtyards and pedestrian retail mews that will flow in and around other new developments on the block.
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