Living it Up
The GTA housing market is hotter than a firecracker lit on both ends. New developments break ground and stretch skyward seemingly every day and immaculate manors periodically pop up and take our collective breath away. To make house hunting a little easier, we’ve searched through Toronto’s most prestigious neighbourhoods and up among the private estates north of the city to bring you the properties that are making waves. From the luxuries of sky-scraping condos to character-filled country estates, this collection of edifices caters to diverse yet refined tastes.
The Sorbara Development Group’s latest project, Beacon, signals to chic urbanites craving elevated city living. Standing 35 storeys above Yonge Street in North York’s happening city centre, Beacon places residents within walking distance of hot restaurants, trendy boutiques and the subway. With lavish finishes, fantastic views and amenities that cater to a balanced lifestyle, this uniquely designed high-rise delivers both location and luxury.
Four Seasons Private Residences
When the class and sophistication of Yorkville meets the service and standards of the Four Seasons, the result is nothing short of spectacular. Such is the Four Seasons Private Residences. With two towers, the 55-storey West Residence and the 25-storey East Residence, rising above the area’s renowned shopping and dining, this prestigious building combines immaculate Gluckstein Design Planning suites with five-star amenities, including an indoor pool, fitness centre, spa and 24-hour concierge, doorman and valet parking.
66 Scotch Valley
This grand estate home takes “country living” to a whole new level. Situated on 2.72 acres of land, this 20,000-sq.-ft. manor is bursting with rustic elegance. From the gorgeous wood and stone detailing of the kitchen to the rich hardwood-lined family room, there’s no shortage of character within these walls. Factor in an indoor synthetic hockey pad, a media room, a private soccer field, a 12-car garage with car washing station and a helipad, and you’ve got one unforgettable abode.
11 Wellesley on the Park
With its clean lines and flowing geometric shapes, 11 Wellesley on the Park is contemporary urban life personified. The 60-storey tower caters to city dwellers who want it all — the downtown lifestyle and green space. There’s the pool, the party room, the alfresco lounge, the fitness centre and a spa. But 11 Wellesley will also sit atop a 1.6-acre park, providing exclusive breathing room between residences and the busy city streets. With a Walk Score of 100, and the subway right at its doorstep, 11 Wellesley on the Park is a monument to modernity.