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The two Canada House towers at CityPlace will feature illuminated, 30-storey maple leaves
The Toronto skyline is going to have a new visual landmark once real estate developer Concord completes its Canada House condo project.
The two CityPlace towers that are going up right next to the CN Tower and Rogers Centre will stand 68 and 79 stories high, respectively, and feature illuminated, 30-storey maple leaves on their facades that will be visible from all directions – especially those iconic skyline pics taken from the Toronto islands.
Like Concord’s Bridge Suites, Canada House is acting as both a residence and a statement piece.
“I think of this stretch of downtown Toronto on Bremner being a row of landmarks,” says Concord’s VP of sales and marketing Isaac Chan. “We thought it was important to try to incorporate some significant symbolic designs into the building.”
Chan is speaking to NOW over the phone just as the final lot of premium suites at Canada House go on sale. The suites are part of the Upper Canada House collection, which are two- and- three-bedroom units located between floors 50 and 79.
Canada House is the final piece to Concord’s CityPlace. Chan calls it the community’s crown jewel, though he once referred to the Bridge Suites in the same way.
The Toronto condo development thwarts conventional real estate wisdom by placing all its shared amenity spaces, like an infinity dipping pool, on the upper floors. That way every resident can enjoy the view on top of two of the tallest condo towers in the city. And the standout feature among all the Canada House units are 150- to- 200-square foot balconies that offer an indoor-outdoor entertaining space with overhead ceiling heaters, wood-decking and premium views of Lake Ontario and the city.
To court buyers, Concord is hosting a Secret Garden-style, appointment-only pop-up at 88 Queen’s Wharf.
An artist’s rendering of the balcony in a Canada House suite.
Canada House will be the tallest towers in CityPlace and among the tallest in Toronto real estate, alongside the Aura condo development at Yonge and Gerrard.
Chan hints that even taller towers are coming soon, as real estate developers and city officials increase density downtown.
With the skyrocketing real estate prices in Toronto and an anticipated population boom once immigration opens back up, politicians and lobby groups have been pushing for even more housing supply.
Doug Ford’s government has been issuing Municipal Zoning Orders to developers, giving them free reign to land, while pushing to undermine environmental protections and develop further on the greenbelt. Environmentally conscious real estate experts insist that the solution to the supply problem is to build up and accommodate more density, rather than building out to encroach on more green space.
“All the developments that we build are usually in a very urbanized context,” says Chan, pointing out that all of Concord’s Toronto developments are in the downtown and North York areas. He adds that Condord’s community and company pillars are all about adopting a “live where you work” and “ everything is close to home” mentality to reduce commuting. “That’s one of the things that we look for.”
He also highlights Concord’s green energy portfolio, which includes green real estate spaces like the Central condo development with 100 per cent electric vehicle parking and eight large-scale solar farms and five large-scale wind farms near Toronto.
“The energy that we are able to generate is enough to power all of our Concord homes,” says Chan. “We really believe in doing our part to provide a green and healthy environment where ever we develop.”