Yorkville Toronto Condos The New Residences Of Yorkville Plaza 21 Avenue Road (Old Four Seasons Hotel)
Number of Storeys: 32 Numberof Suites: 511
Year Built: Currently under construction with proposed occupancy 2016
Amenities of the Yorkville Plaza
Twenty four hour concierge
Fitness facilities on the third floor
Party room lounge with audio/video equipment
Formal dining room/boardroom with bar and kitchenette
On-site superintendent's suite
Developer Camrost-Felcorp is converting the existing 31 storey old Four Seasons hotel into luxury condominiums. Built in 1971, this hotel building was the catalyst in transforming Yorkville from a village of coffee houses to a luxury destination. As the place "to be seen" in Yorkville, it has a rich history of being a famed stomping ground for celebrities and socialites and each September plays a major role in the Toronto International Film Festival.
Located on the south east corner of Avenue Road and Yorville Avenue, the building's transformation inlcudes the addition of vertical glass accents in patterns of opaque and transparent enamelled glass to the existing two story podium. These first two levels will be devoted entirely to retail space refreshing the sizeable commercial footprint along Yorkville Avenue and Avenue Road.
Above the two storey podium, the conversion involves a complete revamp of each hotel floor. Suite designs range from bachelors, one bedrooms, one bedrooms plus den, two bedrooms and penthouse floor plans.
The hotel tower will feature 68 studio or bachelors, 384 one bedrooms, 38 two bedrooms and 4 three bedroom suites.
Working with the original elements of the existing hotel, suite ceiling heights are eight feet high and most suites will have at least one large bay window to take in the spectacular views of the Yorkville neighbourhood. The balconies featured in corner guestrooms of the hotel will be enclosed with glass and incorporated as extra indoor living space in the new floor plans of the converted units.
Standard suite features are laminate plank flooring in all areas except bathrooms and laundry spaces, mirrored sliding closet doors in bedrooms, stone countertops and custom designer cabinetry with soft close drawers and doors in the kitchen. Each suite is outfitted with an appliance package that includes a combination one piece washer/dryer, a two burner smooth-top electric cooktop, built-in microwave, refrigerator with bottom-mount freezer, a drawer dishwasher and an overhead stainless steel kitchen hood fan. Each unit has individually controlled seasonal heating and air conditioning. All suites come with a locker. Parking is $65,000 per spot for select suites only. Unit sizes start from the smallest floor plan of the 350 square feet Pied A Terre (bachelor).
2 New Towers To Be Built On Site
Camrost Felcorp is planning a second stage of the project which involves the addition of two new buildings.
Cumberland Condos New 40 Storey South Tower Now Under Construction With Units Available For Sale The Old Four Seasons Hotel site extends the whole length of the city block from Yorkville Avenue to the north to Cumberland Street to the south however the existing hotel tower only takes up half the city block with the other half being where the hotel ballroom was located with the pool and patio area above it. Camfrost Felcorp has removed the ballroom portion and on this half block and will erect a 40 storey new condominium tower in its place directly south of the existing hotel tower at the north east corner of Avenue Road and Cumberland Street.
The new 40 Storey Tower will feature 375 condominium units made up of 170 one bedrooms, 168 two bedrooms and 37 three bedroom suites.
Like the existing hotel tower, the ground and second floors will feature retail space with the condominium units located on the above levels.
Camrost Felcorp plans to erect a ten storey building on Yorkville Avenue where Starbucks and the cigar store were once located. The building will contain retail space on most of the ground floor and a lobby on Yorkville Avenue for the residential condominium units. The first 2 storeys of this ten storey building will be commercial lease space and the upper 8 storeys will be commercial condos.
Camrost-Felcorp is not new to retrofitting as they are the developer currently converting the Imperial Plaza office building at Avenue Road and St. Clair into residential condominiums.