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InnovaTIvE dESIgn coMES To ToronTo The Selby condominiums to transform skyline at Bloor and Sherbourne Streets Rising 49 storeys, the Selby condominiums will tower over one of Toronto’s most dynamic and transformative neighbourhoods. The condominium will include a unique variety of suites including a limited number of contemporary townhomes located just steps from Bloor Street East and Sherbourne Street. Three of Toronto’s foremost developers known for thought-provoking, high-quality architecture and design — Cityzen, Diamond Corp., and Fernbrook Homes — have joined forces for the Selby. “The Selby will create this vision of a red pillar in the sky and join
our portfolio of architecturally stunning buildings, such as the Absolute World towers, L Tower and Pier 27,” says Sam Crignano, president of Cityzen. “Not only will The Selby create a stunning architectural statement from the street, but owners will have incredible and unimpeded views in most directions, something that’s becoming hard to come by in downtown Toronto.” In addition to an exceptional view, The Selby will give residents an enviable location in downtown Toronto. Located just steps from the Sherbourne subway station, at 592 Sherbourne St., the Selby offers quick access anywhere downtown via the Bloor line. To the north is the Rosedale neighbourhood with premium food shops, upscale restaurants and design stores. The forested Rosedale Ravine Trail is a treasure in the middle of the busy city perfect for hiking, walking and cycling. To the west lies Yorkville, with gourmet restaurants, trendy bars, designer shopping and luxurious spas. The legendary, high-energy Yonge Street with its assortment of endless shopping, multicultural restaurants and cool bars are just west. For those who love theatre and culture, the Toronto Reference Library, ROM, Panasonic Theatre, Ed Mirvish Theatre and the Elgin and Winter Garden Theatre are all close by. The dynamic Danforth Avenue is close by with a host of restaurants featuring cuisine from the four corners of the world. The Selby is also located close to the University of Toronto, Ryerson University, George Brown College, and the many hospitals in downtown Toronto, including Mount Sinai Hospital, Toronto General Hospital, St. Michael’s Hospital and Women’s College Hospital.
The Selby Condominiums rise 49 storeys. Cityzen, Diamond Corp., and Fernbrook Homes have amassed a team of international and Canadian design and architecture talent for the Selby. It was designed by architect Thomas Kerwin of Chicago-based and internationally recognized bKL Architecture. Kerwin’s designs span the globe, and he was the co-ordinating architect of Chicago’s 2016 Olympic bid. Kerwin’s previous Toronto projects include the expansion of the Direct Energy Centre, and the first tower of Cityzen’s Garrison Point master-planned community. While designing The Selby, Kerwin looked to colour and materials to distinguish the project architecturally and make the condominium stand out, while taking elegance and modernity into consideration. The Selby will feature a four-level podium and be set back from Sherbourne Street, offering privacy for residents. Integrated into The Selby is the existing 130-year-old heritage building, the Gooderham Mansion (currently the Clarion Hotel). First a private home for the Gooderham family, the mansion was transformed into an
exclusive girls’ school and later became a residential hotel that once housed writer Ernest Hemingway. bKL Architecture has been working closely with ERA Architects, which specializes in building conservation and adaptive reuse of heritage buildings. The Selby landscape architect is Claude Cormier of Claude Cormier + Associes, based out of Montreal, which has an impressive international and local portfolio including L Tower, Garrison Point, The Evergreen Brick Works, Four Seasons Hotel and Residences, and the ROM in Toronto, as well as Square Dorchester Place du Canada in Montreal, Pergola in Le Havre, France, and Blue Tree in Sonoma, Calif. Interiors are designed by Johnson Chou of Johnson Chou Inc., which is an internationally recognized interdisciplinary design practice that seamlessly brings together architecture and interiors, furniture, industrial and graphic design. Chou has worked on awardwinning projects including 10 Bellair, Candy Factory condominiums, Sixty Colborne and the Museum of Canadian Contemporary Art. For more, go to TheSelbyCondos.com.
Published on Sep 19, 2014