Massey Tower by MOD Developments launching on April 1st

Kaive Wong, the Broker of Record here at Axon attended the VIP Broker launch of the Massey Tower by MOD Developments on April 1st, 2012. Call Kaive at (416) 929-1660 if you’re interested in purchasing a unit at the preview price.

Here is a little bit about this exciting new pre-construction project.

Building Features and Amenities

Developed by MOD Developments, financed by Tricon, and designed by Hariri Pontarini Architects, Cecconi Simone Interiors, and Janet Rosenberg + Associates, the team behind the Massey Tower is a winning one!

The building’s exterior will be wrapped in fitted glass and patterned by sculpted balconies. The 60-storey tower will be a dramatic addition to the 1905 Canadian Bank of Commerce heritage building and the new retail pavilion located on Yonge Street. The entrance and lobby will be through the restored bank building.

Located in the heart of downtown, you will be minutes away from every amenity you could hope to find. Steps to the Financial District, King and Queen West, the University of Toronto and the Discovery District, you’re really in the middle of all the action! Close to the Yonge line of the TTC, you are connected to anything further than you could get by foot!

Amenities at the Massey Tower, situated on the ninth and tenth floors of the building, will include fitness and weight rooms, his and hers change rooms with steam rooms, a piano bar, cocktail lounge, party room, kitchen, and dining room. The tenth floor will open onto a spectacular rooftop garden which will include a water feature, seating areas, and planting. There will be two 24 hour, 7 day a week concierges, as well as an 8 hour a day, 7 day a week recreational director. Two guest suites will be provided for residents’ use.

Suite Features

The suites will feature 9′ smooth-finished ceilings. There will be a choice of pre-finished engineered laminate flooring in living/dining, bedroom, and den areas. The kitchen will feature a European-style appliance package including a 4-burner glass ceramic cook-top, stainless hood fan, oven, integrated refrigerator, dishwasher, and freestanding microwave, located in the island. You will have a choice of custom cabinetry and granite, composite stone, or corian countertops. Bathrooms will feature a soaker tub and full-height shower stall, as well as a polished chrome accessory package.


Starting prices, as per the broker preview price list, are as follows:

Jr. 1 Bedrooms from: $282,250
1 Bedrooms from: $377,250
1 Bedroom + Dens from: $392,250
Jr. 2 Bedrooms from: $460,000
2 Bedrooms from: $528,000
3 Bedrooms from: $601,000

Please contact Kaive Wong at (416) 929-1660, or via e-mail at if  you’re interested in buying a suite at the Massey Tower. He can provide you with a full breakdown of pricing, including the cost for parking and locker and deposit structure.

Updated February 23, 2016.

NEW: The Carnaby in Queen West

Kaive Wong went to the VIP launch of Streetcar Developments’ the Carnaby, located in the hip neighbourhood of Queen West back in 2012. This is the third building for the project by Streetcar Developments. One of the great selling features for this project is that the developer has already signed an agreement with Metro supermarket to occupy the ground floor of the building. You can’t imagine the incredible convenience that having a 24 hour supermarket at your doorstep will provide. That said, when you do want to go out for a meal, there are countless restaurants, cool cafés, and laid-back lounges for you to embrace the Queen West lifestyle. You’ll also have access to the Queen West streetcar at your doorstep. At just under $500 a foot, this project is priced well compared to other pre-construction projects.

Call Axon Capital Realty at (416) 929-1660 or send us an e-mail at if you would like VIP access to this incredible new pre-construction project.

Here is a video of the renderings for the building:

Here are some pictures taken by Kaive at the VIP launch:

Here are some of the exciting details about the building as quoted from the developer’s promotional material:

Building Features and Amenities

“The Carnaby, a 20-storey residence with approximately 207 lofts, is the new bookend to Toronto’s famous Art & Design District in Queen West. Anchored by an elegant charcoal podium, punched with large double height windows, the tower will read as two distinct yet connected volumes. The southern portion is wrapped in textured precast concreate, detailed with visual lines which also form the balconies. Rising out of the podium, a natural outdoor terrace is created, elevated above the surrounding streets. The northern tower is a clean and crisp glass volume full of light, which slides past the podium, extending its stronglines down into the transparent and open lobby.

The lobby will be an extension of the northern tower’s glass volume. Vibrant and dynamic, the most exciting elements of the lobby are the illuminating cantilevered wall planes. Light and minimal, the clean finishes of the interior create a polished art gallery experience, showcasing the free-standing concierge desk and benches as art installations within that gallery. The modular cube formations of these custom pieces reference the geometrically inspired pop-art prints and fashions of the time when Carnaby Street’s ’60s influence was at its peak.

The building also features energy efficient windows with individually controlled heating and air conditioning with energy efficient digital thermostats in each suite. Also featured is a cutting-edge fitness facility, indoor party and media room and an outdoor terrace. Occupancy is currently slated for November 2014.”

Suite Features

“Engineered hardwood flooring throughout the suite except in bathrooms. 9 ft. high exposed concrete ceilings. Luxurious bathrooms with porcelain tile floors and full-height walls surrounding bath tub and/or shower stall, soaker tub with acrylic apron and/or shower stall with glass wall and acrylic pan, wood veneer cabinets with metal hardware, quartz or granite countertops and chrome single lever low-flow faucet. Sophisticated kitchens with laminate wood veneer cabinets with high gloss accents and metal hardware, under cabinet valance lighting and quartz or granite countertops. Brand-name appliances including integrated refrigerator with bottom-mount freezer, stainless steel slide-in stove with ceran top, integrated hood fan and dishwasher. A brand name, front-loading Energy Star stacked washer and dryer completes the in-suite laundry closet.”


1 Bedrooms from: $234,900
1 Bedroom + Dens from: $286,900
2 Bedrooms from: $355,900
2 Bedroom + Dens from: $374,900

Parking, storage lockers, and bicycle lockers are available for an additional fee. Please contact Kaive at (416) 929-1660 or via e-mail at for full details on suites, floorplans, and pricing.

Updated on February 23, 2016.

A Historical Tour of Toronto’s Ever-Changing Skyline

The recent condo boom in Toronto has produced some dramatic effects on the city’s skyline. As some of our readers may remember, we’ve already discussed the growing height and density of buildings on Toronto’s skyline. But, just how much has our skyline changed over the years? To answer this question, we’re taking our readers on a visual tour. Indeed, while cranes and construction sites are now ubiquitous around the city, this has not always been the case. Here are a few images chronicling our skyline at different epochs:







What are your thoughts about Toronto’s changing skyline? Please leave your comments below; we would love to hear from you!

As always, if you would like more information about condominium projects in Toronto, feel free to contact us at (416) 929-1660 or email us at  



Posted March 21, 2012.

Sixty Colborne by Freed Developments Coming to Toronto

Kaive Wong, Broker of Record at Axon Capital attended the launch of Sixty Colborne by Freed Developments back on March 16th, 2012. This post will tell you everything you need to know about this exciting new project. Don’t forget, as a V.I.P. Broker, Kaive can get you first access to V.I.P. pricing (keep reading for more information). Contact Kaive at (416) 929-1660 if you’re considering purchasing a unit at Sixty Colborne.

Check out the video we’ve produced featuring some of the renderings of Sixty Colborne here below, or read on for a detailed account of the building and its exciting features!

About the Neighbourhood

Kaive Wong had this to say: ” One of the the development’s strongest selling points is the neighbourhood it’s situated in. This is Freed’s first venture into the neighbourhood, as they typically develop in the King West area. The location is perfect, situated steps from the St. Lawrence Market and the Financial District. It is steps away from the TTC, Eaton Centre, the Gardiner Expressway, the water, grocery stores, and plenty of great nightlife and dining options, as well as Union Station. Access to Union Station will be even more exciting as direct access from Union to the airport will be in place by the time the Pan Am games comes to Toronto in 2015. Coincidentally, this is the time that Sixty Colborne is slated for completion. Another plus of this neighbourhood is the community feel, as the St. Lawrence neighbourhood is less transient than the King West neighbourhood.”

About the Building

Situated between King and Front, just off Church Street and in the heart of the St. Lawrence Neighbourhood, the building borders the King Edward Hotel & Private Residences to the west and a row of historic townhouses to the north. Designed by Peter Clewes of architectsAlliance, the building will feature a 10-storey podium with a 28-storey tower above. If you’re sick of the traditional glass box look of modern Toronto condos, this may be the project for you. The podium will be broken up visually through the use of a grid system. Indeed, the repetition of closely-placed vertical beams  and the use of brass-coloured metal on the podium structure pays homage to the traditional 19th century warehouses and evokes the feel of the overall ‘Old Town’ Toronto neighbourhood aesthetic. The podium will also feature a retail component, including a restaurant (perhaps something along the lines of the famed Scarpetta located at Freed’s Thompson Hotel & Residences?) at grade level. A low dramatic arc will define the entranceway to the building. The contemporary tower will incorporate one of the hottest trends for Toronto condo structures, being composed of stacked volumes that are visually differentiated by varying materials and sizes. Located in the heart of the St. Lawrence district, the building really will be within walking distance of all the local amenities today’s Torontonian requires. Not only that, it will be across from St. James Park, giving residents the option to partake in some outdoor relaxation whenever they feel.

About the Interior

Toronto firm Johnson Chou will be responsible for designing the sales centre and the building interior. Peter Freed has been quoted as saying, “I’ve been getting to know them over the last few years and they have a nice, contemporary style, very clean and consistent with the direction of our brand.” In return, Johnson has said that “it’s people like Peter who are making a difference and pushing the envelope of acceptable modern design.” Johnson has also described the interior as “urban romantic.” The space will incorporate the use of theatrical-type accent lighting to help define spaces. The suites themselves have been approached in much the same way as other high-end residential projects. The goal is to make the suites feel larger than they are through the use of luxurious features and a restrained colour palette. The model suite will put this restrained palette on display, but will also feature a jolt of orange in the kitchen. Modern suite features are said to include 9′ ceilings and custom-designed kitchen cabinetry with integrated panels for fridge/freezer and dishwasher.

About the Amenities

So far, we can tell you that the building amenities will include: a terrace-level raised swimming pool with outdoor lounge area, a fitness facility, a 24 hour concierge, and a fully furnished guest suite. The outdoor amenity area is rumored to be a showstopper, which is characteristic of Freed Developments projects? the Thompson hotel’s rooftop patio, anyone?

About the Pricing

At an average price per square foot of $680, prices are excellent for a community that is quickly becoming an elite one in terms of amenities and conveniences in the area. Many projects in the area are now $800-$1,000 a foot for remaining product.”
– Kaive Wong, Broker of Record, Axon Capital Realty Advisors Brokerage, Inc.

V.I.P. prices are as follows:

Podium Studios: starting from $299,900
Podium 1 Bedrooms: starting from $307,400
Podium 1 Bedroom+Dens: starting from $428,400

Upper Podium Studios: starting from $312,400
Upper Podium 1 Bedrooms: starting from $396,900
Upper Podium 2 Bedrooms: starting from $474,900

Tower Studios: starting from $317,900
Tower 1 Bedrooms: starting from $383,400
Tower 1 Bedroom+Dens: starting from $438,900
Tower 2 Bedrooms: starting from $504,900

For more detailed pricing and purchasing information, please contact Kaive Wong, Broker of Record at Axon Capital at (416) 929-1660.

Updated on February 23, 2016.

James Cooper Mansion – 28 Linden St

Neighbourhoods Page » Upper Jarvis

Developer: Tridel
Number of Units: 274
Number of Floors: 32
Completed: 2011

James Cooper Mansion is located in the historic Cabbagetown. It is a small piece of history itself as it is an extension of the James Cooper House which was built in 1882. James Cooper Mansion features immaculate architecture and lush gardens, making it a green oasis in a growing metropolis. This building is close to world class shopping and entertainment with Bloor-Yorkville just a few minutes’ walk away.


  • 24 Hour Concierge
  • Party Room with Catering Kitchen and Bar
  • Gym Facility and Yoga Studio
  • Billiards and Theater Room

Waterclub – 8 York, 208 & 218 Queens Quay

Neighbourhoods Page » Harbourfront

Developer: Kolter Property Company
Number of Units: 1,081
Number of Floors: 37/37/27
Completed: 2003/2005

Waterclub is a stylish aluminium and glass trio of buildings. The suites at Waterclub feature floor to ceiling windows as well as a view of the city or the lake. These buildings are home to quite a few luxurious amenities including a multipurpose room outfitted with a juice bar and lounge. Residents also have access to the commercial spaces in the building including a health clinic and Starbucks.


  • 24 Hour Concierge
  • Indoor/outdoor Pool
  • Exercise room
  • Multipurpose Room with Juice Bar and Lounge
  • Sauna and Steam Room
  • Billiards Room

Riviera – 228-230 Queens Quay

Neighbourhoods Page » Harbourfront

Developer: Urbancorp Development
Number of Units: 517
Number of Floors: 19
Completed: 2003

The Riviera is a building that most people would call unique for two reasons. The first is the obvious tinted glass façade. The second reason is because almost 90% of the units at Riviera have a magnificent view of Lake Ontario. In addition to the vast blue expanse, Riviera residents also benefit from having access to the surrounding parks and bike trails, as well as the many year-round activities along the Water front.


  • 24 Hour Concierge
  • Terrace with BBQ area
  • Fitness Center
  • Indoor Pool
  • Multipurpose room

Queens Harbour – 600 Queens Quay W

Neighbourhoods Page » Harbourfront

Developer: Monarch and Urbancorp Development
Number of Units: 228
Number of Floors: 16
Completed: 2000

Queens Harbour is a beautiful glass building located at the west end of Queens Quay. The building features spacious rounded balconies and is made up of two towers that share amenities on the ground floor. Southern facing units are lucky enough to face the water. There are also units that face the Toronto Music Garden. This neighbourhood is full of amenities including the Molson Amphitheatre, the Martin Goodman trail, the Multicultural Harbourfront center, and much more!


  • 24 Hour Concierge
  • Exercise Room
  • Whirlpool and Sauna
  • Visitor Parking

One York Quay – 77 & 99 Harbour Square

Neighbourhoods Page » Harbourfront

Developer: Graywood Developments
Number of Units: 812
Number of Floors: 39
Completed: 1991

One York Quay is a part of the Harbour Square Condo complex which includes 33, 55, 65, 77, and 99 Harbour Square. Although One York Quay was built by a different company, it shares many similarities in the provided amenities of the other Harbour Square Condos such as a billiards room, indoor pool, and a sauna and steam room.


  • 24 Hour Concierge
  • Indoor and Outdoor Pool
  • Exercise Room
  • Sauna and Steam Room
  • Billiards Room
  • Private Restaurant and lounge
  • Squash and Basketball Room

Harbour Point Residences I, II & III – 250, 260 & 270 Queens Quay

Neighbourhoods Page » Harbourfront

Developer: Huang and Dansky
Number of Units: 143/217/225
Number of Floors: 18/30/30
Completed: 1986/1987

Harbour Point Residences is a tri-towered structure that is one of the most reasonably priced condos in the waterfront community. It features fantastic lake and city views. Residents have access to grocery shopping, restaurants, a coffee shop, pharmacy, and medical clinic within the complex. The Residences are walking distance to the CN Tower, Rogers Center, and much more that downtown Toronto has to offer.


  • Security Guard
  • Fitness Center
  • Sauna
  • Recreation Room
  • Tennis court