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.