PRICE RANGE: $248,990 to $1,053,990
LOCATION: King Street West, just east of Spadina
BUILDER/DEVELOPER: Great Gulf Homes HOME STYLES: Studios, one-bedroom, one-bedroom-plus-den, two-bedroom, two-bedroom-plus-den suites
SQUARE FOOTAGE: 413 to 1,775 sq. ft.
OCCUPANCY: Fall 2011
TARGET MARKET: Predominantly young professionals, move-up executives, and move-down buyers who own a cottage and are seeking a condominium close to the theatre and waterfront without the responsibility of a big home. Many purchasers are from existing Great Gulf condominiums such as The Morgan and Hudson.
ARCHITECTURE: Designed by renowned Diamond + Schmitt Architects, fashionable Charlie soars to 36 storeys and features contemporary clear glass stretches along its frame, with heritage brick grounding the building in its historic neighbourhood – contemporary and classic at once, in the tradition of Great Gulf Homes' landmark addresses that have helped transform the city's urban landscape.
FEATURES: 9-foot ceilings; contemporary kitchens with cabinetry designed by Cecconi Simone, choice of granite or solid-surface countertops, porcelain tile backsplash, Euro-style stainless steel appliances; pre-finished engineered wood flooring in the foyer, living/dining area and kitchen; 40-ounce carpet; and bathrooms with a soaker tub (as per plan), frameless glass shower, Cecconi Simone-designed countertop sink and vanity, porcelain flooring and shower tiles
AMENITIES: 24/7 concierge service delivered from the sophisticated Cecconi Simone-appointed lobby; entire seventh floor reserved for The Zone, with state-of-the-art fitness centre complete with an aerobics/yoga studio, co-ed steam room, stylish library lounge, billiards room, dining room, and landscaped garden roof patio with an outdoor pool and lounge.
STANDOUTS: Release of floors 26 through 29; fabulous, fully furnished, 862 sq. ft., two-bedroom Cashmere corner model suite to tour, with its 270-degree view through massive windows facing three directions
SALES OFFICE: 345 Adelaide Street West, at the southeast corner of Adelaide and Charlotte Streets, one block east of Spadina
HOURS: Monday to Thursday from 12 to 6 p.m.; Friday closed; Saturday and Sunday from 12 to 5 p.m.
Reprint from Post Homes New Digs - September 20th 2008 issue