Yonge and Rich Condominiums project is ongoing in a premium location – 25 Richmond St in Downtown Toronto. The 50-storeys condos, designed by architectsAlliance and being developed by Great Gulf, will have suites that range from 459 to 894 square feet. Famous interior designer Diego Burdi says that the design team has gone the extra mile to emphasize Yonge & Rich’s indoor-outdoor connections so as to give its residents expanded living spaces. True to his statement, the condos have larger-than-average balconies that are seven-foot deep.
The condos have floor-to-ceiling glass that allows in a maximum amount of light. The suites will feature eight feet-feet-plus ceiling from the 1st to 21st floors and nine-feet from the 22nd floor going up. The terraces, just like the balconies, are larger-than-average, with many being more than eight feet deep. Many of the suites will have as much outdoor space as indoor space, which makes the units feel so much bigger and make their owners feel like they own oasis in the city.
The condos will rise at the southeast corner of Richmond St. E east of Victoria St. The building’s main entrance will be a double-height lobby that will be accessed off Richmond St. Unit prices start from $274,990. Occupancy is slated for 2018.
The suites will have prefinished engineering flooring with a stacked washer-dryer and doors equipped with Samsung electronic hardware that will be accessed by a key card that is easily configurable with a smartphone.
Kitchens will sport cabinetry that is custom-designed by Burdi and his design team, quartz countertops adorned with glass tile backsplash, stainless steel undermount sinks and other stainless steel appliances. Bathrooms will feature quartz countertops with undermount ceramic sinks, soaker tubs and porcelain tiles.
Young and Rich towers will feature two towers with distinct appearances. The south tower will feature wraparound frosted glass balconies that form an ‘‘almost Aztec pattern’’ on the façade, according to the words of architect Peter Clewes. The north tower will also feature wraparound balconies, but will have varied balcony depths to create a visually striking look.
The south side of the site will incorporate four-storey red-brick heritage buildings at the base. Dating back to the mid-19th century, the buildings will be restored as part of the development process.
The designers of Young and Rich condos say that their inspiration during the pre-construction stage was the need to create green spaces and exterior spaces that fuse the inside of the building with the outside.