1940년대 토론토에 지하철이 생기기 시작하면서 지하철로 직접 연결되는 콘도가 매매가치에 있어서도 큰 장점을 가지고 있습니다. 따라서 주요 빌더들도 콘도 신축시 건물과 지하철을 연계하는데 전략적으로 신경을 많이 쓰고 있기도 합니다. 특히 겨울 날씨가 많이 추운 토론토에서는 지하철과 연계된 콘도 건물에 사는 것이 편하기도 하고 또한 추위에 덜 고생하기에 지하철과 직접 연결되거나 지하보도에서 연결된 콘도가 큰 매력을 가지고 있습니다.
아래의 콘도들은 지하철과 연계된, 최근에 지어졌거나 비교적 지어진지 얼마되지 않은, 노스욕과 다운타운의 대표적인 콘도들입니다.
1. Gibson Square, North York Centre Station – Menkes Developments
Monumental arched tops uplift this pair of 42 storey condos in North York Centre. The project has direct underground access to North York Centre Station and also to Empress Walk Shopping Centre. With a great location at the heart of North York Centre, Gibson Square is also a short walk from Mel Lastman Square, great parks, shopping and restaurants.
2. Emerald Park Condos, Sheppard–Yonge Station – Metropia, Plaza and Bazis International
This pair of towers just south of Yonge and Sheppard will have eye-catching green façades rising above their podium. What makes the 42 and 33 storey condo towers stand out are their outwardly curved façades. Creating an architectural gateway for North York Centre on the street, the project will also have direct access to two subway lines at Sheppard–Yonge Station.
3. Hullmark Centre, Sheppard–Yonge Station – Tridel and Hullmark
The Hullmark Centre is an understated yet sharp pair of towers on the northeast corner of Yonge and Sheppard. The complex also has retail and office space and addresses the intersection of Yonge and Sheppard with a broadly curved podium façade. Residents will have underground access to Sheppard-Yonge Station.
4. E Condos, Eglinton Station – Bazis, Metropia, RioCan
E Condos was designed by architect Rosario Varacalli and will face the northeast corner of Yonge and Eglinton with landscaped plaza. The landmark 58 and 38 storey towers will also feature two cantilevered pools projecting from the 58 storey building, surrounded by floor-to-ceiling windows and panoramic views of the skyline. Residents will have access to the subway and Eglinton Crosstown LRT line.
5. 2221 Yonge Condominiums, Eglinton Station – Tower Hill Development Corporation
2221 Yonge is a polished tower on Yonge Street south of Eglinton now in sales designed by Pei Partnership Architects and Quadrangle Architects. The 56 storey tower has a unique pentagonal shape with cantilevered wraparound terraces. Its inspiration was Toronto’s many apartment buildings from the 1960s, but 2221 Yonge also moves residential architecture forward with its unique form. Residents will have direct access to Eglinton Station.
6. One Bloor East, Bloor-Yonge Station – Great Gulf Homes
Great Gulf’s 75 storey tower now rising above its sculptural podium is set to further enliven the city’s main crossroads with new residents, retail and architecture. The architecture is unique with bold ripples, while interiors will be luxurious and distinct. One Bloor East is a rare condo to offer residents access to both lines 1 and 2 on the Toronto subway. It will be one of the city’s most prominent landmarks.
7. Totem Condos, Wellesley Station – Worsley Urban Partners
Totem Condos is nearing construction. Sales have been brisk. With a distinctive design, central location and great features, Worsley Urban Partners offers an excellent option for downtown living. The location is close to the Yonge Street strip, but on a leafy side street. The building will feature direct access to Wellesley Station.
8. Residences at U Avenue, St. Patrick Station – Amexon
Renderings were recently released for this elegant and powerful tower combining office space with condos above. Professionals working downtown will appreciate the location on University Avenue near the city’s major institutions—the Financial District, hospital row, Queen’s Park and City Hall are all in close proximity. For those needing to travel further, the tower will have direct subway access to St. Patrick Station.