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Great Gulf unveils design for new Yonge + Rich condo in downtown Toronto

Great Gulf’s newest addition to the throbbing Toronto condo scene is YONGE & RICH, a 50-story development one block east of Yonge Street, with sales expected to commence this spring.

“There are few neighbourhoods like YONGE + RICH anywhere in Canada,” said Alan Vihant, senior vice president for High Rise at Great Gulf. “Situated within the dynamic energy and excitement of Toronto’s downtown core, it has the buzz of the Financial District, the fun of Dundas Square and the Eaton Centre, and it’s close to Ryerson and the University of Toronto. It really offers residents all of the conveniences they could ask for right at their doorstep while still providing the charm of quaint streets, hidden laneways and plenty of parks.”

With a walkscrore of 98 and a transit score of 100, YONGE & RICH is located on the underground PATH system. “Each suite has been carefully placed to ensure as much window exposure as possible, so as to create a glorious shower of natural light,” said YONGE + RICH architect Peter Clewes of architectsAlliance.

Inside the suites, Toronto-based design firm Burdifilek takes the same approach, creating modern rooms that use wide open spaces and light to connect inside with outside. “We designed YONGE + RICH with a practical functionality in mind,” said Diego Burdi, creative director, Burdifilek.  “We want residents to get the most out of every square foot of their space so, for example, we designed most outdoor balconies as an additional room, many of which are up to eight-feet wide. That’s plenty of real living space, more than enough room for outdoor furniture, outdoor cooking and outdoor lounging.”

All suites include floor-to-ceiling windows; pre-finished engineered flooring throughout; Burdifilek-designed kitchens and bathrooms; and are within the range of 500 to 926 square feet.

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