Originally published by TorontoStoreys.com July 23, 2020
At a time when the comfort and refuge of home is more important than ever due to the ongoing battle against COVID-19, the design of efficient and functional living spaces remains crucial.
Of course, having high-end finishes never hurt, either.
The pandemic-inspired slowing of the daily grind has left many Toronto home dwellers reevaluating their living spaces and setting new real estate goals. For some, this could mean a move away from the chaos of the downtown core, which will inevitably return at some point. It also most likely means looking for an upgrade from their current situation.
Located just steps from Yonge and Sheppard, the upcoming boutique condominium – the only boutique option in all of North York – offers an upscale and distinctively downtown vibe, while catering to the very real need for more real estate and the chance to reconnect with nature. This project is one of the few mid-rise buildings in the city to be surrounded by low-rise residential and a plethora of parks, with the abundant greenery offering an ideal mix of city life without the downtown chaos.
Designed by award-winning interior designer Johnson Chou, the sleek and elegant nine-storey midrise building features 185 units, ranging from bachelors to three-bedroom suites. With no shortage of glass throughout, it features a bright, airy design and is complete with top-of-the-line amenities.
Everything about 181 East is design-forward, from the artful lobby reminiscent of a luxury boutique hotel, to the spacious fitness centre and window-filled, neutral palette suites. One of the biggest draws for those craving outdoor space and a break from the concrete are the spacious terraces that offer unobstructed south-facing greenery and city views.
The soothing views complement the sense of calm and warmth offered by the field elm wood slates found through the common areas. Of course, a workout at the building’s outdoor fitness area will also be sure to help in the wellness department.
Catering to a growing culture of office-free workers, the building will feature a sleek co-working space, private work rooms, and a meeting room. A coffee bar offers a central location for both collaboration and creativity. While the spacious suites lend themselves to entertaining, residents will also enjoy taking advantage of the second-floor events lounge, private dining room/lounge, the outdoor dining room/lounge, and the tasting room.
The pet-friendly building lets your four-legged family members live their best life with an on-site pet spa.
With the Sheppard TTC station just steps away and Highway 410 around the corner, the downtown core is never too far – something residents are also reminded of with the sweeping city views they can enjoy from so many different areas of 181 East.
If you prefer to stay local, the rapidly growing North York neighbourhood offers all of the essentials, plus more – from restaurants worth posting about, to local farmers’ markets and a Whole Foods – within walking distance.
So the only question left is, what are you waiting for? The future – and the view – has never looked better.