The Best Penthouse in Toronto: Four Seasons
Author’s note: This blog post was originally published in 2008. Hence, some of this information may be out of date. For the most up-to-date information regarding the best penthouse suites in Toronto, please contact me.
The Four Seasons Private Residences in Yorkville was launched by Menkes in early 2007 at the corner of Bay Street and Yorkville Avenue in the heart of the Bloor-Yorkville neighbourhood.Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â It was billed right from the start as the premier luxury condo project in the city. While an argument can be made that there are plenty of other equally luxurious and prestigious projects out there, one thing is certain: the West Penthouse at the Four Seasons is the most expensive condominium in Toronto with a price tag for the entire 55th floor at $30 million.
Back in 2007, there was a rumor circulating that the penthouse would be priced at about $16 million, however, the developer never said this would be the case.Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â When the project launched there wasn’t even any schematic drawings for the Penthouse or anything – it didn’t technically exist until very recently.
Here are the specifications on the West Penthouse at the Four Seasons – 9,000 square feet and the entire 55th floor of the West Tower.
Developer: Menkes (Very good developer, many projects completed and underway in Toronto)
Penthouse: The penthouses and sub-penthouses for the Four Seasons have just been officially released for the first time last month (September 2008). The project consists of two towers. One 55-storey with the new Four Seasons hotel at its base, and one 26-storey that will be strictly residential.
Key Features: All the 5-star hotel amenities of the four seasons are at your disposal. Ultimate hotel life style. Yorkville location. Prestige brand. Miele and Sub-Zero appliances. Penthouse even includes a 680 sq ft suite in the east tower for your housekeeper or other personal staff. Menkes is claiming that this is the only condo in Canada that comes with a staff residence.
-14 different kitchens to choose from.
-Smallest suites in the building are around 1100 sq ft.
Occupancy: late 2011
Potential Negatives: No precedent for the premium price in Toronto. $3333 per square foot is more than double the price of other comparable offerings such as the penthouse at College Park offered at about $1440 per square foot.
- Interview with the Alan Menkes and Brian Gluckstein – president of Menkes and the penthouse designer respectively about the West Penthouse.
- Developer’s official site
- Globe and Mail article on the West Penthouse
The Best Penthouse in Toronto Series:
- College Park Aura Penthouse
- Shangri-La Penthouse
- The Residences of the Ritz Carlton Penthouse
- 1 Bloor Penthouse
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