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Backstage Condos by Cityzen, Fernbrook Homes and Castle Point is set to rise 36 storeys at Yonge and The Esplanade, right across the street from the L Tower. Backstage is in a kind of ‘soft launch’ right now. For access to suites NOW, before the public opening planned for 2011, contact me.

There are several standout features of this project that make it a winner. The most obvious one being its prime location right at Yonge and The Esplanade. (Do not underestimate the power of location when choosing your first investment condo!) However, the two ‘killer’ features of the building are the PATH connection, and the 70′ rooftop infinity pool with lake views (not a typo-seventy feet long).

Being directly connected to the PATH in this location gives you underground access to several subway stations and hundreds of shops. If you have not been in the PATH in the financial district lately I encourage you to check it out. The retail and restaurants that you find there are trending more and more towards the ‘high end’. Imagine going to work every day in the winter and never bringing a coat!

The 70′ infinity pool looks like it will be incredible. I don’t know if there is a longer infinity pool existing or planned for any condo building downtown (someone let me know if there is). This kind of feature was unheard of in Toronto condos a few years ago, but developers like Cityzen are really starting to push the limits of what is to be expected in a mid-range condo.

It’s worth noting that the smallest suites in this building are 531 sq ft! What a contrast from most of these downtown towers that are packing their buildings with sub 500 sq ft units resulting in buildings where the majority of suites will be owned by investors. It may sound counter intuitive, but as an investor, sometimes you WANT to buy into a building where there are as few other investors as possible.  Why? Less competition for rental units, and a better maintained and cared for building.

Standard suite finishes are well above average, and prices are starting below $600 per square foot (resale units at Cityzen’s completed “London” building are selling in the $575 PSF range today). Deposit structure is very cash-friendly, with only 15% over 365 days +5% at occupancy. For floor plans and pricing for Backstage, please contact me.