EMPIRE EDGE THE EMPIRE COMMUNITIES ADVANTAGE WINTER 2008/2009 VOLUME 1, ISSUE 2 EMPIRE LOYALTY PROGRAM One of the nicest things about being a member of the Empire Communities family of condominium owners is that in addition to your own neighbourhood, you are part of a broader community. Empire offers ﬁne condominiums in superb locales across the CONTENTS Greater Toronto Area. What they all have in common is a COVER EMPIRE LOYALTY PROGRAM WINTER BONUS An excellent season to Make a Friend a coveted lifestyle surrounded by exceptional local amenities. Neighbour Across the Empire From Fly Condos at Front and Spadina in downtown Toronto to PAGE 2 & 3 DISCOVER LIFE AT 352 FRONT STREET WEST Beyond The Sea and Star Tower on the Etobicoke waterfront, The Ultimate new address across from the The Vintages at The Vineyards in the heart of Richmond Hill, The Rogers Centre and CN Tower Modern on Richmond – the newest member of Empire’s current PAGE 2 & 3 MOVIE STAR LOOK-ALIKE CONTEST WINNERS condominium collection, and Rain Condominiums, a refreshing Online contest introduced Fly Condos new concept in condominium living coming in 2009 to Oakville, PAGE 4 THE MODERN JOINS THE EMPIRE FAMILY each has its own unique appeal. Modern condominium living on Richmond Street East It’s only natural that when friends and family members discover PAGE 5 THE VINTAGES AT THE VINEYARDS the suites and lifestyles Empire Communities’ purchasers enjoy, Final opportunity to own in Richmond Hill’s they may want to explore the possibility of joining the Empire luxurious master-planned community family of homeowners as well. Every Empire suite owner is part of PAGE 6 STAR TOWER SHINES IN ETOBICOKE an exclusive referral program that rewards their loyalty. Five-star living in ﬁnal tower at Beyond The Sea PAGE 6 BEYOND THE SEA BREAKS GROUND EARN $5,000!* To celebrate the Holiday Season, Construction underway on this waterfront from now until February 28, 2009, when you make a friend community your neighbour by referring someone who buys any Empire PAGE 7 SCHOOLHOUSE – INSPIRED LIVING IN THE ANNEX condominium, you and your friend will EACH earn $5,000 in Former Loretto College transformed at Bloor FREE UPGRADES. In March, the referral bonus reverts back to our and Spadina regular $1,000 program. PAGE 8 HOME SUITE HOME What suite owners at The Vineyards and C Condominiums have to say What a great way to reward yourself and a friend with a special holiday gift that will enhance your beautiful surroundings and bring you joy for years to come! *Ask a Sales Representative for full details. www.empirecommunities.com DISCOVER LIFE AT THE FLY CONDOS Actual Presentation Gallery Kitchen NOW PREVIEWING Fly Condos exudes energy, pizzazz and élan. Every detail has owners can work out on the most advanced equipment, been designed speciﬁcally for those who thrive on the idea stretch and meditate in the Yoga & Pilates studio, and enjoy a of living a short walk from some of the city’s most popular spinning area, saunas and more, with a walkout to a private Zen restaurants, plus the theatre, entertainment and ﬁnancial districts. courtyard. Located at 352 Front Street West (between Spadina and Blue “Fly is a hip, cool condominium,” says Alessandro Munge, co- Jays Way), and backing onto Clarence Square – the city’s most principal of the design ﬁrm with Sai Leung. “We included six historic park, Fly will provide residents with easy access to all that vignettes in the Presentation Gallery to appeal to the range of Toronto has to offer. Sophisticated young urban professionals, buyers here. In the kitchen, we included some maple and wenge move-up buyers and empty-nesters alike will be able to indulge in colour options to demonstrate how buyers can do their own thing great shopping, catch a game at the Rogers Centre, or enjoy a when selecting ﬁnishes, but the standards here are phenomenal.” night on the town. Fly Condos choices range from one-bedroom to two-storey lofts with street entry. Sizes range from 495 to 1,112 sq. ft., priced from Fly Condos is an architecturally arresting 24-storey building the $270’s to the low-$700’s. Occupancy is slated for Fall 2011. designed by renowned Graziani & Corazza Architects Inc. The western façade features distinctive glass balconies in a The Presentation Gallery is located at 49 Spadina Avenue, on zigzag pattern. Interiors and amenities by Munge Leung Design the northeast corner of Front and Spadina. Hours are Monday to Associates include the two-storey lobby with opaque green Friday from 12 to 7 p.m.; weekends and holidays from 11 a.m. to 6 cut-glass columns, sculptural seating, and white and gold metal p.m. For more information, call 416-979-1333 or visit origami-like birds. www.ﬂycondos.com. Residents can entertain with panache in the rooftop lounge with its chef’s kitchen, ﬁve appliances and access to an outdoor QUEEN terrace with cabanas and barbecues; accommodate overnight KING BLUE JAYS WAY visitors in style in the hotel-chic guest suite; and feel pampered SPADINA BATHURST CLARENCE WELLINGTON with 24-hour concierge service. In the ﬁtness centre designed by SQUARE George Chaker (founder of the former Diesel Fitness), suite FLY CONDOS FRONT SITE WHERE IN THE EMPIRE DO YOU WANT TO LIVE? FRONT OF TORONTO Lobby Rooftop Terrace MOVIE STAR LOOK-ALIKE CONTEST WINNERS ANNOUNCED! At a Hollywood-style gala held at the Liberty Grand Entertainment Complex in August, Empire Communities in partnership with Bell announced the winners of the “So You Look Like A Movie Star?” contest – a program designed to speak directly to the web-savvy target market through social networking forums, such as facebook and create excitement about the glamorous lifestyle at Fly Condos. The winner of the Grand Prize - $75,000 toward the purchase of a suite at Fly Condos, was Tommy Matejka – a Jude Law look-alike. Runner-up Prize- winner of a Bell Better Home Entertainment Package (approximate retail value $6,000) was Ryan Priest, for his portrayal of Eric Dane. The contest was conducted online, and an amazing 27,000 votes were received. The top-rated contestants who received the most points attended the Red Carpet Finalist Gala. Celebrity judges Zain Meghji (eTalk), Andria Case (CTV), Larysa Harapin (Citytv), Shinan Govani (National Post), and Rick Campenelli (ET Canada), then culled that group to a short list of 10, who were announced by Antony Robert (Global News). From that list, the judges selected the two winning candidates who most closely resembled their movie star look-alike. Winner selects his suite at the preview opening. Join our Fly Condos fan page on Facebook. www.empirecommunities.com THE MODERN JOINS THE EMPIRE FAMILY LOBBY RENDERING TO COME Lobby INSPIRED CONDOMINIUM LIVING ON RICHMOND STREET EAST For those seeking inspired living – who yearn to break out of its sunken seating area and cosy ﬁreplace, the stunning setting the ordinary into the extraordinary, Empire Communities offers from which 24-hour concierge will be provided. The Modern on Richmond. Designed by du Toit Architects, this condominium’s head-turning exterior will be crafted from Totally equipped for fun, The M Lounge will feature a rooftop textural brick to reﬂect the urban fabric of the area, combined garden offering fabulous city views from comfortable lounge with contemporary masses of aluminum-framed glass. chairs, as well as dining facilities, a BBQ, an outdoor shower, hot and cold plunge pools and cabanas. Residents will also Creating a style revolution, this deliciously decadent, classically have exclusive use of the M Club with its party lounge, catering modern 17-storey glass building will rise on Richmond Street, kitchen, bar, billiards, exercise room, co-ed steam and dry east of Sherbourne, in the midst of some of Toronto’s most sauna. In addition, there is a guest suite available for overnight appealing attractions, close to trendy bars, cafés and visitors. restaurants. Just blocks away are The St. Lawrence Market, The Sony Centre for the Performing Arts, the Distillery District and The Modern includes 343 luxuriously appointed suites comprised much more. of studios, one-bedroom, one-bedroom plus den and two- bedroom layouts priced from the low $200’s. The design of this unique niche condo incorporates a private resident courtyard and French balconies and/or balconies or You have to see The Modern to believe it! Visit the Sales Ofﬁce terraces (as per plan), for those who like to indulge in views from at 320 Richmond Street East, just east of Sherbourne. For more the great outdoors. Imaginative interiors by award-winning Mike information, call 416-366-1900 or visit Niven Interior Design include the double-storey lobby with www.themoderncondos.com. WHERE IN THE EMPIRE DO YOU WANT TO LIVE? Empire’s PDI specialists perform Gated Entrance thorough quality checks. THE VINTAGES AT THE VINEYARDS An elegant lifestyle awaits at The Vintages – Empire Communities’ lounge offers access to the rooftop terrace and sundeck. third and ﬁnal tower at the highly successful Vineyards community Outdoors is a tennis court and putting green. in Richmond Hill. Now is your last chance to own one of the spacious suites remaining in this European-inspired building, which Every Empire community undergoes rigorous quality control is over 90 per cent sold. Occupancy begins this December, and checks to ensure the best possible home is delivered. When you the master-planned gated community’s full complement of purchase a home with Empire you buy with conﬁdence. amenities is in place. A few suites remain, including premium ground ﬂoor walkout In The Chateau Club, residents enjoy challenging friends in the suites, priced from the $290’s. The Sales Ofﬁce is at 330 Red Maple billiards/games room, reading in the quiet lounge area, viewing Road (Suite 105), one block east of Yonge, between 16th Ave. movies/TV in the home theatre, working out in the ﬁtness area, and Highway #7. For more information, call 905-326-8686 or visit de-stressing in the sauna, and lapping up exercise and relaxation www.vintagescondos.com. in the indoor pool with hot tub. The second-ﬂoor gathering (Left to right) Empire Communities’ Andrew Guizzetti, Paul Golini Jr. and Daniel Guizzetti, present Empire’s contribution to SickKids’ Arlene Manankil, Dr. Darius J. Bagli, and Susan Jewell. EMPIRE COMMUNITIES CARES In September, Empire Communities committed $150,000 to years this signiﬁcant donation will assist with the redevelopment of support The Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids). Over the next six the Hospital’s operating suites www.empirecommunities.com STAR TOWER SHINES IN ETOBICOKE Groundbreaking BEYOND THE SEA BREAKS GROUND WATERFRONT CONDOS The ﬁrst two towers at Beyond The Sea are now under construction. Five-star living can be yours at Star Tower Condominiums – the Etobicoke’s most successful waterfront condominium community third and ﬁnal luxury tower at Beyond The Sea. This community has offers lakeside living just 10 minutes from downtown. The proven a hit because of its well-appointed suites, plus the 20,000 community is situated on Lake Shore Boulevard West, just west of sq. ft. of indoor and 20,000 sq. ft. of outdoor recreational facilities Park Lawn Road, between extensive new public parkland coming shared by the community. to the north, and on the south by the Martin Goodman Trail. Star Tower’s 44-storey exterior was designed by acclaimed E.I. According to President Daniel Guizzetti during the ofﬁcial Richmond Architects, and interiors by international award-winning groundbreaking ceremonies, “I would especially like to thank Munge Leung Design Associates. Coming in the new year, the the City of Toronto and Ward 6 Etobicoke-Lakeshore Councillor Colonnade Collection will include one-bedroom, one-bedroom Mark Grimes for their support and collaboration, E.I. Richmond plus den, and two-bedroom suites featuring south exposures or Architects, Munge Leung Design Associates, plus the many views of the landscaped courtyard. Plus, watch for luxurious Live/ members of our own staff for their dedication, passion and Work townhomes. enthusiasm. However, it is really our homeowners who turn it into community. Each of you was instrumental in understanding and BILD (Building Industry and Land Development Association) has sharing our vision to create Etobicoke’s premier property. Thank recognized Empire’s Natalia Diamond, Kristy Anderson and you for your trust in us, and congratulations on your purchase at Jennifer Kehoe as the “Best High Rise Sales Team” for their passion Beyond The Sea.” and commitment. You can also ﬁnd this dynamic trio along with Tamara Schumann at Fly Condos and The Modern. The Presentation Centre is at 2200 Lake Shore Boulevard West (at Park Lawn Rd.), Suite 102, but will be closing soon. Sales inquiries Available Star Tower suites are priced from $275,900. For more will be handled from the Fly Condos Presentation Centre. For more information on Star Tower, call 416-521-7200 or 416-979.1333 or visit information, call 416-521-7200 or 416-979-1333 or visit www.beyondtheseacondos.com. www.beyondtheseacondos.com. WHERE IN THE EMPIRE DO YOU WANT TO LIVE? SCHOOLHOUSE AN EXCLUSIVE COLLECTION OF 19 PRIVATE CONDOMINIUMS FOR THOSE WITH A TASTE FOR THE FINER THINGS IN LIFE Empire Communities and Fovère Capital Management are the sumptuous ensuites with frameless glass showers and much more. team behind Schoolhouse – an original condo conversion of Residents will enjoy the peace of mind that comes with having the former Loretto College, a private girls’ school at Bloor and top-of-the-line security in the building. Spadina, in the prestigious Annex neighbourhood. Residents will revel in one of Toronto’s most prominent addresses and will live Schoolhouse suites range in size from 1,032 sq. ft to 2,092 sq. ft. close to the numerous restaurants and specialty stores for which and and are priced from $629,900 to over $1.6 million. Prices this area is so well known. This condominium caters to the most include parking and a locker. The conversion is underway and discriminating of purchasers who demand only the very best that occupancies are scheduled for summer 2009. life has to offer. The Schoolhouse Sales Ofﬁce is closed during construction. For a With respect for the proud heritage of the Loretto College building personal appointment and presentation, call 416-504-0999. and its surroundings, the exclusive Schoolhouse condominium residence has been designed to marry the original brick architecture and a modern aesthetic. A lushly landscaped courtyard will serve as a focal point and gathering spot where friends can mix and mingle. This select collection of just 19 spacious condos offers interiors by the renowned 3rd Uncle Design Inc. - Canada’s 2005 Designer of the Year. Suites feature expansive open-concept rooms; gourmet NEFF kitchens with impressive ﬁnishes such as granite, silestone or stainless steel countertops and a VIKING appliance package; plus www.empirecommunities.com HOME SUITE HOME Since the early 1990s, multi-award-winning Empire Communities has built a solid reputation for creating both low-rise and high- rise communities that are as unique as the people who choose to live in them. You can buy with conﬁdence, because Empire is known for its rigorous construction standards, leading-edge design, and exemplary customer care program. While some things in life are uncertain, you can be sure that your Empire home will live up to your expectations. Here is what just two of our home owners have to say. HIGH-RISE BUNGALOW LIVING Last year, Antonietta moved into her two-bedroom plus den suite in Phase 2 at The Vineyards with her daughter, Caterina. A chef in Vaughan, Antonietta says, “I’m only 15 minutes from work, and Caterina works in a daycare close by. Richmond Hill has everything, plus I can be in downtown Toronto in less than half an hour.” Antonietta has lived in an Empire condominium before and felt conﬁdent about buying at The Vineyards. “I knew things would be excellent. The building is beautiful, with well-maintained landscaping and many amenities. We couldn’t ask for more.” She uses her two patios for growing fresh herbs, perfect for someone whose passion is cooking. “My suite has a grand entrance and 9-foot ceilings. To me, I don’t own a condo, as much as I live in a bungalow.” AN IDEAL LOCATION When baby clothing designer Natasha decided it was time to live closer to her North York workplace rather than continue commuting from Unionville, she chose Empire’s Continental for her new home. “I work near Yorkdale mall,” she says, “and my commute is 20 minutes tops.” She was impressed with everything about The Continental. “It’s a very nice building, with beautiful landscaping and attractive décor inside. I found a great suite in my price range with a very spacious layout. We have a pool, gym, billiards room, movie room – there’s always a lot to do.” Natasha’s one-bedroom plus den open-concept suite encompasses over 700 square feet – a generous size for this young professional. “I took interior design in school as well and I’ve had fun decorating with a modern trendy theme.” CONTACT US To be among the ﬁrst to learn about special events and new offerings, we encourage you to be in touch. 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