EMPIRE EDGE by dfgh4bnmu


									EMPIRE EDGE

WINTER 2008/2009 VOLUME 1, ISSUE 2

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
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.


                                                                                                                                           Actual Presentation Gallery Kitchen

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

                                                                                                CLARENCE      WELLINGTON
with 24-hour concierge service. In the fitness centre designed by                                 SQUARE

George Chaker (founder of the former Diesel Fitness), suite                                                  FLY
                                                                                                  FRONT      SITE


                                                       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.


                                                                            LOBBY RENDERING TO COME


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.

                                                                                                                            Empire’s PDI specialists perform
Gated Entrance                                                                                                              thorough quality checks.

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.

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



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.


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

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.

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.”

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.”

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