Great Gulf's Monde Condominiums, a landmark for Toronto's new waterfront neighbourhood, releases new "Boardwalk Suites"

TORONTO, June 20, 2013 /CNW/ - In the heart of Toronto's newest and most dynamic waterfront community, Great Gulf's Monde Condominiums is releasing a new set of units entitled "Boardwalk Suites," which embody a waterfront lifestyle, inspired by nature, the lake and city. Designed by world-renowned architect Moshe Safdie, the suites at Monde Condominiums boast unprecedented lake and city views and are at the steps of all that the new waterfront offers, allowing residents to live in an urban setting that is surrounded by nature.

Moshe's vision for the 40-storey development was to create an architectural frame through which nature can be viewed and experienced in the home, blurring the lines between indoor and outdoor life. The new Boardwalk Suites do just this; they are designed to be wide and shallow to optimize space and natural light. These modern suites offer views of Lake Ontario and Toronto's iconic skyline and include pre-finished engineered flooring throughout; Cecconi Simone -designed kitchens and bathrooms; and much more.

"We're really leading the way for residential development on Toronto's eastern waterfront," said Alan Vihant, Senior Vice President for High Rise at Great Gulf. "Within walking distance of downtown, Monde is uniquely situated in an urban setting that has a direct connection with nature by being steps away from Lake Ontario and all that the new blue edge offers. Residents can enjoy resort-inspired amenities at the condo, indulge in the neighbourhood restaurants and cafés or take a relaxing stroll on the Lakeshore boardwalk. There's something for everyone."

Located north of Queens Quay at 12 Bonnycastle Street, Monde Condominiums is the first private sector development in East Bayfront - a vibrant "new blue edge" community defined by extraordinary design, award-winning parks and public spaces, sustainable development and leading edge telecommunications infrastructure. Waterfront Toronto's "new blue edge" is the largest urban renewal project in North America, transforming the waterfront into beautiful, sustainable mixed-use communities and dynamic public spaces. Among these spaces is Sherbourne Common, located right next to Monde Condominiums, providing residents with green space, a playground, a skating rink, a striking 240 metre long water channel featuring three dramatic art sculptures, and other amenities at their doorstep. Monde Condominiums also borders on a brand new water's edge boardwalk, is steps away from Sugar Beach and just south of The Distillery District.

"We're delighted to be part of the renaissance taking place at Toronto's waterfront through our Monde Condominium development," said Jacqueline Staub, Director Marketing and Communications at Great Gulf. "We see the waterfront as an incredible place for Torontonians to live, work and play, which is why we've also committed to sponsoring this weekend's Redpath Waterfront Festival."

Great Gulf assembled a world-class visionary team and collaborated with every member, from design to construction, to create a residential building that will become a vibrant part of the larger East Bayfront area. They worked with internationally-recognized architect Moshe Safdie, along with Toronto-based architectural firm Quadrangle Architects, award-winning interior design firm Cecconi Simone and Toronto-based landscape architectural firm Janet Rosenberg & Studio, to create generous, relaxing living spaces.

In fact, Monde Condominiums is the first residential project that world-renowned architect Moshe Safdie has done in Canada since his landmark Habitat '67 in Montreal. His works are known for their dramatic curves, geometric patterns, use of windows, and placement of open and green spaces, and this signature style is apparent in Monde Condominiums.

"By being the first development in the East Bayfront community, we wanted to reimagine waterfront living and set the standard for design excellence and sustainability," said Safdie. "Monde is inspired by the fusion of the shimmering waters of Lake Ontario and the 21st- century urban parkscape at Sherbourne Common - the best of what nature offers on the new blue edge."

What's more, Monde Condominiums is one of very few residential buildings in Canada pursuing LEED Gold certification, paying homage to its surrounding environment.

On the 10th floor, Monde Condominiums has devoted more than 16,000 square feet to resort-style amenities, including an infinity pool surrounded by white cabanas; a lush outdoor garden with mature trees; a fire pit; an indoor fitness and spa; and much more. Throughout the building, the new broadband infrastructure from Beanfield is up to 100 times faster than internet service anywhere else in the city.

There are approximately 140 Boardwalk Suites in Monde Condominiums, which will be released on June 22nd. They include one bedroom, one bedroom plus den, two bedrooms and two bedrooms plus den, ranging from 510 to 986 square feet. Prices start at $279,900 (for a one bedroom).

"With its premier location and stunning design, Monde Condominiums will become a waterfront landmark in East Bayfront," said John Campbell, President and CEO of Waterfront Toronto. "Great Gulf is supporting our overall revitalization mandate by contributing this outstanding new development which is an integral part of the vibrant new community emerging in East Bayfront."

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About Great Gulf

Since 1975, The Great Gulf Group of companies has grown from a regional home builder into one of North America's premier real estate organizations. With a host of new projects in Canada and several major U.S. cities, the company's fully-integrated activities span the entire real estate spectrum. The Great Gulf Group includes Great Gulf, Ashton Woods Homes, First Gulf Corporation, Tucker HiRise Construction, Brockport Home Systems Ltd. and Taboo Resort Golf and Spa.

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