The One Yonge development at the Toronto Waterfront, just steps to the Financial District and other landmark sites, promises to be one of the most coveted addresses in the city for both residents and retailers.
One Yonge is a multi-phase development at the foot of Toronto’s iconic Yonge Street composed of three residential condo towers and two office towers with the Toronto Star building receiving an additional 10 floors.
The master-planned community by Pinnacle International and designed by Hariri Portarini Architects, will transform a legendary address into one of the world’s most vibrant go-to places to live, work, play, shop, and pursue your passions, says the developer.
It will have more than 2,200 condominium suites between the three residential towers and the buildings will anchor the master-planned 4.4 million square foot development of Pinnacle One Yonge. This complete community will also include 1.5 million square feet of office space, 160,000 square feet of retail, a 250-room hotel, and a 50,000 square foot community centre that will include a six-lane, 25-metre swimming pool and double gymnasium, making this truly a complete community.
The Prestige, with about 1,600 residential units, is located at One Yonge and Queens Quay.
The Prestige is the first tower built in the overall development and it’s 65 storeys.
“That building is built and occupied with the current ground floor retail with Bank of Montreal open and Society Skin Bar is open and operating and then Phase 2 will be the Sky Tower, which is on track to be the tallest tower in Canada (at 105 storeys with 960 residential units),” said Calderone.
To the north of these two towers is Phase 3 which previously was going to be an 80-storey tower but could now be 95 storeys.
The second tower is under construction.
“Our retail in all three towers will be connected with a contoured pedestrian walkway between all three towers and trying to make it as liveable and community centric as possible,” said Calderone.
“All three towers will have retail. There will be restaurant opportunity and the service amenities. Right now in The Prestige which is currently built and occupied, the second floor . . . has a 50,000-square-foot community centre that’s built and operated by the City of Toronto. That has a six-lap Olympic size pool. A real great community amenity. There’s an art community centre, there’s breakout rooms and a gymnasium and community services.”
One Yonge St is in a home room location with close proximity to Union Station, Scotiabank Arena, Harbourfront Centre, Meridian Hall, Hockey Hall of Fame, St. Lawrence Market and many other Toronto attractions.
“It’s really the gateway to the east Sugar Wharf and East Bayfront. This is the main connector to the financial core and the City of Toronto. Union Station. Air Canada Centre,” said Calderone.
“This is going to be a landmark destination, visually from the towers themselves but from a live, work, play we are the glue that connects us to the rest of Toronto.”
A leasing brochure on The Prestige indicates there are seven retail spaces with the tower comprising 13,702 square feet. About 7,740 square feet remains available for lease.