When the townhouses and condos in Parade Two at CityPlace on Spadina Avenue at Front Street West hit the Toronto residential scene from Concord Adex in 2013, the crowd roared. Here was another member of the multi-building vertical neighborhood with architectural superiority that was offering big-city life in a popular waterfront location. The newer 38-storey structure on a stage-like nine-storey podium is part of a master-planned community that includes an adjacent mid-rise. People ran to snap up the two-bedroom with optional den luxury units from to 400 4,000 sq. ft. There was nothing in the city like the extraordinary mirror design of matching structures. Imagine a home that overlooks an eight-acre park with public running path that has every amenity from a squash court to a pet spa.
Parade is one of those complete lifestyle communities that houses a full spectrum of desirable amenities. It was planned as the perfect marriage of fashion and function to meet the demands of modern life. You can check your messages in the Internet lounge, wine and dine friends in the private restaurant in the sky, wile away the afternoon in the yoga and fitness centre, play mah jong, swim a few laps in the indoor pool or a dip in the hot tub, or relax in the Hollywood-style theatre. There is even a children’s play area and a game and billiards room for the whole family. You never have to leave the premises when the weather turns cold. In fact, the entire first level is called the “party zone” as opposed to the “fitness zone” on the second floor.
The condos are magnificent thanks to the designer’s art with sleek, stylish kitchens outfitted with top-tier ENERGY STAR Miele appliances cleverly built into the custom cabinetry. The countertops are crafted from the finest quartz and rest snugly against light-reflecting glass backsplashes. The amount of thought that has gone into the details is impressive. Bathroom sinks adjoin special-designed tall cabinets. Immense windows afford panoramic views of the lake. A plethora of fine materials adorns the space while the incorporation of nature is always a priority. The result is a level of luxury seldom equaled in residential towers.
The complex is singularly attractive and well planned as it sprawls across its site with a grace and elegance. The units are laden with special features. There is so much to do that it is a one-stop shop for busy urbanites. It all adds up to the perfect choice in the heart of Toronto’s Harbourfront near Southcore Financial Centre and minutes from Ripley’s Aquarium, Union Station, Air Canada, Rogers Centre, the Underground PATH network, the entertainment district, and the C.N. Tower. Need we say more?