Zigg Condos Have Zing
There is a new look for Forest Hill, an area known for its stately homes and a conservative aesthetic. The Zigg Condo fits in perfectly as an upscale project with an urban vibe. Madison Homes and Fieldgate Homes chose to bypass the ordinary in favour of the unexpected. Along the edge of Forest Hill, on the south side of St. Clair West between Avenue Road and Spadina, surrounded by venerable buildings and traditional design, the Zigg energizes the neighbourhood with a burst of exciting contemporary architecture in a clever eye-catching configuration.
The 11-storey condominium with 166 suites, released in 2018, and three two-storey townhomes are situated on a ridge that provides residents in the south-facing terrace suites with spectacular, unobstructed views of downtown and the lake. Looking north, there are sweeping views of the green canopied Forest Hill neighbourhood. To the west, there's the classic architecture of Timothy Eaton Church and blazing sunsets. And, to the east, residents take in tranquil sunrises and the lights of Yonge Street. No wonder they are so attached to their location.
Be whisked away by the streetcar or enjoy a short walk to either the Yonge or University subway lines. Poplar Plains Road provides the perfect bike route into the heart of the city and you have immediate access to Sir Winston Churchill Park with tennis courts, dog park, running
track and kids' play centre. A couple of blocks away are the exclusive shops and restaurants of
Forest Hill Village. The area also has some of the best schools in the city including Upper Canada College, Bishop Strachan, Forest Hill Collegiate Institute, St. Michael's College School and De La Salle.
Kirkor Architects and The Design Agency have collaborated to give the condo community a modern sensibility within the confines of a timeless style. The name "Zigg” was inspired by the architectural form of a stepped pyramid of receding levels known as "Ziggurat". The unique façade and blend of traditional and modern elements make an unforgettable impression that turns heads. Upon entering into the two-storey lobby, you are welcomed by a glowing fireplace and the hallmarks of contemporary design. Just beyond, sophisticated amenity spaces provide multiple opportunities for entertaining, fitness and relaxation. The beautifully-appointed private dining room features a kitchen, lounge and suspended fireplace. The multi-purpose party room with bar, big-screen TVs and billiard table flows into the adjacent media lounge.
Residents take advantage of the fitness centre and the convenient pet washing station with separate street access. But, the amenities at Zigg are not confined to the ground floor. The impressive rooftop terrace with modern furnishings, linear fireplace and indoor bar area is the perfect place to lounge or entertain guests against the backdrop of incredible skyline views.
A variety of one-, two-, and three-bedroom suites and townhomes populate the stair-stepped structure. The various elevations create distinct areas for sun bathing, barbecuing, dining