Wednesday, September 03, 2014

August has been a great month for Canderel, as we’ve seen so many community events in the heart of our Yonge and College neighbourhood, move-ins at DNA3 Condos, and some news from YC Condos!

YC Condos
This summer saw the release of some big news at YC Condos. We’ve told you about our Canderel Digital Home and our partnership with Samsung Canada and True Marque which has continued to make news throughout the summer, but the latest from our building is our penthouse release! YC Condos has garnered lots of interest in the area and the release of our penthouse suites has been the icing on the cake. They’re spacious and each of them comes with a terrace for entertaining and a view that can’t be matched in the city. Our Presentation Centre is open so make sure you drop by and check it out!

Aura Condos
The progress at Aura is moving along nicely with our swooping rooftop almost fully enclosed with glass. We’re starting to see our building fill up and our community getting bigger and bigger, but the big news from Aura this month is that you can find your next home in the building! We’ve just launched our Canderel Rentals website which will help you find a suite for rent in Aura. You could be living in Toronto’s tallest residential building before you know it!

DNA3 Condos
DNA3 Condos on King West is now completely sold out and many of our residents have been moving in throughout the month of August. If you missed your chance to own a home at DNA3, our Canderel Rentals website has suites listed in this building too. If you want to live in King West's hottest area, head to our site to browse the available suites. If you’ve passed by the building recently, you may have seen the signs up for our retail space. Sleep Country Canada will officially occupy a spot in our building, as well as TD Bank and our Loblaws City Market is slated to open soon.

Tour Des Canadiens
It’s been a busy summer for Tour Des Canadiens as major developments in construction have been taking place! The central core of the building has been poured up to parking level 3, the second tower crane is now fully operational and the large foundation slabs have been poured for the exciting beginnings of the Sports Bar.

There's great construction coverage available on our webcam and Facebook photo album. You’ll see a lot happening in the coming months as we’re almost out of the ground!

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

July has been a great month for us here at Canderel! We’ve had big news on all fronts and we want to share it all with all of you.

YC Condos
If you still haven’t heard the our recent announcement from YC Condos, we’re going to assume you’ve been living under a rock! Canderel, along with Samsung SDS and True Marque (Samsung Canada’s official distribution partner) have announced the Canderel Digital Home. In partnership with Samsung SDS, YC Condos is proud to be offering each purchaser in the building smart home capabilities powered by Samsung products. We will be providing a Samsung Smart door lock as a standard feature for each suite in the building, with the option of adding the Smart Home package which includes a Samsung Smart Station, Samsung wall pad and Samsung door camera, allowing residents to monitor the status of their condo and control a range of lifestyle features from a Samsung mobile device. This Smart Home package will come as standard for all new penthouse purchases, which brings us to the next piece of news for July - we’ve just released our penthouse collection. Our spectacular penthouses starting from the 59th floor to the 64th floor all offer incredible panoramic views, gas line hook-up to each suite, 10 foot ceilings and some with wrap around balconies with plenty of room for outdoor entertaining. If you’re interested in learning more about them, come visit us at our brand new presentation centre located at 717 Bay Street.

Aura Condominium
Construction is still going strong at Aura as we continue working on the sloped roof and the exterior lighting feature up top. If you’ve been by the building recently, you know that the crane is still up working away! If you haven’t been by, our friend Rob, aka @Skyjacked793, has taken some amazing photos of Aura’s peak.

Although the top isn’t quite finished yet, our retail space below the building is completely finished and is bustling this summer! If you live or work in the area, we suggest checking out the food court for lunch, and stop by Dunk n’ Dip on the way out for dessert.

We’re also excited to continue building our Aura community! We have more new residents moving in over the next couple of months occupying the upper floors.

DNA3 Condos
Some more great news from our King West building - our residents have started to move in and we’re excited to have a fully occupied building very soon. Our DNA3 residents have been staying connected with the help of Bazinga! which has been such a great help since we started pre-delivery inspections and move-ins at the building this summer. The amenities are also starting to take shape and we're looking forward to the completion of one of our favourite features of the building, the Rain Room! As many of you know, DNA3 will also feature a City Market by Loblaws, as well as a TD Bank right in the building. They're not currently ready but they are both coming soon and will be a great addition to the building and the neighbourhood.

Tour des Canadiens
Out in Montreal, we've been keeping a close eye on the progress of our Tour des Canadiens landmark tower located at the Bell Centre, home to the HABS. This is an exciting time for us as we're starting to grow above ground! Check out our web cam that lets you zoom in on real time activity happening on the site.

Friday, June 06, 2014

The last month and a half has been full of events and milestones for us and it’s setting us up for a very eventful summer! All of our current projects, DNA3, Aura Condos, and YC Condos have hit milestones and we want to tell you all about them.

This summer DNA3 will start to welcome residents. We hosted a Meet & Greet event at 99 Sudbury on May 25 welcoming all of our residents to the neighbourhood and introduced the retailers in the building including our grocery store, City Market by Loblaws and TD Bank. Jeff Train was also in attendance to tell our residents about Canderel’s rental program, which we’ll be telling you more about on Aura’s blog next week.

Aura Condos
Aura has seen a lot of changes over the past couple of weeks starting with the roof armature really coming to life. We have a beautiful sloped peak planned and we can finally see it materializing with the scaffolding in place and construction continuing until it’s covered in glass to seamlessly blend into the rest of the building.

Residents are still moving in and enjoying the perks of living at Aura, like a free membership to Hard Candy Fitness Toronto and access to Bed, Bath and Beyond, the subway and The Shops at Aura, all of which are right in the building.

YC Condos
We’re still working on completing the sales centre and aim to have it open soon! In the meantime, we’ve been exploring our neighbourhood to find the hidden gems at Yonge and College, our favourite patios in the area to gear up for summer, not to mention enjoying events like Doors Open Toronto and the Lunchtime Live concert series at Yonge Dundas Square. Stay tuned for announcements about events and more importantly, about our sales centre opening!

Monday, April 07, 2014

Now that spring is finally here and the weather has been warming up (for the most part), we headed over to DNA3 to take some photos that show the progress we've made so far.

In the photos you can see the work that is currently underway on the rain room, townhomes, the lobby, fitness facility, the outdoor terraces, and the retail level that will soon be home to Loblaws and other exciting retailers coming soon. The photos also show excellent views of the Toronto skyline, Lake Ontario and King Street West that our residents will soon be able to see from their units and from the outdoor and rooftop terraces.

We're currently getting ready for the first phase of occupancy at DNA3 that will commence this summer for residents on the lower floors. We'll continue welcoming residents in the fall months for the upper tower floors.

We're also getting closer and closer to completing Aura. We poured the last concrete roof slab on March 21st and the total floor count is now 81! The construction crew is taking full advantage of being so high up in the sky by sharing some amazing photos that show the views of our city from Aura.

Further down the building, the Shops at Aura celebrated their grand opening last month. A number of great vendors set up pop-up shops for this event including Nadia Lloyd’s, C is for Clean and teAlchemy. Guests were also treated to selections from Aura's podium restaurants including Reds Midtown Tavern, Scaddabush, and Duke's Refresher + Bar.

Swimming pools have also been on our mind a lot lately thanks to the warmer weather. Or maybe it’s just because we recently released the renderings for our 60-foot-long, $5 million dollar infinity pool which will be on the 66th floor of YC Conds. Riz Dhanji our VP of Sales and Marketing explained the fascinating story behind this pool and how it got its name in this YC Condos blog post . We also released information about our exclusive penthouse suites at YC Condos and a video that shows the stunning amenities and neighbourhood features. With so much buzz surrounding YC Condos, it's no wonder that the project has been the talk of the town lately.

So many great things are happening with all of our projects and we have a lot to look forward to this spring.

Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Aura Condominiums made headline news this month when Madonna stopped by for the launch of Hard Candy Fitness Toronto, her branded gym which is on the 4th floor of the building. Hardy Candy Fitness Toronto celebrated the opening with a fabulous party in the gym complete with food, drinks from Corona and Absolut Vodka, and protein shakes from Vega. The Queen of Pop lead her signature Addicted to Sweat cardio class in front of 32 Hard Candy members who auditioned from the Toronto gym and 20 from other clubs around the world.

Our new College Park development, YC Condos, held a Voguing on Vine contest to celebrate the launch of Hard Candy Fitness Toronto. The lucky contest winner won two tickets to the party along with a one year membership to Hard Candy Fitness Toronto. You can check out their entries along with the top picks here.

We have some more good news to share from Aura! By the end of February, there will be 300+ more suites and up to 600 new residents that will have moved into the building on floors 32 -55. At the end of the month occupancy will be ¾ of the entire 78 storey tower. We also expect to complete the roof slab of the tower in approximately 3 weeks.

Things have been pretty busy over at YC Condos too. So far we've released three new renderings for YC condos and the response has been amazing. We’ve also been receiving numerous requests to attend our upcoming preview event.

We'll be releasing more new renderings for YC Condos over the next few weeks so make sure to follow us on Facebook and Twitter to get insider updates.

At DNA3, with the cranes now removed, work on the interior finishes has started including tiling , carpentry and kitchens. Constructing the 6,000 square foot amenity space has also begun. Can’t wait to see the Rain Room!

The underground garage is near completion and landscaping will progress in the Spring. We are continiuing to install the windows up the two towers and expect the window installation to be completed by April. Check out our webcam for daily updates.

Aura in the Clouds Photo taken by Paul Casselman