As Toronto has grown over the past number of years, previously looked-over neighbourhood are getting a second look. With increasing development and increasing populations, attention has turned away from the downtown core to the surrounding areas—and one of the more interesting areas to receive such notice is the River Street area. Straddling the-now uber-hip Leslieville with the downtown core, the River Street locale is poised perfectly between the thrills of downtown and the relaxed, urbane vibe of Leslieville.
Developed by Montreal-based Broccolini, River & Fifth is located at 5 Defries Street and offers breathtaking, west-facing views of the Toronto city skyline and equally awe-inspiring south-facing views of Lake Ontario. At 37 floors high with 580 units, the development marks a modern, bold addition to lower east side skyline with suites now available at the preconstruction phase.
One of the great things about the lower east side is its proximity—to everything. Head east on Queen Street during the summer months and you can a a lazy afternoon at the Leslieville Farmers’ market, sampling and purchasing some of the finest organic fare in Toronto. Go a little west and you can enjoy the arts at the famous Soulpepper Theatre or even indulge in shopping and sun-drenched patios in the historic distillery district. Of course, if you’d like to venture further out, that’s no problem; access to the TTC is a cinch thanks to the adjacent streetcar lines connecting you to Broadview TTC subway station. Best of all, River & Fifth is just a stone’s throw from River Street where Queen and King Street diverge, giving you twice the options for getting downtown via streetcar. If you feel like getting out of the city, Lakeshore Boulevard is a just short drive south making those weekend getaways a breeze.
Suites at River & Fifth come in a variety of configurations and interiors have been designed by top Canadian interior design firm, U31. Suites come standard with stainless steel appliances from top manufacturers, over-sized ceilings, floor-to-ceiling windows, modern trim, as well as elegant finishes and fittings.
While the architecture of River & Fifth is unambiguously modern and daring, the amenities are designed to be welcoming and relaxing. Blending the very best in natural materials, the main lobby delineates clean lines of stone mixed with the natural warmth of wood. The theme of using natural materials with sympathetic lighting continues into the lounge area.
Radiating an almost Zen-like tranquility, the lobby is a quiet yet luxurious space and features plush sofas, fireplace, co-working space and a bar. The show really gets going on the twelfth floor, however, which features an outdoor pool and enclosed cabanas—as well as arguably the most jaw-dropping view of the Toronto skyline in any Toronto condo. Additional spaces include a kids’ play room, boxing gym—even a fully kitted-out fitness area and ballet bar.
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