INDUSTRIAL CHIC.The infinite aesthetic of space.
In 1932, when the City Water Works Building was built, the sleek Art Deco exterior architecture was juxtaposed with a definitely raw industrial interior. This incongruity of design aesthetic provided inspiration for the interior design and suite finishes at Waterworks. Weathered wood abutting sleek polished stone with customized matte black kitchen and bathroom fixtures. Drywall ceilings with pot lighting and modern appliances make a stylish contrast. Kitchens feature a combination of open and closed cabinets in your choice of cabinetry and countertop finishes and exposed, industrial-inspired pantries in some suites. Also, in each kitchen, free-standing cabinet-style islands. Bathrooms are definitively sexy with frameless glass shower enclosures, roll-out vanity drawers and built-in medicine cabinets. Nearly all suites at Waterworks have large balconies or terraces, outdoor living rooms with brilliant views overlooking the park and city skyline. The look is simple, sophisticated and inherently urban.
FEATURES + FINISHES
Waterworks is a 13 storey building, on the south side of Richmond Street West between Brant and Maud one block west of Spadina. Designed by Diamond & Schmitt Architects, it integrates the historically designated 1932 Art Deco façade of 505 Richmond Street West and is the quintessential blend of stylish heritage architecture and contemporary design. The main entrance to the condominium will be through the restored heritage façade at 505 Richmond Street West. Lobby and amenities have been artfully articulated and designed by Cecconi Simone. Amenities include lounges, private dining areas, kitchen, fireplace and fitness facilities, all opening onto a landscaped roof terrace designed by Janet Rosenberg Studio. An additional landscaped roof terrace is located on the 14th floor and a fully-equipped neighbourhood YMCA is accessed by its own lobby. The YMCA will have a 25m swimming pool, full size gymnasium, weight and conditioning room and community room. At the south side of Waterworks, bordering St. Andrew’s Playground/Park, the original 1932 Great Hall will be retained and converted to a European Food Hall with direct access to the park and by way of a landscaped courtyard off Richmond Street. The Food Hall will be a Toronto first. The developers and designers travelled to Europe and the U.S. The best ideas they gathered from visiting these halls will be incorporated into the Food Hall at Waterworks.
There is an amazing variety of suite types available at Waterworks. Cool, contemporary life spaces that exceed the expected in style, convenience and livability with large room sizes and a range of features and finishes you won’t find anywhere else. Most have oversized balconies with unobstructed views overlooking the park and city. All have smooth finish drywall ceilings with pot lights. The bathrooms are, simply stated, sexy. The kitchens are so cool and well equipped you may want to start cooking again. We’ve got technology and green features that you’ll love and an address that’ll impress friends, family and casual passer-by’s.