by | May 3, 2011

At Baker Real Estate Incorporated, we get very excited when we have the opportunity to help launch new condominiums. Recently, we have had the privilege of working on the introduction of The Yorkville, a boutique condominium nestled at the corner of Davenport Road and McMurrich Street, which many of you know is a lovely tree-lined residential pocket just west of Yonge Street. The priority opening was a huge success, with purchasers snapping up suites at tremendously attractive prices.

Lifetime Developments has done a wonderful job of designing this condominium to fit in with what they call “Yorkvillism” – the state of mind of the people who love, live, shop and/or work in this special neighbourhood. This area is known for offering the finest in couture, cuisine, shopping and culture. Imagine living just steps from all of that, as well as public transit.

The Yorkville’s stunning architecture by Rudy Wallman of multi-award-winning Wallman Architects consists of a 31-storey tower and six two-storey townhomes. Bringing new life to that corner, the building has an angled façade on one side, and incorporates two boxes projecting higher up on the tower. It’s going to be a superb addition to the city skyline.

For the interiors and amenities, Lifetime called on Melandro Quilatan and Tania Richardson, the talented principals of Tomas Pearce Interior Design Consulting. When you enter the spectacular sales centre, you will get an idea of what the interior design of the condominium will be like. The two-storey lobby will be positively grand, and will include a three-sided fireplace and 24/7 concierge service.

Club Yorkville will house the amenities such as the fitness, cardio and yoga studios, change rooms with steam rooms that lead onto a plunge pool, residents’ lounge, piano bar, billiards room, walkout wraparound terrace, dining/meeting room adjoining a kitchen and wine cellar with private lockers. Suites will feature sumptuous appointments.

When you visit the Presentation Centre at 20 McMurrich Street, be sure to take note of the fabulous photographs on display in the gallery. This work is part of a juried competition that Lifetime held in collaboration with Ryerson University’s School of Image Arts, which challenged students to capture the spirit of “Yorkvillism.”  For more information, you can also visit