TORONTO, April 30, 2013 – With the launch of Tower Hill Developments’ new 2221 Yonge Condominiums on Yonge St. at Eglinton Ave., the Pei architectural dynasty makes its towering mark once again on the skyline of Canada’s largest city.
Tower Hill retained world-renowned, New York-based Pei Partnership Architects in collaboration with Toronto’s Quadrangle Architects. They have created an elegant, sleek, sophisticated, 56-storey tower, which will transform the city’s Midtown district at Yonge and Eglinton. with its stunning cantilevered terrace design.
According to Tower Hill Development’s Vice-President Russell Masters, “This elegant, luxury tower epitomizes our key principals as a developer and will bring something extraordinary to this amazing neighbourhood. We try to create buildings that are liveable, unique and will stand the test of time. We are confident we have done exactly that with 2221 Yonge Condominiums. .”
With a range of suite designs from studios to three-bedrooms starting at $199,900, 2221 Yonge is already generating widespread attention as Midtown’s most affordable and desirable luxury condominium project. That buzz is being fuelled by the neighbourhood’s array of amenities ranging from restaurants and movie theatres, to chic boutiques and family-friendly parks, steps from the subway.
“The experience of working with Pei Partnership Architects to design this beautiful residential landmark community has been fantastic,” Masters said. “The Pei family’s work has changed cities around the world, and we believe that 2221 Yonge will define Midtown Toronto for generations to come.”
Pei Partnership Architects, founded by Chien Chung Pei and Li Chung (Sandi) Pei, has used a simple twist of 2221 Yonge’s soaring tower and clever manipulation of materials to create a sun-filled amenity space with striking landscaping atop the building’s six-storey podium, along with spectacular suite views. New York-based Pei Partnership Architects are well known for constructing era-defining buildings such as The Centurion condo in New York City and Commercial Bank of China Headquarters in Beijing.
Quadrangle Architects is one of Toronto’s most well-known architecture firms and their condominium communities can be seen across southern Ontario.
“We sought to distinguish this project from ubiquitous glass tower schemes by highlighting its wraparound balconies as a unique design feature, rather than as appendages to a large glassy mass,” said Sandi Pei, the lead architect on the project. “Ours is an updated version of the modernist concept that provides abundant outdoor living space, shading, and privacy from adjacent buildings.”
Pei’s design incorporates a wide array of world-class amenities including the sprawling Rooftop Sky Lounge featuring an outdoor terrace and lounge area. Perhaps the building’s most spectacular amenity is the avant-garde Wet Spa, an indoor oasis featuring warm, hot and massage pools, as well as private treatment rooms. The opportunities to retreat and relax don’t end there. 2221 Yonge’s seventh floor offers extensive lounge space, two media and gaming theatres, a comprehensive fitness studio and outdoor seating areas with fireplaces, barbecues and stylish cabanas.
The building’s interiors are being designed by Toronto’s Munge Leung.
Visit www.2221yonge.com or call 647-350-2221
About Tower Hill Development Corporation
Tower Hill Developments has been changing the face of Toronto for more than 70 years. Our company is driven by a commitment to producing innovative architecture that focuses on the finest details of each and every project. As a result, Tower Hill Developments has produced some of the most exceptional buildings in Toronto; classic structures that have retained their appeal for decades. A home-grown, third-generation family business, every project we undertake is done with unparalleled dedication to the art and science of outstanding property development, while ensuring enduring quality. Some of our best-known projects in Toronto include our namesake towers at Spadina Road and St. Clair Avenue, the Sutton Place Hotel, Park Plaza Hotel, Garden Court Apartments on Bayview Avenue, Rosewell Garden condo at Yonge and Lawrence and St. Clair and Pleasant Townhouses at Pleasant and Yonge, to name just a few.
About Pei Partnership Design
Established in 1992, Pei Partnership Architects is a full-service, international practice whose broad areas of expertise focus on a single goal: design excellence. Founding Partners Chien Chung Pei and Li Chung Pei adhere to the design commitment, innovation and distinction they gained in more than 35 years of combined experience at I.M. Pei & Partners and in the 20 years since the creation of Pei Partnership Architects. Pei Partnership Architects has been engaged to design high-rise towers, healthcare facilities, institutional buildings, museums and concert halls, as well as large-scale urban master plans and waterfront parks. The Al-Turki Business Park in Dharan, Saudi Arabia, The Centurion in New York City, the Museum of Islamic Art Park in Doha, Qatar and the Industrial and Commercial Bank of China Headquarters in Beijing, China were all recently completed by the firm. Pei Partnership Architects is headquartered in New York City.
For more information, visit www.peipartnership.com
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