Just a major intersection north of the massive complex that arrives at the Honest Ed site and another new construction directly opposite, a new condo development is planned for Toronto’s Annex neighborhood, which hopes to stand out with interior details inspired by Arts.
the Oscar Residences will be a nine-story mixed-use building located at 500 Dupont Street West, corner of Bathurst, where there is currently a large beer store and parking lot.
From the outside, the building will look quite similar to the countless other sleek, modern developments the city has seen recently as the construction of such towers continues to flourish – but a special partnership with famed Toronto photographer Georges Pimentel means that the interior will be decorated with very unique finishes.
The development design will incorporate Pimentel’s work throughout, including his famous celebrity shots at high-profile events such as the Oscars and TIFF. He’s an official collaborating artist on the entire project, which developer Lifetime Developments hopes will show his “dedication to supporting arts and culture.”
The artist’s most famous black-and-white photos will be displayed in installations throughout the common areas of the building, which will contain 157 one-, two- and three-bedroom units in total, as well as retail on the ground floor. floor which will include a tenant. â hopes is a cafe â plus the existing Beer Store location.
Residents will also have nearly 10,000 square feet of amenity space including a gym, movie theater, dining room and chef’s kitchen for entertaining, an outdoor patio, as well as what it’s called a “dog social lounge” for the fluffiest tenants.
Units in the luxury building will start in the low $500,000s – very affordable for a bedroom in this market – with completion expected in 2023.