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The Lobby
Tall, narrow and elegant, the entrance to River City Phase 2 speaks to the
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Spectacular Amenities
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Located south of King Street East, between River Street and the Don River, Toronto's River City Condominiums are the newest addition to the vital, ever-expanding West Don Lands community.
A five building community of over 900 loft-style condominiums and family-friendly townhouses, together with street-level restaurants, cafes, and boutiques, it is about a new way of living, and a new style of living, unlike any other in Toronto.

Conceived by Montreal-based Saucier+Perrotte Architects, working together with Toronto-based ZAS Architects, River City will look like nothing else in Toronto.
Neither typically modern nor in any way historical, Saucier+Perrotte's design at River City will combine bold forms with inflected planes, dark panels with transparent glass, and raw materials with soft landscaping, all in ways that reflect our unique surroundings.

Developed by Urban Capital and designed by Saucier + Perrotte Architects, one of Canada's most respected and award-winning design firms, River City will be a collection of bold forms and innovative spaces.
The West Don Lands will be a sustainable community where design excellence, sustainability and technology come together. Designed to be a lively and vibrant neighbourhood, it will offer a mix of housing for people at all stages of life and income levels. It will feature nine hectares (23-acres) of parks and public spaces, 6,000 new residential units of which 1,200 will be affordable housing, transit connections within five minutes of each home, and 750,000 square feet of employment, commercial and community space. The revitalization of West Don Lands will proceed over the next 10-12 years in three phases.

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RIVER CITY CONDOMINIUMS , RIVER CITY 1 CONDOS , RIVER CITY 2

  1. 1. UNLIKE ANYTHI ELSE THE BIG P RIVER CIT REBORN
  2. 2. ING Every so often, a new idea comes along that redefines how we live. A groundbreaking development that’s so unlike anything that has come before that it sets a new standard - and completely changes the rules. River City is that idea, and it’s setting the stage for a new way of living. An unprecedented combination of nature and urbanism, River City offers residents the best of both worlds. You can open your door right into the city’s most spectacular park, but you’re also steps from vibrant downtown neighbourhoods, incredible restaurants and some of the city’s best shopping. Lush greenery surrounds a contemporary design that blends light with dark, glass with metal, hard edges with gentle curves. And the amenities, features and finishes are refreshingly green; everything has been designed to have the lightest possible impact on the environment. Welcome to a whole new way of thinking. And to an exciting new approach to urban living that’s like nothing else Toronto has known. WELCOME TO RIVER CITY.
  3. 3. THIS IS RIVER PHASE 3 PHASE 4 Expansive green spaces. Inspired, award-winning architecture. Spacious, sophisticated homes. And unbelievably, it’s all just minutes from the downtown core. River City is a four-phase, LEED Gold community of over 1,000 loft-style condominiums and family-friendly townhomes with street-level restaurants, cafes and boutiques. Spanning the area from King Street East to the new Don River Park, and from the Don River to River Street, it’s the first stage of the carefully planned West Don Lands neighbourhood, and the starting point for Toronto’s much-anticipated waterfront redevelopment initiative. It will tie Corktown, one of Toronto’s oldest communities, to the Distillery District, and complete the collection of vibrant neighbourhoods that connect the east end of the city to the downtown core. Winner of BILD’s 2010 Best Design Award, River City is designed for excellent liveability and maximum sustainability: it is the neighbourhood for the 21st century.
  4. 4. CITY PHASE 1 PHASE 2 PHASE ONE: 2010 BILD AWARD BEST BUILDING DESIGN
  5. 5. RIVER CITY PHASE TWO PHASE TW The Jewel of River City Created by Saucier+Perrotte as a dramatic contrast to the edgy, dark exteriors of Phases 1 and 3, the sleek white design of Phase 2 will stand out as a luminescent jewel against the industrial feel of the buildings surrounding it. Three glass mini-towers are connected on each floor with fully glazed passageways; units are constructed to look like boxes jutting in and out and pivoting eft and right. The use of translucent and white materials gives the structure undeniab e appeal that’s airy, modern and completely sophisticated. WEST DON LANDS
  6. 6. The Lobby Tall, narrow and elegant, the entrance to River City Phase 2 speaks to the building’s careful, angular aesthetic. Appearing as a sleek vertical slot in the façade of the building, the two-storey entryway opens into a dramatic, light-filled lobby with sophisticated proportions and striking black and white finishes. It’s a beautiful entrance - and it also serves as a spare, contemporary pathway to the lush greenery of the Don River Park.
  7. 7. Spectacular Amenities Make yourself at home - fun and relaxation await you in Phase 2’s extensive amenities. Play a friendly game in the elegant billiards room, gather a group for a movie in the private screening lounge, or stretch and find some inner serenity in the dedicated yoga and meditation area. Like the rest of River City, these shared spaces are exceptionally beautiful, completely comfortable, and yours to use whenever you need them. Phase 1 and Phase 2 residents have exclusive access to the indoor amenities in their individual buildings, with a shared outdoor pool area that’s adjacent to both. Relaxation Studio Yoga/Aerobics/ Dance Fitness & Wellness ll Pool Business Bu es Centre C re Lockers Gaming Area Private Priv te Screening i Change Room Lounge/Flex Space Ba Bar Kitchen i h Storage Guest u Suite it
  8. 8. VIEW FROM THE SOUTH OF THE PHASE 1 AMENITY LOUNGE AND COURTYARD FOR PHASES 1 AND 2
  9. 9. ARCHITECTURE MEETS LANDSCAPE The structures of River City blend seamlessly with the natural landscape around them. The contrasting architectural elements - hard and soft, angles and curves, lights and darks - replay beautifully in the design of elegant outdoor spaces. The courtyard, shared between Phases 1 and 2, contrasts undulating grasses and textured ground cover with the straight lines and modern edges of a floating deck and a heated, illuminated lap pool. The overall feel is that of a polished wooden boat slicing through gentle waves. A grove of delicate aspens surrounds a private dining area in the south end of the courtyard, offering quiet, leafy respite.
  10. 10. VIEW OF COURTYARD BETWEEN PHASES 1 & 2, LOOKING SOUTH TO PHASE 3
  11. 11. Read, swim, socialize, or just watch the world go by. Sit in the sun on a peaceful floating deck adrift on a sea of shifting, undulating grasses. Or take a dip in the heated outdoor lap pool, a shining strip of blue in the centre of the beautiful 15,000 square foot landscaped courtyard.
  12. 12. VIEW OF KING STREET BUILDING FROM THE SOUTH, WITH DON RIVER PARK AT RIGHT
  13. 13. RIVER CITY PHASE TW PHASE ONE
  14. 14. VIEW OF RIVER STREET BUILDING FROM THE NORTH, CONNECTING BRIDGE OVERHEAD
  15. 15. Conceived by renowned Montreal architects Gilles Saucier and Andre Perrotte, River City Phase 1 is a darkly beautiful structure with a modern sensibility and a nod to the industrial nature of the area’s past. It combines bold forms and playful angles, dark panels and transparent glass, raw materials and soft landscaping, all in ways that reflect River City’s unique surroundings. Phase 1 is made up of two buildings, each with soaring lobbies and high-design amenities. The buildings are connected via a three storey enclosed bridge, similar to the industrial design of warehouse buildings in New York, Chicago and Montreal. Like people, these buildings fit in by being completely unique - and truly themselves.
  16. 16. NATURE+INDUSTRY Saucier+Perrotte’s award-winning design for River City takes its inspiration from the formerly industrial West Don Lands site. The beautiful new condominiums are designed to evoke the industrial structures that preceded them - and subtly mimic the lush shapes of the green spaces that will surround them in the future. Hard elements contrast with soft, and light with dark. The shapes of the buildings bring those contrasts subtly into play, creating appealing organic shapes that fit into the landscape – but stand out from the crowd. Green surrounds them in the form of parkland and beautiful landscaping. Thoughtful design turns utilitarian urban infrastructure into sculpture – the Richmond-Adelaide ramps, which bisect the neighbourhood, become an integral feature of the community, turning the buildings that surround them into an inviting gateway for people entering the downtown core. No element is overlooked or forgotten – even the area underneath the ramps becomes an appealing space with great landscaping, intriguing art installations and a children’s playground. Underpass Park is an exciting reimagining of a spot that would previously have been deemed unusable, and it’s just one more element that makes River City liveable, beautiful – and a wonderful place to call home. Duisburg-Nord Park, Germany Duisburg-Nord Park, Germany Silo No. 5, Montreal The raw beauty of nature and industry River City takes it's inspiration from its site, a formerly industrial area surrounded by different forms of infrastructure that is today being transformed into an oasis of green. Around the world nature is today being brought together with industry, creating strikingly beautiful environments of hard and soft. At River City this process is underway right now, and will result in one of Toronto's most interesting and sophisticated urban environments. “...this fresh, intelligent project will raise the bar of architectural excellence for innovative multi-family residential work in Toronto.” – John Bentley Mays, The Globe and Mail
  17. 17. RIVER CITY MASTER PLAN PHASE 2 PHASE 1 PHASE 3 PHASE 4 RIVER CITY MASTER PLAN APPROXIMATE NO. OF UNITS ANTICIPATED COMPLETION 16 storey building along King Street East and 6 storey building along River Street, connected by a 3 storey bridge 350 2012 Phase 2 A collection of three 12 storey glass “mini-towers”, connected by glass bridges, facing the Don River Park prairie 250 2014 Phase 3 Approximately 30 storey tower south of the Richmond-Adelaide ramps, facing Don River Park and River Square 350 2015 Phase 4 Approximately 10 storey building at the head of River Square 125 2016 PHASE DESCRIPTION Phase 1 The above description and figures are estimates and/or projections for illustrative purposes only. Urban Capital makes no representation or warranty as to the actual scope or timeframe of the River City build-out.
  18. 18. A CITY DISTRICT PRAIRIE, DON RIVER PARK RE
  19. 19. BORN Six thousand residences. Restaurants, coffee shops and hip retail spaces. Offices, schools and child care centres. Artful public spaces and acres of green parkland. There’s a beautiful neighbourhood rising from the industrial wasteland that was the West Don Lands. But it has taken tremendous vision to break ground on that vibrant reimagining of this underused parcel of land. In the 1900s, the West Don Lands was a dynamic industrial area with busy factories and warehouses. But by the 1970s, rapid deindustrialization had effectively shut the area down. Industries moved, factories closed, and the area lay vacant for decades. For years, it was boarded up on King Street and cut off from the city by the Don River to the east, the Gardiner Expressway to the south and the not-yet-restored Distillery District to the west. The West Don Lands became a place completely outside the consciousness of Torontonians. In 2006 things changed. The province put the West Don Lands into the hands of Waterfront Toronto. They developed definitive plans, public funds were set, and development began. Now the area is experiencing an exciting renaissance, and massive steps towards redevelopment have been made. A flood protection landform has been built to protect the area from Don River flooding. Don River Park and the highly innovative Underpass Park are nearing completion. Work on the River City development is in progress. And a developer for the Pan Am Games’ Athletes Village has been announced. It’s an exciting time to be living in Toronto - a whole new section of the city is opening up. And it’s going to be amazing.
  20. 20. DISTILLERY DISTRICT FRONT STREET RIVER SQUARE RIVER CITY PHASE 3 DON RIVER PARK VIEW OF WEST DON LANDS FROM THE EAST VIEW ALONG FRONT STREET WEST DON LANDS NEIGHBOURHOOD AND DON RIVER PARK
  21. 21. COMMUNITY Parkland abounds CORKTOWN DISTRICT RIVER CITY PHASE 1 Imagine being able to walk out your front door and into the city’s most spectacular urban park. The 18-acre Don River Park is a lush urban retreat of rolling hills, native woodlands and open lawns – and River City is situated right beside it. Perfect for running, walking, cycling and just hanging out, it’s a beautiful setting for city living. A new type of urban space RIVER CITY UNDERPASS PARK PHASE 2 BAYVIEW AVENUE In the West Don Lands, roads will be designed as “woonerfs,” European-style laneways that erase the boundary between street and sidewalk, providing common public space shared by pedestrians, cyclists and slow-moving vehicles. Streets will be dotted with public art. And everything will be steps from a streetcar stop; a brand new streetcar line will connect the waterfront to King Street for easy access to downtown. A green neighbourhood 2015 The West Don Lands is one of the first communities in Canada to achieve Stage 1 LEED ND (LEED for Neighbourhood Development) Gold certification. LEED ND goes beyond rating individual buildings, tracks overall smart growth, urbanism and green building, and ensures a comprehensive sustainable approach to new development. Pan Am Games The next few years will see the building of world-class infrastructure for the 2015 Pan Am Games. The West Don Lands is the site of the Games’ Athletes’ Village; designed and managed by Waterfront Toronto, this village will be a showcase of modern design, sustainable architecture, and technological innovation, all touchstones of River City itself - and all guaranteed to be in place by summer 2015. Unique outdoor spaces River City will front onto River Square, where public seating spots and market stalls will create a vibrant area shaded under a canopy of trees. Plus, the land under the Richmond-Adelaide ramps, which bisect River City, has been transformed into Underpass Park, one of Toronto’s most innovative public spaces with trees, playgrounds, bocce courts and community gardens.
  22. 22. UNDERPASS PARK LOOKING WEST ALONG FRONT STREET LOOKING NORTH ALONG CHERRY STREET
  23. 23. AERIAL VIEW OF PAN AM VILLAGE LOOKING WEST ALONG FRONT STREET TO THE CITY CHERRY ST. STREETCAR LOOP PAN AM VILLAGE: AERIAL VIEW AN AM VILLAGE: VIEW FROM PARK PAN AM VILLAGE: INTERNATIONAL ZONE AN AM VILLAGE: RECREATION CENTRE
  24. 24. TORONTO’S LOWER EAST SIDE O is a city of neighbourhoods. Small, distinctive pockets of community with the warmth of small YA TO Toronto towns - but all the benefits of big city life. The West Don Lands area is surrounded by these friendly little ‘hoods. From the gorgeous Distillery District to funky, fashionable Leslieville, great restaurants, vibrant nightlife, innovative shops and foodie destinations are all a short walk away. Corktown Corktown has come a long way from its origins as a 19th century workingclass enclave for County Cork immigrants. This charming historic district has experienced a real revival over the last decade. Older commercial buildings converted to livework studios, condominium lofts and professional offices make for an exciting, completely revitalized community that’s just a few minutes east of the downtown core. Distillery District The old Gooderham and Worts Distillery is the largest collection of Victorian industrial buildings on the continent, and it’s a uniquely beautiful setting for the boutiques, restaurants, theatres and galleries that have moved into the onceabandoned area. The cobblestone streets and splendidly restored period buildings offer a wonderful ambiance for events, festivals - or just a pleasant Saturday afternoon stroll. West Don Lands Toronto’s most ambitious waterfront development is well underway along the banks of the Don River. The West Don Lands, which includes River City, is being carefully developed into an exciting 80-acre community of retail space, homes, expansive pedestrian boulevards and 23 acres of lush parkland. Downtown Downtown TO has it all. From great shopping at the incomparable Eaton Centre to the bustling restaurants, shows and nightlife of the Entertainment District, there’s always lots to do. sher b ourne Studio District Once the city’s textile and factory district, the Studio District is now a TV and film hub. Former warehouses along Eastern house production studios, and many of the people who work in the area have bought the old Victorians on side streets in the area. The neighbourhood is also home to a number of artists and trendsetters who have attracted great bars, restaurants and live-work condo developments. s vi Riverdale Filled with gracious tree-lined streets, lovely green spaces and beautiful Victorian and Georgian architecture, Riverdale fosters a strong sense of community in the people who live here. Wonderfully central yet remarkably quiet, the area has a great selection of galleries, shops and restaurants. Leslieville Hip shops and crowded restaurants, quiet residential streets and surprising pockets of green make Leslieville a true Toronto hot spot. You’ll find everything from funky furniture boutiques to some of the city’s best brunch spots in this sophisticated yet surprisingly laidback neighbourhood. DOWNTOWN to 5 min yo n g e st f ront e ast The Beach This tight-knit community sits on the sandy shoreline of Lake Ontario, and is a popular destination for people from across the city. With quiet tree-lined streets, parks, a waterfront boardwalk, great restaurants and a wide range of independent boutiques and specialty stores, it’s a wonderful place to spend a sunny Sunday afternoon. Cabbagetown Named for the Irish immigrants who lived there in the 1840s, Cabbagetown is a distinctive, beautiful neighbourhood that’s home to the largest continuous area of preserved Victorian housing in North America. You’ll find good restaurants, great parks, and one of Toronto’s more unique attractions the Riverdale Zoo, a working farm in the centre of the city. Port Lands The Toronto Waterfront Revitalization Corporation and the City of Toronto waterfront planning are working on an exciting vision for a vibrant, mixed-use community just south of Lakeshore. In a few years, this area - which is currently underused will be turned into a mixed use community centred around the 37-acre Lake Ontario Park. jar Riverside Home to the Opera House, plus some of the city’s best burgers, cafes and furniture stores, this bustling bohemian village in the historic east end is home to tremendous creative talent. Trendy boutiques and galleries and hip film, TV music and design firms give the area an edge all its own. q u e e n’s q u a y e a s t 501 TTC Streetcar Lines lake ontario
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  26. 26. TABLE 17 HARDWARE INTERIORS
  27. 27. MERCURY ESPRESSO BAR LOÏC GOURMET
  28. 28. SAUCIER+PERROTTE SCHULICH SCHOOL OF MUSIC BUILDING, Montreal GERALD-GODIN COLLEGE, Québec PERIMETER INSTITUTE FOR PHYSICS, Waterloo SCHULICH SCHOOL OF MUSIC BUILDING, Montreal A singular language and style Winner of seven Governor General’s Medals in Architecture, and awarded “Best Firm in Canada” by the Royal Architectural Institute of Canada in 2009, Saucier+Perrotte is Canada’s premier architectural design firm, and a remarkable team with the vision to create a design that truly embraces River City’s tremendous potential. Saucier+Perrotte’s architecture is a sculptural evocation of the urban landscape, an organic interpretation manifested in glass and steel. By bringing Saucier+Perrotte’s unique style and language to River City, Urban Capital is creating a new residential community that’s unlike anything else in Toronto. www.saucierperrotte.com
  29. 29. URBAN CAPITAL McGILL OUEST, Montreal BOUTIQUE, Toronto EAST MARKET, Ottawa MONDRIAN, Ottawa TRINITY BELLWOODS TOWN+HOMES, Toronto BOUTIQUE, Toronto CENTRAL 1+2, Ottawa TABLEAU, Toronto The innovators Urban Capital, the developer of River City, is an innovator with a solid reputation for architectural design and environmental sustainability. Working in partnership with the best architects, designers and planners in the business, the company is widely recognized for its role as an urban regenerator that pioneers developments in previously industrial or underused areas. After an extensive public competition that included 18 Canadian and international developers, Urban Capital won the right to develop River City as Waterfront Toronto’s first private sector residential development partner. Their focus on design and sustainability was ultimately the deciding factor; today they are a key player in the dramatic transformation of the West Don Lands into a beautiful, central, sought-after neighbourhood. Urban Capital has recently been named one of the top 10 condo developers in Toronto for 2011. In 2010, they sold an unprecedented 1000+ units in the downtown core, taking them to the ranks of the city’s most elite developers. www.urbancapital.ca
  30. 30. LOWER EAST SIDE ENVIRONMENT OUR 4 KEY ACTIONS 1.REDUCE AS MUCH AS POSSIBLE WHAT IT TAKES TO BUILD AND THEN LIVE IN OUR BUILDINGS: • River City represents “smart growth” development on a dense urban site, close to public transit, using existing municipal infrastructure • A hybrid car and bike share program will be available to all residents, reducing the need for individual cars • Overall energy usage will be significantly reduced by using an energy efficient building envelope and lighting, high-efficiency boilers and chillers, Energy Star appliances, and energy recovery ventilators (ERVs) that recover heat typically exhausted from suites • All units will be individually metered for electricity, heating/cooling and water usage • Units will contain dual flush toilets and water efficient faucets and showerheads, as well as sustainable hardwood flooring and other finishing materials • Full building life-cycle commissioning and a comprehensive education and training program will be put in place, ensuring optimal equipment performance and resident “buy-in” of the sustainability features leed gold healthy spaces 2.CREATE A HEALTHY LIVING ENVIRONMENT IN THE SPACES WE BUILD: • ERVs have the added benefit of bringing in fresh air directly from the outdoors, rather than through the corridors, as is typically the case in non-LEED® buildings • Units will be finished with low “offgassing” materials such as formaldehyde-free flooring, lowemitting paints and coatings, and water-based adhesives and sealants 3.REDUCE WHAT OUR BUILDINGS PUT INTO THE ENVIRONMENT. • Buildings will have vegetated green roofs and a rainwater storage system, allowing rainwater to be collected and used for on-site irrigation as well as for irrigating the neighbouring parks, and reducing stormwater runoff into the city’s stormwater system • An advanced recycling system will be installed in each River City building, allowing residents to separate recyclable materials at source • All units will come with condensing dryers, which draw out water from wet clothing rather than heat them and expel the resulting hot air from the building carbon neutral 4.OFFSET ANY REMAINING IMPACTS SO THAT OUR OVERALL DEVELOPMENT IS CARBON NEUTRAL: Climate change is the most significant environmental risk to the future of our planet. In order to combat this risk, action is needed to reduce our reliance on fossil fuels and other practices that release greenhouse gasses into the environment and cause our climate to deteriorate. River City is at the vanguard of our society’s response to the climate change phenomenon. In designing this development we have taken significant steps to reduce our “carbon footprint” right from the start. However, it is currently impossible to fully eliminate carbon generation in any building, so our aim is to offset remaining impacts to achieve a development that is “carbon neutral." River City will be a LEED® GOLD, CARBON NEUTRAL building, among the first such residential buildings in Canada.
  31. 31. PHASE 2 FEATURES BUILDING FEATURES • Saucier+Perrotte designed luminescent white “jewel” building enclosed by the dark panel buildings that comprise River City Phases 1 and 3. Phase 2 is designed as three glass “mini-towers” connected on each floor by glass bridges*** • Two-storey lobby located on the east “woonerf” (the lane-like road that encircles Phase 2 and connects to River Street), facing the prairie portion of Don River Park • Two-storey indoor parking structure located behind the Phase 2 building, connected to the River Street building of Phase 1, with a landscaped courtyard and outdoor heated pool above (see Amenities) • Two elevators located in the central “mini-tower”, with an interior corridor connecting through fully glazed passageways*** to the two other “mini-towers” flanking it • High security features including Enterphones in all lobby vestibules, an electric fob-based access system at all entry points and to the amenity areas, and strategically located security cameras • Twenty-four hour concierge, located in the lobby of the Phase 1 King Street building, and accessible by videophone from the Phase 2 lobby • Energy-efficient year-round heating and cooling based on a four-pipe fan coil system AMENITIES • Saucier+Perrotte designed interior amenities for the exclusive use of Phase 2 residents and their guests, located on the second floor looking onto the exterior courtyard, including a large party room and lounge with a full kitchen and bar; a private screening room; a conference room, and a fully equipped gym and yoga room • Guest suite located on the second floor, for the exclusive use of Phase 2 guests • An approximately 15,000 square foot exterior landscaped courtyard made up of undulating landforms, designed by the Planning Partnership in concert with Saucier+Perrotte, featuring an illuminated outdoor heated pool on a floating deck, together with an outdoor dining area nestled in a grove of trembling aspens. The exterior amenities are shared with Phase 1 LOFT DETAILS • Approximately 240 high-design lofts and penthouses with 9 ft high ceilings† • Double storey family-friendly “lofthouses”, located along the east woonerf facing Don River Park, all with mud rooms and some with direct access to a designated parking space via a second private entrance* • Loft-style designs, with exposed concrete ceilings and columns*, and signature matte black rolling doors* KITCHENS • Open concept Saucier+Perrotte designed kitchens with stone countertops**, and kitchen island where shown* • Industrial-style single under-mount stainless steel sinks, with single-lever chrome faucets • Backpainted glass backsplash** with custom valence lighting • Five brand-name Energy Star® stainless-steel appliances consisting of a frost free refrigerator, self-cleaning slidein stove, 18” or 24” dishwasher and over-the-range microwave • All-in-one condensing washer-dryer BATHROOMS • Saucier+Perrotte design vanities with vessel sinks, stone countertops** and contemporary single-lever faucets • Custom design back-lit medicine cabinet with sliding mirror • Contemporary bathroom fixtures throughout • Square designed tubs and/or custom showers with spa-inspired wood slat detailing*, with full height tile surrounds** • Frameless glass shower enclosures for separate showers* • Ceramic tile flooring** • Environmentally sustainable engineered hardwood floors, in a selection of species**, in all living areas and bedrooms • Full Tarion Warranty Protection • Floor-to-ceiling windows, some with a light transparent frit to maintain the white luminescent appearance of the building from the outside ELECTRICAL + COMMUNICATIONS • Service panel with breakers at suite entry • Optional built-in desks with above-desk internet and electrical outlets* • Balconies and terraces*, accessed by way of “lift and slide” patio doors • Temperature controlled valves in all showers • Pre-wired telephone and cable outlets in living areas and bedrooms, with highspeed internet access • Custom designed suite entry doors with security viewers • Brushed aluminum contemporary hardware Specifications are subject to change without notice. E.&O.E. • Switch controlled receptacles in living areas and bedrooms, light fixture(s) in foyer, track lighting in kitchen and rough-in for overhead fixture in dining room • Smoke and heat detectors, as per code NOTES * As per plan / where applicable ** From builder’s samples *** On some floors two of the mini-towers are connected (see plans for details) † Ceiling heights are subject to bulkheads, exposed spiral ducts, dropped ceilings and structural beams
  32. 32. rivercityTORONTO.com PRESENTATION CENTRE 554 QUEEN ST EAST (AT RIVER ST) All sizes and specifications are subject to change without notice. E.&O.E. N QUEEN E ST Rendering is an artist’s impression. creative : the walsh group RIVER ST 416.862.0505

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