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Lanterra breaks ground on Toronto’s Glenhill Condos

LANTERRA — The Glenhill Condominiums project in Toronto will include a hotel with 22 suites as well as 113 residential units.

TORONTO — Lanterra Developments has announced groundbreaking on its Glenhill Condominiums project at the corner of Bathurst Street and Glencairn Avenue in Toronto.

The nine-storey luxury boutique building will include a hotel with 22 suites as well as 1,020 square metres of retail/commercial space at the ground level. It will house a total of 113 units, comprised of two- and three-bedroom units.

The groundbreaking ceremony was held Oct. 3.

The residences will range from 1,000 square feet to over 5,000 square feet with pricing from $1,019,900 to over $6 million. Architecture is by IBI Group with interiors by Studio Munge.

Design features include marble floors and columns clad with natural stone; suites with eight- or nine-foot ceilings; and two lobbies with a parcel delivery room.

Amenities include 24-hour concierges with porter services, a lower-level indoor pool with hot tub, wet and dry saunas, a massage room and a ninth-floor outdoor pool on a terrace.

Personal training, a yoga studio, fitness facilities and a library are also available to residents.

LANTERRA — Studio Munge founder and design director Alessandro Munge (left) and Mark Mandelbaum, chairman of Lanterra Developments, celebrated the construction launch of Glenhill Condominiums in Toronto Oct. 3.


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Glenhill Groundbreaking Ceremony

Lanterra Developments is excited to begin construction on its newest building, the luxurious, and thoughtfully designed Glenhill Condominiums. This 9-storey luxury boutique building located in the Glen Park neighbourhood at the corner of Bathurst and Glencairn will proudly be part of the revitalization of Bathurst Street.

Yesterday Lanterra broke ground on Glenhill Condominiums with City Counsellor Michael Colle in attendance who spoke about the neighbourhood and its development into an inspirational area for residents and retailers. Mr. Coelle noted that this building will set the standard for what the city is calling ‘Better Bathurst’ – an initiative to make Bathurst Street more animated and alive with incrdible offerings. You can access and download photos of the ceremony, here.

This building will stand out in the neighbourhood for its unique features, including a hotel with 22 suites, as well as 1,020 m2 of retail/commercial space at the ground level. It will house a total of 113 units, comprised of two- and three-bedroom units.

Other Key Features of Glenhill Condominiums:

  • Lavish residences range from 1,000 sq.ft. to over 5,000 sq.ft. & pricing from $1,019,900 to over $6 million

  • Two stunning lobbies with an inviting lounge + two dedicated, 24-hour concierges with porter services as well as a parcel delivery room

  • Acclaimed Studio Munge led interiors with exquisite custom-cut marble floors complemented by majestic columns clad with natural stone

  • Suites have 8 to 9 ft ceilings and customizable finishes such as high-performance laminate floors or engineered floors in the kitchens + luxury bathrooms with a 5′ soaker tub or shower with glass panel

  • Inspiring, rejuvenating amenities such as a lower-level indoor pool with hot tub, wet and dry saunas, massage room and more + a 9th-floor outdoor pool on a terrace

  • Personal training, a yoga studio, fitness facilities, and a library are also available to residents

  • Architecture by the celebrated IBI Group captures a new world elegance enhanced with contemporary cachet, featuring a robust precast framed podium with elegant cascading balconies on the upper floors


An experience you won’t find elsewhere

A new study of the most affluent households worldwide by Luxury Portfolio International reveals the top three home ‘features’ are great internet connection (66%), quiet spaces for each family member (56%) and chef’s kitchen (53%).

Designer Alessandro Munge weighs in on top luxury features according to study of world’s most affluent households

The world’s most affluent homeowners may be looking for great internet connection, quiet spaces for family members, chef’s kitchens, home gyms and home theatres as the top five “luxury must haves” in their next home purchase, but here in the GTA, the concept of luxury is less about physical attributes and more about the experience a home delivers.

“Clients don’t come to me because of what’s been done. They come to me because of what they don’t know is out there,” says Italian designer Alessandro Munge, founder and principal of Studio Munge, who believes true luxury lies in discovering that one characteristic of a home that can’t be readily replicated, regardless of the cost.

To Munge, the recent study by Luxury Portfolio International — which lists top home features reported by more than 3,000 affluent worldwide buyers — reads more like a standard features list. In addition to the top five mentioned, homeowners participating in the survey also cited outdoor living area, home office, playroom, wine cellar, games room, on-property guest house, dual-key residence and rooms for live-in help, all of which sound lavish but none of which surprise Munge.

“It’s almost like saying, ‘I crave a glass of water every day.’ It’s standard,” said Munge. “If a client said, ‘We’re thinking the foyer has to be marble,” I’d be yawning. Of course you’re going to get marble – that’s not even a discussion – but what else?”

What the top tier of the luxury market really searches for as a must have, he stresses, are aspects that represent the next level of design. Rather than consulting a feature list, Munge treats each luxury home project as a blank canvas, looking to push the envelope by designing interiors that deliver an experience you can’t get anywhere else.

It’s an intimate process based on interviews and discussions to ensure the right fit with a client, and when it works, Munge lands on the one or two wow factors that will make a home priceless.

“We look for something they can emotionally connect to that is far beyond what their neighbour would have, far beyond what their friends would have, and more importantly, is specific to them,” said Munge. “In this market, it’s not about cookie cutter solutions. It’s a way of life.”

When designing interiors for the luxury condo market, a similar concept applies, but for a wider audience. A tagline for Glenhill Condominiums by Lanterra, a limited collection of lavish residences at Bathurst and Glencairn with interiors by Studio Munge, reads “a special place defined by its people.”

For Munge, that means predicting who is likely to buy there and designing public amenities that connect to them, such as personal fitness pods or the small boutique hotel for guests. In fact, you could say the very act of trying to compile a top list of luxury home features somehow lessens the luxury.

“It’s about creating parts of the home that say, ‘You can’t experience this unless you’re here.’ That’s the power and it has nothing to do with the cost of stone (or other materials),” says Munge. “… There’s nothing more you can put on the table that luxury homeowners haven’t already experienced, except more experiences.”


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