Excavation Complete At Charlie SHOW / HIDE Full Story

TORONTO, ONTARIO, JUNE 24, 2010 - Construction is well underway at Charlie - “Condos That Love You,” situated at King West at Charlotte Street, just east of Spadina in Toronto. Currently, excavation is complete and the tower crane is up. Crews are pouring the P5 underground parking garage level and waterproofing the perimeter walls. The forming process is moving along, and will reach ground level later this year.

Charlie offers a hot downtown location next to Toronto’s financial, fashion and entertainment districts. Only blocks from the waterfront, Charlie is close to a multitude of restaurants, lounges, clubs and trendy fashion venues. For young professionals and move-up executives alike, who thrive on the excitement and convenience of living in the city’s hub, Charlie offers the perfect home.

Charlie is a contemporary tower with expansive windows grounded by classic heritage brick at street level to fit in with its historic surroundings. Designed by Diamond + Schmitt Architects and landscaped by Janet Rosenberg + Associates, interiors by Cecconi Simone Inc. Amenities include the elegant lobby featuring 24/7 concierge service, and “The Zone” with its fitness/weight rooms, aerobic/yoga studio, co-ed steam room, media lounge, catering kitchen with dining room, billiard room/lounge, library and poolside lounge, plus a landscaped rooftop garden with an outdoor pool.

Choose from one-bedroom + den, two-bedroom and two-bedroom + den designs in sizes from 749 to 1,775 sq. ft., priced from the mid-$400’s to over $1 million.

The multi-award-winning, Cecconi Simone-designed Charlie Sales Office and model suite are located at 345 Adelaide Street West, at the southeast corner of Adelaide and Charlotte Streets, one block east of Spadina. Call 416-927-9772; visit www.charliecondos.com.


Construction starts this fall at King and Spadina SHOW / HIDE Full Story

Great Gulf Homes is gearing up for an exciting Fall construction start on Charlie - “Condos That Love You.” Now is the perfect time to select the suite of your dreams at this fabulous condominium on King Street West, just east of Spadina, while pre-construction pricing is still in effect. Charlie is adjacent to Toronto’s financial, fashion and entertainment districts, as well as an array of restaurants, lounges, clubs, trendy fashion venues, and only blocks from the waterfront. This incredible location appeals to a variety of purchasers, including young professionals buying their first home, move-up executives, and move-down buyers who are tired of the responsibilities of a big home.

Dramatic and chic, Charlie is a 36-storey contemporary tower designed by Diamond + Schmitt Architects in the tradition of multi-award-winning Great Gulf’s landmark addresses that have enhanced the city’s urban landscape. Expansive windows provide panoramic views, and the stunning exterior is grounded by classic heritage brick at street level. The design looks at home in its historic surroundings, while injecting a shot of modern style into this eclectic neighbourhood. The look is enhanced by landscaping by Janet Rosenberg + Associates Landscape Architects + Urban Designers.

Moving inside, Charlie’s elegant lobby is designed by Cecconi Simone and will feature 24/7 concierge service. Amenities extend to “The Zone,” a state-of-the-art fitness centre on the 7th floor that will include fitness and weight rooms, aerobic/yoga studio, co-ed steam room, his and hers change rooms, media lounge, catering kitchen with dining room, billiard room/lounge, library and poolside lounge. The Zone opens onto a spectacular fully landscaped rooftop garden which will include an outdoor pool and seating areas.
Luxury suite appointments include a choice of pre-finished engineered wood flooring in the living/dining areas, foyer and kitchen; porcelain floor tiles in the bathroom; contemporary kitchen cabinetry designed by Cecconi Simone; choice of granite or solid surface countertops; European-style stainless steel appliances including frost free refrigerator, self cleaning range, built-in dishwasher and microwave; and a stacked brand name washer and dryer.

Hurry to take advantage of limited-time pre-construction prices for one-bedroom, one-bed plus den, two-bedroom, and two-bedroom plus den suites in sizes from 580 to 1,775 sq. ft. Prices range from $298,990 to over $1 million. All prices include H.S.T. Lockers are priced at $3,500, and parking is available for two-bedroom and larger suites for $38,000. Maintenance fees at Charlie are estimated at 45 cents per sq. ft. and include heat, air conditioning, water, building insurance and upkeep of the common areas. Hydro is metered separately. Occupancy is slated for Fall 2011.

It’s more important than ever before to purchase from a reputable builder, and Great Gulf is one of North America’s finest. Now celebrating over 30 years of homeowner satisfaction, more than 40,000 families call a Great Gulf neighbourhood home.

Recognized for its outstanding design, Charlie’s Sales Centre has received a 2009 Silver Award for Best Sales Office Urban from The NationalsSM presented by National Association of Home Builders, as well as a Design Exchange Award of Merit 2008. Visitors are also impressed by Charlie’s fully furnished, 862 sq. ft., two-bedroom Cashmere corner model suite, appointed by Cecconi Simone Inc., which offers a panoramic view through massive windows facing in three directions, plus a 49 sq. ft. balcony.
The Charlie Sales Office is located at 345 Adelaide Street West, at the southeast corner of Adelaide and Charlotte Streets, one block east of Spadina.
- TORONTO, ONTARIO, AUGUST 31, 2009


Check out Charlie! Great Gulf's model suite showcases trend-setting design SHOW / HIDE Full Story

Smart, sleek and sassy, Charlie - "Condos That Love You" is Great Gulf Homes newest landmark condominium to invigorate Toronto's downtown scene. Charlie will rise to 36 storeys on King Street West, just east of Spadina, with dramatic architecture featuring wide expanses of glass anchored to the historic surroundings by heritage brick. Recently, Great Gulf released four more floors to choose from. Visitors can also tour Charlie's fully furnished, 862 sq. ft., two-bedroom Cashmere corner model suite, which offers a 270-degree view through massive windows facing three directions, plus a 49 sq. ft. balcony. And there is a lot to see from this pivotal location next to downtown Toronto's entertainment, fashion and financial districts.

This spacious model has an open-concept living/dining/cooking area decorated in taupe and chocolate brown, and complemented by the hardwood flooring, Cecconi Simone-designed kitchen cabinetry and Euro-style stainless steel appliances that come standard in all suites. The long kitchen island in the model features the optional cocktail bar, which is perfect for entertaining. The bedrooms are also done in warm neutrals.

All the suites also come complete with 9-foot ceilings; choice of granite or solid-surface kitchen countertops; porcelain tile backsplash; pre-finished engineered wood flooring in the foyer; 40-ounce carpet; and bathrooms with a soaker tub (as per plan), frameless glass shower, Cecconi Simone-designed countertop sink and vanity, porcelain flooring and shower tiles

The model showcases the potential in these stylish suites, which appeal to a variety of purchasers including young professionals and move-up executives. Another group finding Charlie irresistible are move-down buyers who own a cottage and also want a place closer to the urban action without the maintenance and responsibilities of a low-rise home. Many purchasers are moving up from existing Great Gulf landmark condominiums such as The Morgan and Hudson.

Purchasers who work in the King-Spadina area can walk or take public transit. When entertainment is on the agenda, it's a short stroll to Roy Thomson Hall, the Princess of Wales and Royal Alexandra Theatres, plus Rogers Centre, and Harbourfront. Those who love nightlife will enjoy an exciting assortment of restaurants, lounges, bars and clubs, and shopaholics can walk to some of the trendiest fashion venues in the city.

Classic and contemporary at once, Charlie is a tribute to Great Gulf's signature trend-setting design. The company enlisted an award-winning team of designers that includes the renowned Diamond + Schmitt Architects for the building's exterior, Janet Rosenberg + Associates Landscape Architects + Urban Designers to enhance the natural components of the condominium's exterior, and Cecconi Simone Inc. for the interior and amenities. Amenities include 24/7 concierge service provided from the chic lobby. The entire seventh floor is reserved for The Zone, with state-of-the-art fitness centre complete with an aerobics/yoga studio, co-ed steam room, stylish library lounge, billiards room, dining room, and landscaped garden roof patio with an outdoor pool and lounge.

Both outside and in, Charlie sets the stage for fashionable city living in a vibrant and eclectic neighbourhood. Studios, one-bedroom, one-bedroom-plus-den, two-bedroom, two-bedroom-plus-den suites range in size from 413 to 1,775 sq. ft. and are priced from $248,990 to $1,053,990. Occupancy is slated for Fall 2011.

Celebrating over 30 years of homeowner satisfaction, multi-award-winning Great Gulf Homes is one of Ontario's largest builders. More than 40,000 families now call a Great Gulf neighbourhood home.

The Charlie Presentation Centre and model are at 345 Adelaide Street West, at the southeast corner of Adelaide and Charlotte Streets, one block east of Spadina. Hours are Monday to Thursday from 12 to 6 p.m.; Friday closed; Saturday and Sunday from 12 to 5 p.m.
reprint from Condo Guide, October 13 2008 issue TORONTO, ONTARIO, SEPTEMBER 29, 2008