More often than not, when I meet someone looking to purchase a condo in the St Lawrence Market area they already have a short-list of the top 3 or 4 buildings they're most interested in. "King George Square" is usually on this list. Even if they don't know the name or the address of the building, it's immediately apparent which one they're talking about: "You know, that building on King Street just down from St James Park. The one with the iron gates out front. You know, the one that's across the street from Starbucks."
There's no doubt that a big part of the attraction with King George Square is its location. It sits pretty on that strip of King Street that runs just east of St James Cathedral. Residents of the building walk out their front door and are literally steps to a number of great restaurants, pubs, coffee shops, parks, 24hr groceries, cinemas... Not to mention the Market itself, located just a few more steps south down Jarvis St.
Of course, the building is impressive as well. King George Square was developed by Steven & Webster Callahan and designed by Burka-Varacalli Architects Inc. (Bruka-Varacalli are also involved with "Crystal Blu" along the Bay Street corridor and the "James Cooper Mansion" on Sherbourne St, among other developments). It was completed in 2000 and sits at the northwest corner of King & George. The building has 16 floors and the municipal address is 168 King Street East. Take a look at the Google Street View map here.
The building amenities include concierge, exercise room, party/meeting room, billiards room, and garden terrace with a hot tub & BBQ's. I’ve included photos of some of the common elements below.
If you own a suite in the King George Square building and are thinking of selling, feel free to contact me for an evaluation of your property or for more info on my listing services.
If you're thinking of purchasing a suite in the King George Square building specifically, or in the St Lawrence Market Area in general, feel free to contact me for more info.