Every great neighbourhood has at least one major intersection that sits at what might be called the “heart” of the neighbourhood. These crossroads are known to locals and visitors alike, and they function as a sort of landmark or hub. Some neighbourhoods are lucky enough to have a few remarkable intersections. Case in point, the St Lawrence Market area in downtown Toronto.
One of this neighbourhood’s key crossroads is where Front Street & Jarvis Street meet. Take a look at the Google Street View map here. You can see the Market itself, sitting on both the southwest and northwest corners. On the northeast corner you’ve got a handful of restaurants and pubs. And sitting on the southeast corner is one of the area’s more well known residential condo buildings, “New Times Square”.
New Times Square was developed by Camrost-Felcorp Inc. (also responsible for Kings Court , California Condos, and Imperial Plaza, among others) and designed by architects Page & Steele Inc. It was completed in 1999, has 12 floors, and the municipal address is 109 Front Street East.
I recently helped a client of mine purchase a 2 bedroom + den/2 bathroom suite in the building and she couldn't be happier with her new digs. Her balcony faces west and looks out over the Market, the CN Tower, and the gorgeous Toronto city skyline. There's no doubt the location was one of the major selling features for her, but that isn't to say the building itself doesn't have plenty to offer its residents.
The amenities include 24hr concierge, exercise room, whirlpool, sauna, and a rooftop terrace w/ bbq. The building is designed in such a way that some of the suites face out onto the city while others face onto an interior courtyard (there's a photo of the courtyard below). This is a nice touch as it gives purchasers the option of having something that's plugged into the energy of the area or something that's maybe a bit quiter. I’ve included a few more photos of the building and some of the common elements below.
If you own a suite in the New Times Square building and are thinking of selling, feel free to contact me for evaluation of your property or for more info on my listing services.
If you're thinking of purchasing a suite in the New Times Square building specifically, or in the St Lawrence Market Area in general, feel free to contact me for more info.