Some say the west end is the best end, while others prefer the vibe on the east side. But the truest of urbanites know that Toronto's downtown core is where the city's energy is most captivating.
Soaring towers, the beloved Eaton Centre, storied theatres and venues, and TTC access that zips riders to any corner of town with a tap of their Presto card? Life doesn't get more brilliant, bright, or connected than when you're standing in the centre of it all.
And as if the draw of the core wasn't enticing enough during "normal" times, the city's centre has only seen its appeal expand over the last several months. While a mass exodus from downtown did take place through 2020, for many, the stay in the suburbs was always destined to be short-lived.
Now, as the city re-awakens, those who have missed the hustle and bustle are eager to get back into the heart of the action. And luckily for them, The Georgian is rising in just the right place, at just the right time.
Poised to stand at the corner of Gerrard East and Ontario Street (a literal stone's throw west of Parliament), the new boutique condominium by Stafford Homes is bringing its own flavour of "triple threat" to an area most loved for its enthusiasm, energy, and endless forms of entertainment. With its chic design, top-tier location, and (highly-coveted) spacious suites, The Georgian is prepared to become the star of South Cabbagetown's show.
With design by Raw, the 7-storey building serves gilded glamour -- chic exterior tones like coffee and cream are balanced by the welcoming golden glow of light that pours from the lobby's large windows; meanwhile, the structure is dappled with complementing touches of greenery. The interior, with its design crafted by U31, boasts a modern and spacious aesthetic, while offering only the best of condo amenity offerings. Think: a fully-equipped fitness studio, an inspiring co-working space, a pet playground, a BBQ area, a social lounge, and a green roof with rooftop terrace.
The Georgian (rendering)
The latter of these amenities -- the terrace at the building's top -- is the perfect place from which to take in views of the address' surroundings. Here, residents will be able to see that, undeniably, they really do have the entire city at their front door.
A quick jaunt south-east of The Georgian will lead directly to the Eaton Centre (AKA: the place to hit for a Saturday shopping spree). The adored shopping mall offers retail experiences ranging from Ted Baker to Apple to Indigo, with the mouthwatering editions of several bakeries and an expansive food court. The Eaton Centre also provides direct entry to the TTC, which makes jumping onto Line 1 or the Dundas or Queen streetcars a breeze.
But even with transit so readily available, when living at The Georgian, residents will never have true need to leave the neighbourhood. Live shows -- depending on the variety -- can be caught at the Mirvish Theatre, Massey Hall, or The Phoenix (all less than a 20-minute walk away), while movies are on the screens at Cineplex Yonge and Dundas as well as Imagine Cinemas. Kinka Izakaya, F'Amelia, and Dova are just a couple notable spots serving mouthwatering eats, while the croissants from Tasso are something to write home about... but with home being just around the corner you can bring a box of them with you instead.
Also close by are several supermarkets, big box and small-owned, plus a plethora of parks offering daily doses of greenery. Those studying will appreciate close proximity to both Ryerson and George Brown, while anyone whose office is in the Financial District boasts a breezy commute to work.
Slightly longer strolls will bring residents to the likes of the St. Lawrence Market, the Distillery District, the Queen West strip, or even Yorkville's Mink Mile. All of this without ever needing to travel by car -- which isn't something many can say about their home's surrounding neighbourhood.
The Georgian (rendering)
What's perhaps most intriguing about what The Georgian brings to South Cabbagetown is how the condominium is truly rising with residents' lifestyles top of mind. Not meant to primarily serve investors or those seeking a minuscule pied-a-terre for weekend visits, this build's 107 suites are spacious -- ranging from one through to three (!) bedrooms -- and don't sacrifice quality for location. From custom cabinetry and quartz countertops through to modern finishes and 9-ft. ceilings, these abodes have been crafted not just to feel like home, but to be home.
So the next time you find yourself feeling like you need to decide between a comfortable life and a well-connected one, remember: some places -- like The Georgian -- won't ask you to choose.
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This article was produced in partnership with STOREYS Custom Studio.