It's only a couple of blocks long, but any feelings of inadequacy tiny Scott Street may feel should vanish when 88 Scott Street is erected. Scott Street is probably best known as the back end of Berczy Park, that triangle of green space tucked in behind the Gooderham Building (or as it's most commonly known, the Flatiron Building). The new 58-storey tower will sit at the corner of Wellington Street, replacing the seven-storey 1951 Royal & Sun Alliance Insurance building; that building's exterior stone cladding will be incorporated into the base of 88 Scott, a design choice that actually looks impressive in the renderings.
88 Scott's developer, Vancouver-based Concert Properties, isn't skimping on the amenities; the 6th floor's Core Club will have a large fitness centre with a seamless-edge pool and a juice bar, a lounge with dining rooms, a billiards room and a cinema, and a huge terrace with barbeques and fireplaces. The 47th floor Sky Lounge will have a bar and a private dining room with skyline view. Suites are priced from $349,000 for a studio to $849,000 for the two-storey, three-bedroom suite; right now the completion date is looking like early 2016. Concert already have a hit on their hands with the sold-out Berczy, a 13-storey boutique condo just down the block on Front Street; time will tell whether size really does make a difference.
· New in Toronto Real Estate: 88 Scott [blogTO]
· In Toronto, New Condo is a Chip Off the Old Block [Globe and Mail]
· The Berczy Shows Respect to a Sensitive Site [Toronto Star]