Work is coming along on The Mercer, a new condo tower under construction at the corner of John and Mercer streets. The Mercer will bring another 415 units to the increasingly-dense Entertainment District; its architect, Brian Brisbin, claims the building's brick and stone facade harmonizes with neighbouring century buildings, but that it "possesses in its DNA the chic aura of a mid-century Manhattan in a totally contemporary way". Do buildings have DNA?
The Mercer's a proiject by developers Beaverhall Homes and Graywood Developments. Suites range from the tiny, 363 sq. ft. Murphy-bed-fitted studio ($227,900) to the 1133 sq. ft. three-bedroom unit with private terrace ($729,000). The amenities seem pretty unremarkable; there's a terrace on the roof of the podium, and "Club Mercer" has a gym, a party room, a screening room, a spa/sauna, and changing rooms (labelled as "vrooms" on the rendering—maybe they expect you to get in and out really fast).
· Mercer condos topping off in the Entertainment District [Urban Toronto]
· Development du Jour archives [Curbed Toronto]