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A PATH-Connected Condo Means a Comfortable Commute

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During Toronto's deep freeze, those who work in the downtown core might want to consider moving to a condo tower with direct access to the PATH, Toronto's mostly-underground pedestrian network that links directly to four subway stations and lots of office towers, retail shops and food courts. No overcoat or snowboots required; just step out your front door, grab a quick elevator ride downstairs to the system's entrance, and it's off you go to First Canadian Place or TD Centre or wherever your cubicle is. Chuckle warmly when you meet your cursing, snow-coated co-workers at the coffee counter, smelling like wet mittens. As of right now there's only a handful of residential towers that connect to PATH, but more are in development; by 2015, there should be at least three more on the network—among them ICE and RBC WaterPark Place. Some of the newer PATH connections will be above-ground glass walkways, sure to have the added novelty of making you feel a little like a hamster in a giant Habitrail.


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· Express Train to Pearson Airport Prepares for Takeoff [Toronto Star]
· The Challenges of Connecting Toronto's South Core [Globe]

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1. Maple Leaf Square

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15 York St., Toronto
ON, Canada

The two towers looming over the Air Canada Centre have direct access to the PATH via Union Station. Careful looking down at the ACC on game nights, though; those search lights are pretty bright.

2. Aura at College Park

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460 Yonge Street, Toronto
ON M5B 1L2, Canada

AURA at College Park, while not right on the PATH, does have direct access to College Station. Bonus: Marshall's, Winners and Bed, Bath & Beyond are all downstairs, so you can spend all the money you're saving by not buying winter gear.

3. One King West

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1 King Street West, Toronto
ON M5H 1A1, Canada

1 King West, the tower most likely to make people say "Whoa, that building's really skinny", sits right on top of King Station. You can even hold meetings underground, in the former Dominion Bank vault. They've probably never forgotten anyone down there, right? Nah. Probably not.

4. The Residences at The Ritz-Carlton

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181 Wellington St, Toronto
ON M5V 3G7, Canada
(416) 585-2500
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The Ritz-Carlton has 159 residential units in addition to its 267 hotel rooms. It's on Wellington Street near Simcoe and was completed in 2011.

5. 7 King St East

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7 King Street East, Toronto
ON M5C 3C6, Canada

Metropole, at 7 King Street East, was built in the shell of the former National Trust building. Like 1 King West, Metropole has direct access to King Station.

6. Infinity 3

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51 Lower Simcoe Street, Toronto
ON M5J 3A6, Canada

Apparently, Infinity 3 is ' ... the immeasurable promise of an inexhaustible urban world'. Also, there's a pool.

1. Maple Leaf Square

15 York St., Toronto, ON, Canada

The two towers looming over the Air Canada Centre have direct access to the PATH via Union Station. Careful looking down at the ACC on game nights, though; those search lights are pretty bright.

15 York St., Toronto
ON, Canada

2. Aura at College Park

460 Yonge Street, Toronto, ON M5B 1L2, Canada

AURA at College Park, while not right on the PATH, does have direct access to College Station. Bonus: Marshall's, Winners and Bed, Bath & Beyond are all downstairs, so you can spend all the money you're saving by not buying winter gear.

460 Yonge Street, Toronto
ON M5B 1L2, Canada

3. One King West

1 King Street West, Toronto, ON M5H 1A1, Canada

1 King West, the tower most likely to make people say "Whoa, that building's really skinny", sits right on top of King Station. You can even hold meetings underground, in the former Dominion Bank vault. They've probably never forgotten anyone down there, right? Nah. Probably not.

1 King Street West, Toronto
ON M5H 1A1, Canada

4. The Residences at The Ritz-Carlton

181 Wellington St, Toronto, ON M5V 3G7, Canada

The Ritz-Carlton has 159 residential units in addition to its 267 hotel rooms. It's on Wellington Street near Simcoe and was completed in 2011.

181 Wellington St, Toronto
ON M5V 3G7, Canada

5. 7 King St East

7 King Street East, Toronto, ON M5C 3C6, Canada

Metropole, at 7 King Street East, was built in the shell of the former National Trust building. Like 1 King West, Metropole has direct access to King Station.

7 King Street East, Toronto
ON M5C 3C6, Canada

6. Infinity 3

51 Lower Simcoe Street, Toronto, ON M5J 3A6, Canada

Apparently, Infinity 3 is ' ... the immeasurable promise of an inexhaustible urban world'. Also, there's a pool.

51 Lower Simcoe Street, Toronto
ON M5J 3A6, Canada