Tuesday, April 7, 2009
Toronto’s Trump International Hotel & Tower, now under construction at Adelaide and Bay Streets, is setting new standards in residential design and construction. The goal of the Trump Toronto: to take the best elements of architecture and finishes in the world and bring them all together in a bold tower condominium nearly a quarter mile tall. “It’s an enormously exciting task,” says Lyndon Devaney, a partner at Toront’s Zeidler Partnership Architects and the man in day-to-day charge of design. “Talon International Development and The Trump Organization are firm believers in going with the best, and not the least expensive, solution and that’s why they’re delivering with the Trump Toronto Tower.” A prime example is the design of the Trump Toronto condo tower’s exterior. Most condominium towers, those of up to 20 to 30 storeys use an approach where each floor supports its exterior walls. Not so with this striking slim condo pre-construction Toronto Trump Condo Tower, a structure that seems to pierce the clouds,, says Devaney. “What we did was create what’s know as a curtain wall, which, as the name suggests, hangs like a curtain from the top down, fastened at each floor to the structural frame,” he explains. While the cost of the Trump Tower in Toronto condo real estate market is perhaps triple that of the more conventional approach, the end result is probably 10 times more effective, architecture critics suggest.
Toronto Trump International Hotel & Tower will not only be dazzlingly beautiful but will also be impervious to the weather while offering some of the most spectacular views in the GTA through its floor to ceiling windows. Curtain wall construction at the Trump Toronto condo tower allows floor to ceiling expanses of glass – in essence, glass walls uninterrupted by the need for supports. For Talon and Trump, God is in the details. Take the exterior trim around windows of the Trump International Toronto Tower. Most condominium towers have but a single coat of paint; Trump Toronto boasts three: two of colour and one clear to protect the others. It’s an approach that reflects the Trump philosophy, combining cost effectiveness, quality and physical appeal, Devaney says.
When completed, Trump International Toronto Hotel & Tower will offer 118 residences and 261 hotel guest rooms and suites. They promise to be the most elegant and luxurious spaces Toronto real estate has ever seen. They compare with the best addresses in Manhattan, London or Paris. The residential suites at the Toronto Trump Condo Tower range from 1,300 to over 7,700 square feet in size and boast touches unmatched in any other real estate Toronto project. Ceiling heights start at 11 feet and move up to 13 feet in the Penthouse residences. With construction now underway, a new selection of Trump Tower Hotel condos in Toronto have just been released for sale. Remarkably, prices start as low as $1.8 million. During the first phase of sales, over 70% of the building’s hotel and Trump residential Toronto condominium suites were snapped up by home buyers from over 20 countries throughout the world. “The success of that first phase came at no surprise,” says Val Levitan, president and CEO of Talon International Development, Inc, the Trump Organization’s Canadian partner. “Trump Toronto is unique in this city. It’s a property that stands head and shoulders above everything else when it comes to design, quality, lifestyle and value.