One Bloor East by Great Gulf Homes


During the start of the 2008 recession, many different companies went out of business, jobs were lost and so was the dream of an 80 storey condo tower called 1 Bloor East by Kazakh firm Bazis. Great publicity had buyers lined up outside for weeks, just to see starting prices be hiked up 35%. Buyers were angry, the units sold, then Lehman Brothers the major financial backer went bankrupt.

One Bloor Street

One Bloor Architect Rendering

With the foundation excavated, the massive whole on the corner of Yonge and Bloor was filled with rock. Uncertainty filled the project and many were left wondering what would happen to Toronto’s famous corner. The landmark to mark where East, West, North, and South meet was put on hold, until Toronto’s Great Gulf Group of Companies purchased the site. Renaming the tower One Bloor East and a complete redesign the project took off again.

One Bloor Street @ Night

Many significant changes were made. The building was scaled down from 80 floors to 65 floors. The size reduction also caused a reduction in the amount of suites for sale from 801-690. A hotel will no longer be included, as another high end Four Seasons is going up a block away. A 6 storey podium will be overlooked by a 65 storey tower. Prices will be from $390,000 to 1.5 million. With suites ranging from 530 square feet to 1,724.

Skyview

Award winning architectural design firm Hariri Pontarini Architechts was hired to design the spiral like building. With projects like X, X2, and Charlie Condos, the developers and architects have proven experience. Add in Cecconi Simone Inc. interior design firm and you have a high class building. With amazing views, enlarged corner balconies and superior finishes, this promises to be a jewel of a building. Commercial and retail space will be available for lease, with Apple Canada looking to be a prospective tenant.

Suite Features and Finishes

Just walking minutes from Toronto’s trendy, posh neighborhood Yorkville this project is sure to attract attention. With great shopping, amazing food, stellar universities and a diverse thriving city, why live anywhere else. Yonge street is redeveloping, and One Bloor East will be an icon in the skyline.

1 Bedroom + Den

2 Bedroom

2 Bedroom

2 Bedroom + Den

The sales center can be reached at 416 922 0081 or visit it at 33 Bloor Street East. Open Mon- Thur 12-6 and Sat-Sun 12-5. You can also contact me for more information at wpianka@mortgagealliance.com.

Websites: Great GulfOne Bloor

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About wojciechpianka

After a few years of studying English and History at the University of Toronto, I decided to transfer to Ryerson University and pursue a Bachelor of Commerce degree. While studying, I worked various jobs where I acquired many skills. Starting as a teller at Scotiabank, I moved on to being a manager of a restaurant, admin staff at a medical clinic, a sales agent for INGDirect and a manager at One King West Hotel. While all these jobs challenged me, I never felt my potential being utilized. Finally in 2008, I completed the Ontario Mortgage Agent Course and signed up with The Mortgage Alliance Company of Canada. This was a great decision, as it allowed me to use the skills I learned working to help people achieve their real estate and financial goals. My passion for real estate and numbers has lead me to becoming a mortgage agent. Growing up in New York City, I always had a fascination of historic buildings and skyscrapers. At 21, I bought my 1st property and have been investing in real estate ever since. I firmly believe thru steady, safe and conservative investing a one can obtain long term financial wealth. One day, I hope to develop the same buildings I help clients purchase.
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