CONDO LIFE IS FAMILY SIZED AT AYC

With stylish 3 bedroom suites starting from the mid $600’s, AYC Condos makes a compelling choice for your next family home.

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This past year was memorable for all kinds of reasons. For GTA homebuyers, one memory that is sure to stick out is that 2016 was the year that finally saw average single detached home prices rise to just over $1 million! In total single family detached home prices actually increased 23.7% since December 2015!

As this historically unprecedented market growth seems on pace to continue well through 2017 and beyond, more homebuyers with families are starting to look skyward for more attainable family living options.

In all of downtown Toronto, there is probably no better option for amenity-rich, centrally located residences than right here at Annex Yorkville Connection.

AYC has a great selection of 3 bedroom suites that offer all the amenities your family needs to feel right at home for years to come. Plus, considering that this neighbourhood has detached home prices well north of $2 million, $600,000s price range offered at AYC represents exceptional real estate value in one of Toronto’s most desirable neighbourhoods.

So what exactly does this $600’s price range get you at AYC? Just take a look for yourself:

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The Clearview Collection’s Avenue Three Bedroom Model is just one of the stylish contemporary units currently available, and as you can see, it offers both the space and style that you would expect from a high-end luxury home. This particular unit features an elegant master suite with its own ensuite bathroom, walk-in closet and direct balcony access. There’s also a second bathroom for the rest of the family, two large bedrooms and the spacious balcony that is perfect for all those summer nights. The open concept living/dining area leaves plenty of room for the kids to relax with friends or study, and let’s not forget the exceptional amenities that come with living here. With a huge residents’ terrace, fitness centre, media room, library and more, it’s almost like your getting a home and joining a private club all at the same time.

TOWNHOMES PREVIEWING THIS MONTH AT AYC

Prepare to be impressed by this limited release of just 39 prestige townhome residences!

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Toronto has already been buzzing with the early success of the AYC Condo ever since we opened to the public just a few weeks ago. Now, discerning buyers can look forward to yet another premium offering where The Annex meets Yorkville.

In an era where the supply of high quality single family homes in Toronto seems to be at an all time low, this new release of townhomes at AYC offers homebuyers a once-in-a-generation opportunity. If you’ve ever dreamed of owning a brand new luxury residence in the heart of Toronto’s most loved neighbourhood you won’t want to miss your chance with AYC Townhomes.

These spectacular residences reflect the warm modernism of the AYC Condominium tower to cultivate a vibrant and cohesive community aesthetic. Home designs range from 1,940 to 2,287 sq. ft. and boast 3 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms and extraordinary rooftop terraces for every home.

Priced starting from $1.5 – 2 million each home is built to the elite specifications you would expect from a premium luxury residence. Lavish features include 10’ main floor ceilings, heated floors with temperature control in the master ensuites , custom kitchen cabinetry, integrated kitchen appliances (including gas stove) and so much more.

Your best chance to purchase in this highly limited release will be a special Preview event scheduled for November 19th. This event is by invitation only, so please register for your invite by following the Home link at the top of this page.

ANNEX VS. YORKVILLE – WHO HAS THE BEST BRUNCH?

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If you live anywhere in downtown Toronto, there’s a decent chance that brunch is a pretty big part of your life. The best part about living at AYC is that you can choose from some of the best brunch spots in the city in the city’s two best neighbourhoods. It’s tough to say which is really the best, but we picked some of our favourite spots from each neighbourhood. Try one this weekend and decide for yourself!

Yummy Yorkville Destinations:

Sassafraz
Located at the corner of Bellair and Cumberland, Sassafraz is set amidst an array of Victorian rowhouses in the heart of Yorkville. Serving French-inspired, Canadian cuisine, you can enjoy an exceptional menu of brunch classics with a sophisticated twist. Our favourite is the Bellair breakfast which features Creole style scrambled eggs, peppers, grilled andouille sausage and grit cakes. Yum.

Flo’s Diner
For a more classic brunch experience try Flo’s Diner, which offers an affordable-yet-upscale take on the most important meal of the week. For a great pick here, we like the Good Morning Burger — a beef or turkey burger topped with peameal bacon, one egg, cheddar, lettuce and tomatoes, served with homefries.

Holt’s Café
If you’re looking for a distinctively Yorkville experience, you might just enjoy the brunch at Holt’s Café. Located inside the prestigious Holt Renfrew, you can enjoy Holt Café after you’ve worked up an appetite shopping for some of the worlds most exclusive brands. For a sophisticated brunch enjoy a Holts Mimosa and Eggs Diana (crispy crab cake, poached eggs, béarnaise sauce)!

Amazing Annex Eats:

Aunties and Uncles
This Annex landmark has been a fan-favourite since it first opened its doors back in 1998. Famous for it’s eclectic vibe and delicious brunch menu, this is the kind of place where you can really get comfortable and feel at home. For a real treat, give the banana oatmeal pancakes a try.

Fanny Chadwicks
Named after a 19th Century Toronto socialite, playwright and musician, Fanny Chadwick’s serves contemporary comfort food with a cozy north annex atmosphere that offers more than its share of flavour and charm. Some of Fanny Chadwick’s best brunch creations include the Smoked Beef Brisket Hash and the Finnish Pancakes.

So Which is Better?

Obviously, with so many great places in each neighbourhood it’s tough to decide which one is actually better. But with so many amazing restaurants to choose from in either neighbourhood, we guarantee you can find an amazing brunch every weekend when you live at AYC.

CONNECTING WITH CELEBS IN THE YORKVILLE NEIGHBOURHOOD

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Check out These Celebrity Approved Hotspots to enjoy Yorkville the way the stars do.

Every September, TIFF brings many of the world’s hottest starlets, biggest movie producers and most respected directors to the city. While they are mainly here to enjoy exciting premiere events at TIFF Bell Lightbox Cinema, there’s also a pretty good chance that you’ll spot celebrities all over the Yorkville neighbourhood as well.

This is no big surprise, Yorkville is home to some of the most prestigious and exclusive shopping, dinning and nightlife in the city. There really is no better place to enjoy the finest things in life in this city. Now TIFF is over for another year, but that doesn’t mean that you can’t enjoy the movie star lifestyle at some of Yorkville’s top celebrity hotspots. Here are a few that the local media has picked up on recently. Explore them for yourself this weekend!

CAFÉ BOULUD
The Toronto Star recommends Café Boulud at Yorkville’s Four Seasons’ Hotel at 60 Yorkville Ave. as the perennial hotspot to spot celebrities in The Yorkville neighbourhood. They cite the likes of Charlize Theron, Denzel Washington, Anne Hathaway and Lupita Nyong’o as celebs that have been spotted at this very prestigious hotspot in previous years at TIFF.

THE HAZELTON HOTEL
According to Toronto.com, tons of big names celebs have spent their time in Toronto resting and relaxing at Yorkville’s iconic Hazelton Hotel. Actors such as John Hamm, Blake Lively, Clive Owen and Ben Affleck have all been known to frequent The Hazelton. Of course, this exclusive hotel is not readily accessible to the public, so Toronto.com reminds readers that you will be hard pressed to get into any of the hotel’s private areas without a room key.

THE PARK HYATT ROOF LOUNGE
Located on the 18th floor of Yorkvilles Park Hyatt Hotel, Toronto.com also recognizes the Hyatt’s exclusive roof lounge as one of the top star spotting locales in the Yorkville neighbourhood. Recent sightings include Ralph Fiennes, Harvey Weinstein and Colin Firth.

SOTTO SOTTO
Over at Slice.ca, Sotto Sotto restaurant tops the list as one of Yorkville’s most promising celebrity hotspots. This exclusive eatery has recently served its elegant Italian cuisine to big names such as Johnny Depp, Natalie Portman, Ben Affleck and Blake Lively .

SASSYFRAZ
Numerous online sources recognize Sassyfraz as another all time favourite among celebrities visiting our city. Slice.ca reports that celebs including Selena Gomez, Colin Firth, Michael Douglas, Susan Surandon and Robert DeNiro have all been spotted here.

THE THINGS WE LOVE BRING US TOGETHER

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Introducing the AYC Blog

At AYC, we know it’s not just about where you live, but also how you live.

That’s why we’ve created this blog to celebrate the amazing lifestyle that you can enjoy in Toronto’s iconic Annex and Yorkville neighbourhoods. Over the coming months, we’ll be sharing fun and interesting posts on everything from fine dining to high fashion, cultural events, health and wellness and more.

Of course, we’ll also be offering you important updates about AYC Condominiums. Stay tuned for our next post coming soon. In the meantime, please enjoy the latest rendering of AYC.

Featuring The Annex in the foreground, Yorkville to the east and all the splendour of downtown Toronto in front of you, we feel that this new rendering perfectly embodies what life is all about at AYC. We look forward to showing you even more of the amazing aspects of AYC in the coming weeks. Thank you for your interest!