The Manhattan Condos is a new pre-construction condos project located at 68 Charles Street East in Toronto. The Major Intersection is Bay Street and Charles Street East. The project is developed by Aspen Ridge Homes. The Manhattan Condos is 47-storey condominium with 408 units, designed by Quadrangle Architects.
The Manhattan Condos Highlights:
- In the Heart Of Downtown Toronto
- Walking Distance to the University of Toronto
- Steps to the Queen's park and community centre
- Close to 5 major Hospitals
- Steps to shops and entertainment
- Steps to the financial district
The Manhattan Condos features an altered unit mix. At ground level, heritage retention plans remain in place, with the tower's floorplate accommodated via alterations to the existing properties.
Maintaining its presence at the Church and Charles intersection, the notable Manhattan apartment building will be retained in full and restored. Immediately to the north on Church Street, the heritage property at 634 and 636 will also be mostly retained, although both buildings' rear additions will be demolished. This structure (below, centre) will also be transported approximately 2.9 metres to the east.
Close to Church Street, the structure will line up with east frontage of the Manhattan, accommodating the new tower's footprint while creating a more cohesive streetwall. At the northeast end of the site, the property at 638 Church will be demolished. Although this structure incorporates elements of the surrounding architectural typology, the building (above, right) is not considered a contributing heritage property.
To avoid encroaching upon the two-storey heritage properties, the tower's first three levels (3-5) feature a very compact 577 m² floorplate (above). From the 6th level onward, the tower floorplate is expanded to 731 m², a figure largely in line with the City's 750 m² standard. The lower levels will house amenity spaces and replacement rental units, while residential balconies begin from the 8th storey. Spanning most of the building's height, the conspicuous balcony pattern will likely prove a recognizable design element.
The Project includes a unit mix of 132 one-bedroom (32.5%), 99 one-bedroom + den (24%), 132 two-bedroom (32.5%), 4 two-bedroom + den (1%), and 41 three-bedroom (10%) suites.
The Manhattan Condos site's 20 rental apartment units will also be replaced at the tower's levels, bringing the total number of residential suites to 428. At street level, 349 m² of retail space is planned along Church Street.
The Manhattan Condos has a Walk Score of 99 out of 100. Transit Score if 96 out of 100.This location is in the Church-Yonge Corridor neighborhood in Toronto. Nearby parks include George Hislop Park, Norman Jewison Park and Asquith Green.
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