panda condos FORMALLY KNOWN AS THE WORLD'S BIGGEST BOOK STORE
Panda is a new slab-style mixed-use condominium development by Lifetime Developments coming soon near Yonge Street and Dundas Street West in downtown Toronto with a proposed 35 storey building with 629 dwelling units.
Panda Condos is a residential development proposal on a site which was previously occupied by a retail store known as the World's Biggest Book Store that operated from 1980 to March 30th, 2014 and was demolished in November of that year. The former plan was to redevelop the land into a row of restaurants with 40 foot ceilings designed by Turner Fleisher Architects but plans now are for the redevelopment of this site into a mixed-use 35 storey (122.3 metres in height) building designed by architectsAlliance. This proposal also includes a 3-storey (18.5 metres in height) commercial base and a 1-storey mezzanine.
Panda Condos has a total of 629 residential suites proposed of which 50% or 317 will be one-bedroom units, 35% or 219 will be two-bedroom units and 15% or 93 will be three-bedroom units. Total gross floor area is 45,464 square metres. This residential component will be situated on top of the 3-storey (18.5 metres in height) commercial podium base that will have 8,832 square metres of commercial/retail space with retail use space in the below grade concourse level as well as the ground level and second floors. The office use space will be located on the third floor.
Panda Condominiums in Toronto has five levels proposed below grade. Four of those levels will be for 242 vehicular parking spaces and one level will be for the retail concourse. There are also 610 bicycle parking spaces proposed. Access to parking will be from Edward Street and the rear lane on the north side of the building and the five loading spaces is also from the rear lane at grade level on the north side of the building.
You’re surrounded by everything, retail shops around every corner. But when you want to wine, dine and relax spoil yourself in the resort-style spa, a sanctum for your inner self. Some of the amenities that you will find at Panda Condos are a grand two storey chic lobby with fireplace lounge, ground floor retreat with fireplace, fitness facility with a fully equipped gym and cardio machines, weight room, yoga and pilates. There are even guest suites for overnight visitors. Event space “Multi-Purpose Room” with lounge and bar and a private dining with chef’s kitchen. There’s also a theatre, study rooms, lounges for kids and playroom. Outdoor amenities with barbecues, outdoor dining and lounges. The list is as long as your imagination.
Design-infused Suites. Suite finishes will be with stylish kitchen, modern living and designer ensuite. Soaring 9”ceiling heights with floor to ceiling windows provide stunning, unobstructed city views. Choice of designer selected engineered laminate flooring, sleek kitchen cabinetry, custom designed with a choice of light or dark quartz countertops, state of the art stainless steel stove and microwave oven with exhaust fan and fully, paneled fridge and dishwasher. Modern bathroom cabinetry also custom designed with choice of Quartz countertops. In-suite laundry closet with white stacked washer and dryer. These are some of the amenities that will be offered at Panda Condos, of course these are subject to availability and subject to change without notice.
The residential lobby is proposed from the southeast corner of the site with access from Edward Street. Most of the frontage along Edward Street is proposed to be retail. There is 1,048 square metres of proposed indoor amenity space and 696 square metre of proposed outdoor terrace amenity space which will wrap around the west and north side of the building. The amenity space is proposed to be on the fourth level. 20 Edward Street is located in the Heart of Toronto, steps to Ryerson University, Yonge Dundas Square, Dundas Station, Eaton Centre, University of Toronto, Financial District, St. Lawrence Market, Chinatown and much more!
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