Toronto’s beloved Annex neighbourhood is undergoing exciting changes, and Tridel’s Bianca is the latest condo project, to mix with new restaurants and cultural destinations fast becoming a top draw for residents and visitors alike.
Regulars to the former industrialized area along Dupont Street might not recognize the midtown stretch today. With the introduction of new restaurants, boutiques and residential projects – including Tridel’s Bianca condominium – there has been a shift, turning “The New Dupont” into one of Toronto’s preeminent arts and culture corridors.
The eclectic Annex neighbourhood features an exciting list of high-end shops, heritage buildings, art galleries and cultural escapes such as Artscape Wychwood Barns, Toronto Archives, Casa Loma, Tarragon Theatre and the Royal Ontario Museum, to name a few. Not to mention, the area is home to some of the city’s most renowned institutions including the University of Toronto, St. Michael’s College and Bishop Strachan, as well as an inviting expanse of greenspaces and parks to welcome Annex pedestrians.
Inarguably, one of the area’s biggest draws is the growing restaurant scene. Dupont is home to the popular grouping of eateries by famed restaurateur and unofficial ambassador to the Dupont strip, Anthony Rose, who has single-handedly turned the area into a dining destination with his five trendy bistros: Rose and Sons, Big Crow, Fat Pasha, Bar Begonia and Jewish-style grab ‘n’ go, Schmaltz Appetizing.
Rounding out the exotic flavours in the neighbourhood, and ensuring endless choices for local foodies, are French brasseries Le Paradis and Nord Bistro, Italian ristorante Mistura, Mexican diner Playa Cabana, and Aviv Mediterranean, among others.
Nestled in the centre of this cultural hot spot dubbed The New Dupont, is Bianca, Tridel’s newest boutique-style luxury residence located on Dupont, west of Spadina at Howland Avenue.
Designed by Teeple Architects, Bianca is a nine-storey midrise residence with a white façade and gently sloping exterior. Many of the suites feature private outdoor spaces with expansive, open-air terraces and balconies, which set the stage for stylish entertaining or personal downtime in tranquility, with beautiful views of Toronto, with Casa Loma to the northeast and the downtown skyline to
Suites at Bianca are impressive, ranging between 1,000 and 2,000 sq. ft. in a variety of thoughtful layouts including two- and three-bedroom suites, many with the option of a den.
Designed by II By IV Design, the urban amenity areas include a beautiful rooftop terrace with a pool, cabanas, barbecues and an outdoor fireplace lounge, complemented by panoramic views of downtown.
Inside, Bianca has a state-of-the-art fitness centre with yoga and stretching studio, party lounge and bar, an elegant private dining room and an alluring two-storey lobby with a fireplace lounge.
“Dupont Street and the Annex have an exciting energy,” says Jim Ritchie, executive vice-president of sales and marketing at Tridel. “The distinctive and lively mix of local shops, trendy restaurants, and community green spaces, make it rich with robust lifestyle options. With the addition of Bianca, and its distinctive features and amenities, ‘The New Dupont’ is fast becoming the new top choice for today’s condo purchasers.”
For more information, visit tridel.com or the new Bianca presentation centre at 408 Dupont St., open Monday through Thursday from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.; or weekends from noon to 6 p.m.; closed Fridays.