25 The Esplanade

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25 The Esplanade
25 The Esplanade (1).jpg
General information
Type Residential condominiums
Commercial offices
Location 25 The Esplanade
Toronto, Ontario
Coordinates 43°38′46″N 79°22′30″W / 43.6461°N 79.3750°W / 43.6461; -79.3750Coordinates: 43°38′46″N 79°22′30″W / 43.6461°N 79.3750°W / 43.6461; -79.3750
Completed 1988
Owner Metro Toronto Condominium Corporation #850
Height
Roof 108 m (354 ft)
Top floor 96.8 m (318 ft)
Technical details
Floor count 33
Lifts/elevators 5
Design and construction
Architect Matsui Baer Vanstone Architects
Developer AVRO Group
References
[1][2]

25 The Esplanade is a skyscraper located in downtown Toronto, Ontario, Canada. It is noted for its similarity to the nearby Gooderham Building in Toronto, and other Flatiron-style buildings.

History[edit]

The building was completed in 1988. It was built as a residential condominium, which still holds true today, with a small amount of space for commercial use.

Architecture and amenities[edit]

25 The Esplanade was designed by Matsui Baer Vanstone, who also designed Grand Harbour in Toronto.[3] Its Postmodern design references the Beaux-Arts style among others. It is noted for its similar architecture to other Flatiron buildings. The condominium features exercise facilities, lounge, billiard room, outdoor private "skypark", recreation room, swimming pool, and sauna.[4]

On ground level there is a convenience store, dry cleaner and Canada Post Postal Station A, with a unique postal code M5W. There is a Novotel Hotel located at 45 The Esplanade, on the east side of this building.

Parking spaces are not available for purchase as the spaces are owned and operated by the Toronto Parking Authority, but are available to be rented.[4] The parking lot is located south of the building, identified as St. Lawrence Garage, Carpark #43. It contains 2008 spaces.[5]

Nearby landmarks[edit]

The building is in Toronto's St. Lawrence neighbourhood, adjacent to the Financial District and just north of Harbourfront.

25 The Esplanade is also close to many parks and public spaces such as Berczy Park, Courthouse Square, Market Lane Park, the Toronto Sculpture Garden, and Union Station Parkette.

Opposite to it are multiple restaurants and pubs such as the The Keg, Old Spaghetti Factory, Esplanade Bier Markt, and Fionn MacCool's.

References[edit]

  1. ^ 25 The Esplanade at Emporis
  2. ^ 25 The Esplanade at SkyscraperPage
  3. ^ Rod Taylor. "25 The Esplanade". UrbanDB. Archived from the original on 4 October 2010. Retrieved 5 October 2010. 
  4. ^ a b "25 The Esplanade". Retrieved 5 October 2010. 
  5. ^ "Toronto Parking Authority". Retrieved 5 October 2010. 

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