At 1 King West the difference makes all the difference. Here, one of the city's first skyscrapers pairs with one of its tallest residential buildings to create a different kind of Toronto condo. The 12-storey Dominion Bank Building, built in 1914, is an Ontario Heritage site and the entry to 1 King West Hotel and Residence. It's a stunning preservation of the ornate Beaux-Arts style detailing in marble, wood and metal, and the original bank vault in the basement is available to residents and hotel guests for private functions. The second tower, completed in 2005, is a strikingly modern 51-storey showpiece that's been nicknamed "The Sliver" due to its slim profile. At that height, you know there are some incredible views to be had from the upper floors. As a resident you'll enjoy the hotel-calibre amenities you'd expect, like valet parking, sauna and hot tub, the outstanding meeting rooms and a fitness centre, along with perks like a stylish bar and two restaurants offering room service.
All the suites at 1 King West are individually owned and were designed with a modern home sensibility, even in the historic portion of the development. You can choose layouts from studio to two-storey penthouse and you can choose to live in your suite full time or part time or opt to keep it as an investment property. This is condo living in The Core of downtown Toronto - with a difference.
Most Notable Features
Income Potential: Owners at 1 King West have the option of joining the Hotel Rental Pool Program. You can use in your suite up to 180 days a year and when you are not using it, it's rented as a hotel room and you share in the profits. Perfect if you'd like a pied-à-terre or "urban cottage".
Convenience: Hotel living in the privacy of your own suite - right down to the room service. You are in the heart of the financial district, and have direct access to the subway and the PATH in the building. And if you choose to join the Hotel Rental Pool Program, you don't even need to manage your own investment property.
Not awake until you've had that first cup of coffee? You can get it to go from Starbucks, Mos Mos or Second Cup just a one minute walk from 1 King West. If you must have a doughnut to go with that, you'll find Tim Hortons a two-minute walk away. Plenty of options for dining are right in the building of this downtown condo including Bistro on King and Café Plenty.
Beerbistro, Wildfire Steakhouse and Jump are great choices for a nice dinner out, or choose Over Easy Restaurant or Marché for something a bit more casual. If you'd rather stay in, groceries can be found at King Groceries, which is only steps away or take the PATH to Longo's Market in Brookfield Place. If you're in the mood for culture and entertainment, Rainbow Cinema Market Square and World Theatres are some of your nearby choices for a movie, or you can catch a performance at the Sony Centre for the Performing Arts. For those days you just want to be indoors, look no further than Hockey Hall of Fame, Design Exchange and Museum of Promotional Arts Toronto to keep you occupied for hours. If you're an outdoor lover, 1 King West is not far from Courthouse Square, Berczy Park and St James Park.
Living in The Core means easy access to the TTC. In this case, King Station Subway stop is right outside your door. There is also the 504 streetcar that will take you all the way to the West End.
For drivers, the closest highway is the Gardiner Expressway via the Yonge St. onramp and it's only a 2-minute drive.