As it's name suggests, Shangri-La is a tranquil refuge from the stresses and strains of city living. An earthy paradise? Well, that may be an exaggeration, but this striking 66-storey glass tower shared with the 5-star Shangri-La Hotel at the crossroads of the city's business and entertainment districts, arguably offers the pinnacle of Toronto condo living.
Built in 2012, the Shangri-La's soaring tower, glass atrium and signature stainless-steel sculpture is a focal point on University Avenue. A blend of old and new, the sleek, modern construction seamlessly incorporates Bishop's Block, a Georgian rowhouse dating back to the 1830s. The buildings have been painstakingly restored by Westbank Projects as part of the development and now house Soho House Toronto, a private club, restaurant and event space for the film, media and creative industries. Inside, attention has been paid to every glamorous detail of the 392 condominium suites including over-height ceilings, exclusive Italian kitchens, top-of-the-line appliances, closet organizers and automated blinds as standard. The hotel rooms of the Shangri-La Hotel occupy the first 17 floors. Residents access their suites via a high-speed elevator from a private lobby, yet access to all the hotel's indulgent amenities is a part of ownership in the building. This is full service luxury living at it's finest. Realtors and residents alike rate Shangri-La as not just their favourite Queen West condo but among the finest luxury condos in the entire city.
Most Notable Features
Suite Sizes and Layouts: Divided into three Collections, each more opulent than the next, the Residences suites are located on floors 18-49, the Private Estates suites are on floors 50 through 66, with Penthouse Suites on floors 65 and 66. From one-bedroom to two-storey, three bedroom penthouses, with a number of different floor plans, there is something to appeal to every discerning buyer.
Amenities: As a resident, you have use all of the 5-star hotel amenities including a fitness centre, pool and spa, housekeeping and maintenance, room service, concierge, valet and car service. Most of these luxe amenities are included in your maintenance fees, but some are charged on a per-use basis. It comes as a pleasant surprise that Shangri-La's maintenance fees run below average for the city and are remarkably reasonable for a luxury condominium.
Convenience: So much is right there in the building that you could spend days without needing to go outside. And if you don't fancy taking care of it yourself, a wealth of first-rate service providers are at your door.
Shangri-La is steps from Second Cup for that morning caffeine fix and if you're not in the mood to cook, Momofuku has 3 restaurants and a bar right in the building and you'll find Ruth's Chris Steak House, Nota Bene and Volos within a five minute walk. If you'd prefer to use your fabulous kitchen, groceries can be found not far away at Longo's. Interested in the arts? The Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts, Royal Alexandra and Princess of Wales Theatres are all walkable in under 10 minutes. The AGO is also just a short stroll up University to Grange Park. Wanting to catch a movie? The London Tap House, TIFF Bell Lightbox and Scotiabank Theatre Toronto are just blocks away. For nearby green space, David Pecaut Square is a close option to get out of your condo and catch some fresh air or to take your dog for a walk. As for schools, Neuchatel Junior College is a 4-minute walk away from The Shangri-La.
On days you choose the greener way over the hotel car service, Shangri-La has all your bases covered. There is a streetcar stop as well as a bus stop just up the street and the St Andrew and Osgoode subway stations are both a block away. For drivers, the closest highway is the Gardiner Expy via the York St onramp and is only a 2 minute drive away.