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Toronto International Film Festival

The streets are buzzing with crowds dressed to the nines – they’re all dining in Yorkville, hurrying to catch a premiere or off to a ritzy party in King West. The Toronto International Film Festival is here for the 35th time since it was founded at The Windsor Arms Hotel back in ’76.

The glitz and glamour has always been centered in the heart of Yorkville, but this year the Entertainment District is certainly getting a lot of attention.

Toronto is buzzing about TIFF’s official new home ‘The Bell Lightbox and Festival Tower’ designed by the architectural firm KPMB, which stands tall at the corner of King and John.  As of today, construction crews are still working hard on the finishing touches, but the building already looks glamorous.

The official launch is this Sunday September 12, 2010 – TIFF and company are kicking it off with a free public block party from 11am – 4pm.

Inspired by Hollywood Luxury, The Festival Tower is a project unlike any other Toronto has seen before. The alluring tagline says it all “If a condominium could be compared to a film, Festival Tower would sweep the Oscars!” In true movie star style, even the suites are named after some of Hollywood’s most acclaimed celebrities.

Targeted towards Toronto’s elite, The Festival Tower welcomes residents and guests like a red carpet event with their red lobby doors. The purpose is to make you feel like a celebrity once you set foot inside. If the granite floors and walnut walls aren’t enough of a luxury statement, the condo offers residents a five star hotel service, which pampers them and takes care of their every need.

The Festival Tower isn’t completely sold out – so if living the celebrity lifestyle has always been a dream, you still have your chance to make it a reality!

For more information on The Festival Tower, send an email to hanna@hannainthecity.com

Work Downtown. Play Downtown. Live Downtown.

Last September, I was at the Harbourfront Sailing Club on Queens Quay with fellow members.  The sun was going down and we had just sailed in from our weekly Tuesday friendly/competitive regatta.  After every race we sit down together in club’s backyard patio and chip in $4 for a bbq dinner and $2 for a pint of beer (or in my case a pint of iced tea – not big on the beer, more of a wine person but the atmosphere wasn’t fit for wine). Our beloved chef on the side/biggest sailing competition would prepare a feast so good, it felt like we were taking advantage of his ‘club member special and/or I’m just a nice guy’ price. It was picture perfect: the city lights were starting to come out and the orange sky was fading behind the condos. We had good sailing, good food and good conversation and I was sincerely in awe of Toronto.  There was nothing more that I could possibly want.  Then the Rogers Centre opened its roof and treated us to a little bit of the U2 concert.

Days like that may just be perk of living downtown, but it’s also about the atmosphere you get when you take a bunch of like minded people and put them all together in a condensed urban centre. Camaraderie happens.

For the residents of ­­­­CityPlace, Toronto’s largest multi-tower condo community in the Harbourfront District, the Rogers Centre treats them to free summer concerts frequently. Part of the development overlooks the Rogers centre – Queens Quay and spans across 52 acres, including an 8 acre community park.  The 6 building, 1500 unit complex offers residents fantastic amenities (Superior fiber optic high speed internet access, a Terrace, a Catering Kitchen, a Fitness Facility, Karaoke, Squash, Tennis, an Indoor Running Track, Pool, Sauna and Bowling Alley – to list a few), but gives off a Campus-like vibe with a younger demographic and a large population of renters.  CityPlace is not just a place to live, it’s a way of life, it’s a co-ed fraternity where the code is ‘be young, single and ready to mingle’ and if you aren’t carefree and energetic then you’re a minority.


Dear valued clients and welcomed guests,

My objective is to provide above par service to Urban Professionals who want to own real estate in the city.

I have started with a vision that’s tailored specifically to you: The Urban Professional, who belongs in the heart of Toronto. You love this city and you don’t want to be anywhere else; this city is fascinating, captivating, inspiring – bustling and lively in the daytime, cool and energetic at night. There’s a Starbucks on every corner, a GoodLife on every block and everything else is just a minute away. For people like you, the city never sleeps – there’s always somewhere to go and someone to see.

I know what it’s like to be a professional working downtown. I worked in advertising on King St. West before making the move to real estate. The days are long. Spending hours in traffic commuting to and from the office is not an option. What I wanted was a condo close to work – but not too close. I wanted to be next door to the city’s vibrant restaurants, the ambient nightlife, and of course Toronto’s biggest shopping mall. The fact that I am now just minutes away from my favourite running route along the lake and close enough to go sailing on a whim only makes it that much sweeter.

This is why I choose to work with you, the Urban Professional in Toronto. I understand your lifestyle. I get your needs. I know where to find the things you want. I’ll help you find a little piece of the city to call your own.