With the 35th annual BILD Awards over a week behind us, we’re continuing to highlight a few of the big winners of the evening. This time, we would like to tip our hats to Canderel Residential Inc. for walking away with High-Rise Project of the Year for YC Condos in Toronto!
“We set out to make YC Condos one of the year’s most successful launches and to raise the bar for high-rise development in the city – and we did!” said Riz Dhanji, Vice President of Sales and Marketing at Canderel. “Several great projects were recognized this year by BILD in the project of the year category, and we’re thrilled that YC Condos came out on top.”
YC Condos, located near Yonge and College, will join a collection of Canderel developments, including College Park 1 and 2, as well as Aura, Canada’s tallest residential building. Standing 66 storeys, YC Condos will also be a head turner, especially with its unique facades of grey and white cladding.
“We’re so honoured to be validated and recognized by our peers and colleagues,” added Dhanji. “But the greatest satisfaction lies in the overwhelming sales success and response of buyers who made YC Condos the fastest selling project of 2014.”
At the official groundbreaking ceremony of YC Condos last December, Dhanji announced that they sold 173 units in the first five days, then another 347 units in February 2014. Basically, in two months, they sold over 90% of the units. When the penthouses launched in April 2014, they sold 55% in the first two months, and then they only had six remaining by the start of construction. With the addition of YC Condos in the College Park neighbourhood, Canderel has developed nearly 3,000 units in the area.
Aside from the interesting architectural design and the amazing suites, there is one more reason YC Condos stood out from the pack this year. Last summer, Canderel announced that they were partnering with Samsung SDS and True Marque Group of Companies to integrate Samsung Smart Home Technology into their suites at YC Condos.
This gives the residents of YC Condos the ability to control practically everything in their suite from a single app on their smart device. As standard, every single suite comes with a door lock that can be unlocked with the app. As upgrades, residents can control their sound system, television, blu-ray, security cameras, and lighting. There is also an upgrade available for a wall pad that controls everything, including your door camera and you can even call the elevator from it. The best part about the Samsung upgrades is that you don’t have to include them at the time of purchase, you can upgrade piece by piece after you’ve moved in.
With all the talk of smart technology, the Internet of Things, and wearables, Canderel is ahead of the game in the new home industry. Out of all the new home developments in the Greater Toronto Area, YC Condos easily has the most smart technology available for its purchasers, and a developer that stays one step ahead is definitely one deserving of one of the most prestigious BILD Awards of the night.
Learn more about YC Condos
There are a few penthouse suites remaining at YC Condos, ranging from 1,025 to 1,514 square feet. If you are interested in a luxury condo at the top of the High-Rise Project of the Year, then we recommend visiting the stylish presentation centre at 717 Bay Street Monday to Thursday from 12 pm to 6 pm, or weekends from 12 pm to 5 pm. You can also call 416-969-1777 to book an appointment for a Friday visit.