YC Condos – Yonge at College

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YC Condos Breaks Ground By: Roy Bhandari / December 9, 2014

YC Condos celebrated their ground breaking earlier this week, less than 12 months before launching.


Canderel Executives excited to break ground at YC just 10 months after a successful launch with over 98% sold


YC Condos located in the heart of Downtown Toronto at the corner of Yonge & College

YC Condos launched at the end of January and enjoyed huge levels of sales success and currently sits at 98% sold with just a few penthouse suites remaining.  The project is located at the North West corner of Yonge & College and boasts some of the best amenities we have ever seen in a new condominium project (check out the incredible AQUA 66 pool below!)

Aqua66 - Rooftop Infinity Pool

Aqua66 – Rooftop Infinity Pool

The success follows a string of successful condominium projects by Canderel including Aura (Canada’s tallest residential tower), DNA3 (the newest building in King West) and Tour Des Canadiens in Montreal.

A huge success to everyone involved at YC Condominiums – from the designers, to the developers to all the purchasers!

YC Condos Release Stunning Penthouse Collection By: Roy Bhandari / March 31, 2014

The incredible Penthouse Collection might be the last opportunity to own a suite at YC Condominiums.


We predicted that YC Condominiums would be one of the hottest and most sought after projects of the year, and boy were we ever right.  The project has enjoyed enormous success and has now released the penthouse collection, which features suites perched at the top of the building that range from 1,025sq.ft. to 1,289sq.ft, with incredible views, upgraded finishes, beautiful balconies (with gas lines for BBQ’s!) and access to some of the best amenities that Toronto has ever seen.

The Penthouse Collection upgrades the standard finishes and will include:

  • 10ft. Ceilings
  • Wide Plank Hardwood Flooring
  • Miele Appliances (30″ Integrated Fridge, 30″ Cooktop, 30″ Oven, 24″ Dishwasher)
  • Custom Kitchens
  • Stone Flooring in Bathroom
  • Freestanding Bath tub
  • Gas Appliances and BBQ Connection on Balcony

We believe there is huge demand for larger suites in the College Park area and we know that the buyers who live in the Penthouse Suites don’t tend to sell very often.  In College Park Phase 1 & 2, there has only been ONE Penthouse sale since the development was originally occupied 6 years ago.

aqua66-yc-condosWorld Class Amenities such as the 66th Floor Infinity Pool overlooking the Toronto Skyline

The Penthouse Collection is a terrific option for those looking for something with a little distinction.  Located at “Centre Ice” of Toronto at Yonge & College with easy access to the Financial District, the Discovery District, Transit and all the other perks about Downtown living.

For all the information on the YC Penthouse Collection (including Floorplans, Price List and Opportunity to Purchase), simply complete the form below!

YC Condos Amenities Among the Best We’ve Seen By: Roy Bhandari / March 7, 2014

Canderel, take a bow.

The amenities at YC Condominiums have absolutely blown us away and we’re excited to share them alongside the announcement of that the incredible penthouse collection is set to be launched.


Canderel have not only reset the bar for amenities to be found in a condominium, but they’ve obliterated the old bar.  Spread across three floors, the amenity spaces will add tremendous value to the building and have been a real attraction amongst investors.

The development features amenities across three levels: 7th Floor, 64th Floor Lounge and 66th Floor Infinity Pool.

The 7th floor features 9,310 sq.ft. of space (including 3,390 sq.ft. of outdoor space) that becomes an extension of your living space and features private dining areas, outdoor terraces, lounging space and a state of the art gym and yoga studios.

7th Floor Dining Room leading to the outdoor terrace space

Jump up to the 64th floor to “LOUNGE64″, a unique 3,715 sq.ft. space overlooking Toronto with a social lounge area, bar, billiards room and a beautifully appointing dining room and catering kitchen.

Lounge at the top of Toronto on the 64th Floor

The creme de la creme, however, is saved for last on the 66th floor with “AQUA66″, one of the highest infinity pools in the Western Hemisphere.

The infinity pool on the 66th Floor will become one of the best amenity spaces in Toronto



Canderel made a very bold move and opted to use to the top floor of the building for amenity space that can be enjoyed by the entire building as opposed to selling the space for a penthouse (in what would typically be the most valuable section of the building).



AQUA66 draws inspiration from some of the most amazing infinity pools around the world such as the incredible Marina Bay Sands in Singapore and the Ritz Carlton in Hong Kong.

The location, the developer and the prices already grabbed everyone’s attention at YC Condominiums.  The amenities are another layer on this incredible project.  YC Condominiums will be gearing for the launch of their penthouse suites (starting from 1,100 sq.ft.) which will offer incredible views of the entire City.  To register and to get FIRST access to the penthouses, simply complete the form below!

YC Condos: A Closer Look at Yonge & College By: Roy Bhandari / January 27, 2014

YC Condominiums is fast becoming one of the most talked about condominium projects that we can remember in a long, long time.


The site is located at the corner of Yonge & College in one of the most sought after neighbourhoods in Toronto: College Park.

We have already discussed the developer of YC Condominiums (Canderel) in detail and you can read about that below.

So what makes Yonge & College so special? We’ve broken it down into a few key points:

  • -Access to Transit
  • -High Walkability to Major Amenities
  • -Quick access to Jobs & Universities
  • -Future connection to the PATH network

Let’s break them down one by one.

YC Condos has Amazing Access to Transit

Access to Transit is quickly becoming one of the most important features of downtown living.  Convenience is king and buyers are willing to pay a premium to be located nearby key transit lines.

Traffic congestion is at an all time high and more and more people are ditching their cars as in key downtown neighbourhoods.

YC Condos is located literally across the street from the College Subway Station giving practically immediate access to Toronto’s Transit System. 

YC Condos has a Very High WalkScore

YC Condos scores a near-perfect 98 WalkScore (we can almost guarantee you that it will be a 100 by the time the building is completed).

Steps to major amenities such as the PATH network which will eventually connect to College Park, the flagship Loblaws at the old Maple Leaf Gardens, Dundas Square, Eaton Centre, Restaurants and Entertainment.  It’s all here.

YC Condos is located within 1km of 158,000 Workers & Students

People want to live close to work.  There is an incredible 158,000 workers and students within a 1km radius of YC Condominiums.


A couple of the highlights are:


  • -8,600 employees at Toronto General
  • -8,600 employees at Sick Kids Hospital
  • -5,000 employees at Mount Sinai Hospital
  • -2,900 employees at Princess Margaret Hospital
  • -830 employees at Women’s College Hospital


  • -76,000 students & employees at University of Toronto
  • -41,000 students & employees at Ryerson University


  • -7,000 employees at MaRS Discovery District I & II
  • -4,000 employees at Eaton Centre
  • -3,300 employees at 777 Bay Street

The existing condominiums at College Park attract what we call the “Golden Ticket to Rentals” in Toronto: Students, Hospital Workers and Financial District Professionals.  YC Condos will be no different.

The PATH Network Will Eventually Connect to College

The PATH network is Toronto’s underground network, and condominiums with close access to the PATH are highly desirable.  The PATH currently ends at Gerrard Street but will be connected to College Park literally outside your front door at YC Condos.

This will significantly increase the draw to this location – an area that is already one of Toronto’s most sought after area.

Why You Should Invest at YC Condominiums

We have prepared a video going through all the reasons you should invest at YC Condominiums.  Hit the play button and find out why we believe this will be the best project of 2014!

Register for YC Condominiums for Priority Access!

YC Condominiums is 100% TalkCondo approved as one of the best investment condominium projects we have seen in recent years.  For all the details, simply complete the form below!

YC Condos Unveil High Res Rendering By: Roy Bhandari / January 13, 2014

The anticipation for YC Condos is at an all time high.  The project is set to launch in the next few weeks and is the project that we have been asked more about than any other project in recent memory.

The developer has revealed the high resolution rendering that gives us an incredibly detailed look at the project.


The rendering looks south west at YC Condominiums and highlights the incredible glass structure with contrasting black and white balconies to add definition and help the project stand out from the crowd.

There were a couple of major items that really caught our eye in the rendering (you can click the images for larger pictures!)

That rooftop glass space has been keeping us up for weeks.  The lightbox will sit over 60 storeys and overlook Toronto.  We have a sneaking suspicion that it might be an incredible amenity space (Click for larger image)

The podium level pays homage to the brick building immediately south with the rust coloured glass.  Closer inspection of the rendering reveals a fitness centre, office-like space and common areas (click for larger image)

YC Condominiums will be launching to platinum brokers in the coming weeks and we predict that this project will move FAST.  TalkCondo will be going into high gear with a closer look at all aspects of this project prior to launch.  For all the details (floorplans, prices and opportunity to purchase and GUARANTEED First Access), simply complete the form below!

YC Condos Reveals 63 Storey Rendering By: Roy Bhandari / December 19, 2013

The Toronto Condo Scene is the gift that keeps on giving this holiday season.

Canderel have officially revealed the rendering for their soaring 63 storey condominium coming to Yonge & College, YC Condos – and it was certainly worth the wait.

Soaring 63 Storey YC Condos located at the corner of Yonge & College in the heart of Downtown Toronto.  That Glass box at the top of the rendering has certainly caught our eye…

The rendering shows the development looking South West and shows off a cool black and white balcony treatment – but what really caught our eye was the glass space located at the very top of the building which looks like an incredible 63rd storey amenity space.

More focused view of the podium that will almost certainly feature some AAA Commercial Tenants as featured in other Canderel Buildings

We have already discussed the developer at length and one of their biggest competitive advantages is their pull in the retail & commercial space.  The rendering highlights some excellent space at the foot of the building which we assume will be reserved for AAA tenants just like in other Canderel condominiums.

I don’t think it takes a rocket scientist to realize that we are seriously excited for YC Condos.  It has all the makings of one of the best condo launches in 2014 and the early interest has been through the roof.  For all the information and VIP Registration to get Floorplans, Prices and all the juicy details as soon as they become available, simply complete the form below!

YC Condos by Canderel: Meet the Developers By: Roy Bhandari / December 13, 2013

We are going to go ahead and make a prediction: at the end of 2014 we will look back and say the best project of the year will be YC Condos.  The condominium project is finally launching and the incredible location, amenities, suite designs and AAA developer will make it one of the most popular projects of the year.

We would like to take an opportunity to introduce you to Canderel, one of the City’s best condominium developer.


Canderel Condominiums have various traits that attract investors in droves.  It is no fluke that their condominiums are consistently among the fastest selling whenever they launch.  Here is what to expect in any Canderel project.

*Excellent Locations – the developer focuses on key downtown locations with high potential.  The developer was the reason for the surge in popularity in College Park by developing College Park Condominiums and also having a hand in the commercial development in the area.  They had a similar role in the growth of King West with DNA 1 & 2 (and now Phase 3 is under construction).

*High Quality Retail Component – Canderel are a huge company with big pull in the commercial and retail space.  Their projects almost always have a major AAA tenant anchoring the condominium which brings in huge value to the building.  Their projects boast tenants such as Loblaws, Bed Bath & Beyond, Marshall’s, Starbucks, BMO, Madonna’s Hard Candy Fitness, Numerous Restaurants and many many more.

*State of the Art Amenities – Canderel are always at the forefront with amenity space.  Whether it’s the Rain Room in DNA3 inspired from Miami or the Hard Candy Fitness by Madonna in Aura, Canderel are always pushing the boundaries when it comes to common areas.

*High Quality Features and Finishes – the developers refuse to skimp on the finishes believing that high quality suite finishes will help increase the value of the investment.


College Park Condos Phase 1 & 2

College Park are two of the most popular condominiums in Downtown Toronto.  They were the first two phases of the incredibly popular College Park.

These particular buildings consistently trade higher than the other condominiums in the area despite being older than the other buildings in the area (including Lumiere, Murano and Burano).  This speaks volumes about the quality of the buildings and desire to own in a Canderel Condominium.

Condominiums continue to trade over $700 per square foot on a regular basis making College Park among the most sought after non luxury condominium in Toronto.


DNA Condos 1 & 2

The DNA brand has become synonymous with King West.  Just like College Park Condos, DNA 1 & 2 consistently outperform the neighbouring condominiums.



Aura Condos

Aura Condominiums is not just the crown jewel in Canderel’s portfolio, it might just be the crown jewel of Toronto.  The 78 Storey Condominium is the tallest residential tower in Canada and features some of the best views, suite finishes, amenities and retail component of any condominium building this Country has to offer.  It’s a true marvel in every sense of the word.


DNA 3 Condos

The third and final phase of DNA was launched in 2010 and was among the most successful project of the entire year – the only project that sold more was One Bloor (and that’s because it had more suites to sell!).  Offering incredible value, large scope design, incredible finishes, state of the art amenities and the recently announced Loblaws for the ground level retain (how’s THAT for added value!).

DNA 3 Condos is expected to be completed in Spring 2014.



YC Condos – Yonge at College

YC Condos is the latest project in the already impressive portfolio of Canderel.  Standing 60 Storeys at the corner of Yonge & College and will feature everything we come to expect from Canderel: Incredible value, top of the line finishes and amenities and AAA retail tenants to enhance the value further.


YC Condos will be launching in early 2014 and TalkCondo provide guaranteed first access to the best suites and prices.  For all the information simply complete the form below!

Canderel Tie Up Downtown Yonge Site By: Roy Bhandari / June 28, 2011

Those who know me know that Canderel are one of my favourite developers in Toronto.  They consistently work on great sites and build incredible condominiums that have a terrific track record of maintaining their value.

DNA3 – Canderel’s most recent ultra-successful project

Who are Canderel? Well, you’ve probably heard of condos called DNA3 (Ranked #2 in the best sales for 2010, only behind One Bloor) which is scheduled for completion in 2013, and Aura (The tallest residential tower in Canada) which is currently under construction and scheduled for completion in 2012.

Aura – College Park Phase 3: 75 Storeys make it the largest residential tower in Canada

Canderel have also been involved in some of Toronto’s most popular developments over the last 10 years, including (but not limited to) DNA 1 & 2 in King West, College Park Condos Phase 1 & 2 at Bay & College and Massey Harris Lofts – arguably the best conversion project in the entire City.

761-763 Bay Street – otherwise known as College Park Condos.  Canderel’s developments located at Bay & College remain among the most popular developments on the resale market

It’s no secret, Canderel are one of our favourites.  It was recently announced that Canderel have purchased a new site at 460 Yonge Street located just North of Yonge & College.  This is a huge coup for Canderel. This is a Triple A site in Toronto that Canderel can work wonders with, and is located just steps from the College Subway Station.

The development is located a block North of Aura (which was College Park Phase 3).  It is unknown whether or not this development will form part of the “College Park Residences” as Phase 4 or whether it will have it’s own identity.  With Aura standing a whopping 75 storeys, we are very very excited to see what Canderel have in store for this prime piece of land!