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Super-tall and super-friendly to cyclists

The 95-storey tower at Yonge and Gerrard will include a mix of amenities, among them a swimming pool, a theatre room, bookable suites for guests…

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The 95-storey tower at Yonge and Gerrard will include a mix of amenities, among them a swimming pool, a theatre room, bookable suites for guests and charging stalls for electric vehicles. Article content

As bizarre as it may seem for a 95-storey skyscraper to get lost in the shuffle, Concord Adex is working hard to differentiate its new Sky project from the clutch of soaring condos coming to downtown Toronto. Article content

Rising 299 metres over the intersection of Yonge and Gerrard, the angular glass-panelled work of New York’s KPF Architects joins supertall projects including Pinnacle International’s 95-storey, 312-metre Skytower; The One by Mizrahi Developments, which measures 94 storeys and 338 metres; and a development application at 1200 Bay St. that calls for 87 storeys topping out at 324 metres. Article content

With all this action high above the city’s streets, Concord is turning the spotlight on Sky’s street-level features. “Condo residents are calling for expansive and secure facilities where they can store and maintain their bikes,” says Isaac Chan, Concord’s vice-president of sales and marketing. “That’s why we’re including a whole series of amenities that can really increase the enjoyment, efficiency and security of the cycling lifestyle.” Article content

These include a Gear Room for residents to tune up and tinker with their bikes, snowboards or skis using shared tools; a bike-washing station; a dedicated bike elevator for direct access to the street; bike storage lockers; and a cycling simulator spin room so residents will have the option […]

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