On Top of The World

By acquiring the King Blue Condominium Project in September 2014, Shanghai-based Greenland Group made quite a splash on the Canadian housing scene. Commanding 44 and 48 storeys at the corner of King West and Blue Jays Way, right in the heart of Toronto’s business district, the King Blue Project restores and revitalizes two facades of the historic Westinghouse Building, which was built in 1927. The towers also house the Theatre Museum Canada, the only Canadian museum that exclusively celebrates the performing arts.

King Blue provides a charming, meticulously decorated living environment and a range of state-of-the-art amenities—a gorgeous pool, private screening room, full fitness facilities, multimedia and conference room, and a yoga and Pilates studio. Residents can also enjoy the bar and party room, both adjoining the beautiful rooftop terrace, where the gentle murmur of the waterfall and the warmth of the fire pits provide the perfect backdrop to any evening.

Skilfully blending an industrial-era aesthetic with a contemporary look, the residential complex—whose design is the product of a joint effort between the seasoned teams of Page + Steele and IBI Group Architects—asserts itself as a must-see destination in Toronto’s entertainment district.

The experts at Studio Munge, whose international reputation precedes them, were in charge of the apartments’ interior design. Echoing the lively character of the neighbourhood, the 400- to 1,100-square-foot condos are elegantly decorated, with an emphasis put on natural materials such as polished granite and oak. The overall look, which showcases a range of neutral tones, combines refinement with modernity. In the dining and living rooms, huge floor-to-ceiling windows offer impressive views of the surrounding urban landscape.