Toronto’s hospital row may seem like an unlikely place to put down roots, but for Matthew Ventura(pictured), global director of marketing and communications at B+H Architects, his partner, Serge, a health-care professional, and their seven year- old whippet, Rupert, it felt like moving to the epicentre of the city. “You’ve got the AGO and Chinatown to the west, the Eaton Centre to the east, the University of Toronto to the north and the Financial District to the south,” says Matthew. “It’s an area undergoing an exciting transition.”
Located in the heart of the newly minted Discovery District, 488 University was one of the first commercial towers in the city to get a residential topper. Wrapped in glass, the 55-storey jewel is the first downtown address for boutique developer Amexon. “Prior to buying, we visited another project by Amexon in Etobicoke and were so impressed by the quality of the finishes and the attention to detail,” says Matthew. With valet parking, a two-level, state-of-the-art gym, indoor pool and entertaining space, this tower didn’t disappoint. Their 1,620-square-foot three-bedroom, two-and-a-half-bath corner unit easily has one of the best views in the city. All it needed was someone to help take it to the next level.