The X Condos is a 44-storey, 437 suite structure located at 110 Charles Street East, south of Bloor Street. The former headquarters of the Metropolitan Toronto Police Department, this dark glass building was designed by Peter Clewes of architects Alliance, who here pays homage to the German architect Ludwig Mies van der Rohe, designer of the TD Centre. X Condominium is centrally located and is close to shopping, restaurants, subway, Yonge Street and the Don Valley Parkway. The X Condo suites have 8 and 9 foot ceilings, no bulk heads that take away from the architecture of the suite, choice of 40oz. carpet, pre-finished engineered wood, sliding doors, insulated double windows, washer dryer, choice of granite, or corian, porcelain or ceramic backsplash, under-mounted sinks, black or white appliance are standard and stainless steel is available, but as an upgrade. Each unit is individually metered with the systems not being in the units themselves.
Cecconi Simone Inc. is a multi-disciplinary, interior-design practice based in Toronto, Canada, privately owned and operated by Elaine Cecconi and Anna Simone. The firm currently employs thirty-eight professional, technical and administrative staff.
Established in 1982, Cecconi Simone has met with continued success, producing award-wining designs for the retail, corporate, hotel-hospitality and residential sectors in Canada, the United States, the British West Indies (Anguilla), Italy, the United Arab Emirates (Dubai and Abu Dhabi), Qatar, India, and China. The firm has designed about seventy condominium communities in Toronto alone.
With the global trend toward increasing urbanization, Cecconi Simone has established itself as an industry leader in designing smart, small-space interior environments that respond to the market drivers of densification and price point.
Cecconi Simone’s wide-ranging work is central to its “whole design” philosophy; the belief that a cross-pollination of design experience leads to a deeper understanding of how people live their lives and the design needs that arise from those lifestyles.
Since 1975, the Great Gulf Group of Companies has grown from a regional home builder into one of North America’s premier real estate organizations. With new projects underway in Canada and nine major U.S. cities from Atlanta to Denver, the company’s fully integrated activities span the entire real estate spectrum. Master-planned communities and high-rise condominiums. Resort properties and conference centres. Office towers and shopping malls. All providing leading-edge design and state-of-the-art construction in prime locations. The company’s “Live greatly” promise rises from our conviction that the world of property development and real estate is rapidly changing. Our commitment to three core values – Design, Technology, Customer Experience – reflects our determination to be instrumental in that transformation.
Over 25 years of practice, Peter Clewes has established a reputation as one of Canada’s most adventurous architects, behind some of the most innovative residential buildings in North America. He has extensive experience in all aspects of the process, from planning and economics to design and construction. Peter’s notable projects include the award-winning Terrence Donnelly Centre for Cellular and Biomolecular Research at U of T; the Kaiser Computer Science and Engineering Building at UBC; mixed use development projects in Canada, the US and Europe; and the first ‘green’ student housing in Canada: the Pond Road Residence at York University. His innovative residential projects have been published internationally, and have received awards from the Ontario Association of Architects (OAA), Canadian Architect, and the City of Toronto. For his work on the TDCCBR, he shares three awards with Adrian DiCastri and Stefan Behnisch, from the Royal Institute of British Architects, Architectural Record and Business Week Magazines, and the OAA.
In 2005 Peter was appointed to the Waterfront Design Review Panel for the Toronto Waterfront Revitalization Corporation.