Review of College Park Toronto at 761 Bay Street & 763 Bay StreetApril 11, 2019 | Reviews
The History of College Park Toronto
The Residences of College Park in Toronto represent the first high-rise condominium that Canderel took on as a project in downtown Toronto. While completing other low-rise buildings like the Massey Harris Lofts, DNA 1 and DNA2 towers between 2003 and 2006, Canderel started densifying the College Park block surrounding the existing Barbara Ann Scott Park between College to Gerrard and Bay to Yonge streets.
The first and tallest tower (also known as Cp1, to represent College Park Phase 1), located at 763 Bay Street, initiated the build phase and was completed in 2007 with 52 floors and 658 units. It was quickly followed with the second phase (Cp2) at 761 Bay street with 45 storeys and finished in 2008. Both towers are joined together via a bridge that houses 18,000 sq.ft. of amenities and roof top garden for the residents of both towers to enjoy.
Fast forward about six years and the final phases of the College Park block were completed with the Aura Condo – sometimes referred to as College Park 3 & 4 – from the stacked lower and upper condominium corporation phases that formed the single tower.
Amenities shared by 761 & 763 Bay St
The amenities shared between both 761 and 763 Bay St include a pool, party room, board room, computer room, virtual golf room, ping-pong room, dance studio, and gym. Guests of residents in both towers have access to several guest suites for overnight visitors. Two terraces also face the public College Park, which has been revitalized after the construction of Aura Condos. It now includes a skating path in the winter, and a water feature in the summer, as well as benches, a children’s playground and manicured landscaping to allow for places to relax while grabbing a bite during a lunch break or during the weekend.
Suites at The Residences of College Park
The suites range in size from just over 400 sq.ft bachelor suite to expansive 3 bedroom penthouses over 3,000 sq.ft. There is also a unique hidden gem of a floor in Cp1 – namely the 43rd floor – tucked in between the more typical floors. A similar floor at Cp2 can be found on the 40th floor. These floors only have two suites in total, which are even larger than the penthouses by covering half of the building’s footprint each. At Cp1, one suite has south, east and north exposures while the other has south, west, and north ones. At Cp2, the layout is reversed and one suite has west, north and east exposure while the other enjoys west, south and east views. They both have the added benefit of private terraces with jacuzzis, which you can’t find anywhere else in the buildings. If you are interested in renting or buying one of these rare units, please contact me here.