FESTIVAL TOWER CONDOMINIUMS | 80 JOHN STREET TORONTO
festival tower condos
80 john street toronto
SUITES 378 | STOREYS 42 | PROPERTY MANAGEMENT DEL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT | DEVELOPER DANIELS CORPORATION | AREA ENTERTAINMENT DISTRICT
FESTIVAL TOWER AMENITIES | GYM, POOL, CONCIERGE, GUEST SUITES, PARTY ROOM, ROOFTOP, CABANAS, LOUNGE, THEATRE, ACCESS TO TIFF BELL LIGHTBOX
FESTIVAL TOWER CONDOS | THE BUILDING
On the outside, the building soars from its limestone-clad base into a tower sheathed in clear and sandblasted glass—a symphony of the transparent and the translucent—and crowned by an illuminated glass top that will serve as a welcoming beacon, a lodestar to Festival Tower residents and visitors alike. But it is inside the building where Festival Tower’s “luxurious livability” becomes palpably apparent. And it begins, as it should, in the lobby.
When Festival Tower’s interior designer Mike Niven chose red for the colour of your front door, he did so with purpose. When you and your guests arrive at Festival Tower, it is, implicitly, “an event.” A red-carpet event. Next door is the home away from home for stars and V.I.P.s from the film world. But at Festival Tower, you’re The Star, and you will feel it—live it—the moment you enter the lobby. Your “star treatment” begins with a friendly doorman. The watchful eye of the 24-hour concierge will assure your comfort and security, monitoring the building’s sophisticated security features and facilitating valet parking service as needed.
When Mike Niven was contemplating how the lobby space should “read,” he immediately thought “boutique hotel.” As Niven notes, “The lobby is transparent to John Street because of its floor-to-ceiling glass wall, and has a clean elegant look.” And, he also wanted it “to be filmic, and have a sense of light and movement.”
FESTIVAL TOWER CONDOS | The Location
If you are in any doubt about the hold that film and TV personalities exert over us, consider this. Back in 1898, when Americans were asked whom they’d most like to resemble, they’d cite historical figures like George Washington or Julius Caesar or the famous scientist Madame Curie. By 1986, the only political figure on the list was then President Ronald Reagan, a former actor. The rest were “working” actors like Clint Eastwood, Eddie Murphy and Molly Ringwald. Who would folks choose today? Likely Brad and Angelina. Maybe Oprah or Arnold.
There is little argument that cultural personalities occupy an immense amount of psychic space in our contemporary culture. The overwhelming majority of these pop-culture icons are entertainers—actors, singers and filmmakers: the people who will be appearing at Bell Festival Centre, the downstairs neighbour of Festival Tower, and the best place in the city to star gaze.
Picture yourself living at Festival Tower. You’ve just moved into your spectacular new condominium with its wraparound technicolor views of Toronto’s sparkling skyscrapers and Lake Ontario’s oceanic vistas. It suddenly dawns on you: the real stars are not in the heavens, they are in the lobby, downstairs, at Bell Festival Centre. (Wasn’t that Denzel Washington walking into the building yesterday? And Quentin Tarantino with David Cronenberg the week before?) Just another day in the life at Bell Festival Centre, where year-round action culminates to a fever pitch each September when celebrities and film icons from around the world flock to the Toronto International Film Festival®.
As Variety, the bible of the entertainment industry, acknowledged in 1998, “The Festival is second only to Cannes in terms of high-profile pics, stars and market activity.” Just one year later, the highly influential American film critic Roger Ebert said, “Although Cannes is still larger; Toronto is more useful and important.”
Over the years, the Festival has created a reputation as a place to discover new talent and further careers.
It has also been used as a launching pad by distributors for the award season, both internationally and in the U.S.
FESTIVAL TOWER A LA CARTE SERVICES
À La Carte Services Include:
• Laundry Service
• Room Service
• Valet Parking
• Dog Walking
• Special Spa/Massage Treatments
• Personal training and more...
Festival Tower is the ultimate in ultra-chic, sophisticated living in the heart of Toronto’s Entertainment District. With 5-star Hotel-Inspired Services, this lifestyle will be a world first.
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FESTIVAL TOWER CONDOS | The Amenities
Festival Tower is the only condominium residence in Toronto that will have its own fully equipped authentic cinema, with seating for up to 55 people. The cinema is so state-of-the-art that the Toronto International Film Festival Group (TIFFG) will use it for screenings.
Equipped with a concession stand and catering kitchen, the adjacent Cinema Lounge is the perfect place to host your private pre- and post-screening parties. Another of the perks of living at Festival Tower is the luxury of having TIFFG involved in producing a program of films exclusively for you to enjoy in your own cinema.
The central gathering place for Festival Tower residents will be the Tower Lounge, a series of interconnected spaces where residents and guests can mingle, read or even surf the net in a state-of-the-art wireless environment—a great place to kick back, nurse a latte or trade film reviews with friends. And don’t be surprised if you find yourself “star-gazing” as well, because the Tower Lounge’s private terrace is adjacent to Bell Festival Centre’s terrace, the scene of many celebrity-studded events.
From the Tower Lounge Terrace, you can enjoy views of Toronto’s ever-changing skyline and its limitless lake vistas.