Lifetime Developments has become one of the premier development firms in Toronto’s fast-paced and competitive real estate industry. They have made a name for themselves with both residential and commercial spaces in terms of innovative design and architectural expertise. The company has evolved from its beginnings building detached homes in suburban areas to developing ever larger condominium projects in the downtown core.
A list of Lifetime’s downtown developments is impressive, with several notable buildings amongst them. The developments include The Four Seasons Private Residences, M5V, Victory Condos, Liberty Market Lofts, Indx Condos, Karma Condos, and the Bisha Hotel and Residences, which Lifetime intends to make into a major made-in Canada brand of hotels.
The Bond Condos is another new project by Lifetime Developments that is currently in its preconstruction stages and which will be built at 290 Adelaide Street West in the heart of the Entertainment District. This 40 storey building designed by Core Architects, with interiors by Thomas Pearce Interior Design Consulting makes an effort to have cutting edge modern style.
The six-storey podium will support a cleanly designed glass and steel tower. The main shaft that runs through the middle of the building is intended to look like a glass box.
Many of the Bond’s suites were sold earlier in the fall of 2012, they went on sale to the public in November and occupancy is expected for fall of 2015.
Lifetime got creative in generating buzz for The Bond. They ran a contest that invited local artists to design an ad for the Bond, playing on the project’s theme which is to create a bond between residents of the tower and the surrounding neighborhood. “It gave people the opportunity to talk about the fabric of the Entertainment District and through visuals convey the energy of the area,” says
Brian Brown, vice-president of Lifetime Developments. The 21 submissions were posted on Facebook where people could vote for their favorite, which was an ad that incorporated various building facades into its design.