Concord’s latest luxury experience, the Concord Secret Garden, pops up in downtown Toronto this August
Culinary delights and unique outdoor design are on offer in this luxury urban oasis
This August, Canada’s largest community builder is letting downtown Toronto in on an exciting secret.
To celebrate the one-of-a-kind indoor/outdoor living experience of the Concord Canada House build, the developer has created a sensory-based culinary experience inside a Parisian-style garden. Called Concord Secret Garden, this exclusive appointment-only pop-up is the latest in a series of experiences the developer has offered purchasers of its Penthouse Collection properties this year. It will feature Toronto’s best mixologist and the leading pastry chef of Culinary Team Canada as they team up to create delectable pairings Concord CityPlace, the largest master-planned community in Toronto, located along Lake Shore Boulevard between Spadina and Bathurst.
Visitors to the pop-up can enjoy this Parisian garden-inspired experience while getting a feel for Concord Canada House’s ‘super balconies,’ each of which embodies luxury urban living. “Being in a cosmopolitan setting like Toronto, we have great culinary connections,” says Isaac Chan, vice-president of sales and marketing for the Concord Group. “We want people to experience the types of foods you can bring into your home.”
Calvin Wat, the leading pastry chef from Culinary Team Canada, will be dishing up a set of unique pastries, joined by mixologist Henrik Tonning, who will be paring Wat’s creations with healthy, light beverages. “It’s like going to a Michelin-star restaurant,” says Chan.
The other main attraction inside this French pop-up garden is a showcase of the Penthouse Collection’s “super balconies”—200 to 300 square feet of outdoor space with breathtaking city views that essentially act as a second living room. “Concord Canada House’s location is so unique—you’re standing among all of these landmarks, from the CN Tower to Rogers Centre,” says Chan. “So to meet that, we put a lot of features into the project, one of which is these super balconies. There’s a lot of width so that you can lay out a lot of furniture.”
The Concord Canada House super balconies also come standard with composite wood decks, tall glass railing to block wind, radiant ceiling heaters, balcony lighting, wood-grain soffit ceiling treatments and panoramic sliding doors to create a seamless indoor-outdoor space. “With COVID, a lot of people are thinking about their overall living spaces to really enjoy their environment,” says Chan. “So what we have with this outdoor living space is kind of an exclusive sanctuary.”
Concord Canada House is a two-tower residential condominium with 67 and 79 floors. Its name comes from the illuminated light façade running down the side of each building. Additional features of Concord Canada House include Level 3 EV super-charging stations that let residents charge an electric car in just 20 minutes and the highest residential amenity club in Canada, located on the 79th floor.
The Secret Garden is the second Concord Experience of the summer. In July, to launch its Central development, Concord gave away the keys to Porsche’s first EV vehicle, the Taycan, with every penthouse purchase—a nod to the fact that Central is the first building in Ontario to offer 100% EV parking.
“Toronto’s a very sophisticated real estate market,” says Chan. “I think, overall, buyers expect a lot. So I think it’s important, as developers, that we’re meeting that demand and putting forward a great offering.”