What will get seniors out of larger single-family homes? More realistic alternatives, argues one expert.
Rightsizing — done right — is an art form.
The move from a longtime family home to a more curated residence that continues to offer space, security, and luxury is a delicate one.
It’s also a difficult one to pull off in Toronto, where average two-bed condos start in the millions, and pre-construction opportunities stretch four or five years in the making.
For empty nesters looking to stay in an upscale neighbourhood without needing to buy-in all over again, options across the GTA have long been slimmer than in many other world-class cities.
But buildings like 2Fifteen are starting to change that.
Located in the heart of Forest Hill South at 215 Lonsdale Road, the purpose-built luxury rental from DBS Developments is just steps from Forest Hill Village and Yonge and St. Clair’s many cozy cafés, delicious restaurants, and inviting small-owned shops.
The coveted address means residents aren’t only rightsizers — units range from 580 to 2,150 sq. ft, while layouts include 1, 2, 2+1, and 3-beds — but right placers too.
A short jaunt south on Avenue Road leads to Sotto Sotto, one of the city’s hottest Italian food destinations. Also nearby is opulent shopping along Yorkville’s Mink Mile, while dinner and a show or exploring the waterfront are as easy as a quick trip south on the TTC. Or, residents can head north-east instead and land at Yonge and Davisville, where some of Toronto’s best coffee and brunch destinations await, not to mention several food markets, furniture shops, and clothing stores.
Between the major streets, this calm and charming neighbourhood is dappled with gorgeous homes, lush trees, and manicured gardens, providing a picture-perfect backdrop for a serene daily routine. Needless to say, 2Fifteen is a haven, striking a balance between living in the centre of it all and home being a chic and cozy respite.
Speaking of “home,” the building itself has been intentionally designed by Diamond Schmitt Architects and pays homage to the beauty of its environment. The exterior — complete with a hand-selected Danish brick base, a pinwheel design, and bronze anodized aluminum features — blends the best of contemporary and classic. Add picturesque landscaping by PFS Studio, and the building perfectly fits what you’d expect from a Forest Hill address.
Inside, suites envisioned by Wise Nadel Design are both spacious and refined, featuring high-end finishes and elevated details that pair with European appliances, customized closet millwork — maximizing both storage space and style — and contemporary, spa-like bathrooms.
What’s more, elevated services and offerings are a key component of the 2Fifteen vision. A 24/7 doorman and dedicated, hotel-like concierge are only the entry point to an array of impressive amenities. A theme of wellness hums throughout the building’s offerings, which range from a 17th-floor rooftop terrace and secure parcel management through to all-hours support from staff and the option of private car wash and detailing services.
Premium programming, like cooking classes and wine tastings, is run in-house, while a state-of-the-art gym and fitness centre — complete with full towel service — are always ready to make your heart race.
Luxury and lifestyle change don’t always go hand in hand, but buildings like 2Fifteen are showing they can. Like we said, rightsizing is an art form — and thankfully, Toronto is starting to offer the perfect canvas.
Sound like the perfect opportunity for you? Occupancy at 2Fifteen is slated for this month, and the 129 suites across the building’s 20 storeys are in high demand; one beds start at $2,790, two beds at $5,990, and two-beds-plus-den at $6,990.
Book an appointment now to learn more.