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2. shift your perspective A series of illuminated boxes, carefully stacked. Spaces shifted gently left and right, geometry that draws the eye skyward. A building thats poised to be iconic, the shape of things to come. Thats Totem. Its city living thats a shift from whats come before. A place designed to meet the needs of urbanites looking for their own little slice of downtown. Its not about fitting your life to a cookie cutter shape, Totem is about living your life in the perfect location thats designed to fit you to a T. 3. MID-CENTURY MODERN, MEET THE NEW MILLENNIUM. The building design incorporates the existing structure at 17 Dundonald. Built in 1956, the Commercial Travellers Association of Canada Building is a culturally significant example of small-scale Modern architecture, and is included on the citys inventory of heritage properties. Designed by Toronto architectural firm Weir Cripps and Associates, the low, sleek building features a distinctive grid of solids and voids with turquoise-hued glazed brick, travertine, aluminum and concrete cladding, highly representative of the Modern style popular in post-war Toronto. This original structure makes up the base of Totem, adding context, history and texture to the buildings thoughtful design.your own private subway entrance Its the ultimate urban location. Right beside a subway station with a private entrance that means you dont even have to go outside to get around town. Step right from the Totem lobby into Wellesley station, through an exclusive entrance with secure fob access. Who needs a car when taking the TTC is so easy? Imagine it. A quick underground trip to shop the Eaton Centre, no coat required. Getting to work in a flash, without an exhausting commute. Accessing great cultural attractions museums, theatre, music and more without ever having to worry about where to park your car. When you live here, you can go anywhere. 4. Inspired Architecture Totem is unlike anything Toronto has ever seen. Dynamic, irreverent and bold, it reaches for the sky in a series of stacked boxes contemporary cubist architecture executed to perfection. This isnt just another generic glass tower, its a rich, thoughtful addition to the architectural texture of the city. 5. ICONIC Totems architecture is a nod to Manhattans award-winning New Museum, a showcase for contemporary art, and an icon of urban modernism. Totem combines elegance and urbanism, movement and modern lines, creating a dynamic structure that brings a fresh presence to a quaint downtown street, lined with Victorian homes, Dundonald.THE FIRST OF ITS KIND IN TORONTO ! Using a secured fob entry, the residents have direct access to the Wellesley Subway station from the lobby at Totem. 6. THE CUBE Jutting boldly over the street, this dark, dramatic shape draws the eye and engages the senses. Bold stone cladding that provides a rich textural counterpoint to the sleek glass and steel of the rest of the building. 7. a new angle Bold blue fins add interest and dimension to the south elevation of the building, reflecting light in unique ways, creating angled sightlines from the inside and exciting visuals from the street. 8. Green RoofOutdoor Dining bbqbbqTOTEM lounge and ENTERTAINING space A place to relax and play, located on the second level. UpElevatorUpCHIC IT UPDownDownElevatorPrivate Dining RoomLounge | BarDWFEntertaining KitchenFireplaceOn the second level, youll find a stylish space with a beautiful bar and lounge, private dining room and comfortable conversation areas. Its the perfect place to host a party, gather with friends, or just curl up with a book on a quiet Saturday afternoon. Urban GardenThe space opens up onto a large outdoor terrace with sophisticated urban landscaping, more seating and heavy-duty gas barbecues ideal for summer entertaining. 9. TOTEM sculpting gym A fully-equipped gym, located on the second level.sculpt your body Free Weights CardioKick it with cardio or work on that sleek six-pack in Totems well-equipped fitness space. Larger than most condo gyms, it features free weights, stationary bikes, treadmills, elliptical trainers, yoga and Pilates equipment and more. 10. TOTEM rooftop loungeGreen RoofROOFTOP OASISBe on top at the 19th level.UpDown UpElevatorDownElevatorHead to the top floor for an incredible outdoor experience with killer views. This sophisticated rooftop space has a dining area, loungers for relaxation, comfortable seating and a barbecue for convenience. Relax, share a quiet drink overlooking the lights of the city, host a dinner party under the stars or throw a bash that will have your friends talking for months.Lounge AreabbqDining Area Fire Pit 11. north VIEW 18th levelEAST VIEW 18th levelSOUTH VIEW 18th levelWEST VIEW 18th level 12. it doesnt get more central than this. a perfect walk score of 100. Totem is close to everything. Youre steps from Wellesley station (theres actually a private secured entrance into the subway for Totem residents only), and a short walk to whatever you need from the friendly restaurants and businesses in the Village to the sleek shops on Yorkvilles Mink Mile, from Ryerson and U of T campuses to the government offices and hospitals at Queens Park.youve got the city at your feet. 13. College ParkChic and sophisticated, Bloor/Yorkville is known for its well-heeled residents, but it has shopping and dining options to suit every budget. If money is no object, its a great place to get a dose of haute couture at Chanel or Herms, shop for high-end eats at Pusateris or get your hair done at one of Torontos top salons. If youre on a bit of a budget, theres always Winners and Pottery Barn to make it look like youve spent lots, without breaking the bank.This quiet mall and high-rise residence was home to Eatons elegant art deco flagship store. The original showpiece has been broken up to house smaller shops and services, but the beautiful deco details remain. From the lovely brass revolving doors to the marble finishes throughout, its a gracious space steeped in history. And upstairs youll find one of Torontos most celebrated event spaces, the Carlu. Recently restored to its original Art Moderne splendour, the venue features a hand-painted mural by Natacha Carlu and a stunning Lalique fountain.PTTCCharles St WMuseum Lester B. Pearson GardenPhilosophers WalkP George Hislop ParkPNorman Jewison ParkPPDundonald StRyerson University Head south along Yonge or Church, and youll find another set of hallowed educational halls; the ever-expanding Ryerson campus is tucked in around the Eaton Centre. Stop by on a sunny summer day Gould Street between Yonge and Church is permanently closed to traffic, and is the perfect place to sit down at a patio table and enjoy lunch of a coffee al fresco.519 Comunity Centre TTCWellesley St WOntario LegislatureHTTCQueens ParkWomens College HospitalH Princess Margaret HospitalWellesley St EPPMaple Leaf Gardens Loblaws TTCPCarlton StCollegePCollege ParkPH Toronto General HospitalThe Hospital For Sick ChildrenTTCSt. PatrickGerrard St EYonge StHDundas St Wcollege parkCollege Sthospital rowthe village Alexander St ParkettePOntario Veterans MemorialWellesley Pqueens parkHospital Row At the northernmost part of University Avenue where it meets College is an area Torontonians like to call Hospital Row for its high concentration of medical facilities. The enclave includes Toronto General Hospital, Mount Sinai, Princess Margaret Cancer Centre, the Toronto Rehabilitation Centre and Sick Kids. Its also home to Canadas largest research hub and one of the ten largest biomedical clusters in the world. For doctors, health care workers, researchers, technicians and biomedical entrepreneurs, Totem offers incredible proximity to the best facilities Canada has to offer.Bloor St EJames Canning GardensUniversity AveFilled with historic buildings and gracious green spaces, the lovely University of Toronto campus is a walk or a quick subway ride away. Bordering the campus is the Annex neighbourhood, a community thats host to a dynamic mix of students and affluent families. Elegant mansions are juxtaposed with cheap and cheerful sushi places and student watering holes, giving the area a fun, energetic vibe you wont find anywhere else in the city.blooryorkvilleGardiner MuseumPJarvis StThe Annex and U of TTTCBloor St WRoyal Ontario MuseumBeverley StHead west along Wellesley, and a quick ten-minute walk will take you to the Ontario Legislature, a sprawling historic structure set in serene parkland. Opened in 1860 in honour of Queen Victoria, Queens Park is surrounded by ministry buildings and the gracious structures of University of Toronto, and is just steps away from the Royal Ontario Museum and the Gardiner Museum at Bloor and Avenue Road. The park is a perfect workday respite for students, government workers and university employees on a nice day, youll find it busy with people enjoying their lunch break or taking a quick walk between meetings.Bloor-YongeTTCChurch StQueens Parkuniversity of torontoBayBay StA thriving neighbourhood of bars, restaurants, cafes and more are just around the corner in Torontos best-known gay neighbourhood. The Village is the epicenter of Pride Week, one of the largest pride fests in the world (and definitely one of Torontos favourite parties). This ten-day celebration draws massive crowds from all over the world to concerts, galas and cultural events, culminating in the famous Pride Parade.Theres always something happening at Yonge Dundas Square, located right across the street from the Eaton Centre. Public concerts, events, movies and more happen every day during the summer and are mostly free. Its a fun, dynamic spot thats always busy. And if you get too hot, cool off in the urban beach (a favourite with overheated joggers), a dynamic art installation made up of fountains that run 24 hours a day from mid-April to early October.yor