168 Simcoe St
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The Qwest is simply Downtown Convenience! Located at the North-West corner of Richmond and Simcoe Street, this 14-storey contemporary residence is just steps away from all the “action”, transportation and shopping. Those seeking a vibrant neighbourhood will love the walking distance to Queen Street, CN Tower, Princess of Whales Theatre, Toronto City Hall or the Eaton Centre. These are condominiums with a difference located in the heart of the entertainment district!
The Qwest’s architecture is a blend of precast concrete and dramatic tinted windows, highlighted by rows of French balconies and open balconies. The building is 14 stories and features open-air terraces on the 9th, 12th and rooftop level. The main lobby is a contemporary concept featuring marble floors and modern furniture. The 24-hour concierge monitors the suite intrusion alarm systems, underground garage, social and fitness centre, and other common areas. The Qwest Lounge includes a bar, billiards table, large screen television lounge, dance floor and seating areas. There is a separate card room and a board room available. The modern multi-purpose gym is well-equipped and is adjacent to change rooms, saunas and whirlpools. The rooftop terrace with barbecues is ideal for the summer. Separate bicycle and in-line skate storage rooms are also available.
- Electronic communication system in the lobby vestibule
- Underground garage door is controlled by a personal remote-control transmitter
- Surveillance cameras and interactive two-way communication systems in the underground parking
- Suite intrusion alarms connected to the concierge
- Heat detectors connected to the fire annunciation panel and smoke detectors
This residence features 210 1-bedroom and 2-bedroom suites, with one- or two-storey penthouses. They range from 632 square feet to just over 1400 square feet. Standard features include granite countertops, signature kitchen cabinetry, and granite or ceramic kitchen backsplash. This residence was ready for occupancy in winter, 1999.