The Waverley Toronto rental community

Embracing the rich history of the Waverley Hotel

New boutique rental community pays homage to iconic Toronto heritage site
Tuesday, February 9, 2021

Leasing has begun at Toronto’s newest boutique rental community, The Waverley, located at the corner of College and Spadina, just steps from Kensington Market, U of T’s St. George Campus, Little Italy, Hospital Row, and Chinatown.

Once the famed site of the iconic Silver Dollar Room and the Waverley Hotel, the new 166-unit rental property, developed by Fitzrovia Real Estate Inc., pays homage to its vibrant musical roots with a new venue adjacent to the lobby featuring the original bar, stage, murals, floor, and famous Silver Dollar Room sign that occupied the space for decades.

Meanwhile, the all-new rental building features what Fitzrovia describes as “thoughtfully curated common spaces” and premium suite finishes by award-winning interior designer DesignAgency. It also incorporates artistic contributions from Toronto-based artist Thrush Holmes and a custom lobby mural by Bird-O (Jerry Rugg).

Set to open April 2021, residents fresh out of a challenging pandemic year will have access to a 5-star amenity package that includes an integrated lobby lounge offering Boxcar Social and Greenhouse Juice, a rooftop infinity pool, a penthouse commercial-grade fitness facility, 24/7 concierge service, an immersive theatre, a fully equipped pet spa, and more.

“We’re extremely excited to launch our fifth Boxcar Social location at The Waverley,” said John Baker of Boxcar Social. “It became clear, early in the process, that Fitzrovia was the perfect team to pay homage to the old, historic Waverley Hotel. Their passion for design and keen eye for detail have produced a beautiful and grand lobby space, reminiscent of boutique hotels from years gone by – the perfect backdrop to enjoy a quality espresso or wine.”

The Temple – Penthouse Fitness Centre at The Waverley. Images courtesy of Fitzrovia

The former Silver Dollar Room

Residents, guests and music lovers will get to relive the glory days of Toronto’s famed Silver Dollar Room, which operated from 1958 to 2017 and played host to some amazing talent, including Bobby Bland, Curley Bridges, Bob Dylan, Levon Helm, The Barenaked Ladies, and Blue Rodeo.

The Silver Dollar“The former Silver Dollar Room is a registered heritage landmark. Many of the venue’s original elements will be reincorporated into the new space, including the venue’s bar, stage, murals, terrazzo floor, and of course, the iconic Silver Dollar Room sign,” said Adrian Rocca, CEO of Fitzrovia. “We are thrilled to introduce The Waverley, a new boutique rental community. Fitzrovia has teamed up with world-class designers, artists, and service providers to ensure Waverley residents enjoy a rental experience that has been truly reimagined.”

In suite, residents will enjoy “an elevated living experience” with free high-speed 1Gig internet, keyless smart lock entry, Wifi enabled NEST thermostats, 9-foot ceilings, quartz countertops and backsplashes, KitchenAid stainless steel appliances, wall mounted medicine cabinets, under cabinet LED lighting, and in-suite laundry.

About Fitzrovia Real Estate Inc.

Describing itself as a vertically integrated developer and asset manager of Class-A apartment buildings across the Greater Toronto Area, Fitzrovia partners with public institutions, pension plans and high net worth investors favouring long-term cash flow generating assets. In addition to focusing on traditional asset management, Fitzrovia focuses on “driving income through active lifestyle management and exceptional customer service offering residents unique lifestyle choices that redefine urban living.”

More about The Waverley can be found here: www.thewaverleylife.ca

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