The Gym, Lounge, Kitchen Bar + Dining Room and Rooftop are at once genre-defining instances of life-enhancing amenities and convention challenging deviations from the norm. Artfully designed to catalyze social interaction, they reestablish what it means to connect as a community.
Each space is unmistakably what its title suggests, The Kitchen Bar + Dining Room features both a kitchen and a bar, but it’s also wired for co-working and adaptable for private events. The Lounge, softly lit, intimate and inviting, is also home to one of 123 Portland’s most unexpected and stirring showpieces. These amenities facilitate meditation and exhilaration, mindful routine and extraordinary moments – and they are both uncomplicated and impossible to define.
A deep coffered ceiling and crown moulding adorn the walls with a timeless aura of regality. Two-storey, brass-lined arches exemplify the welcoming magnificence of the space. Black, white and grey tiles add a distinctive sequence of alternating tones, intensifying the theatrical aesthetic. Lustrous marble and metal detailing on the reception desk creates a dramatic centrepiece. A 24-hour concierge ensures consistent and continuous service for all residents.
Smart TVs, noise-reducing flooring, towering windows and a completely custom, roomspanning light fixture define The Gym as distinctive, empowering and serene. Cardio-equipment, a universal gravity machine and aerobic space enable both energization and meditation.
The Lounge further develops the theatrical tones of The Lobby, but here the wood is warmer, the stone is darker, and the ornate detailing is more pronounced. The astonishingly embellished ceiling floats high above freeform colour-blocked wired seating and a brass-infused fireplace, encouraging relaxation and socialization. Wiring for laptop charging allows for easy co-working and building-wide Wi-Fi ensures that every intimate space is fully connected.
The Kitchen Bar + Dining Room
The Kitchen Bar + Dining Room is a pastiche of allusions. It’s defining feature, a showstopping curved, metallic ceiling piece, draws the backdrop of the bar up over the wired dining area, and reiterates the brass detailing found throughout the building. Millwork in the kitchen nods unsubtly to the ceiling of The Lounge, found from here on the other side of vast wooden doors. Full connectivity allows the room to function as a social workspace for up to 10 people. A Westward view of the city reminds one of place and gives the proceedings context.
The Rooftop is an urban escape, floating 15-storeys above a sea of activity. A 360-degree panorama connects residents to the buzzing skyline and a lush, biophilic design restoratively reconnects residents to the natural world. Profuse green alcoves house secluded cabanas outfitted with grills, fireplaces, dining tables and luxurious lounge seating. Unprogrammed spaces, well-suited for morning fitness routines, are thoughtfully dotted throughout. At its Southern edge The Rooftop opens into a copious communal gathering space. At its Northwestern edge, a row of intimate banquette seating faces the setting sun.
123 Portland Presentation Centre
123 Portland Ave.,
Toronto, ON, M5V 2N4
Hours of Operation
Thursday: 12pm - 7pm
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