For Zev Mandelbaum, president and CEO of Altree Developments, Forest Hill is like coming home. His vision behind the extraordinary Forest Hill PrivateResidences that will stand at 2 Forest Hill Road(scheduled for 2023 occupancy) is nothing short of spectacular. “Forest Hill is an oasis in Toronto. Travel to the St. Clair Avenue West and Forest Hill Road area, and you find yourself within walking distance from specialty shops, surrounded by architecturally stunning homes, and tree-covered streets and walkways; all with that village feel,” Mandelbaum says. “It feels like miles outside of the city; it’s an oasis. The few streets that make up Forest Hill Village is like nothing else in the area.”
Luxe Life / Condo Life61Surrounded by restaurants, boutiques, fitness centres, personal-care services, exceptional schools (including UpperCanada College and Bishop Strachan) and parks, Forest Hill Private Residences will offer an experience that’s second to none when it comes to amenities. “When we were developing this building, we thought,‘How can we create a five-star experience that’s integrated with the way you live —where every day is like living in a five-star hotel?’” Mandelbaum says. Made up of 90spacious units, the building is designed to bridge the transition between a house and condominium, complete with a variety of suites available that cater to every buyer in every stage of life.Forest Hill Group — a full-service management company that prides itself on white-glove service — will be managing the coveted address, and residents can expect an impressive menu of on-site services and conveniences, such as a 24-hour valet and concierge, personal trainers, in-suite cleaning and more. There’s even an on-call sommelier and an incomparable wine collection. “The sommelier on staff will manage the wine cellar, where there’s a place for residents to house their personal collections, as well as an in-house 400-bottle collection.
Residents can call the sommelier, get the perfect wine pairing for a meal and have a bottle sent up to their suite.” Other examples of its exceptional amenities are the indoor pool, gym, wet and dry saunas, the pet spa, a dining room fit for up to 20 guests with a catering kitchen (residents can use it for occasions as an extension of their homes) and the building’s two lobbies. One will be used for residents— a peaceful, intimate place where they can lounge and relax with a coffee before going to their suite. The other will be used for deliveries, porters, valets and moving. “The main lobby will be tranquil. It will feel like an experience to enjoy the lobby and its majestic20-foot atrium,” he says. The outdoor-living amenities will consist of a residents’ lounge, tranquility area, double-sided fireplace, dining area with barbecue, water features and exquisite gardens. There’s truly something special for every resident. Mandelbaum says the ultimate idea behind the building is to show residents there’s nothing they need to worry about when they call Forest Hill PrivateResidences home. “It’s the only building on Forest HillRoad that has such a plethora of amenities. There’s life and beauty here like nowhere else in the city.