The ReZen is a 13-storey condominium building that houses 144 units in a Zen-inspired double-cube structure.
The first cube, a red brick 7-storey podium, recreates the industrial aesthetic of Toronto’s historic buildings in the surrounding St. Lawrence Market area. On the ground floor, you will find live-work and retail spaces.
The second cube, resting on the podium, is a contemporary design made from glass and steel. It boasts floor to ceiling windows and balconies. Completed by the Times Corporation Group in 2008, the building has managed to become a landmark in a district booming with new residential projects.
In addition to fulfilling all of my criteria for this site, I’m impressed with the way ReZen has incorporated environmentally-conscious features into each suite. Some of the features include low emission paints, recyclable carpet, low flow faucets and energy efficient thermal window systems.
There are a number of amenities available for ReZen residents such as a fitness centre, a yoga/aerobics room, a home theatre room, and a rooftop lounge. The lounge, equipped with seating, cabana beds and barbeque stations, is a great place to entertain or to relax.
Located at 205 Frederick Street, in between King and Adelaide Street East, ReZen is close to the Distillery District, St. Lawrence Market, St. James Park and Yonge Street. The area offers a wide range of boutiques, restaurants, cafes, theatres and bars. Among the local favourites are Café 260, The Richmond Rogue and Hiro Sushi. For destinations beyond the King East neighbourhood, residents have access to the King streetcar and the King subway station to the west.