Looking Up: Spotlight on Nobu Residences Toronto

Nobu.

Perhaps you’ve heard of it?

It’s one of the most celebrated luxury hospitality brands on the planet — acclaimed for the avant-garde “new style” of Japanese fusion cuisine served in its restaurants, and exceptional hotel offerings dotting the world’s most desirable locales.

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Chef Nobuyuki Matsuhisa.

Originally conceived by Chef Nobu Matsuhisa, cinematic icon (and two-time Oscar winner) Robert De Niro and Hollywood film producer Meir Teper, Nobu has been named one of the world’s 25 Most Innovative Brands by Robb Report, and gets consistently ranked amongst an elite selection of global luxury hospitality brands.

Well, hold onto your hats, because Nobu is ready to make its Toronto debut.

Announced this May with all the star power one might expect of the brand — including both Chef Nobu and Bobby D. personally in attendance — the very first Nobu Residences in North America will anchor an extraordinary integrated destination, featuring two residential towers, as well as the first Nobu Restaurant and Nobu Hotel in Canada.

Both towers will be home to exclusive residences anchored by Toronto’s flagship Nobu Restaurant, with a signature Nobu Hotel at the top of the West Tower.
Both towers will be home to exclusive residences anchored by Toronto’s flagship Nobu Restaurant, with a signature Nobu Hotel at the top of the West Tower.

Situated amongst the Toronto’s most awe-inspiring arts and cultural institutions, Nobu Toronto — to be developed by Madison Group — will occupy a prime location on Mercer Street, in the heart of the city’s vibrant entertainment district. Which means future Nobu Toronto residents and guests will be just steps from first-class shopping, museums, galleries and theatres, as well as Toronto’s booming restaurant and nightlife scene.

This impending beacon of the Toronto skyline will also mark an artistic urban space that rises from the historic facades along Mercer Street. After all, Nobu Toronto’s architecture (from Teeple Architects) and interior design (from Studio Munge) promise to celebrate not just materiality, but craftsmanship, too.

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The Nobu amenities aim to be, “a harmonious space that nourishes the mind, body and soul.” Spanning two floors and connected by unique outdoor space, a grand circular glass atrium rises from the ninth floor to the tenth, while a tranquil pond in polished black granite anchors the space.

Ultimately, Nobu Toronto aims to be recognized as a sanctuary dedicated to thoughtful, authentic living.

The Nobu fitness club on the ninth floor.
The Nobu fitness club on the ninth floor, which includes a fitness centre, a glass atrium, spin studio, yoga studio, massage room, an Ofuro (a small bathtub for soaking and relaxing after massage), hot tub, dry sauna, wet steam room, a cold plunge, change rooms, and a water feature.
The Nobu garden on the tenth floor.
The Nobu garden on the tenth floor.
The Nobu villas on the tenth floor, which include the Nobu outdoor terrace, a glass atrium, barbecue and prep deck, the Nobu villa, a conference room, screening room, games lounge, private dining area with Chef’s table, servery, and a water feature.
The Nobu villas on the tenth floor, which include the Nobu outdoor terrace, a glass atrium, barbecue and prep deck, the Nobu villa, a conference room, screening room, games lounge, private dining area with Chef’s table, servery, and a water feature.

In fact, every aspect of the tower has been designed to take full advantage of Toronto and Lake Ontario views, delivering moments of respite to residents and guests above the hustle and bustle of this dazzling city.

The Nobu Residences promise that residents will be, “welcomed by a sense of calm and understated luxury. Nobu Residences Toronto will be a sanctuary dedicated to thoughtful sophisticated living.” Oh yes, and Chef Nobu Matsuhisa and Robert De Niro will each possess their own respective penthouses.

The living room - a rendering for Nobu Residences Toronto.
The living room – a rendering for Nobu Residences Toronto.

We just have one question — when can we move in?

#Views, from The Nobu Residences.
#Views, from The Nobu Residences.

BY THE NUMBERS:

1,000,000,000+ … Media impressions per Nobu Hotel launch.

3,200,000 … Number of customers who support Nobu brands per year.

$1,339,900 … What Nobu Toronto prices top out at.

$424,900 … What Nobu Toronto prices start at.

$80,000 … Cost to purchase parking at Nobu Toronto.

 15,000 sq. ft. … Space for Nobu Toronto’s two-level restaurant, which will include a signature bar lounge, outdoor seating and chic private dining rooms.

 3,500 … Number of system employees working for Nobu.

2022 … Year that Nobu Toronto development is scheduled for completion.

 2013 … Year that Nobu launched its first hotel, a boutique site within Caesars Palace Las Vegas.

 1994 … Year that Chef Nobu Matsuhisu and Robert De Niro opened Nobu New York.

1,091 sq. ft. … Largest sized Nobu Toronto unit.

660 … Planned number of condominium suites in Nobu Toronto’s two 45-storey towers.

417 sq. ft. … Smallest sized Nobu Toronto unit.

34 … Restaurants in the Nobu portfolio.

17 … Hotels in the Nobu portfolio.

5 … Continents where Nobu has operations.

$0.63 per sq. ft. per month … What maintenance fees at Nobu Toronto will run you.

The Lobby at Nobu Residences Toronto.
The Lobby at Nobu Residences Toronto.