floor plan fix: The Residences of 488 UniveRsiTy AvenUe
Madison Avenue 986-square-foot two-bedroom-plus-den suite plus 130-square-foot balcony
The Residences of 488 University Avenue (488university.com) is Amexon’s new downtown residence that clocks in at 55 storeys of shimmering glass and steel. Amexon takes its inspiration from the other major avenues of the world, like New York’s Park Avenue and Paris’s Champs-Élysées. Easy access to transit, a sun-and-swim terrace and a huge fitness centre make 488 University an enviable address. This two-bedroom-plus- den suite starting at $678,800 exemplifies the tower’s luxe living spaces with 9-foot-high smooth ceilings and futuristic automation systems to control music, lighting, temperature and more from any mobile device. Here are the apartment’s design positives and some creative ways to deal with a few tricky spaces.
Presentation Centre 393 University, 416-252-3000 (Monday to Sunday 10 am to 8 pm)