Matt Vardy is a creative agent specializing in photography, design and video with a focus on real estate in the Greater Toronto Area. His work has caught the attention of professional athletes, billboard-charting musicians and leading brands such as Warner Bros. Records, L’Occitane En Provence, Air Canada, TRUMP, Empire Communities & more. Today, he takes us inside Penthouse #5501 of TRUMP Tower in Toronto.
It all starts with a private elevator…
Jumping out of my cab at Bay and Adelaide, I made my way to the front doors of Trump Toronto. I was on my way to Penthouse 5501 with great expectations. From the main entrance, I was escorted through the hotel and up to the Residences Sky Lobby on the 32nd floor. I had expected to find a luxurious space, because “luxury” is what the Trump name is known for, however, what I saw when I actually walked in far exceeded those expectations; it truly took my breath away. From there, I then took a second elevator up to the exclusive and private lobby for Penthouse 5501. I felt like I had entered into a whole other world.
Vast and wide
Everything inside Penthouse 5501 is larger than life. The rooms are all oversized (the “Great Room” is over 37′ x 37′ in size), the ceilings are all extra high and (perhaps most unusual of all) the hallway to the kitchen/office/master bedroom/master bathroom is seemingly endless at ~52 feet long (to put this into perspective, bowling alleys are typically 60 feet long). I was also taken by the interior decor and the overall craftsmanship which was all totally solid.
My favourite detail was the Steinway & Sons grand piano in the Great Room, which was autographed by Lang Lang. Also walking along the floors produces zero noise and all doors close tightly shut. The careful attention to such details adds to the overall luxurious feel. Noise control between rooms was very good as well and I felt very calm and cozy, a thing I I did not expected in a building like Trump Toronto which is usually buzzing with activity.
On top of Toronto
The terrace is expansive and the view from it is breathtaking. You honestly feel like you are standing on top of Toronto. Many other buildings that feel tall from the ground like the Sheraton Centre appeared to be miniature from this vantage point. You can look North, East and West for as far as the eye can see and it is a fascinating view especially at night when you can watch all the cars headlights leaving downtown as people get off work and head to the suburbs.