Cielo Shortlisted for Interior Design’s Best of Year Awards
December 14, 2022

The accolades for Cielo continue to accrue. The most recent honour? A nod on the shortlist for Interior Design Magazine’s Best of Year (BoY) Awards for Best Multi-Unit Housing Design. For more than 17 years, the BoYs have been honouring the best in design talent, celebrating designers, architects, and manufacturers from around the world in a gala event in New York City. They have come to represent the ultimate measure of excellence, showcasing what's happening in the world of design today, while simultaneously setting the bar even higher for the future.

This year, the selection committee was captivated by the extraordinary design at Cielo – a statement of refined architectural modernism, with serene spaces that comfort, calm and inspire, together, creating a backdrop where people can live their lives, raise their children, and confront the triumphs and challenges of the everyday.

“This new building blends the modern charm of a high-rise with the historical significance of the Bloor Street United Church, all while creating a space that fosters community and connection,” says Andrew Dyke, KPMB partner and one of the architects on the project. Outside, a sweeping tower rises up from the 19th century neo-gothic landmark, creating the structure for aesthetically stunning interiors that expertly combine warm materials like wood, stone and meticulous touches of gold, to create a synergy between the sleek finishes and the ecclesiastical elements of the church.

"We knew from the start that Cielo was an exceptional project," says Natascha Pieper, Collecdev's Vice President of Sales and Marketing, "but with each new nomination and award we continue to be honoured and humbled by the overwhelming response from both the industry and, more importantly, the purchasers who have chosen to make Cielo their home."

The BoYs put Cielo in illustrious company, among some of the very best architects and designers in the world including Gensler and BIG - Bjarke Ingles Group. It's a position not unfamiliar to KPMB, the renowned architectural firm responsible for Cielo and lauded for an extensive portfolio that includes award-winning projects like The Gardiner Museum and the restoration and renovation of the historic Royal Conservatory of Music campus with the addition of a breathtakingly beautiful new glass and brick performance venue, Koerner Hall, all just a few blocks away on Bloor.

“For us, the key thing is that it fits,” says Marianne McKenna, the KPMB partner heading the Cielo design team. “Even if a new building is of a different scale and of a different time, we’re firmly committed that it should complement the older buildings around it. We’re committed to making our neighbours feel good.”

With the striking plans for Cielo, the neighbours in the Annex will no doubt be overjoyed. The sleek and stylish residential tower will breathe new life into one of the city’s historic landmark structures, enhancing one of its most beloved neighbourhoods. A nod from Interior Design Magazine only confirms what we already knew - this community is an uncommon luxury, a place that will redefine Toronto’s skyline and quickly become a landmark Bloor Street address.

Don’t miss your opportunity to capture an uncommon luxury. Contact a member of our sales team today to learn more about our remaining suites.

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