With classes online, students can only dream of what it will be like to return to campus for their studies. For many students, especially those beginning their University careers, it will be their first time going to campus and enjoying the culture and vibrancy of downtown Toronto.
One key question that students ask themselves when gearing up for the school year is, “where can I live that has everything I need yet is close to campus?” It can often be difficult for students to find a space that meets all their criteria. Luckily, there is The Waverley, a boutique, hotel quality rental community right on the corner of College and Spadina, which is perfect for students looking for a place to call home!
Apart from the great location, The Waverley is a gorgeous 17-storey architectural masterpiece built on the site of the old Waverley Hotel and Silver Dollar Room, a registered heritage landmark. The former historic Silver Dollar will be carefully restored and many of the site’s original elements will be reincorporated, including the terrazzo floors, painted murals, bar, and of course, the iconic Silver Dollar sign.
The Silver Dollar Room was a vibrant music venue that operated from 1958 to 2017 and played host to some amazing musical talent, including Bobby Bland, Curley Bridges, Death From Above 1979, Bob Dylan, Levon Helm, The Barenaked Ladies, and Blue Rodeo.
After their shows, many musicians found themselves staying the night next door at The Waverley Hotel; a family run hotel opened by John J. Powell in the 1900s. The emerging jazz and blues scene attracted many artists and writers throughout the 1960s and 70s. The newly constructed former Silver Dollar Room is a re-creation of this special piece of Toronto history. It has been thoughtfully designed to bring back the vibrant nature of the old venue. The Waverley looks forward to welcoming back classic tunes, dancing, cocktails, and food keeping the spirit alive in the former Silver Dollar Room space.
The Waverley rental tower has been meticulously designed and will include a collection of 5-star amenities, from a fully-equipped penthouse gym (a major upgrade from at-home workouts on your yoga mat) featuring Greenhouse Juice Co. drinks, a yoga and spin studio, a rooftop infinity pool, Boxcar Social Lobby Café, co-working space, screening room, and rooftop terrace with BBQs. And for those of you bringing along your furry companion for the school year, there’s also a pet spa for all of your pet grooming needs! Living at The Waverley makes student life effortless and enjoyable.
But if you’re more of a ‘homebody’, we totally get that too, and at The Waverley, you’ll be more than happy spending time at home. Suites will feature quality designer finishes and bode 9’ foot ceilings, Wi-Fi enabled NEST thermostats, a full-sized stacked washer/dryer, quartz countertops and slab backsplash, stainless steel KitchenAid® appliances, wine fridges, keyless smart lock entry doors, a custom milled mudroom bench, and more. In addition, Rogers Ignite™ Gigabit Internet is included at no extra cost. There’s a range of studio, one bedroom, two bedroom, and three-bedroom suites to choose from.
Besides comfort and quality, life at The Waverley also has your health covered. Residents have complimentary access to virtual care from Cleveland Clinic Canada, a global healthcare leader. No need to wait for hours at a walk-in clinic for a simple issue or sit in a crowded doctor’s office for your appointment. Instantly connect with a Cleveland Clinic clinician for health advice and prescriptions. Life at the Waverley is really that easy.
Now you’re probably thinking that all this is too good to be true. While the service offering at The Waverley truly is top-tier in terms of value, to make it even sweeter there is a limited time early bird special to first residents, which you can learn more about at www.thewaverleylife.ca.
Disclaimer: This content was created by The Varsity’s Content Lab on behalf of Fitzrovia Real Estate. The Varsity’s editorial department was not involved.