The Innovation Suite at Ten York
The Innovation Suite at Ten York takes us into the future of luxurious condominium living by seamlessly merging technology and design.
“The Innovation Suite at Ten York represents the incredible possibilities that occur when design and technology meet,” said Stella Salvador, Principal Interior Designer, Tridel. “When we conceptualized this project, our vision was to create a luxury home experience unlike any other. We are thrilled to share more of the incredible features in this innovative project today, which will set a new design standard for condominium living in Toronto.”
The pathway to the Innovation Suite began when Tridel started exploring smart home technology, despite the lack of existing research or infrastructure within the space. It sought to garner a deep-rooted understanding of how smart home technologies could meet to exceed the needs of future residents.
To develop the concept, Tridel opted to work within a vertical, multi-residential living space. The condo developer selected the Innovation Suite as the “crown jewel” of the existing Tridel Connect smart home system by adding features and amenities without compromising the interior finishes.
Upon entering the suite, residents will be able to activate key features through voice control, like the centralized lighting, audio visuals and motorized blinds. The suite’s system control panel can be controlled by voice, phone, or touch, and can be programmed with different scenes.
Leading into the central living area, the first of four wireless charging pads throughout the suite make access to device power consistent and easily accessible. An ultra short-throw laser projector offers HD viewing while maximizing space by sitting in the millwork below the screen.
All features of the Innovation Suite are tied into the overall concept and design of the space and most are synchronized with the assistance of smart home assistants like Amazon’s Alexa.
Within the kitchen, cooking and meal preparation is made easy thanks to smart home appliances, controlled through the associated mobile app. Plumbing fixtures like the kitchen faucet can also be controlled, and the powder room features a smart toilet with built-in speakers to play music, a heated seat, and foot warmer.
In the master bedroom, a glass partition goes from opaque to transparent with the touch of a button, offering opportunities to enjoy natural light or disconnect in privacy. An entertainment wall provides another smart TV system along with an electric fireplace, which uses mist and special lighting to create realistic looking flames.
The ensuite bathroom creates an indulgent setting with heated floors, a smart mirror that can be voice controlled and change lighting so one’s appearance can be checked thoroughly. The bathroom additionally includes a smart shower with voice-controllable water temperature and flow rate, and an AV-connected vibracoustic bath which can use sound to vibrate the water in the tub.
“As our lives get busier and more hectic, we’re all looking for ways to simplify the everyday and find more time to pursue leisure or spend time with loved ones,” said Adrian Wang, Director of Innovation and Sustainability, Tridel. “With the Innovation Suite, we saw an opportunity to seamlessly integrate technology without compromising design. We’re using smart technologies to find modern conveniences and enjoy new luxuries, while also introducing new opportunities to build community and connection with the rest of the building’s residents and amenities.”