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Nov 19, 2012 07:59 AM

Food targeted Condo coming to Toronto

I just heard an ad for this on the radio. The ad starts listing all kinds of salt and then says something like "The Epicurean, for the foodie",21-ne...

I have mixed feelings, between laughter and finding it interesting how they are marketing this:

Organic herb garden anyone?

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  1. as a condo dweller myself, i would totally appreciate access to a top notch kitchen. its not something i need everyday, but it could host dinner parties using say a 100k kitchen id be very happy with that. this is much more useful to me than say a pool table or a treadmill.

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    1. re: KhaoSanRoad

      good point - but imagine the nightmare getting owners to clean up after their mess?

      1. re: justxpete

        I imagine it would involve some kind of cleaning deposit...

        1. re: jlunar

          Obvs... But still. I take it you've never sat on a Condo board before?

            1. re: jlunar

              lol, you don't wanna know... It's hard to get people to keep even BBQ's and BBQ utensils clean. I couldn't even fathom a full kitchen. Disastro!

              1. re: justxpete

                LOL duly noted. +1 in the "stay in a house" list.

    2. I hate the way it's marketed, but having an awesome way to host large parties at a condo as if it were my home is way more useful than a pool, as KhaoSanRoad points out. Probably less taxing on the condo fees too.

      However, I feel like this isn't new - I remember some pretty swank party kitchens in Markham condos!

      1. What a joke. How many huge parties do we all have every year that this is such an attraction? Also, I'd rather have my party in my own place. And even if you had a couple a year is it worth buying a condo in that particular building for that?

        Nevermind that the amenities condos promise never seem to live up to the hype.

        1. It's funny marketing but I can see the kitchen appealing to some, as below. Or for example, someone downsizing from a big house who has done a lot of entertaining might find it easier to accept a condo kitchen this way. Now whether they actually use it as planned is another matter.
          But even if one likes the concept and doesn't find it pretentious, it's a pretty lame effort - they should have hired a foodie copy editor who knows the difference between palette and palate...