XO Condos


At the 14-storey, Core Architects and Turner Fleischer Architects-designed XO Condos on the southwest corner of King and Dufferin in Toronto’s West End, Lifetime Developments and Pinedale Properties have revealed the range of unique amenities designed by Tomas Pearce Interior Design that they will offer to residents, from the building’s fitness and recreational facilities including a dedicated spin studio, to a children’s playroom with a ball pit, and even a pet spa, the project will boast more than 9,300ft² of amenities once it is completed next year.


The building will feature many one-of-a-kind amenities and shared spaces, starting with the ground floor lobby where finishes have been selected to reflect the tonality and rustic nature of the brick, and warm leathers and soft seating add a touch of warmth. A resident mailroom will be located next to the lobby, supported by both self-serve and full-service chilled delivery which can be used for keeping deliveries of perishable goods such as groceries or wine cool while your package is waiting to be picked up.

XO Condos will also boast a fitness centre that stretches across an entire floor, featuring an LED spin room with an elevated platform for the spin instructor, a first-time amenity for a condominium in Toronto. Also available on the fitness level will be TRX spaces for weight lifting and strength training, cardio machines, a yoga and dance studio, and a sports lounge fitted with comfortable seating and television for residents to come and relax with, or to watch a sports game.



Other unique spaces and services will also be part of the building, including a dedicated pet spa that will provide grooming services, and a video gaming hub with multiple screens and gaming consoles for international gaming.

XO Condos will also feature a play space dedicated to children, that will be equipped with a ball pit, playhouse, movie hub, a reading zone, a separate section for arts and crafts, and a washroom. The playroom will extend to an outdoor play area away from the city streets.



There will be an outdoor lounge for adults, too; a rooftop terrace overlooking the buzzing cityscape will be decorated with seating arrangements and lighting. Indoor lounge space will also take shape in the form of a group study and library zone, which will feature independent desks for those needing to work quietly, as well as cocoons, communal benches, and tables for collaborative work.



XO Condos will add residential space and bring new commercial offerings to an already buzzing and lively King West neighbourhood. The project will also see XO2 Condos rise to join it shortly.

You can learn more from our Database file for the project, linked below. If you’d like, you can join in on the conversation in the associated Project Forum thread, or leave a comment in the space provided on this page.


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Dear Friends,

We hope that your family and loved ones continue to be safe and healthy. Each day we are watching the situation unfold, and adapting together to evolving regulations and changes influencing our new unprecedented way of living. We are confident that we will get through this.

We wanted to take a quick moment to provide you with an update on how Lifetime Developments is addressing COVID-19. The safety of our employees, trade partners and customers continues to be of the utmost importance. While Lifetime is still operational and very much active, we are taking every precaution necessary to ensure a safe environment for our stakeholders. While our head office team is working remotely, everyone has access to proper technology and tools to guarantee that our projects are moving forward, and that you have the same level of access to support that you have grown accustom to. This practice extends to our sales offices as well to ensure that our Purchasers still remain in contact with us for any questions that you may have.

As many of you may know, Doug Ford, on behalf of the Government of Ontario, deemed above-ground construction an essential service, which means that work on Whitehaus, Panda and Liberty Market Tower continues. To ensure the safety of the individuals working on each project, we are taking every step possible to safeguard our sites and teams, including ensuring the availability to PPE for site attendees, daily cleaning with active sanitization of the entire site, bi-weekly inspections with health and safety inspectors and COVID training to all site attendees. Our offices are all on reduced staff and intermittent hours, to strengthen social distance rules.

We are all in this together. This is a very serious virus, but if we all do our part, we can stop the spread, flatten the curve and return to normalcy as quickly as possible. We are here for you, and are only a phone call or e-mail away. On behalf of everyone at Lifetime Developments, we want to thank you for your understanding as we work together to adapt to our new way of life. We hope you continue to stay safe and practice your handwashing and social distancing.

With great positivity,
The Team at Lifetime Developments

And The Colour of the Year goes to…

Step aside Living Coral, because Pantone has just announced Classic Blue as the 2020 Colour of the Year! Described as “a timeless and enduring blue hue”, this colour is set to give interiors a subtle, versatile pop this year.

Each year for the past 20, Colour company Pantone carefully announces a Colour of the Year based on different global influences such as travel and culture.

This long-awaited news is sure to impact millions of purchasing decisions this year as architects and interior decorators alike look to keep on trend. Already giving their two cents on the colour are the latter of these two professionals- recommending adding Classic Blue as a thoughtful accent to a room. Check out the Classic Blue inspired textured rug and velour statement couch below, adding touches of “rich colour” to their respective rooms.

Mary Costa Photography

Mary Costa Photography

Fashionably ahead of the curve on this one was Lifetime Developments. For this developer, Classic Blue was front and centre back in 2017 as evidenced with Bisha Hotel & Residences. In collaboration with Toronto based designer Studio Munge and Kravitz Design Inc, Bisha features playful blue pops in its modern finishes. Pictured below are tasteful bathroom and bedroom shots showcasing the 2020 Colour of the Year!

Bisha Hotel & Residences by Lifetime Developments

Feeling inspired? How will you incorporate Classic Blue in your space at XO Condos…have fun with it!

2020 Resolutions, Here I Come!

Another year in the books! 2019 was one to remember as the world watched Greta Thunberg make headlines for global change, witness Justin Bieber and Hailey Baldwin say ‘I do’ and of course the unveiling of the long-awaited all-electric Tesla Cybertruck.

With every new year comes opportunity for reflection- how did I do this year? What can I do better? In this way, maybe a new decade allows for the ultimate reflection. Did I accomplish what I wanted to in the last ten years? What will the next ten look like?

Whether it’s vying for your dream job, spending more time with those you love, hitting snooze less or just saying no to that second chocolate chip cookie (no matter how soft and chewy)… this will be your decade- I can feel it!

Here to help you to get it done right is none other than your friendly local neighborhood spots by XO Condos! Making a stop at these places should have you feeling better than before you walked in.

Journal @ Louie Craft Coffee
1187 King St. W.

I can’t be the only one who buys a lovely journal each year only to watch it sit in its lonesome on my bedside table, right? Well no longer, because new decade means new habits! Get lost in your thoughts in this minimalistic, whimsical coffee shop. Packed with Parkdale spirit, this is the place to treat yourself to some serious me time on a cozy Sunday morning.

Detoxify at @ Pure Yoga Toronto
47 Fraser Avenue

Flush those toxins away and elevate your heart rate at Pure Yoga Toronto. They’re even offering a $50 unlimited intro. month right now (check out their website for deets!).

New decade, new me. But actually this time, we got this!

Adios, Winter Blues!

Brrrrrr! We can’t deny it anymore, winter is here in full force; the boots and parkas are out to play. It’s no secret that it can be tough to find the motivation to get out there during this chilly time. I get it – the idea of staying cozy inside is much more enticing. But, while necessary sometimes, we can’t let this cold front keep us from hanging out with our family and friends! I challenge us all to step outside (pun intended) of our comfort zones, and try to make the most of these upcoming chilly weeks!

No need to search for what to do, we’ve got you covered! Check out these fun-filled activities less than 5km from XO Condos:

Free Ice Skating @ The Bentway Skate Trail (250 York Street)
December 20-February 17

Photo credit to https://www.thebentway.ca/event/the-bentway-skate-trail-holiday-season/

Come wintertime, The Bentway transforms into a wondrous 220m skate trail. The trail features an on-site winter village, equipped with hot chocolate and warming stations (amen!). If you’re an amateur on the ice, The Bentway will offer free skate lessons for kids and adults! For more information, check out their website here – https://www.thebentway.ca/event/the-bentway-skate-trail-holiday-season/.

Tobogganing @ Bickford Park (400 Grace Street)
As long as the snow is out to play

Photo credit to http://www.torontofunplaces.com/component/k2/item/824-bickford-park

This City of Toronto approved tobogganing location is praised for having some of the best hills in the City! With 3 hills at the park, you are bound to enjoy some stellar rides! Let your inner kid run free and get out there while you can!

The cold never bothered us anyways!

What’s Glistening by XO This Holiday Season

The holiday season is nearly here and we all know what that means… shimmering lights, joyful cheer, quality time with family and of course candy cane flavoured everything. Alexa, play ‘All I Want For Christmas Is You’ by Mariah Carey.

Where can you go to get all this goodness in one place? Look no further than a 10-minute stroll south from your doorstep at XO Condos for your festive fix! You’ll find yourself at the Toronto Aurora Winter Festival! The Canadian National Exhibition (CNE) is transforming the Ontario Place West Island for its second year into a magical winter wonderland, “where holiday magic comes to life”! Prime attractions include a ‘frozen pond’ ice rink with picturesque Toronto views (skates available for rent), a 170 ft. tube park, gigantic light displays, amusement rides, food gardens and even a heated Christmas Market! Ideal for the whole family, the Toronto Aurora Winter Festival opens today and will remain open until January 5th, 2020.

Frozen Pond at 2018 Toronto Aurora Winter Festival

Don’t wait or the hot chocolate may get cold! Join in on the fun and purchase your admission tickets today! Family Passes start at $49.99 (plus tax) and General Admission Passes start at $17.99 (plus tax). Check out this link to buy tickets and to learn more about the holiday event of the season – https://www.aurorawinterfestival.com/toronto/tickets/.

Food Gardens at 2018 Toronto Aurora Winter Festival

Photo Credit https://www.aurorawinterfestival.com/toronto

Toronto Wolfpack on the Rise

The Toronto Wolfpack is the City’s esteemed rugby league club. The team competes in the top-tier ‘Super League’ based out of England. Since its inaugural season in 2016, the Wolfpack have seen great success. When they play at home, the players are met with sold out crowds filled with passionate fans.

Home games are played right in Liberty Village at Lamport Stadium (also referred to as The Den), which is less than a 5-minute walk from XO Condos! The Den hold 9,600 people and features a fresh turf field.

While the team is already great, they’re about to get even better and Toronto fans can’t stop freaking out about it! How can they get even better you ask? Sonny Bill Williams just agreed to join the roster. Williams will be the highest-paid player in the history of the game, with a reported two-year, $10 million offer. The New Zealand native has been crowned as one of the best in the sport.

Safe to say, this season will be an exciting one to follow. Make sure to check out all the action starting February 2nd, 2020 as The Wolfpack kick off their fourth season!

Photo credit to www.madeincanada.com

Link to buy tickets at Lamport Stadium can be found here.

Celebrating Halloween by XO Condos

What do mummies listen to on Halloween? Wrap music!!! Sorry, I had to. Now, jokes aside, as Halloween is surely no laughing matter. Rather, it is spooky and can pack quite the fright.

Speaking of spooky, as I walk around the XO neighborhood, I can’t help but notice ghostly decorations around store fronts and homes. But hey, this is the one time of year eeriness is totally festive! So BOO! I’m right here for it. Really though, it’s hard not to get excited about a time that celebrates all things candy, especially when candy corn is your kryptonite. The very best part- it’s suitable for all ages! That’s right mom and dad, you hereby have permission to dress up.

Where else to spend Halloween than right near your future home, XO Condos? Check out these Halloween events happening by the hood…

Screemers @ Exhibition Place (Better Living Centre)
This event ¬¬prides itself as Toronto’s best haunted attraction, celebrating its 26th year of guests ‘living the fear’! Recommended for children 10+, a $34.95 ticket will get you admission to all 7 haunted mazes and unlimited rides on the Midway of Horrors! On now until November 2nd!

Fort York After Dark @ Fort York National Historic Site
Tour the grounds of Fork York, just east of XO condos and hear tales about the history that surrounds it. Haunted lighthouse visit included! Recommended for children 8+. The cost is $13.50/person, on from October 28th to 31st!

Halloween Party @ The Drake (19+)
Stop by The Drake Hotel on Thursday, October 31st at 9pm for a guaranteed party. Don’t forget to dress up for a chance to win cash prizes! No cover.

That’s a wrap (no pun intended on that one). Happy Halloween to all; be safe and have fun! Remember, it’s always cooler to be the person in the all-out costume than be the person in otherwise normal attire with cat ears.

Pumpkin Spice and Everything Nice

Well it’s officially that time of year. You’re not alone in noticing cozy sweaters and leaves falling off the trees. This signifies one thing and one thing alone… PUMPKIN. SPICE. SEASON. That’s right folks, October is here and that means it is now seasonally appropriate to order and indulge in your favorite fall trend. So where can you go to get your annual fix, or perhaps admittedly jump on the bandwagon? Look no further than the King and Dufferin neighborhood surrounding XO Condos – here you’re guaranteed to find a toasty, specialty pumpkin spice beverage or treat.

Starbucks – 1200 King St W.

Starbucks Pumpkin Spice Latte – Bustle.com

An infamous classic. Walk over to 1200 King St. W for the original PSL (pumpkin spice latte). Your neighborhood Starbucks has got you covered on this front. For a classic, timeless warm drink; you can’t go wrong by stopping by.

Nadège Patisserie – 780 Queen St W.

Pumpkin Spiced Tart – nadege-patisserie.com

Check out this shop of sweets to find their traditional Pumpkin Tart, made fresh with roasted Ontario pumpkins and a secret blend of pumpkin pie spices in a shortbread crust. If this doesn’t scream Autumn feels, what does?

Sam James Coffee Bar – 141 Ossington Ave.

Pumpkin Pop Tart – samjamescoffeebar.com

Who doesn’t love a good ‘ol pop tart! This pumpkin twist on a beloved classic is all the rave at this coffee bar. Buy one today for a treat to enjoy along your neighborhood stroll.

The proof is in the pumpkin, people. Saying bye to Summer doesn’t have to be all bad. So, throw on your fuzzy scarf, wave hello to fall and enjoy the pumpkin spice (and everything nice) aroma while it’s here!

Could Get Used To This…

It’s not over till it’s over! Toronto residents are rejoicing as they continue to bask in September sun. No need to double check calendars though, while hard to believe, this is indeed the real deal. It’s late in September and we’re sleeveless in 27-degree heat. Throw on your shades and enjoy it while it lasts with these patio hot spots in the XO neighborhood…

Tennessee Tavern
1154 Queen Street W.


This outdoor hideaway is far from the usual. With brightly lit neon signs surrounding a vintage birdcage, this is an awesome spot to have a cold one. Make sure you also check out the menu, filled with unique European eats. https://tennesseetavern.ca/

8 Pardee Avenue


Bring the family along for a tasty outing at this great bakery. Famous for their ‘Spreads on Bread’, Brodflour will not disappoint. Their cozy patio looks like the ultimate spot for a fresh Sourdough Rye Brownie. https://brodflour.com/

Local Liberty Village
171 E Liberty Street


An infamous neighborhood hangout featuring rotating taps of craft beer, Local is THE place to hang out with friends and enjoy the rest of the Toronto heat while it’s here! http://locallibertyvillage.com/

So, get on out there and take advantage everyone! Get your dose of Vitamin D in while you can. Before we know it, we’ll be taking out our parkas and mitts…