The Times Group has just raised prices across the board (http://www.the500condos.com/floorplans/pricelist.pdf). See the example of the J suite below.
500 Sherbourne - 2 bedroom "J" suite (978 sq.ft. + 45 sq.ft. balcony)
Price development (7th floor suite)
Date FromPrice Parking Locker TotalPrice PSF Incentives
12/07 $336,900 $27,000 $3,500 $367,400 $376 $7000+S/S+laminate
02/08 $351,900 $30,000 $3,500 $385,400 $394 S/S+laminate
06/08 $351,900 $30,000 $3,500 $385,400 $394 none
06/09 $367,900 $30,000 $3,500 $401,400 $410 none
07/09 $380,490 $30,000 $3,500 $413,990 $423 none
So you don't get Stainless applicances anymore? I'm guessing it's too late to pick your own finishes?The color choices are being made by the builder's "designer". The new price includes smooth ceilings as well as laminate flooring. Although, I don't know if the laminate is for the whole unit or excludes bedroom(s).
I was told that the remaining units will NOT have the centre island & if you want one, you'll have to get it on your own after you move in. I seem to also remember being told that the new price includes stainless steel appliances but it's not shown on the pricelist. I guess the builder must have decided against it.
For those of you who are still interested in getting a unit in this building, do act fast cos they are moving back on-site sometime in Sept (2mths from now) & they WILL increase their price yet again. Well, at least this is what I was told and I won't be surprise.
So you don't get Stainless applicances anymore? I'm guessing it's too late to pick your own finishes?
^If you are willing to wait 5 years, you'll be able to pick up SS appliances for $10...from all those condo owners dumping their "dated" c.2005 appliances for the next big trend: colourful painted appliances!