An Ode to The Perfect Lobby

Usually overlooked and rushed passed, the lobby of any home is one that is typically the most over-looked. This is not the case with the lobbies in any Oben Flats building. 

To us, the lobby in our buildings is an extension of the home. Inspired by top boutique hotels from around the world, a large part of our concentration when building an Oben Flats building goes into how to perfect the lobby. It's meant to be a space where you can entertain, work, meet with friends or take a beat from your crazy day. Above all, it's meant to be an impeccable first impression of the space you live in upon first entering. 

The open concept space is broken into three zones: the entrance where you can access the front door and the elevator, the lounge area and the wet bar. Expertly furnished with pieces from Moroso Italy, enjoy a quiet morning lounging in one of the sling chairs while sipping a complimentary espresso, set up your office for the day at the bar powered by our free wifi to mix your workday up or offer to host your friends' next soiree with confidence.

Aesthetic isn't the only aspects of the lobby that receives attention to detail. To create a warm and welcoming environment we worked closely with Nose Knows to develop a custom Oben Flats scent that is lightly infused in the air. Finding the perfect balance to ensure this scent isn't over-bearing or inconsistent, this touch of elegance leaves you with a familiar feeling of relaxation and familiarity. And finally, to complement the visuals, aroma and comfort of our space, a collaboration between Oben Flats and DJ Bello Sound can be heard throughout the lobby and other common areas to truly fulfil one's senses.

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Oben Flats – Leslieville Celebrates First Birthday with Summer Rooftop Party

Our Leslieville location is turning one this year so we hosted a party on its rooftop this past Sunday to celebrate. Back dropped by the iconic Toronto skyline and CN Tower, many of our residents, colleagues and friends came out and joined us to celebrate Oben Flats – Leslieville’s first birthday. With a live DJ set from Bellosound, hand-crafted eats from Food Dudes and the cosmic cocktails of BarChef, the party was in full swing and extended the weekend a little longer before we hung it up for the week.

To start it couldn’t have been a better day to host a party, clear sunny sky that offered incredible views of the city that we call home. Atop the building designed by the award-winning architects of Superkül, guests mingled and sipped signature cocktails, danced and enjoyed the festivities until the sun set. Getting the opportunity to celebrate this milestone was truly special for us, and we’re thankful that photographer and filmmaker Darid Barouti was there to capture the whole soiree. Have a look at some of the pics from the party and relive it if you were there, or be jealous that you weren’t.

We’ll see you at the next one.

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