The Yorkdale

The Yorkdale

In Toronto, The Yorkdale Condominiums will bring a new level of connectivity to those who appreciate living in a convenient urban setting. In mid-September, Context and Metropia Urban Landscapes will launch the first tower in this two-tower residence situated on Ranee Avenue at Allen Road, steps from the Yorkdale subway and fabulous Yorkdale Mall. Talk about being connected! Shopping and working at the mall will involve a brief stroll. Anyone attending, working at or teaching at York University will have just a 10-minute commute. Plus, the University of Toronto, Ryerson University and the city’s Financial District are also minutes away.

Imagine all of this for prices beginning from $169,900 for studios. Yes, that’s $169,900. When is the last time you saw a price point like that in the city? One-bedroom designs will start from $199,900; two –bedrooms from $258,900; and two-bedroom, two-bath plans from $289,900. The developers have put a lot of careful thought into the wide-shallow layouts, which allow in more natural light through expansive windows.

These well-designed suites are framed by an impressive 15-storey exterior by KPMB Architects and Page + Steele / IBI Group Architects. Take a look at the renderings and notice how clean, modern and light these mid-rise buildings will be. What a fantastic choice to get in on the ground floor! You can register NOW to be on the priority list for this brand new condominium offering at TheYorkdaleCondos.com.

Colours of Emerald City

The Colours of Emerald City

The intersection of Sheppard Avenue and Don Mills Road is certainly taking on an exciting new life, with ELAD’s Emerald City community undergoing a lot of activity. Owners are now moving into the first three towers, Emerald City 1, Dream Tower and Emerald City 2, and ELAD’s eagerly anticipated newest Phase The Colours of Emerald City. The first building Biyu will be launched soon.

Perched on one of the highest elevations in North York, Biyu will offer gorgeous views. In the building, residents will have access to lovely amenities including a chic lobby, fitness centre, swimming pool, hot tub and His and Hers saunas, all opening onto an outdoor barbecue terrace. Also opening onto this gorgeous outdoor space is the party room with its indoor dining room, lounge, screening room and games room.

Master planned to perfection, Emerald City is home to the 50,000 sq. ft. Parkway Forest Community Centre, which is well under construction and will offer a large pool, gym, YMCA-operated daycare, rooftop garden and green roof. When you walk through the community, you will be amazed at how close the subway entrance is. And of course, Fairview Mall is just across the street, offering one of Toronto’s most popular places to shop, dine, watch a movie and access services. And how is this for convenience – residents live next to the subway and city bus stops, as well as moments from Highways 404 and 401!

Colours EntranceStop by the Presentation Centre and ask to tour the furnished model suites. Just look for the spectacular brightly coloured cones that form the first phase of the community’s public art component. Canadian novelist, visual artist and Office of the Order of Canada Douglas Coupland created this masterpiece to provide a sense of place and optimism. You can find out more about the residential opportunities available at EmeraldCityLife.ca.

The Carlaw

The Carlaw

Streetcar Developments’ motto is “Rethink Urban Living,” and the company is certainly doing that in Leslieville. Construction is progressing well on The Carlaw, Streetcar’s exciting urban residence energized by its artistic surroundings at Carlaw and Dundas. Savvy condo buyers are jumping at the opportunity to live in this stunning condominium in a neighbourhood named by The New York Times as one of Toronto’s hippest places to shop, drink, dine and live!

One of the best things about living at The Carlaw is taking advantage of its Walk Score® of 92! Rather than spend time and money driving around and looking for parking, residents can stroll to run errands, shop, dine and play, with so many amenities situated within blocks. Leslieville is even known for having the best brunch offerings in the City.

In partnership with Dundee Realty Corporation, with exteriors by TACT Architecture and interiors by Seven Haus Design, Streetcar has created a remarkable residence. Crisp angles and curved columns combine to create the sophisticated architecture this 12-storey condo will introduce to its location. The Carlaw will actually feature Crow’s Theatre, which will have a 200-seat theatre, studio rehearsal space, community programming area, and a trendy bar and restaurant. With occupancy slated for Spring 2015, the lofts and urban towns are well on their way to becoming dream homes for their fortunate owners. Among the fabulous amenities at The Carlaw will be a central courtyard that is part of a 25,000 square-foot indoor/outdoor event space.

Currently, receive a rooftop terrace with your purchase at The Carlaw (some restrictions apply). Ask us about it. You can register and find out more at Streetcar.ca.

Rise Condominiums

Rise Condominiums

The appeal of south midtown Toronto is on the rise, as Rise Condominiums is now well under construction. The Presentation Centre has been demolished to make way for this outstanding residence to rise on the southwest corner of Bathurst and St. Clair. Baker Real Estate Incorporated has set up a meeting space at Reserve Properties’ office, and hours are now by appointment only. There are still stunning suites available in this condominium, which is steps to the subway and across from Loblaws (formerly the Forest Hill Market).

One of Toronto’s best-kept secrets for a long time, the Bathurst-St. Clair neighbourhood is now one of its most desirable. The area is bustling with shops and services such as bakeries, European cafés and well-loved restaurants such as The Stockyards, The Rushton and Ferro. Some of Toronto’s finest public schools and loveliest parks are also in this coveted area.

Rise’s head-turning exterior by Graziani + Corazza Architects will frame absolutely gorgeous interior spaces. The modern two-storey lobby, for example, will overlook a sculpture garden. How is that for a serene welcome? And on the 7th floor, the amenity spaces will be phenomenal, with an array of lounges to satisfy every mood. Billiards, games, media and fireside lounges are joined by a dining room with a bar and catering kitchen, library, saunas, yoga studio and fitness centre. Two outdoor spaces include the cabana terrace for sunbathing and a cityview terrace with barbecues, outdoor dining, a fire pit lounge, conversation lounge, sun lounge and fabulous infinity pool. Take a look at the renderings at www.RiseCondos.com for a true appreciation of just how beautiful this residence will be.

To make your private appointment, call 416-546-7399 or email us at risecondos@bakersales.info.

Riverside Square

Riverside Square

Streetcar recently announced our ambitious new project called Riverside Square, which will help continue the the evolution of this east-side neighbourhood stretching along Queen St. E from the Don Valley Parkway to Degrassi St.

The Toronto Star featured the condo project in a recent article by Ryan Starr called “Looking to mend the neighbourhood fabric.”

Streetcar Founder and President Les Mallins, speaks about this rapidly changing area and our dynamic, new mixed-use community. Here’s what you should know now:

  • Riverside Square is a master-planned community comprised of four buildings, stepping down to mid-rise conditions along Queen, with nearly 900 residential units
  • A mixed used development that will bring retailers, a major grocer, a daycare, restaurants and cafes to The Square.
  • Condos will feature modern finishes and functional layouts ranging from one-bedroom units to three-bedroom suites, launch pricing starting at $239,900
  • Amenities will include a Fitness Centre, Party Room, Concierge, Guest Suites; the second phase will bring a Rooftop Terrace with Swimming Pool.

We’re excited to announce more details in the coming months! If you’d like to read more about Riverside Square, check out The Star’s article here.


Register today to stay in the know and to receive priority access for our upcoming launch event riversidesquare.ca

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Monde Condominiums

Watch for construction to start soon at Monde, Great Gulf’s incredibly successful and beautiful condominium at Queen’s Quay and Lower Sherbourne in downtown Toronto. The response has been wonderful, with savvy purchasers of all ages snapping up suites. With choices ranging from 1- to 3.5-bedroom designs and prices beginning from the low-$300,000s, there is literally something for everyone who would like to own a new home in one of the city’s last remaining waterfront properties.

And oh, what a condominium this will be! The team of world-renowned Moshe Safdie of Safdie Architects and award-winning Quadrangle Architects has come up with a stunning exterior design crafted from both clear and white glass, with balconies that form an intricate pattern going up the building. It is sure to become an icon on the Toronto skyline. The design team is rounded out by Janet Rosenberg and Studio for the landscaping and Cecconi Simone for the interiors.

Monde will have a park right outside its entrance, and is adjacent to the magnificent Sherbourne Common Park. Amenities on the 10th floor will span the gamut from fitness facilities to entertaining spaces and a landscaped outdoor lounge with indoor/outdoor fireplace, cabanas and a mesmerizing infinity pool. The views will be positively breathtaking.

All of this can be yours close to Toronto’s Financial District and the trendy Distillery District. Find out more at www.MondeCondominiums.com.

Recently in the media, I read that a condominium community in the SoHo district of New York City is charging $1 million for a parking spot. Imagine that! The 10 underground spots cost $5,000 to $6,666 per square foot, which is more per square foot than the three-bedroom apartments above. Those suites will cost in the $8-to-$10 million range, or approximately $3,100 per square foot.

This brought to mind what I have said many times – Toronto is a world-class city, and condominiums here are a bargain by global standards. For a million dollars in our city, you can get a gorgeous, spacious suite in a prestigious area that includes a parking spot in the price.

In 2014 alone, our City received numerous high rankings in international surveys. KPMG ranked Toronto as the world’s most tax-competitive city; the Intelligent Community Forum named Toronto the 2014 Intelligent Community of the Year; Grosvenor Group ranked us the world’s most resilient city; and the Youthful Cities Index voted Toronto the most youthful of 25 cities around the world – to name but a few.

Toronto is home to spectacular cultural, entertainment, shopping, sports and arts-related venues, and our quality of life is the envy of people in other countries. In the midst of all of this, no one has to pay $1 million for a parking spot!


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