The Rosedale on Bloor

The Rosedale on Bloor

We’re excited about Easton’s Group of Companies’ new condominium coming to Bloor and Sherbourne at Rosedale Valley Road. Aptly named “The Rosedale,” this exquisite residence is already attracting a lot of interest from shoppers looking for superb high-end living. The Rosedale is situated on Bloor just east of Yonge, offering the prestige of midtown Toronto and the energy of downtown. Yorkville and The Annex are only blocks away, and Rosedale itself is home to grand mansions, lush parks and verdant ravines. Both TTC access and the DVP are nearby for getting around the city.

Get ready for something spectacular, as The Rosedale will introduce striking contemporary architecture to this coveted area. Developed by The Gupta Group, which owns Easton’s Group of Companies, this 52-storey mixed-use tower is designed by the renowned team of Page+Steele/IBI Group Architects, interior designer Alessandro Munge of Studio Munge and landscape architect NAK Design Strategies. With a roster like that, you know The Rosedale will be special. Plus, this address will include an exclusive new hotel, Canopy by Hilton – the first Canopy Hotel in Canada.

Those who purchase at The Rosedale on Bloor the weekend of November 28th and 29th will receive a $1,000 shopping spree, and receive a pricing discount of $10,000 off 1 bedroom and 1 bedroom + den units, and $15,000 off all two bedroom suites. The Gupta Group also recently announced a partnership with Rogers, giving residents at The Rosedale on Bloor the added benefit of receiving Rogers Ignite 250 Unlimited Internet installed in suites with download speeds to 250 Mbps, and unlimited internet usage.

And wait until you hear about the amenities available to residents: concierge service, a glass-enclosed pool area, equipped fitness centre, yoga/stretching room, private dining room with a chefs/catering kitchen, theatre, lounge, equipped business centre with meeting rooms, and a rooftop terrace with a fireplace, open fire pits and barbecue. Among the gorgeous suite appointments will be ceiling heights ranging up to 9 feet, engineered quartz countertops, Munge-designed kitchen cabinetry and stainless steel kitchen appliances. Beautiful, beautiful, beautiful!

This is a condominium residence like no other in a one-of-a-kind setting. Register now at or call 416-928-1313.


Dundas Square Gardens

Dundas Square Gardens

This fall, Easton’s Group of Hotels marked the onset of construction on Dundas Square Gardens with an official ceremony. What an exciting milestone for this highly successful condominium ideally located at Dundas and Jarvis Streets in downtown Toronto. The hotel onsite will be closed right after the holidays to make way for demolition so the building can begin.

You will still find a good selection of suites available if you hurry. Residences are going quickly to professionals and students who appreciate the opportunity to live within walking distance to a wealth of amenities. Ryerson University and University of Toronto are just a stroll away, as are Toronto Eaton Centre, Nathan Phillips Square and Yonge-Dundas Square. The city’s world-renowned hospitals are only a few blocks farther, making Dundas Square Gardens the condominium of choice for university students, doctors, nurses, retail and other professionals. Getting around the city is a breeze with subway and transit lines only footsteps away!

Destined to become an iconic landmark, Dundas Square Gardens features a striking exterior by Page + Steele / IBI Group Architects. It will rise to 47 storeys with a stunning lantern finial at its top, while its sister tower will include 17 levels. Suite designs defy the ordinary, with efficiency and space usage as important as beauty. Chic interiors by Studio Munge include the Sky Lobby, and amenities extend to a rooftop pool on the 18th floor. The lifestyle offered here is incredible.

Plus, competitive prices make Dundas Square Gardens the perfect choice for first-time buyers, young families just starting out and investors. Now is the time to get in on this remarkable residential opportunity in an area that has been rated among Toronto’s top-10 neighbourhoods for high-return real estate by Toronto Life. For more information and to register for updates, visit


York CondosSoon, The Remington Group will launch sales at York Condos, the newest residential condominium in the incredible Downtown Markham community – the largest planned mixed-use community in Canada. This coveted neighbourhood is already a place to live, work, shop and play; now, residents can learn as well, with York University Markham Centre added as a satellite campus. York Condos will be situated steps to the campus, which will accommodate more than 4,000 students, with the potential to expand.

Statistics bear out the need for this post-secondary educational facility. York is the only region of its size in North America that doesn’t have a university campus, yet 59.7% of students living in York Region go on to attend university – the highest percentage of any region in the province. Also, more people in this region attend York than any other university, so the fit is a natural! Students at York University Markham Centre will have easy access to remarkable amenities, and it’s a win-win situation for everyone.

Highly successful Downtown Markham offers everything from transit (Union Station is only half an hour away) to office, retail and cultural venues. It is designed to be pedestrian friendly, with pathways connecting residents with local amenities including green space and trails. Cineplex Odeon is now open, and the community even encompasses a Marriott Hotel, the Atos Markham Centre of the Pan Am/Parapan Am Games fame, and the Remington Contemporary Art Gallery.

York Condos will place suite owners in the midst of it all. The building will feature cutting-edge design, sophisticated amenities and modern suites with high-quality features and finishes. Instilling confidence, it’s all brought to you by The Remington Group, which has been building communities for more than 60 years and has a reputation for excellence and integrity.

Condominiums continue to be in demand in this area. Watch for York Condos sales to begin soon. To get in on the ground floor of this amazing residential opportunity, register TODAY at


Harmony Village Condos

Harmony Village Condos

If you hurry, you will still find a wonderful selection of residences available at Harmony Village Sheppard, the amenity-rich community designed by partners Citycore Developments and Fortress Real Developments to accommodate the needs of purchasers of all ages. What a wonderful opportunity to become part of a neighbourhood that features facilities and activities geared to fitness, leisure, health, wellness and green living!

From full-time concierge/security to recreational classes, health and wellness programs, and even an onsite formal dining room/restaurant with room service available, life at Harmony Village feels like a luxurious stay in a fine hotel. Amenities extend to spiritual Zen gardens, party/celebration rooms, a library, fitness centre, salt water pool, spa, hot tub … need I say more?

Actually, I have more to say! With the future in mind, Citycore has also incorporated “Universal Design” and 24-hour emergency response service that make these homes accessible to people of all physical abilities.

On top of all of this, Harmony Village Sheppard is striving to achieve a LEEDTM Gold Standard for environmental efficiency and sustainability. Plus, geothermal technology will be used to heat and cool the building, thereby reducing energy costs and carbon emissions.

The lifestyle opportunity is so exciting that this progressive community is attracting buyers who intend to live there, as well as investors who recognize the incredible value available. Ask about the special two-year leaseback program available with an 18% ROI.

Harmony Village is located at 3260 Sheppard Avenue East, close to a wealth of local amenities. For hours and more information, call 416-493-0123 or visit


Canary District

Canary District

The flurry of excitement raised by the Pan Am/Para Pan Games in downtown Toronto continues, with the Canary District community preparing for its first-ever owner occupancies. Last year’s BILD Community of the Year served as the Athlete’s Village during this year’s games and was lauded for its design by developer Dundee Kilmer.

New Urbanism is alive and well in this pedestrian-friendly neighbourhood where opportunities for activity and wellness are built in. Residents will be able to stroll along tree-lined walkways to run errands, grab a coffee and dine out. Within walking distance, they even have a YMCA and student residences for George Brown College. Adding more convenience, the Distillery District – one of Toronto’s most popular urban villages – is steps away with its trendy shops and galleries.

Currently, purchasers can choose from suites in Canary Park Condominiums + Townhomes in one of the city’s very best locations. This attractive mid-rise residence sits at the beautiful new Front Street Promenade and faces the new Corktown Commons Park. That superb treed amenity spans 18 acres and encompasses a splash pad and playground, pavilion and amphitheatre.

Now is the time to explore the residential choices in Canary District, where the spirit of the games lives on in vibrant surroundings. The Presentation Centre is located at 9 Mill Street, between Parliament and Cherry Streets. Visit or call 603-7576.


Now well under construction, Carnaby Row is Streetcar’s second phase of the highly successful condominium in Toronto’s Queen and Gladstone neighbourhood. The first phase, 20-storey The Carnaby, is occupied, and Carnaby Row, which has already been topped off, is slated for occupancy in Spring 2016.

Buyers are jumping at the chance to own a suite in this mixed-use development that features a 24-hour onsite Metro grocery store. Other retail in the area includes an RBC bank branch and GNC. Toronto’s Art & Design District also features many of the city’s trendiest galleries, bistros, cafés, bars, studios and boutiques, all within walking distance.

Inspired by its namesake in London, England, Streetcar’s Carnaby community includes a landscaped “row” connecting the buildings. The look is stylish; the vibe is fun. Contemporary architecture and finishes are hallmarks of Streetcar, which has teamed up with Dream, TACT Architecture and Seven Haus Design to bring this community to life.

The Carnaby and Carnaby Row will also offer shared amenities including a rooftop patio, fully equipped gym and a party room with a kitchen. Among the available choices at Carnaby Row are large two-storey suites in the Carnaby Collection, with big terraces on the north side of the building and have low maintenance fees. Explore the possibilities and get in now, while you still can!



Once again, there is a good news story about the condominium marketplace in the Greater Toronto Area. We are sitting in what will possibly be the third-best year for sales – ever. Despite CMHC’s concern early in the year about a glut of built condos, the situation is taking care of itself with new construction condo launches selling well and existing inventory being absorbed. This is great news for everyone, especially investors. In addition, the supply of new low-rise homes continues to decline, reaching a record low in August, creating even more demand for condos.

At Baker Real Estate Incorporated, we see some interesting trends, including the luxury market picking up again for end-users. In fact, some empty-nesters are actually right-sizing UP at a point in their lives where they would typically be opting for smaller square footages. Many of these condominium purchasers have longtime low-rise homes to sell for several times what they originally paid. Although new low-rise home prices have skyrocketed, new high-rise condo prices have remained relatively stable for the past year, so these buyers can afford to go for the crème de la crème. They are attracted to the idea of having a single-level home in the sky that is protected and maintained when they travel.

All condo owners enjoy a carefree lifestyle, and today’s residences are gorgeous. Viva the condominium!


If you are shopping for a condominium in Toronto, you will want to have a look at the fascinating article ran on October 5, 2015. The piece quotes information about the prices of one- and two-bedroom condominiums within five km of Toronto’s busiest pedestrian intersections. Condos close to these crossroads sold for far more than the average Toronto price over the past year – almost $150,000 more! Those around Bloor Street and Avenue Road carried the highest price tags, and those close to Yonge Street and Queen Street the lowest.

Talk about location, location, location! Most are situated adjacent to the subway or access to the city’s PATH system, making them a favourite with those who work in the city and want to live there as well. With the amount of pedestrian traffic these intersections experience, it is obvious that residents can walk to everything from shopping to entertainment, restaurants, public transit and for some, even their places of work. Owning a gas-powered vehicle is an option rather than a necessity.

This is fascinating news for anyone looking to live in or invest in a Toronto condo – resale value and location are incredible in these prime spots. To read the entire article, go to


Getting into the new home-buying marketplace is one of the best decisions you will make in your lifetime. For many first-time buyers in the GTA today, that means purchasing a condominium suite – often a compact one for affordability. If you have pulled out all the financial stops to afford your beautiful new suite, you may be wondering how you can manage to furnish and accessorize it.

My advice is to look for advice from the pros. For example, did you know that a Google search on “furnish your condo” results in nearly a million hits? Search on “decorating on a budget,” and you will get over 13 million hits. Many decorators and designers share information online to help people maximize space usage with careful item selection and placement.

A lot of the sites are also geared to creating great surroundings on a budget. You may be amazed at what you can find for a song at local thrift and consignment shops. Another piece of advice is to make the most of what you already own. A little sandpaper and a coat of paint can transform an accent table into a charming focal point for your room. Keep the pieces multifunctional and small!

You did your research to find the perfect condo suite; now, do the same for decorating and furnishing ideas. Be curious, be creative, and find out what the experts have to say.



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Riverside Square - The City Collection

Riverside Square – The City Collection

The launch of sales at The City Collection is just around the corner. Anyone interested in tremendous condominium value in a prime Toronto location will want to register now. Streetcar’s newest residence in the master-planned Riverside Square community on Queen Street just east of the Don Valley is already attracting enthusiastic interest from the spectrum of new home buyers. With suites starting from the $200’s for layouts from studios to three-bedroom, designs with huge terraces overlooking the city, there is truly something for everyone.

The area is filled with amenities, and Riverside Square residents will be able to walk to an array of shops, cafés, restaurants, a supermarket and more, many on the ground floors of the buildings in this master-planned community. Public transit is at the doorstep, and the downtown core is a walk. Streetcar or really short car ride away. Plus, Streetcar has purchased the Broadview Hotel and is transforming it into an exciting venue coming later this year. What more could you want?

But wait, there’s more! Riverside Square will also encompass a new park within the community, right on Queen Street. All residents in the project will have access to the building’s amenities including a massive gym, a cool urban party room and a rooftop infinity pool with spectacular city views. Every unit has outdoor space, some have huge terraces. Some of the standard features and finishes include 9-foot ceiling heights, hardwood throughout, granite countertops and integrated appliances.

With The City Collection building rising to just 15 storeys, this is a great opportunity for buyers who prefer a mid-size terraced building to a soaring tower. Register now to get in while the full array of suites and views is available. To register, visit


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