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Islington Terrace Condos Grand Opening: great value, great location

Anyone looking to buy a condo in Toronto these days won’t fail to notice that there’s a lot of choice out there. Even with all the possibilities available, finding the right one can still be a challenge. Yes, location is important, but so are affordability, the quality of the building’s construction and the individual suites’ finishes. Buyers will want to know about the building’s amenities and design, the suitability of the suites for one’s particular needs, and the reliability of the builder for delivering on time and taking care of customers throughout the buying process. All things considered, whether shopping for a new pair of shoes, a new car, or ... Read More »

Mayor praises “exciting” Aqualina at Bayside development

The mayor of Toronto, John Tory, called the project “transformative,” while the deputy head of Waterfront Toronto said it was an example of how buildings can make Toronto “a better place to live.” The representative of master planner and real estate developer Hines International, meanwhile, called it an “incomparable” condominium, and Tridel president Leo DelZotto spoke of the “tremendous value distinction” for purchasers. A representative of Artscape praised it for its walkability and the attention paid “to the public realm.” Not every ground-breaking ceremony for a new condominium in condo-mad Toronto attracts this kind of attention and enthusiasm, with the mayor and so many other dignitaries attending. Mayor Tory made ... Read More »

SkyLife suites at Islington Terrace: the best views in Toronto

These may be the best views to be found anywhere in Toronto. The tallest of the three towers that make up Tridel’s Islington Terrace at Bloor and Islington, now in pre-construction, will be forty-five storeys, making it the tallest structure in the area. Tridel has just unveiled a collection of delightful open-concept suites on the upper floors, known collectively as SkyLife. The aerie-like suites are designed to take full advantage of the height, the light, and the unobstructed sight lines. Each SkyLife suite has nine-foot ceilings, with extra windows to take advantage of the exceptional views and to fill the suite with light. There’s a view for every preference—gaze south ... Read More »

Innovation Centre announced for East Bayfront community

Waterfront Toronto today announced the latest addition to the development known as East Bayfront. A 350,000-square-foot innovation centre that will employ more than 2,000 is to be built on the site, on the south side of Queen’s Quay east of Lower Jarvis Street, next to Sugar Beach. The East Bayfront area extends from Lower Jarvis Street east to Parliament Street. The Waterfront Innovation Centre, designed by Sweeney & Co. Architects, will meet the emerging demand for purpose-built creative office space in Toronto, according to a press release. It will provide tenants with “state-of-the-art amenities” that include a presentation theatre, audio-visual and video-conferencing tools, and digital production facilities. As in the ... Read More »

Not all great neighbourhoods are old

The winner of the title Canada’s Great Neighbourhood for 2014 was the Inglewood neighbourhood in Calgary. It is described as a “vibrant, eclectic and ever-evolving arts and culture-filled district with more than two hundred shops, cafes, restaurants and live music venues, many located in Calgary’s historic buildings.” It sounds a lot like Queen West in Toronto. The People’s Choice Great Neighbourhood in this contest sponsored by the Canadian Institute of Planners, was Old East Village in London, Ontario. This is a place “where you’re greeted cheerfully as you pass your neighbours’ heritage porches” and where thousands are attracted by its restored regional attractions, including the Aeolian Hall, Palace Theatre, and ... Read More »

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