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Three-bedroom condos? Tridel has them

City councillor Kristyn Wong-Tam was on the CBC television news last night calling for condo developers to build more condos that are large enough for families with children. She represents the Toronto Centre-Rosedale ward, which includes long stretches of some of the most densely developed streets in the city—Avenue Road/Queen’s Park, Bay, Yonge, Church, Jarvis. What she wants to see is builders offering a range of housing, and three-bedroom apartments is one option she’d like to see. Given that Toronto is becoming more and more a city of condo dwellers, particularly in the downtown core, it only makes sense that builders build what people need. The vast majority of condos ... Read More »

Decorate with Decorium for 30 per cent off at West Village

For many home buyers, especially first-timers, moving into the new home is a time to buy new furnishings to go with it. If it is your first home, chances are you don’t even own a dining suite, a decent sofa, coffee table, lamps or even a bed. Or perhaps the furniture you have just doesn’t go with the new place, and it’s time for a whole new look. Of course, acquiring these items new can be a major expense at a time when you may already feel stretched. To help lighten the load, Tridel has teamed with Toronto home furnishings supplier Decorium. Two model suites at Tridel’s brand new West ... Read More »

Award-winning Alexandra Park construction gets underway

Construction of the revitalized Alexandra Park community in downtown Toronto began just this month, and the huge redevelopment has already been given an award for planning excellence, Neighbourhood Planning category, by the Canadian Institute of Planners. Alexandra Park is an eighteen-acre site, originally developed in the late 1960s, bounded by Dundas, Spadina, Queen and Bathurst. The design excellence award, which went to Urban Strategies Inc., must be gratifying to all of  the project’s stakeholders, for a great deal of planning, with valuable input from residents, went into the master plan for the project. The process took more than five years and involved hundreds of meetings, many of them involving the ... Read More »

Extensive amenities at new Tridel community include basketball court

The newest condo offering from Tridel, Islington Terrace, will have one of the most extensive selections of amenities anywhere in the city. Tridel has just released information about what will be available at the new community, and the list is a long one, comprising twenty-five separate items occupying 50.000 square feet of space, indoors and out. In addition to the now standard party and games rooms, rooftop lounge, barbeque area, swimming pool, sauna, whirlpool and yoga room, Islington Terrace will have its own basketball court. The basketball court will add a whole new dimension to the state-of-the-art fitness centre. As the Tridel announcement says, why join a gym when everything ... Read More »

New condos coming to historic Islington Village

Islington Village in Etobicoke is one of Toronto’s more colourful neighbourhoods, one that likes to show off its history. Since 2004, the village, whose main thoroughfare is Dundas Street, between Kipling Avenue and Montgomery Road, just east of Islington Avenue, has transformed itself into an outdoor art gallery. The Islington Village of Murals, as it calls itself, now contains twenty-six vivid, sometimes dramatic scenes of the area’s history painted on the walls of its buildings. The mural project was undertaken as a beautification initiative by the Village of Islington Business Improvement Area. The Islington Village murals, painted mostly by artist John Kuna, depict scenes from the neighbourhood’s rich past—soldiers marching ... Read More »

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