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Rising housing costs taking toll on many Canadians: survey

It’s a given that most people who own their homes would like to stay in them when the time comes to retire. The latest confirmation of this comes from Manulife Bank, which asked Canadian homeowners about their retirement plans: 94 per cent said they wanted to continue being homeowners, most of them preferring to stay in their current home, “during the first several years of retirement.” Aside from the usual sentimental reasons for wanting this, many of the surveyed homeowners are, quite literally, banking on their homes to see them through retirement. A large proportion of them say that their home equity will comprise 80 per cent or more of ... Read More »

Tridel named Home Builder of the Year and Green Builder of the Year

Tridel has been honoured by the Greater Toronto Area building industry, receiving several prestigious awards, including Home Builder of the Year. For the first time, the Building Industry and Land Development Association (BILD) gave its top award to a mid/high-rise builder, Tridel, and a low-rise builder, Great Gulf Homes. The Home Builder of the Year Award is the “Best Actor” Oscar of the BILD Awards, the award all builders want to win. In a statement, BILD says the title of Home Builder of the Year recognizes builders “who set the standard for the rest of the industry through their professionalism and dedication to excellence.” The decision to give the honour ... Read More »

Danish architects to design newest Tridel condos at Bayside

A Danish firm of architects with an impressive portfolio of high-profile international projects has been selected to design the newest condominium community in Toronto’s massive eastern waterfront redevelopment. Architects 3XN of Copenhagen will work with the Toronto firm Kirkor Architects, which will serve as Architect of Record, on the as yet unnamed condominiums. The new condos will join Aqualina and Aquavista, two Tridel projects now under construction in the East Bayside neighbourhood, being developed by Hines International and Tridel for Waterfront Toronto. The Toronto condominiums will be 3XN’s first project in North America. Architect Kim Herforth Nielsen said in a statement that the design “puts people first” with particular attention ... Read More »

Fabulous 2-bedroom featured at Tridel’s SQ2 in hot Queen West neighbourhood

Tridel is featuring a fabulous two-bedroom suite at its now-selling SQ2 condominiums at Spadina and Queen. The spacious corner suite, with wrap-around balcony, has approximately 916 square feet. It looks like a space that’s ideal for entertaining or for enjoying privately. The very generous balcony extends about twenty feet on the north side and about fifteen feet on the west, with access from both sides. The corner suite views will be over a parkette and green space, part of the Alexandra Park community redevelopment now underway. The Alexandra Park neighbourhood sits next to Kensington Market to the north, Chinatown to the East, Little Italy and Trinity Bellwoods to the west, ... Read More »

FORM a family-friendly condo from Tridel in Toronto’s coolest neighbourhood

In revealing its latest Toronto condominium community, FORM, to be situated just south of OCAD University’s boldly playful tabletop building on McCaul Street, Tridel first presented renderings of the architectsAlliance-designed building’s exterior. Toronto’s most experienced condo builders have highlighted the fascinating neighbourhood, where FORM residents will be within walking distance of many of Toronto’s most exciting attractions and amenities—busy, ultra-cool Queen Street West to the south, OCAD and the AGO to the north, relaxing Grange Park to the west, the financial district, theatres and downtown to the south and east. It is almost impossible to picture a more vibrant neighbourhood in Toronto. All of this is very exciting, of course, ... Read More »

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