Canada's Condominium Magazine
With all the talk of rising home prices in Toronto and the difficulty some first-time buyers are having qualifying for mortgages these days, Tridel, Canada’s pre-eminent and most trusted condominium developer offers a beautiful solution: “affordable luxury” at its latest offering, Selene at Metrogate. Suites at the final instalment of the master-planned community at Kennedy Road and the 401 are now selling. They are likely to sell fast, if past sales at Metrogate are any indication.
Those prices really do present an affordable option, beginning at just $283,500 for a one-bedroom suite plus den (1A + D). Tridel is currently offering a full range of suite sizes, from the 1A + D at 565 square feet, all the way up to a two-bedroom plus den (2C + D) with approximately 1040 square feet. It starts at $520,250 and is described as “expansive.” The integrated living-dining-kitchen area brings flexibility to the open layout, while a wrap-around balcony, with views to the south and west, provides two unique perspectives from outside, as well as a greater feeling of openness inside. The den is well separated from the living area, so that one occupant can work quietly even when others are entertaining.
In between the smallest and the largest suite are numerous other options tailored to suit the individual buyer’s needs for space. They range from 590 square feet to a spacious 825 square feet, also a two-bedroom plus den.
Selene, designed by architects Graziani + Corazza, will have 296 suites on thirty-one floors, above a spacious two-storey lobby. It will also offer residents a full array of indoor and outdoor amenities, including a rooftop terrace and state-of-the-art fitness centre. A “bliss-enhancing” yoga space, private dining room, media and games rooms, and rooftop patio set in an eco-friendly green space are among the many lifestyle amenities awaiting at Selene.
What sets Selene apart from most other condominium communities in Toronto, though, is its place as the final piece in the grand Metrogate plan. A blend of high-rise towers and townhouses clustered around its own central park, shown at the top of this page, where neighbours can enjoy the green space and the children’s playground, Metrogate has achieved LEED ND (Neighbourhood Development) standing because of its many eco-friendly features. The aim of the LEED ND standard is to improve residents’ overall health and lifestyle, while using less energy and water to achieve cost savings. Tridel has a long history of sustainable building and has been named Green Builder of the Year several times by the building industry, most recently in 2016.
The Kennedy Road-401 location will make it extremely convenient for future Selene residents to get into the city—about twenty minutes to Union Station (with optimal road conditions, of course). It is also quite close to both GO transit (Agincourt Station) and the TTC’s Midland subway station. The Scarborough Town Centre and Agincourt Mall are also close by, as are Centennial College and the University of Toronto Scarborough campus.
To see what “affordable luxury” at Selene looks like, visit the presentation centre to view the model suite and get more information.
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