Canada's Condominium Magazine
Unlike so many areas of downtown Toronto, the stretch of Bloor Street East between Sherbourne and Parliament has remained virtually unchanged for many years. The north side of Bloor runs parallel to the Rosedale Valley at this point, and, with no buildings to obstruct, offers a pleasant view of greenery to pedestrians and motorists. The Castle Frank subway station is the main feature on this side of the road. The south side of the street has few buildings, one notable exception being the Church of St. Peter and St. Simon, which dates to 1887 and was originally built to serve the “south Rosedale” Anglican community. A little further west is the Sherbourne St. subway station, and from that point on Bloor Street comes alive, stretching all the way west to the “mink mile” and Yorkville. Across the viaduct to the east is the vibrant Danforth community.
Now it can be announced that big changes are coming to this old but rather overlooked Toronto neighbourhood. Tridel has unveiled plans to be part of the much-anticipated revitalization of this stretch of Bloor Street, with the launch of its latest condominium community, Via Bloor. Tridel, Toronto’s premier condominium developer, will build two towers near the southwest corner of Bloor and Parliament, the first to have 38 storeys and 372 suites, the second 46 storeys and 397 suites. The two towers will be designed by architectsAlliance, with interior design by II by IV and landscaping by Janet Rosenberg & Studio.
Besides the Tridel contribution, other projects slated for construction along this “Yorkville extension” include new retail, restaurants, communal spaces, and several other new residential buildings. According to Tridel, Bloor Street East from Parliament to Sherbourne will become a new “retail promenade” framed by Yorkville, Rosedale, and the Danforth.
The area, a true gateway to downtown Toronto, is already famously walkable (score of 86 out of 100) and interesting, situated just a few blocks from Cabbagetown, with its many ethnically diverse restaurants and cafes, and the charming Riverdale Farm to the south. The University of Toronto, Ryerson University, the financial district, Kensington Market, Chinatown and the entertainment district are all easily accessible by transit, bicycle, car or on foot. The transit score for the area is 96 out of 100. Getting out of the city is as easy as driving across the viaduct to the Don Valley Parkway.
Via Bloor is scheduled for occupancy (tentative) in the winter of 2021. Suites will range in size from 522 square feet to 1,167 square feet. Pricing is not currently available. It should also be understood that certain amenities in Phase One of Via Bloor will not be available at the time of Phase One occupancy but will become available as the development proceeds (see disclaimer below).
Watch the Condo Via Bloor video.