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Award-winning Alexandra Park construction gets underway

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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

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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

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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 »

Tridel’s Alter condominiums are going fast

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Tridel’s latest foray into the downtown condo market appears to be a runaway success. The most recent news about Alter, the bold new 33-storey, architectsAlliance-designed condo building that will soon rise on Church Street south of McGill, is that it is 90 per cent sold out. No surprise there. This could be one of those buildings that sells itself. It looks sharp, with that angular, slightly irregular, off-kilter look that is a hallmark of architectsAlliance buildings. Suites range in size from one- to three-bedroom, so there’s room for singles, couples and families. The location is beyond superb for anyone who wants to enjoy life in Toronto. From this corner of ... Read More »

Enjoy downtown luxury living in Atmosphere Suites from Tridel

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There are many reasons to buy a luxury home. Some buyers simply want an exceptionally nice place to live, and they have the money to afford the best. They may be young, still working, and looking for a place that’s move-in ready, already equipped with everything they need, from first-class building amenities and security to the latest green and smart features in their suite. A fair number of high-end real estate buyers are investors, looking for a secure place to leave their money for a few years, or to pass the property along to children when the time comes. Others are looking for a dream home where they can retire ... Read More »

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