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Tridel’s SQ2 defines the Toronto urban lifestyle

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When Tridel revealed to the city in 2013 the design of its new condominium building for the Alexandra Park development at Queen and Spadina, people took notice. The building, called SQ Condominiums, is the work of Teeple Architects, and is distinctive for its cubist-block sculptural form. It has been compared to the early work of Moshe Safde, and is unlike anything else in downtown Toronto. In Teeple’s own words, it was designed to kick off the revitalization of Alexandra Park “in an exciting and engaging way.” It succeeded. That building is now under construction on Cameron Street, just steps from bustling Queen Street West and Spadina. Now, the A team ... Read More »

Islington Terrace Condos Grand Opening: great value, great location

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Anyone looking to buy a condo in Toronto these days won’t fail to notice that there’s a lot of choice out there. Even with all the possibilities available, finding the right one can still be a challenge. Yes, location is important, but so are affordability, the quality of the building’s construction and the individual suites’ finishes. Buyers will want to know about the building’s amenities and design, the suitability of the suites for one’s particular needs, and the reliability of the builder for delivering on time and taking care of customers throughout the buying process. All things considered, whether shopping for a new pair of shoes, a new car, or ... Read More »

Mayor praises “exciting” Aqualina at Bayside development

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The mayor of Toronto, John Tory, called the project “transformative,” while the deputy head of Waterfront Toronto said it was an example of how buildings can make Toronto “a better place to live.” The representative of master planner and real estate developer Hines International, meanwhile, called it an “incomparable” condominium, and Tridel president Leo DelZotto spoke of the “tremendous value distinction” for purchasers. A representative of Artscape praised it for its walkability and the attention paid “to the public realm.” Not every ground-breaking ceremony for a new condominium in condo-mad Toronto attracts this kind of attention and enthusiasm, with the mayor and so many other dignitaries attending. Mayor Tory made ... Read More »

LEED status boosts resale value of condos: TD report

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A new report on the market benefits of “green” condos in Toronto says that LEED certification boosts the resale price of a condo from 5 to 14 per cent. The TD Economics report also says that while more and more condos are being built to LEED certification, limited research has been done into the connection between LEED status and other market outcomes, such as the number of days it takes to sell and the impact on monthly maintenance fees. Approximately 35,000 new condo units are set to come on market in 2015, the report notes, and one in fifteen of the new developments will be achieving LEED certification. This certification is ... Read More »

Tridel named Green Home Builder of the Year at BILD Awards

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Tridel Corporation has once again been named Green Home Builder of the Year, High Rise (2014) at this year’s BILD Awards. The Building Industry and Land Development Association handed out the prestigious award along with several others at a gala event on Friday, April 24. In addition to the Green Builder of the Year, one of BILD’s Pinnacle awards, Tridel also won the Pinnacle award for Best P2G (Places to Grow) Community of the Year for its Aquavista at Bayside condominiums. Tridel has been recognized several times in the past as Green Builder of the Year. No other high-rise multi-unit residential builder in Ontario has more square footage built to ... Read More »

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