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Huntington; Lawrence Park
Price range: $1-million to $5.6-million
Location: Bayview Avenue and Blythwood Road
Designed by architects Richard Wengle and Andrew Bigauskas, in keeping with the surrounding Lawrence Park neighbourhood, Huntington is a new project by Tridel and Concert Properties. Featuring two connected buildings --both to be encompassed into one condominium corporation, with 91 units in total -- the site features a brick exterior with copper roofs and stone detailing. Overlooking Sherwood Park ravine, the building is designed to play on its surroundings, with landscaping by Janet Rosenberg + Associates, and interiors by Andrea Kantelberg of Kantelberg Design.
BUILDER/DEVELOPER Tridel and Concert Properties
BUILDING Five and six storeys
Suites Two-bedroom, two-bedroom-plus-den and three-bedroom layouts
SIZE 1,690 to more than 6,000 square feet
OCCUPANCY Spring, 2011 Target market Largely empty nesters coming from the area Features Suites include 10-to 11-ft. ceilings; central vacuum systems; gas fireplaces; gas connections on the balconies; smooth ceilings; hardwood flooring; granite, marble or quartz countertops in the ensuites; Irpinia kitchen cabinetry; granite, marble, or quartz kitchen countertops; marble, limestone, travertine, porcelain or glass kitchen backsplashes; and Wolf and Sub-Zero appliances. Amenities The building will feature a lap pool, whirlpool, an exercise space, private dining room, party room, library and guest suites. Standouts The site is in the neighbourhood of Lawrence Park, overlooking Sherwood Park ravine. The project will be built to energy efficient LEED standards.
SALES OFFICE Located at 1900 Bayview Ave., south of Lawrence. Open Monday to Thursday from 11 a. m. to 6 p. m., and Friday to Sunday from noon to 6 p. m. Appointments preferred. Call 416-485-1900 or visit tridel.com.
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HUNTINGTON: 1900 Bayview Ave, south of Blythwood Rd. Builder: Tridel and Concert Properties. Two buildings, six- and five-storeys with 91 units. The building will have brick and stone exteriors and copper roofs. Prices (locker and two parking spaces included): from $1 million for 1,650 sq. ft. to $5.7 million for about 6,000 sq. ft. Fees: less than 50 cents per sq. ft., plus hydro. LEED registered. Opening: just opened. Occupancy: mid- 2011. Sales centre: on site, 416-485-1900; tridel.com.
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AZUL CONDO TOWNS & LOFTS: 1636 Dundas St. W., west of Brock St. Builder: We Care Community Living Ltd. A gated community of a lowrise condo and townhouses with 27 units in total. Prices: condo units, from $224,900 for 560 sq. ft.; Townhouses, from $499,900 for 1,240 sq. ft. Fees: about 26 cents per sq. ft., plus hydro. Opening: May 24. Occupancy: 2010. Sales centre: on site, 416-821- 6964; azulcondos.ca.
CALIFORNIA CONDOS: South of The Queensway, near Legion Rd. N., Builder: Camrost-Felcorp. A 30-storey mostly glass building. Prices: from $198,900. Fees: unknown. Sales: opening spring 2008. Occupancy: unknown. Sales centre: 416-251-8888, californiacondosto.ca.
THE VERDALE ON THE VALLEY: In Markham, on Enterprise Blvd., north of Hwy. 407, south of Hwy. 7, east of Warden Ave. Builder: The Remington Group Inc. A 14-storey, 161-unit brick, precast concrete and glass building overlooking the Rouge Valley. Prices (locker and parking included): from $190,900 for 480 sq. ft. to themed $500,000s for about 1,400 sq. ft. Fees: 39.5 cents per sq. ft., plus hydro. Opening: June 7/8, 2008. Occupancy: May 15, 2010. Sales centre: on site; 905-948-9900; downtownmarkham.ca
SOUTH BEACH CONDOS + LOFTS: On Park Lawn Rd., just north of Lake Shore Blvd. W. Builder: Amexon Development Corp. Two 31-storey twin glass towers with 626 units overlooking the lake. Prices (parking and locker included): from $188,000 for 450 sq. ft. to $1 million for a penthouse. Fees: about 38 cents, plus hydro. Opening: early/mid June 2008. Occupancy: fall 2010. Sales centre: pre- registration, 416-252-3000; southbeachtoronto.com.
KING WESTCONDOMINIUMS IN LIBERTY VILLAGE: 65/75/85 East Liberty St., south side of Liberty, west of Strachan Ave. Builder: Plazacorp. Three brick and glass towers, one with 25 storeys and two with 23 storeys with about 400 units in the first phase. Prices (locker included in all units, parking included in all but studios and one-bedroom units): unknown. From 496 sq. ft. to 1,400 sq. ft. Fees: unknown. Opening: early June 2008. Occupancy: unknown. Sales centre: pre-registration; kingwestlife.com
THE COURTYARDS OF UPPER FOREST HILL: Southeast corner of Bathurst St. and Briar Hill Ave. Builder: SLM Property Investments Inc. Retrofit of an art deco- inspired six-storey brick building with 63 units. Prices: from $224,900 for 842 sq ft. to $399,900 for 1,302 sq. ft. Fees: 30 cents per sq. ft., plus hydro. Opening: June 14. Status: Retrofit will begin when unit is purchased. Sales centre: on site on weekends or by appointment, 416-783-0483; courtyardsofforesthill.com.
THE RESIDENCES OF PARKSIDE VILLAGE: On Burnhamthorpe Rd., just west of Confederation Pkwy., with over 12 hectares situated in downtown Mississauga, adjacent to City Centre. Builder: Amacon. A 36-storey glass, point tower sustainable green designed building with 288 units. Prices: from the $180,000s for 585 sq. ft. to 920 sq. ft. Fees: unknown. Opening: summer 2008. . Occupancy: 2011. Sales centre: pre-registration, corner of Burnhamthorpe Rd. W. and Confederation Parkway, 905-273-9333;www.lifeatparkside.com.
EVERGREEN: Northeast corner of Midland Ave. and St. Clair Ave. E. Builder: Monarch Corporation. Two-storey detached brick homes and three-storey freehold brick townhouses with a total of 242 homes. Prices: (detached): from 2,202 sq. ft. to 2,409 sq. ft; townhouses, from 2,065 sq. ft. to 2224 sq. ft. Prices unknown. Lot sizes: detached, 30-ft., townhouses, just under 20-ft. Opening: May 24. Occupancy: spring 2009. Sales centre: 1 Jeannette St., off St. Clair Ave. E., east of Midland Ave., 416-261-0707; evergreenbymonarch.
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