New Condos

May 15, 2008

Toronto Star

CONDOS

1. THE ABBEY CHURCH LOFTS IN HIGH PARK: 384 Sunnyside Ave., south of Bloor St., just east of High Park Ave. Builder: The Abbey Inc. Three-storey converted church with about 12 units. Prices (parking and locker included): from about $450,000 for about 1,200 sq. ft. to about $1 million for 2,300 sq. ft. Fees: about 38 cents per sq. ft., plus hydro. Amenities: recreation/party room. Opening: just opened. Status: built. Occupancy: 30 days. Sales centre: on site on weekends; 416-538-5638.

2. HARVEST BRAMALEA: In Brampton on the east side of Bramalea Rd. just north of Sandalwood Pkwy. Builder: Aspen Ridge Homes. 199 two- and three-storey condominium brick or brick and stone townhouses. Prices: from $255,000 for 1,215 sq. ft. to $355,000 for 2,194 sq. ft. Fees: $74.91. Amenities: one-acre park. Opening: just opened. Status: construction not started. Occupancy: May 2009. Sales centre: 10715 Bramalea Rd., 905-996-0996.

3. HUNTINGTON: 1900 Bayview Ave, south of Blythwood Rd. Builder: Tridel and Concert Properties. Two buildings, six- and five-storeys with 91 units: 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. Amenities: exercise facilities, guest suites, indoor pool, 24-hour concierge. Opening: just opened. Status: construction to start early 2009. Occupancy: mid-2011. Sales centre: on site, 416-485-1900;
tridel.com.

4. JARVIS MANSIONS: 539 Jarvis St., just south of Bloor St. Builder: ELM Developments. 34 units in a fourstorey old mansion. Prices: from the low $200, 000 for 539 sq. ft. to $600,000-plus for 1,792 sq. ft. Fees: about 41 cents per sq. ft., plus hydro. Opening: just opened. Status: built. Occupancy: immediate. Sales centre: on site, 416-368-5262.

5. PORTRAIT CONDOMINIUMS: Half a block west of Bathurst St. on the south side of Sheppard Ave. Builder: Elm Developments. An eight-storey building with 188 units. Prices: (parking included): from the low $200,000s for 605 sq. ft. to over $600,000 for 1,700 sq. ft. Fees: about 46 cents per sq. ft., plus hydro. Amenities: fully-equipped fitness area; yoga/stretch room, steam rooms, guest suite, and 24-hour concierge. Opening: just opened. Status: construction not started. Occupancy: fall 2010. Sales centre: 695 Sheppard Ave. W., 416-282-9600.

6. WILSHIRE ON THE GREEN: Fairfax Cres., north of St. Clair Ave. E.Builder: Willowfield Homes. A seven-storey green-tinted glass building with 198 units. Prices: from $169,900 for 540 sq. ft. to about $300,000 for 1,090 sq. ft. Fees: between $53.26 to about $125 per month, plus heat and hydro. Amenities: spa, party room and terrace. Opening: just opened. Status: construction to start September 2008. Occupancy: September to November 2009. Sales centre: on site, 416-285-0555.

7. AZUL CONDO TOWNS & LOFTS: 1636 Dundas St. W., west of Brock St. Builder: We Care Community Living Ltd. Gated community of 27 low-rise condo and townhouse units. 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. Sales: opening May 24. Status: construction not started. Occupancy: 2010. Sales centre: on site, 416-821-6964.

8. 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. Amenities: 24-hour concierge, exercise room, indoor and outdoor pools, hot tub and guest suites. Sales: opening spring 2008. Status: construction not started. Occupancy: unknown. Sales centre: 416- 251-8888.

9. SOUTH BEACH CONDOS + LOFTS: Park Lawn Rd. and Lake Shore Blvd. W. Builder: Amexon Development Corporation. Two towers with 626 units overlooking the lake. Prices (parking and locker included): from $188,000 to $1 million. Fees: unknown. Amenities: 40,000 sq. ft. of space for diverse amenities. Opening: spring 2008. Status: construction to start fall 2008. Occupancy: fall 2010. Sales centre: 416-252-3000;

10. IQSMART: The Queensway, between Kipling Ave. and Islington Ave. Builder: The Remington Group Inc. Two 12-storey buildings and a six-storey podium with 250 units in total. Prices: from $189, 900. Fees: unknown. Amenities: 9,000-sq. ft. spa, indoor pool, yoga room, outdoor terrace, fitness room, media room, lounge, party room and 24-hour concierge. Sales: opening late spring 2008. Status: construction not started. Occupancy: unknown. Sales centre: iqcondos.com.

11. THE COURTYARDS OF UPPER FOREST HILL: southeast corner of Bathurst St. and Briar Hill Ave. Builder: SLM Property Investments Inc. 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. Amenities: guest suites. Opening: June. Status: retrofit will begin when unit is purchased. Occupancy: Sales centre: on site on weekends or by appointment, 416-783-0483; courtyardsofforesthill.com.

12: THE RESIDENCES OF PARKSIDE VILLAGE: On Burnhamthorpe Rd., just west of Confederation Pkwy. in downtown Mississauga. Builder: Amacon. A 36-storey tower sustainably-designed building with 288 units. Prices: from the $180,000s for 585 sq. ft. to 920 sq. ft. Fees: unknown. Amenities: 50,000 sq. ft. of indoor/outdoor recreation facilities. Opening: summer 2008. Status: Approved, not started. Occupancy: 2011. Sales centre: 905-273-9333;

13. ULTRA AT HERON'S HILL: Sheppard Ave. E., between Don Mills Rd. and Victoria Park Ave. Builder: Monarch Corporation. 38 storeys. Prices: from $169, 990. Fees: unknown. Amenities: unknown. Opening: summer. Status: construction not started. Occupancy: unknown. Sales centre: pre-registration; monarchgroup.net.

14. BLOSSOM: In Scarborough, southwest corner of Progress Ave. and Sheppard Ave. E. Builder: Ballantry Homes. Prices: unknown. Fees: unknown. Amenities: unknown. Opening: late summer 2008. Status: construction not started. Occupancy: unknown. Sales centre: pre-registration, 905-887-7231 or 416-546- 8090; ballantryhomes.com.

FREEHOLD

15. CHICORY WALK: In St. Catharines, 340 Ontario St., south of the QEW. Builder: Mason Homes. 61bungalow and two-storey detached and freehold townhouses, Prices: from $160,500 for just under 1,000 sq. ft. to $295,000 for 2,200 sq. ft. Opening: just opened. Status: construction to start late summer. Occupancy: late 2008. Sales centre: on site, 1-877-627-6610.

16. EVERGREEN: Northeast corner of Midland Ave. and St. Clair Ave. E. Builder: Monarch Corporation. Two-storey detached and three-storey freehold townhouses Detached from 2,202 sq. ft. to 2,409 sq. ft; townhouses, from 2,065 sq. ft. to 2224 sq. ft. Prices are unknown. Sales: Opening May 24. Status: construction not started. Occupancy: spring 2009. Sales centre: 1 Jeannette St., off St. Clair Ave. E., east of Midland Ave., 416-261-0707.

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