Page 1

[ 3-WEEK ISSUE ]

Dec 14, 2013 - Jan 4, 2014 Volume 17 Issue 23

INSIDE THIS ISSUE

WHAT TO EXPECT FROM THE CONDO MARKET IN 2014

UNDERSTANDING CONDO FEES

DECORATING WITH FESTIVE FLAIR


luxury. offer. yorkville living from the mid

$300’s

Yorkville’s most coveted address at an unbelievable price! Live steps from the subway and the best shopping, dining, culture and more.

Occupying Spring 2014 Call or email Today

for a Private Appointment 416-966-3003 SALES@YORKVILLEPLAZA.COM

Follow us on

@Camrost

Prices and specifications are subject to change without notice. E. & O.E. Brokers protected.


editor’s note

Think you can’t afford a new home?

Think again!

Susan Legge

Editor-in-chief

Wall2Wall Media Susan.Legge@wall2wallmedia.com Follow me on Twitter at Twitter.com/SusanLegge Like us on Facebook Search: Condo Guide

Much like that bank commercial that says, “you’re richer than you think,” a new home may be more affordable than you originally thought. Perhaps you only need to change your definition of “home” to get into the market. While a detached home is the traditional choice, highrise and lowrise suites, lofts and townhomes have become a prime choice among first-time buyers and empty nesters in the market for new place to call “home.” Not only does condominium living afford you the opportunity to live in a prime neighbourhood at a great starting price, when it’s time to move you can often opt to remain in the same neighbourhood, since many buildings and townhome communities offer a mix of designs and sizes, which allow families to relocate easily without having to change jobs or schools. Today’s communities generally have a range of sizes and prices that start at the “affordable” end of the price spectrum. Have a look through this issue and let us know what you think. We’d love to hear from you!

Is a new condo on your

holiday wish list?

Lydia McNutt

Editor

Wall2Wall Media Lydia.McNutt@wall2wallmedia.com Follow me on Twitter at Twitter.com/LydiasTweets

002 new Condo Guide dec 14, 2013 - jan 4, 2014

If a new condo is on your wish list, New Condo Guide has everything you’ll need to bring those visions of a “dream home” dancing in your head to life. From financial and legal advice, to decorating tips and the hottest condo projects across the GTA, we wrap it all up in a pretty package. Flip through the pages that follow to discover everything from small but sweet suites to large and luxurious layouts – with all the trimmings. And when I say “trimmings,” I mean the works: the finest features and the most fashionable finishes, and plenty more beyond your front door. The festive season is in full swing. Make a lasting impression with guests from the moment they step into the stunning entrance lobby, into the wee hours of dining and dancing in the party room. Your holiday soiree will be the talk of the town – that is, until you do it all again next year. Don’t forget about the pool, gym, games room, theatre – all yours to enjoy without ever leaving the comfort of your condo. How’s that for delivering on your wish list? Then again, the simpler aspects of condo life should not be overlooked, like the freedom from having to shovel the snow from the driveway before you can even pull in. All things considered, it’s no wonder that condo living has taken a top spot on the wish list of many homebuyers of all ages and stages in life. Live it, and love it. Happy holidays!


NOW UNDER CONSTRUCTION | OCCUPANCY SCHEDULED fOR EARLY 2014

ONLY 5% DEPOSIT

*

up to 16’ ceilings, spectacular views, luxurious interiors and unparalleled amenities, all in an iconic limestone building.

LUXURIOUS IMPERIAL SUITES fROM UNDER $400,000 *

VISIT OUR NEW SALES CENTRE 1499 YONGE ST. (JUST NORTH OF ST. CLAIR) 16fOOTLOfTS.CA | 416-925-2501 * See Sales Representative for details. Limited time offer. Prices and specifications subject to change without notice. E. & O.E. Brokers protected. All images are artist concept.

CONDOMINIUMS

Follow us on

@Camrost

DEC 14, 2013 - JAN 4, 2014 NEW CONDO GUIDE 003


new condo guide

contributors

Vice-President, Wall2Wall Media

Jacqueline Hill Editor-in-Chief / Director of Content

Susan Legge Director of Sales, National

Josh Heppner Associate Publisher SWO New Homes & Lifestyle Communities

Susan Maxwell Art Director

Sarah Jang Editor

Lydia McNutt Contributing Editors

BILD Report

Legally Speaking

Designer Advice

Bryan Tuckey

Jayson Schwarz

Yanic Simard

Bryan Tuckey is president and CEO of the Building Industry and Land Development Association (BILD) and can be found on Twitter (twitter.com/bildgta), Facebook (facebook.com/ bildgta), Youtube (youtube.com/bildgta) and BILD’s official online blog (bildblogs.ca).

Jayson Schwarz LL.M is a Toronto real estate lawyer and partner in the law firm Schwarz Law LLP. Visit the website at schwarzlaw.ca or email info@schwarzlaw.ca.

Yanic Simard is New Condo Guide’s design editor and the principal designer of the Toronto Interior Design Group, specializing in residential and commercial projects. Simard has created designs for clients in Toronto, Montreal and Miami, and appears as a regular guest expert on Citytv’s CityLine. Visit tidg.ca

Sara Duck Wayne Karl Elisa Krovblit Design Editor

Yanic Simard

Sales Manager

Conni Robinson Senior Account Executive

Dionne Fraser dionne.fraser@wall2wallmedia.com Senior Account Executive

Nina Downs nina.downs@wall2wallmedia.com

Sales & Marketing Co-Ordinator

Terry Bassett Administrative Assistant

Antoinette Jackson Production Manager

Bala Gnanapandithan Production Co-Ordinator

Sandra Hanak-Vujnovic Condo pro

Industry Insider

Barbara Lawlor

David Hirsh

Barbara Lawlor is president of Baker Real Estate Inc., and an in-demand columnist and speaker. A member of the Baker team since 1993, Barbara oversees the marketing and sale of condominium developments in the GTA and overseas.

David Hirsh is president and CEO of Brandy Lane Corp. Hirsh prides himself on his hands-on approach to all stages of the development and building process. brandylanehomes.com

Investor Advice

Andrew la Fleur Andrew la Fleur is an award-winning realtor with Re/Max. Andrew’s expertise is in helping investors make money in the Toronto Condo Market. Visit TrueCondos.com/ NewCondoGuide for a free gift. Contact Andrew at 416.371.2333 or andrew@truecondos.com

Graphic Designers

Caroline Wassef Sandra Hanak-Vujnovic

Published By

#500-401 The West Mall Etobicoke, On M9c 5j5 T 416.626.4200 F 416.784.5867

Call 416.626.4200 for ­advertising rates and information. Circulation Free distribution in select high-traffic street boxes, stores, banks, financial institutions and select condominium sales offices. Copyright 2013 All rights reserved by Wall2Wall Media. Reproduction in any form is prohibited. Contents of this publication are covered by copyright and offenders will be prosecuted under the law. Terms Advertisers, editorial content and new condo guide are not responsible for typographical errors, mistakes or ­misprints. All prices are correct as of press time and are subject to change without notice. E. & O. E. Editorial submissions from interested parties will be considered. Email to susan.legge@wall2wallmedia.com. The views and data expressed by columnists do not necessarily represent those of the publication. Advertising

Make Your Move

Fitness Gallery

Style File

Chuck Resnick

Mark J. Stables

Erica Gelman

Chuck Resnick is vice-president of marketing and operations at Two Men And A Truck – Canada, a division of Heron Capital Corp. He can be reached by visiting online at twomen.ca and by calling 416.204.0007.

Mark is founder of Benchmark Group and Movement Haus. His in-depth knowledge coupled with a passion for architecture and design yields an optimal exercise environment for today’s urban athlete. Visit online at movementhaus.com and benchmarkgroup.ca, or call 416.428.3536.

Toronto-based designer Erica Gelman is the principal of Erica Gelman House Of Design, specializing in both large- and small-scale residential design projects throughout Toronto and the GTA. For more information visit her website at ericagelman.com

004 new Condo Guide dec 14, 2013 - jan 4, 2014

Please recycle this magazine! Wall2Wall Media participates in the Partners in Growth Reforestation Program through St. Joseph Communications. To date, Partners in Growth has planted over 2.5 million trees in parks, recreation and conservation areas, and other public spaces across Canada. Established in 1990, this program was started with Scouts Canada to help replenish the environment.


[ E XPE NSI VE ]

COMING SOON

1YORKVILLE.CA

@BazisInc


WHERE IN THE EMPIRE DO YOU WANT TO LIVE? EMPIRECOMMUNITIES.COM Celebrating 20 years in the building industry, Empire Communities continues to raise the bar in urban living with a range of iconic communities across the GTA. Markham Rd.

MARKHAM

9560 Markham Rd. 905.554.5015

Bur Oak Ave. 16th Ave.

REMARKABLE RESIDENCES. REMARKABLE MARKHAM.

N

Your floor. Your Suite. One Price.* Up to $15,000 cash back and 2 years free maintenance.* SUITES FROM THE MID $200’s NOW OPEN themarkcondos.ca Subway St.

Allen Rd.

TORONTO

1603 Eglinton Ave. W. 416.784.3482 Eglinton Ave. W. Oakwood Ave.

Glenholme Ave.

Dufferin St.

LIVE LIFE ON TOMORROW’S FAST LANE. MAKE THE SWITCH. GET CONNECTED TO THE HUB.

N

Ask about Empire’s Easy Buy Program Just $1,000 with the offer + $1,000 per month for the next 17 months.*

SUITES FROM THE MID $200’s NOW OPEN empirethehub.com

OAKVILLE 521 Kerr St. 905.845.7246

HWY 403/QEW Wyecroft Rd. Speers Rd.

SUITES FROM THE $200’s NOW UNDER CONSTRUCTION raincondos.com 006 NEW CONDO GUIDE DEC 14, 2013 - JAN 4, 2014

Trafalgar Rd.

New Suite designs up to 1,400+ sq.ft., $10,000 cash back, special deposit program and other great incentives.*

Kerr St.

Dorval Dr.

OAKVILLE’S HOTTEST NEW RELEASE!

Lakeshore Rd. Lake Ontario

Cornwall Rd.

N


SKY WATER SUCCESS

THE BIGGEST CONDOMINIUM SUCCESS OF 2013! Following the outstanding success of Sky Tower at Eau Du Soleil Condos NOW OPEN: Water Tower, the next phase of this iconic community. Fantastic suites are still available, so be part of the success! WATERFRONT CONDOS FROM THE LOW $300’S VISIT THE PRESENTATION GALLERY FOR AN OPENING BONUS OF UP TO $80,000*

EMPIREWATERTOWER.COM | 416.503.3328 2183 LAKE SHORE BLVD. W. MON-FRI: 12PM-6PM SAT & SUN: 12PM-5PM HOLIDAY HOURS: CLOSED DEC 24TH, 25TH, 26TH, 31ST AND JAN 1ST Prices sizes & specifications are subject to change without notice. *Limited time offer, please see sales representative for details. Some restrictions apply to cash back incentive, new release sales program, special deposit program, Easy Buy Program and other incentive and sales programs which are site specific. Renderings are artist concept. Exclusive listing brokerage. TFN Realty Inc. Brokers Protected. E.&O.E

DEC 14, 2013 - JAN 4, 2014 NEW CONDO GUIDE 007


ALEX DAMELIN

CREATIVE CONSULTANT AT LOVE OF MINE BOUTIQUE, 781 QUEEN WEST

THE NEIGHBOURHOOD. RAW. ORGANIC. UNSCRIPTED. COMING SOON CONDOMINIUMS AT QUEEN WEST & DOVERCOURT Feel the vibe – an eclectic fusion of art, fashion, culture, creativity and style. Live the life you love at the heart of everything Queen West.

REGISTER NOW

TEN93QUEENWEST.COM | 905 326 4100 Exclusive Listing Brokerage, Circle M Realty Corporation, Brokerage. Brokers Protected. Prices and specifications are subject to change without notice. E. & O.E.

008 NEW CONDO GUIDE DEC 14, 2013 - JAN 4, 2014

it’s all about you®


E1 PH A S

80

LD % SO

RN E T S I RE G

O

AS E H P W

2

RICHMOND HILL’S BEST VALUE

NEW SUITES NOW AVAILABLE FROM THE LOW $300’s BAYVIEW AVE.

RED MAPLE AVE.

PHASE 1 UNDER CONSTRUCTION REGISTER AT SKYCITYCONDOS.COM OR CALL 905.709.5700

HIGH TECH RD. YONGE ST.

A master planned urban community is taking shape at Yonge & Highway 7 in the heart of Richmond Hill. SkyCity Condos offers the best combination of location, value, lifestyle and amenities.

HWY 7 HWY 407 ETR

NON TRANSPARENT

MONDAY – THURSDAY 12 – 7PM, SATURDAY & SUNDAY 12 – 6PM, FRIDAY CLOSED Exclusive Listing Brokerage Circle M Realty Corporation. Prices and specifications are subject to change without notice. Illustration is artist’s concept E.&O.E.

DEC 14, 2013 - JAN 4, 2014 NEW CONDO GUIDE 009


THIS IS HoT:

BoUTIQUE-STYLE CoNDo LIVING. WINSToN CHURCHILL AND EGLINToN. When you own a new home at HOT you will enjoy a wide range of fabulous luxuries and finishes like 9’ ceilings, designer kitchens with granite counter tops, premium appliances, bathrooms with oversized showers, walk-in closets and exclusive use of the gym, lounge and BBQ Patio. This is as hot as it gets in Erin Mills. visit our award-winning Presentation Centre today.

1 BEDRoom CoNDoS FRom $273,990. 2 BEDRoom CoNDoS FRom $367,990. NoW UNDER CoNSTRUCTIoN.

The clean, urban design of BoConcept is the recommended furnished look for HOT condominiums. ask about our special incentive. BoConcept.ca

PRESENTATIoN CENTRE 4635 METCalFE avE, MISSISSauga 905.828.4257 HoTCoNDomINIUmS.Com

010

Prices, sizes and specifications subject to change without notice. E. & O.E. Illustration is artist’s impression. Presentation Centre is open Monday to Wednesday from 12pm to 7pm, Saturday and Sunday from 11am to 6 pm and closed Thursday and Friday.


Uncommon Privileges Relive an era of prestige and privilege, delivered with style and panache. Welcome to The Britt Condominiums, where British elegance meets exclusive 5-star service. As a resident you are entitled to a host of uncommon privileges, from exquisite spa and wellness programs to executive butler services. Located at the corner of Bay and Wellesley, steps to the energy and convenience of downtown living. 5-STAR EXCLUSIVE AMENITIES & SERVICES WITH THE BRITT VIP ACCESS CARD. • 24-hour executive concierge • professional butler Service • spa & wellness services

• executive home maintenance service • 3 elegant lobby lounges

CONDOMINIUMS FROM THE $270’S THEBRITTCONDOS.COM 416.926.1669

Exclusive Listing Broker Milborne Real Estate Inc. Brokers Protected. Marketing Management by Anne Lambrou Living Visions Inc. Prices and specifications subject to change without notice. Illustrations are artist’s concept. E.&O.E.


table of contents

Dec 14, 2013 – Jan 4, 2014 volume 17 issue 23

20

Construction progressing well at

STUDIO ON RICHMOND 70

columns, news & features 002 Editor’s note Columnists

014 bild report Up-to-date zoning by-laws needed for Ontario’s changing growth by bryan tuckey

032 legally speaking The rights and obligations of condo life by jayson schwarz

034 Condo Pro Understanding your condominium fees

by barbara Lawlor

038 Investor advice Three things to expect from the condo market in 2014 by Andrew la fleur

042 Make Your Move Do your research and choose your mover wisely by Chuck Resnick

046 The Mortgage Minute Home equity key to future financial freedom by Peter Kinch

056 taxing issues Selling a real estate investment property

by henry choo chong

060 Industry Insider Home suite model home by David Hirsh

062 Designer Advice Paint by number by Yanic Simard

066 Fitness Gallery It’s not too early for holiday exercise by Mark J. Stables


40

condo profiles

40

40

45 Charles Ltd. & Edenshaw Homes

Chaz.Yorkville Yorkville’s premier luxury condominium brings high style to the holiday season

44

The Daniels Corp.

HighPark Condominiums A once-in-a-lifetime residential opportunity, now on sale

44

In The News

016 Monarch Corp. Yorkland raises the roof 024 BILD BILD members raise $20,000 for Habitat for Humanity Toronto 026 Habitat for Humanity Rebuilding this holiday season with bricks, nails and even the kitchen sink 028 CMHC Report November housing starts 033 Menkes Dwell City Towns is now open in Etobicoke

058 ELAD Canada Move into Emerald City in 2014 and save! Homebuyers’ Help

070 Style File Decorating and entertaining with festive flair by erica gelman

075 Hot Dates What’s happening in and around the GTA 084 condo watch 416 Previews, new releases and grand openings in the 416 area

086 Purchaser Profile Location and price among first-time buyer’s reasons for choosing 2221 Yonge Condominiums 088 condo watch 905 Previews, new releases and grand openings in the 905 area 094 Purchaser Profile Look who bought at Villagio 097 Condo Buyers’ Resource Section You love the home, see what you can afford 102 Index of advertisers


bild report

// By bryan tuckey

Up-to-date zoning by-laws

Bryan Tuckey is president and CEO of the Building Industry and Land Development Association (BILD) and can be found on Twitter (twitter.com/bildgta), Facebook (facebook.com/bildgta), Youtube (youtube.com/bildgta) and BILD’s official blog (bildblogs.ca).

I

have said it before, and I’ll say it again: the province’s Places to Grow legislation was a game changer for how the GTA builds its cities and towns. The 2006 growth plan lays out the province’s vision to manage and promote growth in the Greater Golden Horseshoe until 2031. It is an important time for this discussion. We’re in the midst of an 80-day consultation with Ontario’s Municipal Affairs and Housing Minister Linda Jeffrey about what changes should be made to the land-use planning and appeals system. The minister wants input on what can be improved from the public. Zoning bylaws should be part of that discussion, and here’s why. 014 new Condo Guide dec 14, 2013 - jan 4, 2014

needed for Ontario’s changing growth

To accommodate the 100,000 people and 50,000 jobs that come to the GTA every year, the province encourages intensification, or the construction of new midrise and highrise homes. That’s often more easily encouraged than done: while high-density construction is underway all over the GTA, most municipalities do not update their zoning bylaws to permit the construction of all forms of development. Without proper zoning, this can cause months or years of delays in construction. What some of you may not know is that our industry is one of the most regulated in the province. Every new development introduced into a community undergoes a rigorous, multi-stage government approval process that can last up to 10 years. And who pays the price of long waits and added costs? New-home buyers. I’m afraid that NIMBYism is a big factor in preventing zoning changes. NIMBY stands for “not in my backyard,” a term that describes those opposed to new development in their neighbourhood. NIMBYists often complain about a potential increase in noise or traffic, new people joining the community or just a general fear of change. We need to plan for change, not fear. While the province mandates that municipalities’ official plans are reviewed every five years and are expected to be updated, there’s no such mandate for zoning bylaws.

It’s not a situation that can be remedied easily, but our cities and towns can pre-zone lands where intensification meets the vision of the provincial plan. And it’s difficult to set course for that new vision of building complete communities when many zoning bylaws around the GTA date back to the 1980s and 1990s, with some even from the 1950s. It’s not a situation that can be remedied easily, but our cities and towns can pre-zone lands where intensification meets the vision of the provincial plan. As a result, new development and construction avoids a long holding pattern: a builder doesn’t have to go through several development applications, or apply for a zoning bylaw application which can be a very political process. With proper zoning in place, building new homes becomes a streamlined exercise for all stakeholders: the general public, developers, land owners and the municipalities. And most importantly, buyers get into their new homes sooner, perhaps by a year or two, and avoid the added costs that come with delays. All of us can benefit from the province’s vision.


COMING SOON! TO DOWNTOWN EAST

One Park Place North Tower was such an incredible success in the fall of 2012 that we decided to introduce

There are so many reasons to choose ONE

5

BUY WITH

Already under construction, One Park Place South Tower is the newest addition to the internationally recognized and award-winning Regent Park revitalization. Offering incredible views of Lake Ontario as well as the city skyline and situated just steps from some of the city’s hottest new amenities including Daniels Spectrum, the Aquatic Centre and a soon to open 6-acre park, as well as shopping, restaurants and the convenience of the TTC, One Park Place South Tower is the ONE place to be in downtown Toronto.

REGISTER NOW

416.955.0559 danielsoneparkplace.com

SUITES FROM

$199,900

Exclusive Listing: CityLife Realty Ltd. Brokerage. Brokers Protected. Illustrations are artists concepts. Prices and specifications are subject to change without notice. E.&O.E. All brand names, logos, images, text and graphics are the copyright of the owners, The Daniels Corporation. Reproduction in any form, without prior written permission of The Daniels Corporation, is strictly prohibited.

%

DOWN


In The News

Yorkland Raises the Roof // PHOTO CREDIT: Andy Douglas Photography

a suite at Yorkland at Heron’s Hill, part of the Heron’s Hill master-planned community by Monarch Corp., next to Fairview Mall. Monarch literally raised the roof at Yorkland, as all of the people involved in the planning, design and construction celebrated this construction milestone. Guests enjoyed a delicious barbecue luncheon to honour this event. “This project reflects our commitment to delivering quality construction and innovative designs,” says Mirella Sarrapochiello, director of Monarch’s High Rise Sales and Marketing. “This is the driving force in this project and in all our developments,” Sarrapochiello adds. The building is the third and final addition to the Heron’s Hill community in North York, a striking 33-storey tower integrated with a three-storey podium. Residents will enjoy shopping at nearby Fairview Mall, restaurants, and easy access to any number of local services. Yorkland’s proximity to Hwys. 404, 401 and the Don Valley Parkway will make it easy to get just about anywhere in the GTA. The great response to this condominium is understandable, and it has to do with a lot more than its convenient location. The spacious suites offer There has never been a better time to own

016 new Condo Guide dec 14, 2013 - jan 4, 2014

universal designs, exhilarating views of the city and beyond, as well as an impressive roster of standards including contemporary-style cabinetry and a brandname kitchen appliance package with a frost-free refrigerator, self-clean range and built-in dishwasher, granite countertops in the kitchen, and cultured marble in the bathrooms. And don’t forget about the phenomenal prices! These suites are so reasonably priced, that the value is as compelling a reason for choosing Yorkland as the location, design, features and amenities. Prices start at the $200,000s.

The building is the third and final addition to the Heron’s Hill community in North York, a striking 33-storey tower integrated with a threestorey podium Club Yorkland will recharge and entertain you with an unrivalled fitness and recreation option that includes a fitness centre, a designer-decorated party room with a sports lounge, private dining area and


THE ONE YOU’VE BEEN WAITING FOR.

It’s never been a better time to buy a Monarch home. Enjoy incredible buyer incentives at all of our communities, and make your dreams of a new condo come true today.

MONARCHGROUP.NET


THE ONE YOU’VE BEEN WAITING FOR. WITH THE SAVINGS YOU WANT. It’s never been a better time to buy a Monarch home. Enjoy incredible buyer incentives at all of our communities, and make your dreams of a new home come true today.

MONARCH COMMUNITIES. MONARCH, CANADA’S OLDEST AND MOST EXPERIENCED BUILDER.

ETOBICOKE WATERFRONT

ETOBICOKE WATERFRONT

NORTH YORK

UNDER CONSTRUCTION

NOW OPEN

SALES CENTRE: 2167 Lake Shore Blvd. West, Etobicoke 416.495.3544

SALES CENTRE: 4195 Dundas St. West, Etobicoke Entrance on Prince Edward Dr. 416.495.3530

KINGSWAY

UNDER CONSTRUCTION

UNDER CONSTRUCTION

SALES CENTRE: 2167 Lake Shore Blvd. West, Etobicoke 416.495.3544

By appointment only 416.495.3595

MARKHAM

UNDER CONSTRUCTION

UNDER CONSTRUCTION

By appointment only 416.495.3548

SALES CENTRE: 256 Queen St. West, Toronto 416.495.3549

DOWNTOWN TORONTO

UNDER CONSTRUCTION

SCARBOROUGH CITY CENTRE

SALES CENTRE: 2167 Lake Shore Blvd. West, Etobicoke 416.495.3544

2013 TARION AWARD OF EXCELLENCE FINALIST HIGH-RISE BUILDER OF THE YEAR LARGE VOLUME BUILDER OF THE YEAR

SALES CENTRE HOURS: Monday – Thursday 12pm – 6pm, Weekends & Holidays 12pm – 5pm, Closed Fridays

MONARCHGROUP.NET Like us on:

Follow us on:

facebook/monarchcorp

twitter@monarch _ group

*Limited time only. Some conditions apply. Please ask a sales representative for full details. Prices, specifi cations and promotions are subject to change without notice. E.&O.E. December 2013. 8780


NOW RISING.

INCREDIBLE INCENTIVE

RECEIVE UP TO $50,000 OFF* PRICES START FROM

$199,990*

A great selection of suites still available. Immerse yourself in the luxury of one of Etobicoke’s final urban waterfront settings. SALES CENTRE 2167 Lake Shore Blvd. West, Etobicoke Monday – Thursday 12pm – 6pm Weekends & Holidays 12pm – 5pm Closed Fridays 416.495.3544

Always home.

MONARCHGROUP.NET

*Prices, specifications and promotions are subject to change without notice. Renderings are artist’s concept and images are for mood and impression only. E.&O.E. November 2013. 22515


Monarch literally raised the roof at Yorkland, as all of the people involved in the planning, design and construction celebrated this milestone

room for entertainment. For your added convenience, there is an underground car-wash bay, 24/7 concierge and security service. Yorkland residents will also have access to the fabulous multi-level recreation complex for all residents in the master-planned community including the indoor swimming pool, his and her saunas, professionally landscaped rooftop terrace with barbecue areas and rooftop sun lounge. From top to bottom, no detail has been overlooked in Monarch’s quest for maximum energy efficiency. Thoughtful features like individual suite metering of hydro consumption allows owners to control their personal energy use, while the automated tri-sorter recycling collection system facilitates waste reduction. Yorkland is the perfect home for modern and ecoconscious buyers. There are a few remaining suites for those who act quickly. For a limited time, Monarch’s “One Event” promotion gives buyers a chance to purchase a new Monarch home with some incredible savings. Yorkland is more than just a condominium; it is a lifestyle waiting for you in the heart of North York, close to shopping, with easy access to highways and entertainment. The sales office is located at 265 Yorkland Rd., and is open by appointment only. Call 416.495.3548. For more information visit monarchgroup.net.

About the company

Headquartered in Toronto, Canada, Monarch is one of Canada’s oldest and largest home builders. Monarch has consistently been recognized in the home-building industry and by its customers for superior quality and outstanding customer satisfaction. Monarch builds and develops single-family detached and attached homes in Toronto and Ottawa, and builds highrise condominiums in the Greater Toronto Area. Monarch focuses on style, design, quality and liveability in all of its homes, and is the Canadian brand of Taylor Morrison Home Corp. dec 14, 2013 - jan 4, 2014 new Condo Guide 017


Some call it the future of Toronto’s Waterfront. We call it Monde. Waterfront Living from $299,990 We could tell you about the stunning architectural design by the world-renowned Moshe Safdie. Modern interiors by Cecconi Simone. The breathtaking views of the lake. The outdoor infinity pool and cabanas. But all of that doesn’t really matter. All that matters is this. This is your chance to be part of Toronto’s next great neighbourhood. And a whole new world on the water. We call it Monde. But you can just call it home.

Visit our Sales Office or register today at mondecondominiums.com 291 Lakeshore Blvd E. | 416 466 8885 t St Fron

E

er Sh Low erbo urne

er Ja Low

Gard

iner

Expy

St

rvis St Lake

Shore

Que

018 NEW CONDO GUIDE DEC 14, 2013 - JAN 4, 2014

E Blvd

ens

yE Qua

ririoo nntata eeOO LLaakk


Condominiums at the corner of Yonge & Eglinton Direct access to the subway Starting from the $300’s Presentation Office located at 2300 Yonge Street, Lobby

ECONDOS.CA 416.243.8688 @BazisInc

Exclusive Listing: Baker Real Estate Incorporated, Brokerage. Brokers Protected. Rendering is artist’s concept. Prices and specifications are subject to change without notice. E. & O.E.

019


cover story

CONSTRUCTION PROGRESSING WELL

AT STUDIO ON RICHMOND

the Art Gallery of Ontario, where the city’s Financial and Cultural winning Studio on Richmond community is on the rise. Districts converge. Construction is progressing well on this incredibly Residents will live minutes to successful community, where for a limited time, you the King and Queen subways, the can purchase with just five per cent down and receive PATH system, steps to hundreds of one year of free maintenance. Aspen Ridge is well into restaurants, galleries, museums, the forming phase on the North Tower (Phase 1), lounges and Lake Ontario. This area which is near the sixth floor and includes the podium is being referred to as Toronto’s section of the South Tower, Studio2, where forming is “New Yorkville,” and it has become around the P3 level. When January rolls around, the one of the city’s most sought-after first precast panels will begin going up along the North residential destinations. Tower, with windows following soon after that. Taking artistry to a new level, Suite owners will live in this striking condominium, Studio on Richmond is home to where art is part of everyday life. The community is near an 8,000-sq.-ft. space that will be Richmond and John, just south of OCAD University and available for use by OCAD U as A shining star in the exciting metamorphosis going in Toronto’s Entertainment District, the award-

020 new Condo Guide dec 14, 2013 - jan 4, 2014


an art gallery – a first in Toronto. The building, designed by the esteemed Les Klein of Quadrangle Architects, fits right in with its artistic surroundings. The striking structure is a nod to the area’s warehouse heritage with modern, avant-garde stacked rhombusshaped forms rising to a green roof. Mike Niven Interior Design appointed the community’s cutting-edge amenities. Socializing will be fun and fabulous in the “we” facilities, which include a media lounge, ultra-cool party room, billiards room and dining room with kitchen server. When residents are ready for “me” time, they can access a steam room and hot tub, the Yoga Lounge, Winter Lounge, and exercise facilities with floor-to-ceiling mirrors and massive windows.

The suites in both Studio and Studio2 offer luxurious appointments such as kitchens with Miele appliances, a choice of granite or CaesarStone countertops, ceramic backsplash and Hansgrohe faucets; the choice of Torlys engineered wood floor or Torlys Smart Floor; nine-ft. ceilings; a deep soaker tub; and a balcony or terrace (as per plan). Available choices at Studio range in size from 687 to 1,294 sq. ft. and are priced from $388,990. At Studio2, suites from 601 to 1,357 sq. ft. start from $371,990. Among the choices at Studio2 are 1,336- and 1,357-sq.-ft. designs in the Warhol Collection – street-oriented, loft-like homes with elements such as sliding-glass panels instead of walls. Move-ins are slated for February 2015. About the builder

Founded in 1992, Aspen Ridge is a family-owned and operated firm that has grown into one of the most respected and successful companies in the Greater Toronto Area. Today, the Aspen Ridge portfolio includes a diverse collection of highly regarded communities. Visit the company’s must-see Mike Niven-appointed Studio presentation centre and model suite at 25 Nelson St. (southeast corner of Duncan and Nelson, south of Richmond Street), open every day except Friday, from noon to 6 p.m. Call 647-35ASPEN (352-7736) or check out studiocondos.ca.

021


In The News

Celebrating 10 homes in 10 years: BILD members raise $20,000 for Habitat for Humanity Toronto

BILD’s Party for Humanity is one of four major fundraisers for Habitat for Humanity Toronto

The Building Industry and Land Development Association (BILD) held its fifth annual Party for Humanity and raised more than $20,000 for Habitat for Humanity Toronto, as the industry celebrated helping 10 Habitat families into 10 homes in 10 years. The event was attended by more than 400 industry professionals, who arrived at Muzik nightclub at Exhibition Place in Toronto, dressed according to the theme: jeans, jackets and jewels.
Fundraising efforts were aided by a silent auction and raffle. Those who entered the raffle were given gold, red and green beaded necklaces. “This event has been a tremendous success every year, and this year was special because we’ve helped build 10 homes in 10 years with Habitat for Humanity Toronto. We couldn’t have been happier with the crowd 024 new Condo Guide dec 14, 2013 - jan 4, 2014

or the venue,” says BILD president and CEO Bryan Tuckey. “Our industry is committed to giving back to the community, and our team at BILD always makes great efforts to support our community partner, Habitat, and has a fun time doing it.” BILD’s Party for Humanity is one of four major fundraisers for Habitat for Humanity Toronto. The Association has supported the charity since 2003 and has since raised more than $640,000 toward its goal of building affordable homes for low-income families.
 BILD would like to thank all of the event sponsors, volunteers and participants and congratulate everyone involved in making it a highly successful event. For more information, visit BILD’s official blog at bildblogs.ca, find bildgta on Facebook or follow @bildgta on Twitter.


COMING SOON PHASE III CONDOMINIUMS Tradition meets urban living with cool designs and modern interiors. Introducing the final phase of Italian inspired living in North York. Palazzo at Treviso III offers luxurious new suite designs and gorgeous finishes, just steps from everything you desire.

o s i v e r T

ITALIAN INSPIRED LIVING AT DUFFERIN & LAWRENCE FROM THE MID $200’s

m o r F with

e v Lo

REGISTER TODAY

TREVISOCONDOS.COM 416 787 8882

Exclusive Listing Broker Milborne Real Estate Inc. Brokers Protected. Marketing Management by Anne Lambrou Living Visions Inc. Prices and specifications subject to change without notice. Illustrations are artist’s concept. E.&O.E.

DEC 14, 2013 - JAN 4, 2014 NEW CONDO GUIDE 025


In The News

Habitat for Humanity Canada

Rebuilding this holiday season with bricks, nails and even the kitchen sink Fifty pounds of framing, nails and a pallet of bricks may not be typical holiday gifts, but they top the wish lists of families across Canada dreaming of owning their own homes. Habitat for Humanity helps make those dreams become a reality with access to affordable home ownership. Not only does Habitat improve living conditions through good housing, but the organization helps low-income families secure a significant asset that would otherwise be out of reach. Habitat’s GiftBuilder catalogue offers Canadians a one-stop shop for gifts for friends and family members looking to make a difference. Savvy shoppers can avoid crowded malls, shop online with ease, receive tax receipts for all their catalogue purchases and send friends and family an e-card acknowledging the gift. If Secret Santa isn’t cutting it anymore in the workplace, people can instead pool funds for items such as $500 for a Habitat home’s electrical wiring or $1,200 to build a child’s bedroom. “By helping families own their own home, Habitat donors are making a real difference in ending the cycle of poverty,” says Kevin Marshman, president and CEO of Habitat for Humanity Canada. “The families and scores of volunteers do the building, but we rely on the generosity of our communities to help provide the tools and materials.” The catalogue offers 31 gift items, ranging from $16 to donate a screwdriver set to $5,000 to put up a roof. And there is plenty of opportunity to have fun:

» Get the home renovator a $28 hammer or $36 handsaw; » Environmentalists will love the $45 energy efficient showerheads since Home Outfitters matches each donation; » Decorating divas will naturally gravitate toward the two cans of paint for $62; » For the poker players in your life, a $130 toilet beats a flush; and » Lego fans will surely appreciate a $140 pallet of bricks. During this holiday season, support Habitat for Humanity and give gifts that build a lasting legacy. Donate and shop today at habitat.ca

026 new Condo Guide dec 14, 2013 - jan 4, 2014

The catalogue offers 31 gift items, ranging from $16 to donate a screwdriver set to $5,000 to put up a roof


HOMEOWNERSHIP AT YOUR FINGERTIPS

5% DOWN

BUY WITH FOR A LIMITED TIME

UNDER CONSTRUCTION

RECEIVE A FREE 1 YEAR METROPASS*

MOVE IN EARLY 2014

DANIELS UNIQUE RENT2OWN PROGRAM

ASS ADULT

ly on

c om p

letion

of y

K ALL S B AC

OWED

.

Get your hands on this INCREDIBLE offer in the final chapter of Daniels’ highly successful and awardwinning NY Towers community! Own at NY2 Condominiums today, buy with 5% down and commute for FREE with a complimentary 1-year Metropass!* Enjoy great amenities like gardening plots and live steps to the subway and moments to great shopping, dining, theatres and much more! SUITES FROM THE LOW $200,000s

ACT NOW BEFORE IT’S 2 LATE! NY2CONDOS.COM | 416.221.3939

FINCH AVE E. SHEPPARD AVE E.

N

PRESENTATION CENTRE

HWY 404

tr

le on

S NO PA

LESLIE ST

P as s

rab ansfe

ip our tr

REAN DR

AY TER W

A P O R MET ET THE B

YONGE ST

the

STEPS TO THE SUBWAY

BAYVIEW AVE

Ride

et. Rock

FANTASTIC LOCATION

HWY 401 YORK MILLS RD

Presentation Centre: 27 Rean Drive, Unit 10 Mon.-Thurs. 12pm-6pm, Sat., Sun. & Holidays 12pm-5pm, Fri. Closed Exclusive Listing: CityLife Realty Ltd, Brokerage. Brokers Protected. *The One Year Free Metropass and Daniels’ Rent-To-Own Program are a limited time offer and only available on a select number of suites. See Sales Representative for full details. Prices, specifi cations and programs are subject to change without notice. Illustrations are artist concept. E. & O.E. All brand names, logos, images, text and graphics are the copyright of the owners, The Daniels Corporation. Reproduction in any form, without prior written permission of The Daniels Corporation, is strictly prohibited.

DEC 14, 2013 - JAN 4, 2014 NEW CONDO GUIDE 027


CMHC Report

November housing starts Housing starts in Canada were trending at 194,014 units in November compared to 195,274 in October, according to Canada Mortgage and Housing Corp. (CMHC). The trend is a six-month moving average of the monthly seasonally adjusted annual rates (SAAR)1 of housing starts. “The trend in housing starts has increased slightly since July, before stabilizing in November. Overall, housing starts have been following a trend similar to sales on the existing home market. As sales rise relative to listings of existing homes, buyers are increasingly meeting their needs in the new-home market,” says Mathieu Laberge, deputy chief economist at CMHC. CMHC uses the trend measure as a complement to the monthly SAAR of housing starts to account for considerable swings in monthly estimates and obtain a more complete picture of the state of the housing market. In some situations analyzing only SAAR data can be misleading in some markets, as they are largely driven by the multiples segment of the markets which can be quite volatile from one month to the next. The standalone monthly SAAR was 192,235 units in November, a decrease from 198,161 in October. The SAAR of urban starts decreased by 3.4 per cent in November to 171,347 units. Multiple urban starts decreased by 3.5 per cent to 111,036 units in November while the single-detached urban starts segment decreased by 3.1 per cent to 60,311 units. In November, the seasonally adjusted annual rate of urban starts increased in British Columbia and the Prairies, were essentially unchanged in Quebec, and decreased in Atlantic Canada and Ontario. Rural starts2 were estimated at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 20,888 units. 1 All starts figures in this release, other than actual starts and the trend estimate, are seasonally adjusted annual rates (SAAR) — that is, monthly figures adjusted to remove normal seasonal variation and multiplied by 12 to reflect annual levels. By removing seasonal ups and downs, seasonal adjustment allows for a comparison from one season to the next and from one month to the next. Reporting monthly figures at annual rates indicates the annual level of starts that would be obtained if the monthly pace were maintained for 12 months. This facilitates comparison of the current pace of activity to annual forecasts as well as to historical annual levels. 2 CMHC estimates the level of starts in centres with a population of less than 10,000 for each of the three months of the quarter, at the beginning of each quarter. During the last month of the quarter, CMHC conducts the survey in these centres and revises the estimate.

028 new Condo Guide dec 14, 2013 - jan 4, 2014

Housing Starts in Canada – All Areas * Thousands

275 250 225 200

194,014 192,235

175 150 November 2011

November 2012

November 2013

Housing starts, SAAR Housing starts trend line (six-month moving average)

Preliminary Housing Start Data November 2013

Oct 2013 Nov 2013

Trend1, all areas

195,274

194,014

SAAR, all areas

198,161

192,235

SAAR, rural areas

20,848

20,888

SAAR, urban centres2 Single-detached

62,229

60,311

Multiples

115,084

111,036

Total

177,313

171,347

Atlantic, urban centres2

8,476

6,378

Quebec, urban centres2

30,424

30,663

Ontario, urban centres2

68,233

56,932

Prairies, urban centres2

46,214

50,420

British Columbia, urban centres2

23,966

26,954

Canada Nov 2012 Nov 2013

Actual, all areas

18,173

17,153

Actual, rural areas

1,888

1,823

November — Single-detached

5,685

5,409

November — Multiples

10,600

9,921

November — Total

16,285

15,330

January to November — Single-detached 61,893

57,797

Actual, urban centres2

January to November — Multiples

116,991

97,146

January to November — Total

178,884

154,943

Source: CMHC Seasonally adjusted annual rates Urban centres with a population of 10,000 and over Detailed data available upon request 1 2

As Canada’s national housing agency, CMHC draws on more than 65 years of experience to help Canadians access a variety of high-quality, environmentally sustainable and affordable housing solutions. CMHC also provides reliable, impartial and up-to-date housing market reports, analysis and knowledge to support and assist consumers and the housing industry in making informed decisions.


DEC 14, 2013 - JAN 4, 2014 NEW CONDO GUIDE 029


030


031


legally speaking

Rights and obligations of

// by jayson Schwarz

CONDO LIFE needed to understand. The bylaws should provide that the condominium corporation has an obligation to deal with these kinds of issues, and most do. This whole issue comes back to the time of purchase. Make sure you retain a lawyer who understands condominiums and advises you of the things you need to know at the time you’re reviewing of the agreement of purchase and sale (the offer) or when the status certificate is received.

Jayson Schwarz LL.M. is a Toronto real estate lawyer and partner in the law firm Schwarz Law LLP. Visit schwarzlaw.ca or email info@schwarzlaw.ca and give us your questions, concerns, critiques and quandaries.

T

his article discusses the rights of a condominium owner who is faced with the horrible case of noise from above. What do I mean? There you are, sleeping in your bed at 1 a.m. when the Flamenco dancer who lives upstairs commences dance practice on her wooden floors. The rapid machine-gun noises raise you like Lazarus from your bed. You get dressed, go upstairs and rap politely on the door. After a lengthy conversation with your neighbour, you realize nothing is going to change and you are faced with the horrible future of sleepless nights, interrupted dinners and a home life that is a mess. What are your rights?

First, the bylaws of your condominium corporation. I hope that the lawyer you hired when you purchased your condominium reviewed with you the things you 032 new Condo Guide dec 14, 2013 - jan 4, 2014

There you are, sleeping in your bed at 1 a.m. when the Flamenco dancer who lives upstairs commences dance practice on her wooden floors. The rapid machine-gun noises raise you like Lazarus from your bed. What do I do

The first thing to do is what you already did: you speak to the offensive occupant and then put your complaint in writing. Wait a reasonable time and then send a second letter, keeping copies of each. If you get no results, the time has come to write to the condominium corporation and ask them to enforce the rules and make the noise stop. Generally, the condo has the full power to require the offensive unit holder making excessive noise to install carpet, cease and desist, change hours of dance, or some other solution to the noise problem. Give the condo corporation a reasonable time to effect compliance and send another letter. If, after a number of attempts, the condominium corporation does not comply, it is time to seek a lawyer’s assistance. Your lawyer will force the condominium corporation to enforce its bylaws. On Jan. 18, 2013 the Supreme Court of Ontario decided this point. In the case of Dyke v. Metropolitan Toronto Corp. No. 972 [2013] O.J. No. 301, Mr. Justice E.M. Morgan dealt with such an issue. The facts in their simplest form were that a unit holder on the floor below was subjected to the unit occupant above running a dance studio on wooden floors. Justice Morgan found that the condominium corporation “breached its duty to ensure compliance with its own bylaws and rules.” Justice Morgan ordered the condominium corporation to take all reasonable steps to ensure compliance with its bylaws and rules. In other words: make the offending unit occupant comply. The condominium corporation was ordered to pay special damages in this case. The conclusion is this: you have a right to quiet enjoyment of your unit provided the bylaws or rules support your position.


Standing above the rest for more than 60 years.

Our Life Storey

menkes.com


TORONTO


COMING SOON

THEATRE LOUNGE

CONNECT WITH TORONTO’S ULTIMATE LIVE WORK PLAY ADDRESS Welcome to Harbour Plaza, a spectacular master planned condominium community in the heart of Toronto’s vibrant Southcore Financial District. An iconic landmark on the downtown skyline, Harbour Plaza is graced with soaring architecture, incomparable lifestyle amenities and a superb collection of modern urban suite designs, all directly connected to the extensive PATH network.

OUTDOOR TERRACE

Register now at menkes.com

menkes.com facebook.com/MenkesLife

INDOOR POOL

@MenkesLife

Prices and specifications are subject to change. E.&O.E. November 2013


Where will your life storey take you this Holiday Season?

Coming Soon York & Harbour Toronto Register now at menkes.com

Now Open North Burnhamthorpe off The West Mall, Etobicoke Starting from $279,990 416.259.2525

Now Open

Now Open

Now Open

Peter & King Toronto Starting from mid $273,990 416.997.8780

Richmond & Spadina Toronto Starting from $287,990 416.591.7700

Church & Carlton Toronto Starting from $237,990 416.591.7700

Happy holidays from your friends.

Under Construction

Move In This Year

Avenue & Davenport Toronto Starting from $396,900 416.323.0100

Evans & QEW Etobicoke Starting from $225,990 onesherway.com 416.695.3535

facebook.com/MenkesLife

@MenkesLife

Prices and specifications are subject to change. E.&O.E. November 2013. 22068

Under Construction

Move in now

For the last sixty years, Menkes has been a central chapter in the life storeys of so many. From spacious, single family homes in friendly neighbourhoods to sleek and contemporary condominium retreats, discover spaces that allow you to create the storeys that matter most – yours.

Yonge & Park Home Bay & Yorkville North York Toronto Starting from Starting from $384,990 $1.9 million 416.730.9722 yorkvilleresidences.com 416.775.7500

menkes.com


In The News

Menkes’ Dwell City Towns is now open in Etobicoke

designforward townhome community in the heart of Etobicoke, Dwell City Towns, is now open. Dwell City Towns is where modern architecture and smart living spaces with premium features and finishes come together. An impressive array of features including smooth ceilings and laminate floors in living and dining areas define open-concept living and entertaining spaces. Modern kitchens boast European-style cabinetry and premium-quality stainless steel appliances. And for those who relish sunlit days and starry nights, private patios, balconies and rooftop decks provide superior outdoor living and entertaining space. This is your perfect home – for family milestones to be celebrated and new memories created.

The wait is over! Menkes Developments’ much-anticipated

For those who relish sunlit days and starry nights, private patios, balconies and rooftop decks provide superior outdoor living and entertaining space Dwell City Towns offers unique product designs to suit a variety of tastes and budgets. Priced from $279,990, the Urbana Collection consists of one- and two-level townhomes ranging from 643 to 949 sq. ft. with patio, balcony or rooftop deck as per plan. The two-storey Metreo Collection features townhomes ranging from 1,071 to 1,287 sq. ft. with spacious terrace or rooftop deck as per plan. The newly released Habitat Collection offers three-level townhomes starting from 1,506 sq. ft. The two- and three-bedroom homes at Dwell City Towns will feature brick

and stucco exteriors set along a harmonious, pedestrian-friendly streetscape. The community also offers secure underground parking, bicycle spaces and much more. In addition to a wide array of fabulous features and finishes, Dwell City Towns offers a flexible deposit program with only a $5,000 initial deposit. Please see a sales representative for details. Situated conveniently just off Hwy. 427 at Holiday Drive, Dwell City Towns puts the exceptional shops of Sherway Gardens, the four-season offerings of the Centennial Park complex, neighbourhood sporting fields and everyday conveniences of Loblaw and Cloverdale Mall mere minutes away. The TTC Subway and GO Train are a short bus ride away, and Hwys. 427, 401, QEW are easily accessed, making getting downtown or out of town a breeze. The presentation centre is located on site at 2 Holiday Dr., off West Mall, north of Burnhamthorpe. The sales office is open Monday to Thursday from noon to 7 p.m., and weekends and holidays from noon to 6 p.m.; closed on Fridays. Call 416.259.2525 or visit menkes.com for more information. dec 14, 2013 - jan 4, 2014 new Condo Guide 033


condo pro

// by barbara lawlor

Understanding your Condominium fees

Barbara Lawlor is president of Baker Real Estate Inc. and an in-demand columnist and speaker. A member of the Baker team since 1993, Barbara oversees the marketing and sales of condominium developments in the GTA and overseas. Keep current with The Baker Blog at blog.bakerrealestate.com

C

ondominium ownership differs from lowrise homes in many ways, especially where fees are concerned. Those entering into condo ownership for the first time will do well to understand exactly what these costs are, and what they cover. One of the most misunderstood expenses is the interim occupancy fee. When your lowrise home closes and you move in, you officially own it. With a condominium, depending on when in the sales/construction process you purchase, you will most likely enjoy occupancy long before you receive the title to your suite. Unless you move in after the condo is registered, you do not own your suite outright. You enter into what is referred to as “interim occupancy.” This is the gap between the occupancy date given to you once roof-topping has occurred, and when the condominium is registered and you receive title. Until that time, the suite is still owned by the vendor.

034 new Condo Guide dec 14, 2013 - jan 4, 2014

In Ontario, a “condominium” is not formed until it is completed and passes the approval processes that enable it to be registered with the Land Registry Office. In highrise condos, the lower floors are finished long before the upper levels, but the approvals process begins once the first suite is occupied. It typically takes up to six months, although sometimes it can be quicker. During this time, you will pay an occupancy fee to the developer. This fee encompasses three elements. First, it is determined by the interest portion of the balance owing on the purchase price (usually payable on the registration date) based on a one-year mortgage rate of the Bank of Canada. Second, it includes the estimated maintenance fees for the suite, and third, its portion of the estimated real estate taxes. There are also other fees such as the enrollment of your suite with Tarion Warranty Corp. You may think of this as rent, but it is not considered rent, and it is not money that can be applied toward your mortgage. Once the title is transferred, you take out your mortgage and the builder/developer receives the money. The benefit to the suite owners is that you get to move in more quickly and not have to wait until registration. You have a substantial amount of notice before your occupancy date. Remember that during interim occupancy, you must have your homeowner’s insurance in place, and you have to arrange for utility hook-ups as if you own the home. Your appliance warranties kick in upon occupancy because you are actually using them, and your Tarion warranty is officially in place. Keep in mind that your maintenance fee dollars provide a lot of value. For one thing, they enable exterior and interior elements to be kept looking beautiful and in good repair. To be fair, consider what you would have to spend to receive the same service in a lowrise home. Most condominiums today offer 24/7 concierge service, and these professionals have to be paid. Those who choose to add a security system to their lowrise home pay a monthly fee for monitoring. In a lowrise home, chores such as mowing the lawn, weeding the garden and washing the outside windows have to be done by someone, and hiring professionals is an expense. In addition, the ongoing cleaning and maintenance of things like condominium elevators, the lobby and hallways are covered by your fees. A portion also goes toward the “reserve fund,” which is administered by the condominium board. This fund ensures that essential services can be paid for in the future, should unexpected problems arise after Tarion Warranty coverage is over. In some condominiums, a percentage of maintenance fees covers utilities. Nowadays, many condos provide individual hydro and water metering per suite, which means that buyers pay only for what they use. The important thing is to ask questions about the fees that are expected of you and what they cover, and then make your condo purchase decision accordingly. An educated shopper makes a happier owner.


MOVE IN NOW!

Happy Holidays

From Liberty Development Corporation

HOLIDAY SPECIAL: AT 3 GTA COMMUNITIES YONGE ST.

RICHMOND HILL

DANFORTH AVE.

$284,000 LIVE FROM

$239,300 LIVE FROM

$234,000 LIVE FROM

RoyalGardensCondos.ca

RD . DA NF ORT H

LESLIE ST.

905-889-9997

N

AVE. RTH DANFO

3520 Danforth Ave. TerraceOnDanforth.ca

416-987-7575

E. IA AV SCOT

. AVE DEN WAR

N

www.MyLibertyCondo.ca RD .

905-771-7010

370 Hwy. 7 East Unit #113

DA NF ORT H

WorldOnYonge.ca

READY!

HWY 407

STEELES AVE.

7178 Yonge St. - Shops On Yonge

ROCKWELL RD.

AVE .

BAYVIEW AVE.

DON CAS TER

YONGE ST.

READY!

HWY 7

E. IA AV SCOT

READY!

. AVE DEN WAR

JOHN ST.

BAYVIEW AVE.

PHASE 2

AVE. RTH DANFO

*As per price list. Limited time offer. Offer based on a select number of units. Price, information and program subject to change without notice. For qualified buyers on approved credit. All renderings are artist’s concept. Prices, specifications and availability subject to change without notice. E&O.E. Brokers protected. See Sales Representative for details.

DEC 14, 2013 - JAN 4, 2014 NEW CONDO GUIDE 035


5

% DEPOSIT

*

BUY TODAY! HURRY IN! GREAT SELECTION AVAILABLE

HIGHWAY 404

HIGHWAY 7

HIGHWAY 400

SALES OFFICE HOURS: Monday – Thursday 12 p.m. to 7 p.m. Weekends & Holidays 12 p.m. to 6 p.m. Friday Closed

WESTON RD.

SALES OFFICE NOW OPEN: 7777 Weston Rd.

HIGHWAY 427

GET ON BOARD AT CENTRO SQUARE! READY!

HIGHWAY 407

STEELES AVE.

WESTON RD. & HWY 7 | WOODBRIDGE 2013 PLACES TO GROW COMMUNITY OF THE YEAR

RESIDENTIAL | RETAIL | OFFICE CENTROSQUARE.CA | 905-851-8877 *Purchaser’s Deposit Bond. Restrictions apply. See Sales Representative for details. All illustrations are artist’s concept only. ©2013 Liberty Development Corporation. All rights reserved. Brokers Protected.

036 NEW CONDO GUIDE DEC 14, 2013 - JAN 4, 2014


NOW SELLING THE FINAL CHAPTER OF AN EPIC STORY

ICONIC ARCHITECTURE • FABULOUS PARK VIEWS • AT-YOUR-DOOR TRANSIT Legacy Park is the final phase of a master-planned community that has been 10 years in the making. Including a beautiful landscaped Roof Top Terrace overlooking a scenic 5-acre park and an array of suite designs that offer a brilliant fusion of style and substance, this is the grand finale you do not want to miss.

Condos from the $280’s 407 BEVERLY GLEN BLVD.

7890 Bathurst St. CENTRE ST.

See Sales Representative for details. All prices, figures, sizes, specifications and information are subject to change without notice. E.& O.E. All illustrations are artist’s concept only. ©2013 Liberty Developemnt Corporation. All rights reserved.

BATHURST & CENTRE STREET

YONGE ST.

905-731-8302

READY!

BATHURST ST.

LegacyParkCondos.com

TTC/VIVA

STEELES AVE W.

DEC 14, 2013 - JAN 4, 2014 NEW CONDO GUIDE 037


investor advice

3 things to expect from the

// by andrew la fleur

Condo Market in 2014 was going to be an absolutely dismal year for new-condo sales. It turns out that 2013 was actually a pretty good year, and the past few months in particular have shown that large condo buildings can still sell out quickly if the conditions are right. Developers that I speak to every day are heading into 2014 feeling much more confident and ready to launch many exciting new projects.

Andrew la Fleur is an award-winning realtor with Re/Max. Andrew’s expertise is in helping investors make money in the Toronto Condo Market. Visit TrueCondos.com/NewCondoGuide for a free gift. Contact Andrew at 416.371.2333 or andrew@truecondos.com

2. Competitive pricing The condo projects that did extremely well and sold the most number of units in 2013 were those that priced their product in line or below that of their resale equivalent. The projects that languished the most in 2013 were mostly those whose pricing was more in line with the record breaking days of 2012 where investors were willing to pay large premiums above current resale values to get into pre-construction sites. Now a full year removed from those crazy days of 2012, developers have for the most part realized that if they offer truly great value to investors, they will buy. If investors don’t clearly see the value equation, they are passing over sites completely – especially those in “B” locations. 3. Re-launching existing projects Some of the projects that did not sell well in 2013 will likely re-launch under new names or with new branding and with new pricing and/or incentives. As long as the value is there for investors, these projects will still perform well. Investors don’t care if it’s called ABC Condos or XYZ Condos, as long as they see the potential for a good return on their investment dollar, they are happy.

S

easons greetings condo investors! As we come to the end of another year, I thought it would be a good time to project forward a bit to what we can expect in 2014. Here are three themes that I see emerging as the condo market heads into the new year. 1. More new launches For the new condo market, in many ways 2013 turned out to be a much better year than was expected. So many of the so called “experts” were saying at this time last year that 2013

038 new Condo Guide dec 14, 2013 - jan 4, 2014


YORKVILLE LIVING RAISED TO A NEW HIGH

Avenue Rd.

Dupont St. Yorkville Ave. Sales Centre

Bloor St.

Yonge St.

Bay St.

10-FT HIGH CEILINGS 45 Charles St. E.

Wellesley St.

COMING SOON - THE SKY RESIDENCES PLUS FROM THE MID 300’S. Refined Yorkville living with a plus: 10-ft high ceilings. The Sky Residences Plus on the 51ST and 52ND floors of Chaz Yorkville overlook some of downtown’s most spectacular views. Live steps from the subway and the best designer shopping, dining and culture. For prestigious Yorkville living, The Sky is the limit.

Avenue Rd.

OWN YORKVILLE FOR ONLY 5% DOWN

Dupont St. Yorkville Ave. Sales Centre

Bloor St. Yonge St.

Bay St.

45 Charles St. E.

Wellesley St.

REGISTER NOW CHAZYORKVILLE.COM 416.922.0045 SALES CENTRE LOCATED AT 101 YORKVILLE AVE. SITE LOCATED AT 45 CHARLES ST. EAST MON. – THURS.: 12PM – 6PM, FRI.: 2PM – 6PM, SAT.: 12PM – 8PM, SUN.: 12PM – 6PM, STATUTORY HOLIDAYS: OPEN EXCLUSIVE BROKER BAKER REAL ESTATE INC. BROKERS PROTECTED. PRICES AND SPECIFICATIONS ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE WITHOUT NOTICE. ILLUSTRATIONS ARE ARTIST CONCEPT. E&O.E.

039


condo profile

CHAZ.YORKVILLE SPARKLES IN DECEMBER

Yorkville’s premier luxury condominium brings high style to the holiday season

t

he city comes alive this time of year with cold, crisp air, a sprinkling of snow, holiday lights and the sounds of a festive season coming from every store and restaurant, and few neighbourhoods do it better than Yorkville. The trees are alight with sparkling blue and red. The scent of hot apple cider fills the air. A magic holiday wonderland awaits – and with the coming release of spectacular Sky Residences Plus, Chaz.Yorkville is just as dazzling. Developer 45 Charles Ltd. and project manager Edenshaw Homes have already captured the hearts of buyers with Chaz.Yorkville, now well under construction in one of Toronto’s most in-demand neighbourhoods. With this new

Dazzling like a holiday light show, warm like time with family, and as full of surprises as a foilwrapped gift, Chaz.Yorkville is among Toronto’s best value in luxury living, with suites start in the low $300’s. 040 new Condo Guide dec 14, 2013 - jan 4, 2014

release, plus the opportunity to buy with just five per cent down, a brand new life could be the gift you give yourself this season – one that keeps giving for years to come! Sky Residences Plus are located on the 51st and 52nd floors, where the entire city is laid out below in a spectacular vision you can only appreciate from this bird’s-eye vantage point. The feeling of living in an aerie above the treetops is enhanced by soaring 10-ft. ceilings. The multiple-award-winning team at Cecconi Simone has designed layouts, features and finishes that bring luxury to new heights, such as masterful, chef-worthy kitchens with innovative backsplash storage and stylish glass shelves. Elegant, contemporary bathrooms are as functional as they are beautiful, with convenient under-sink storage, six-ft. recessed medicine cabinets with adjustable shelves and integrated towel bars. These gorgeous suites come to market with the new year – register now to be among the first in the know. Chaz.Yorkville’s dramatic exterior by Page & Steele/IBI Group Architects embodies a contemporary artistic vision with integrated balconies recessed into alcoves created by unique exposed columns. When


complete, the distinctive Chaz Club will light up the night – a beacon to those below that lets everyone know something special is happening within. Located on the 36th and 37th floors, the Chaz Club is destined to become the preeminent social destination for residents and their guests. Featuring two storeys of entertaining space housed in a cantilevered glass box with stunning lake views, it blurs the line between indoor and outdoor entertaining with banquette seating against the floor-to-ceiling windows both inside and on the expansive outside terrace. A magnificent Grand Room with lounge, bar and five-star dining room with demonstration kitchen are not only chic but practical, letting you entertain with inimitable style right at home. The ground-floor amenities are equally incredible. Two sophisticated lobbies offer further entertaining space with a fireplace and banquette seating to the west, and a series of intimate spaces including a living room, wet bar, dining room (with wet bar and kitchen) and billiards room to the east. A pet spa, 24-hour concierge and bicycle racks are also at your service on the first floor. While the ground floor has a modern vibe, the second floor is downright futuristic, as the amenities here are right on the cutting edge of technology. In addition to the fitness centre, guest suites and business suite, a gamers’ arena offers residents a competitionclass place to take on all villains with six purposedesigned chairs, ultra-HD LED screen and PlayStation 4. A Hollywood-inspired movie lounge features Dolby surround sound, 3D and 4K television, and theatrestyle seating. The sports viewing lounge brings the same level of viewing technology to a relaxed space with well-stuffed sofas and an attached lounge. Throughout, fibre-optic wiring direct from Rogers’ head office brings the Internet to blistering-fast life. (Even the elevator is fast, taking you to and from your floor at 700 ft. a minute!) Besides the Chaz Club and the Sky Residences Plus, there’s another element of Chaz.Yorkville that dwells in the clouds – Bazinga! This innovative communitybuilding platform makes it easy and paperless to keep track of all the details of your busy condo-loving life, from appliance warranties and board meeting minutes

to the search for a dog-walker or a workout partner. Yorkville’s legendary galleries, shops, dining destinations, convenient services and cultural venues are all around you. With the subway at the door, the entire GTA is your playground, and there’s no better home base than here. Dazzling like a holiday light show, warm like time with family and as full of surprises as a foil-wrapped gift, Chaz.Yorkville is among Toronto’s best value in luxury living, with suites start in the low $300’s. Register to learn more about Sky Residences Plus, and ask about the five-per-cent-down opportunity. Visit the sales centre at 101 Yorkville Ave. between Avenue Road and Bellair Street, open Monday to Thursday from noon to 6 p.m.; Friday 2 to 6 p.m.; Saturday, noon to 8 p.m.; and Sunday, noon to 6 p.m. Call 416.922.0045 or experience it all online at chazyorkville.com.

dec 14, 2013 - jan 4, 2014 new Condo Guide 041


Make Your Move

Do your research and

// by Chuck Resnick

choose your mover wisely

W Chuck Resnick is vice-president of marketing and operations, Two Men and a Truck Canada. twomenandatruck.ca

Service extends to promptness, cleanliness and thoroughness at both ends of the move. It also involves open lines of communication. Ask questions of the movers you are considering, and if they are reluctant to give you a straight answer, move on to someone else.

042 new Condo Guide dec 14, 2013 - jan 4, 2014

hen it comes to moving, a little homework ahead of time can save a lot of headaches later on. Face it – your “stuff” is important to you, and you want movers who treat your furnishings and accessories that way. Some items such as toasters and even sofas can be replaced if they are damaged, but other things like family photos and heirlooms are irreplaceable. At Two Men And A Truck, we adopted the tag line “Movers Who Care” to reflect how critical it is to treat every move with complete respect for our clients and every one of their possessions. When you shop for a mover, remember that the lowest bidder is not necessarily the smartest choice. You want a company that has a track record for providing excellent service – with “service” being the key word. Customer service includes much more than the actual packing and transporting of your items. It starts with the first contact. You should expect a pleasant, professional representative to provide you with an estimate that is well thought out and fair. Service extends to promptness, cleanliness and thoroughness at both ends of the move. It also involves open lines of communication. Ask questions of the movers you are considering, and if they are reluctant to give you a straight answer, move on to someone else. One of the best ways to find a mover is through word of mouth. Ask your friends, neighbours and relatives which companies they used and how pleased they were. Another valuable resource is the Internet. Research moving firms and find out how long they have been in business. Find out if and how their workers are trained in the packing and transporting of goods. Ask what you can expect before, during and after the move. You can also check with the Canadian Association of Movers (visit online at movers.net). This trade association represents moving and storage companies, and is aimed at helping customers connect with reliable, professional moving companies. A look through the member directory and the posted articles is a tool that can help in your search. Moving can be one of the most exciting – and most stressful – times of your life. Hiring a mover who cares as much as you do about getting your possessions from point A to point B efficiently, economically and safely will reduce the stress and increase the fun. Your movers play an integral role in helping you adapt to your new surroundings. The more comfortable and confident you feel in the mover you select, the smoother moving day will go. If you are planning a move in the future, think ahead and start your research now.


NOW ON SALE! Already under construction

HighPark Condominiums is located just moments to Toronto’s largest urban park, steps to a variety of shops and restaurants within Bloor West Village and offers easy and convenient access to the Bloor Subway. The response to this exceptional new residence within one of Toronto’s most desirable neighbourhoods has been overwhelming. Don’t wait - Discover your new home at Daniels’ HighPark Condominiums today!

SUITES FROM THE

$300,000s

DUNDAS ST W

TE

NET

AN

URBAN TOWNHOMES FROM

$815,900

E ST

ETT

ANN

DU

THEION CT JUN

LE LITTLTA MA

ND AS ST W

ST

Call or visit us today and discover how you can take advantage of

INCREDIBLE PREVIEW INCENTIVES

RD INT Y PO B A B

ve.

wA

T. LE S

ntvie

KEE

Mou

.

Ave

d. nt R mou

Oak ific

Pac

OR BLO

.

.

W ST.

HIGH PARK

HIGHPARK CONDOMINIUMS PRESENTATION CENTRE

W

KI NG

DER

WIN

S

Exclusive Listing: CityLife Realty Ltd. Brokerage. Brokers Protected. Illustrations are artists concepts. Prices, specifications and programs are subject to change without notice. E.&O.E. All brand names, logos, images, text and graphics are the copyright of the owners, The Daniels Corporation. Reproduction in any form, without prior written permission of The Daniels Corporation, is strictly prohibited.

IDE

HIGH PARK 2150 Bloor Street West, Toronto SWIMMING POOL Mon-Thurs: EST 12-6pm, Fri: closed, Sat & Sun: 12-5pm W R O AGE BLOour Visit VILLwebsite to see our presentation centre holiday hours

KS PAR

R ST

H HIG K PAR TTC

Ave

BLOO

Park

HUMBER CINEMAS

High

TTC E JAN

. Ave bec Que

T EDE NYM RUN

ST. PIUS X SEPARATE SCHOOL

ve. an A den Clen

TC

PRESENTATION CENTRE

Rd.

ST

ne wyn don Glen

E JAN

OLDL MIL

A Daniels / WJ Community

RD EDE NYM RUN

danielshighpark.com 416.351.1844


condo profile

A once-in-a-lifetime residential opportunity

Every day can become a lively adventure for residents of HighPark Condominiums. Simply cross the street and enjoy a mid-day picnic in the park with family, then dress to the nines for an evening of dining right in your own neighbourhood, or browse the markets for fresh produce in the morning and create a culinary masterpiece in your chic kitchen to entertain friends for lunch. Rising 14 storeys above Toronto’s crown jewel park and overlooking the mature streetscape of the surrounding community, this elegant residence will make you feel right at home. HighPark Condominiums will feature a stunning glass-clad and warm brick design, inviting entry courtyard and lush landscaping. With unrivalled views, HighPark Condominiums will offer residents true sophisticated living. Framed by a backdrop of unexpected pleasures, HighPark Condominiums will embrace family, friends and fun! Daniels made sure of that by providing an unprecedented array of innovative our dream home awaits! The Daniels Corp. has condominium amenities, as well introduced a much-anticipated residential as special programming that will community that will elevate a prime Toronto give residents the tools they need address with stylish elegance. Now on sale and to make the most of their already under construction, HighPark Condominiums surroundings. Residents will have will offer distinctive architecture, outstanding the exclusive use of 18,000 sq. ft. amenities and superbly appointed suites in a legendary of unique indoor and outdoor location “Where Modern Urban Meets Mother amenities on three levels. From Nature.” The highly anticipated Daniels residence is the main entry off Bloor, the situated on the north side of Bloor Street, between double-height lobby offers a warm Pacific Avenue and Oakmount Road, steps to the “welcome home,” and a dog spa High Park and Keele subway stations, schools, and a provides a place where owners can multitude of boutiques, shops, bakeries and restaurants clean muddy paws after a long walk in nearby Bloor West Village. The condominium will in the park. On the second floor, overlook scenic High Park with unobstructed natural residents can work out in the vistas, unlike any other offered in the city today. weight room, test their mettle at At nearly 400 acres, High Park is the city’s largest the cutting-edge climbing wall, and public park, with wild forests, Japanese cherry trees, treat friends to special screenings hiking trails along Grenadier Pond, an off-leash dog in the theatre. The third floor is park, playgrounds, greenhouses, a café and even a zoo. home to a cardio studio and an

DANIELS HIGHPARK CONDOMINIUMS IS NOW ON SALE

y

044 new Condo Guide dec 14, 2013 - jan 4, 2014


Rising 14 storeys above Toronto’s crown jewel park and overlooking the mature streetscape of the surrounding community, this elegant residence will make you feel right at home indoor/outdoor yoga and Pilates area. An elegantly designed party room with an adjacent billiards room and outdoor terrace offer a place for entertaining, and a 10th-floor amenity space includes an indoor/outdoor party room with catering kitchen, a landscaped outdoor barbecue area and both an indoor and outdoor fireside lounge. To ensure residents are able to take full advantage of the amenities in their home, a recreational coordinator will be on hand to help set up a personal training session or book the party room. A trailblazer in incorporating urban gardening opportunities into their new home communities across the GTA, HighPark Condominiums showcases Daniels’ commitment to an environmentally sustainable and healthy lifestyle with an array of community gardening plots. Providing urban agriculture amenities is a wonderful way for residents to come together, establish a deep sense of community and connect to the earth in an interactive way. At HighPark, Daniels has partnered with The Cutting Veg (an organic farm based in Sutton, Ontario) to teach, develop and implement plans to assist homeowners in using their gardening plots efficiently. Urban living at HighPark Condominiums is fresh, healthy and delicious! To further promote a small carbon footprint, HighPark Condominiums will include a car sharing program, rough-in electrified parking spaces and other innovative technologies for energy savings. Plus, a first in condominium living, Daniels has created a one-of-a-kind Bike Engagement Program where residents will enjoy participating in active bike clinics, tune-ups and planned excursions with friends and neighbours. Don’t own a bike? No problem! Daniels has also created a bike-share program for exclusive use of residents. This program offers an easy and convenient way to pick up and get around town on two wheels rather than four! HighPark Condominiums is priced from the $300,000s, along with a

limited collection of urban townhomes priced from $815,900. Elegant finishing appointments include stainless steel appliances, Quartz kitchen countertops as well as marble countertops and porcelain flooring in the bathrooms. A selection of suites features majestic terraces offering sweeping panoramic views of the city skyline, park, lake and beyond. The Daniels Corp. is one of Canada’s preeminent builders/ developers, building more than 24,000 new homes and communities across the GTA for over 31 years. Daniels was named the Tarion Warranty Corp.’s 2012 Ontario High Rise Builder of the Year and the recipient of the 2012 Toronto Arts and Business Award presented by the Toronto Arts Foundation. Among its many initiatives, Daniels was chosen to partner with Toronto Community Housing to revitalize Regent Park – 69 acres in Toronto’s Downtown East. Committed to community, Daniels offers innovative programs that help people achieve home ownership, champions neighbourhood initiatives that enhance quality of life, and supports numerous charities and non-profit organizations. For more information visit danielshomes.ca. Response for HighPark Condominiums has been outstanding! Located at 2150 Bloor St. W., Daniels’ HighPark Condominiums presentation centre includes sophisticated kitchen vignettes that capture the excitement of this incredibly successful condominium. Hours are Monday to Thursday from noon to 6 p.m.; Saturday, Sunday and holidays from noon to 5 p.m.; Friday closed. For more information call 416.351.1844 or visit DanielsHighPark.com. dec 14, 2013 - jan 4, 2014 new Condo Guide 045


the mortgage minute

Home equity

// by peter kinch

key to future financial freedom

S

hould real estate play a bigger role in Canadians’ financial plan? As we grapple with ongoing concerns about taking on more debt, there are a few other realities that cannot be ignored: 01 Canadians are sitting on an unprecedented amount of home equity. 02 Although many may be “house rich,” they have growing concerns about their financial future and that of their children.

Peter Kinch is an award-winning mortgage broker and best-selling author of The Canadian Real Estate Action Plan. Visit peterkinch.com or contact him at peter@peterkinch.com

Can your home equity be part of the solution? Let me share the story of a client of mine – we’ll call him Dave. Dave is in his early 40s with a house and young family, and works in a great industry with a well-paying job. But like many Canadians, Dave has concerns over long-term job security and his long-term pension needs. He has allocated some savings to his Retirement Savings Plan and other investments, but has decided that buying one or two rental properties would be a great way to supplement his current pension. Of course, a big question is affordability. Since Dave lives in a suburb of Vancouver, a greater concern was the inability to find a profitable investment property, given the high cost of housing where he lives. I suggested that he review his family budget. We looked at how much money he could afford to invest on a monthly basis over and above what the family was currently spending. His answer was between $300 and $400. You may ask, how can anyone afford to buy a property with only $300 or $400 a month? Consider the following:

All you need to do in order to make a sound investment is to determine the Let’s assume we chose a conservative long-term investment vehicle – a bond, GIC, mutual fund or stock investment. It would likely look maximum amount of something like this over a 20-year period: 300 cash (out of pocket/part of your family budget) every month for the “investment capital” › $next 20 years = $72,000 that your budget can › Value of the $72,000 invested over 20 years depends on the average annual rate of return, but if you were lucky enough to earn an annual average of afford each month eight per cent, you would have between roughly $164,000 and $178,000 to and that would act add to your pension. Remember, these calculations are based on the fact that: as a filter when a Dave feels the need to supplement his current pension with an investment; and Dave is willing to invest at least $300 a month for the next 20 years out of shopping for the b the family budget. right property to fit Now, let’s look at real estate as an alternative investment option: your needs. › Dave currently has a home valued at $600,000 with a mortgage of $290,000

› Dave will qualify to refinance the home to 80 per cent of its value = $480,000 › Potential new mortgage – existing mortgage = potential accessible equity. continued on page 048…

046 new Condo Guide dec 14, 2013 - jan 4, 2014


the mortgage minute

continued…

When buying an investment property, the down payment is typically considered the main expense.

In Dave’s case, $190,000. (I don’t want Dave or his wife to feel over-leveraged, so we’ll only use $100,000 of the accessible equity.) › We set up a new mortgage/line of credit (LOC) on their home based on 65 per cent of their house value – an amount both Dave and his wife are comfortable with. This structure provides Dave with $100,000 of “investable capital” from his home equity. › Dave can use the $90,000 as a down payment on a $400,000 rental property and keep $10,000 from the LOC to place in a contingency fund. You might say this is going to cost a lot more than $300 a month. Just the interest alone on the down payment of $100,000 is more than $300 a month. The answer to this is Yes, and No. When buying an investment property, the down payment is typically considered the main expense. However, Dave and I analyzed the true out-of-pocket expense of making this purchase. Real estate, unlike many other investments, has the potential to create revenue. The amount of monthly rent you can collect for a $400,000 purchase will vary greatly depending on the city, so we’ll be conservative with the numbers we use. Remember, Dave was willing to invest between $300 and $400 per month in additional money out of the family budget. So let’s break this investment down to see what the true monthly cost is:

Let’s assume a monthly rental income of $2,000 (which is very possible in many parts of Canada).

We would access $100,000 from a LOC on the principal residence. We would take $10,000 of that and set it aside in a “contingency fund.” This is equal to roughly five month’s rent. We would have a new first mortgage on the rental property for $310,000. Monthly expenses:

› Interest on the line of credit taken out on the home = $334 (based on a rate of four per cent)

› Interest on new first mortgage on rental property =

$1,390 (based on a five-year rate at 3.5 per cent with a 30-year amortization) › Property taxes = $140 › Property insurance = $100 › Property management (eight per cent of rent) = $160 › Condo/strata fees (if applicable) = $200 › TOTAL: $2,324 Assuming Dave’s first purchase had the above scenario, he would find himself subsidizing this rental property by about $324 a month. Conventional thinking would say that Dave is “losing” $324 a month on this investment – but I would like to challenge that thought process. Again, assuming the above scenario, the only amount of money that would actually be coming out of Dave’s family budget to make this investment purchase part of his long-term financial goal is $324 a month. Remember, the key here

continued on page 050… 048 new Condo Guide dec 14, 2013 - jan 4, 2014


the mortgage minute

continued…

Real estate, unlike many other investments, has the potential to create revenue

exact same in 20 years = $400,000. Dave and his wife would have a $400,000 asset. › Let’s assume that the rent stays the same for 20 years (that’s not realistic, so we’ll keep the expenses the same for argument’s sake). Rental income = $2,000 › Non-mortgage expenses = $1,000 (I’ve allocated some extra to pay off the remaining LOC on the principal residence which was used for the down payment) › Net income = $1,000 a month

is to realize that even though Dave The simple comparison is quite startling: › You have an alternative investment of $300 a month at an eight-per-cent and his family are making a down annual rate of return over 20 years, which amounts to roughly $178,000 with payment of $90,000 to buy this potentially no cash flow or income, or property, the only actual money being spent out of their family budget › You have the exact same investment of $300 a month for 20 years in an investment property valued at $400,000, which equals a $400,000 asset with is the difference between his total $1,000 per month net revenue. monthly expenses and the amount of revenue the property is generating Many would-be investors have been scared off from purchasing real estate monthly. in major centres such as Vancouver and Toronto out of fear that the Based on the above assumptions, investment would have a monthly shortfall. What if we re-labelled the term the purchase of a $400,000 “negative cash-flow” and instead saw the monthly shortfall as your long-term investment property that has a “investment capital”? All you need to do in order to make a sound investment shortfall of less than $400 a month, is to determine the maximum amount of “investment capital” that your fits into Dave’s investment, longbudget can afford each month and that would act as a filter when shopping term planning and budget criteria. for the right property to fit your needs. Keep in mind that in many parts of It may seem counter-intuitive Canada, a $400,000 investment would actually create a “positive cash flow,” to suggest that an investment which makes the potential returns virtually infinite. that loses money every month The purpose of this article is not to convince you to buy investment is a good thing, but let’s take a real estate, but to at least think about it. Too many Canadians are passively closer look: handing their savings over to investment advisers in hopes that their financial › Assuming that the property has goals will be met. When it comes to wealth management in this country, real to be subsidized by $300 a month estate can and should play a bigger role. every month for the next 20 years: $300 x 12 months x 20 years = $72,000. This is the same amount of total invested money that we discussed in our earlier example. Now, let’s see what the end result could be if Dave keeps this property for the next 20 years and pays off the mortgage:

› Let’s be conservative and say

the value of his property is the

050 new Condo Guide dec 14, 2013 - jan 4, 2014


LIVE AT STUDIO BE DOWNTOWN SUITES FROM THE

300’S

$

5%

UNDER CONSTRUCTION EARLY 2015 CLOSINGS

UNDER CONSTRUCTION EARLY 2015 CLOSINGS

DOWN PLUS

ONE YEAR FREE

MAINTENANCE FEE OFFER VALID ON ALL REMAINING SUITES.

Nelson St.

University Ave.

Simcoe St.

Duncan St.

Spadina St.

Richmond St.

PRESENTATION CENTRE

Adelaide St.

Presentation Centre: 25 Nelson Street, Toronto Mon. – Thurs.: 1pm – 7pm, Fridays: Closed Sat., Sun. & Holidays: 12pm – 6pm

Brokers Protected, Limited Time offer. See Sales Rep for full details. Prices, Specifications and programs are subject to change without notice. Illustrations are artists concept. E & O.E. *Provided the purchaser completes the transaction on the contemplated unit transfer date the purchaser shall receive a credit on the statement of adjustment in the amount equal to 12 monthly common expense fees relating to the unit and any parking or storage applicable. Deposit 5% down and 10% due on occupancy.

studiocondos.ca • 647.352.7736


DEC 14, 2013 - JAN 4, 2014 NEW CONDO GUIDE 051


CHINESE HOME & CONDO GUIDE 網上 參閱 / Nov 23, 2013 - Jan 25, 十一月二十三日至一月二十五日

Chinese home and condo buyers and investors now have a new comprehensive, full gloss real estate magazine to inform and guide them through the buying process in the Greater Toronto Area.

各式電子工具都可瀏覧

ChineseHomeGuide.com

2014

高層天際豪宅 歡迎您

Launched in 2012, the Chinese New Home and Condo shopper and investor will have a valuable new resource to help inform and guide them through the newest communities in the Greater Toronto Area.

150間私家府邸 20 Lombard街

YONGEANDRICH.COM

Pick Up Your Copy Today or call us for a free copy at 416.626.4889!

間感 屋 • 如何為柏文單位營造更大空 荷里活品味之家 • 層疊式都市鎮 11/5/13 11:11:18 AM 3 3.indd 1

GTA Chinse Front Cover_11251

newhomeguide.ca 052 NEW CONDO GUIDE DEC 14, 2013 - JAN 4, 2014


DEC 14, 2013 - JAN 4, 2014 NEW CONDO GUIDE 053


IN THE MARKET FOR A

NEW HOUSE

OR A CONDO?

We think finding a home is a lot more than simply finding the right property. That’s why we put you right in the middle of the search process.

Search your favourite neighbourhood

Find out about nearby services and amenities

View new construction projects and register to get the latest info

Visit the new real estate section on canpages.ca and start looking for that special place.

Powered by

054 NEW CONDO GUIDE DEC 14, 2013 - JAN 4, 2014


EVERY THING YOU LONG FOR

NOW PREVIEWING: URBAN TOWNHOMES BY THE WEST TORONTO WATERFRONT FROM THE LOW $200’s* What do you long for? Waterfront trails, cool shopping, GO Train and TTC at your doorstep? Stylish, urban townhome living? Now previewing, Minto Longbranch. A fantastic lakeside location, spacious designs, rooftop terraces and more.

REGISTER TODAY

MINTOLONGBRANCH.COM *Prices and specifications are subject to change without notice. Renderings are artist’s concept. E.&O.E.

DEC 14, 2013 - JAN 4, 2014 NEW CONDO GUIDE 055


taxing issues

Selling a real estate

// By henry choo chong

investment property A

Henry Choo Chong, CGA, sits on many committees and provides accounting and tax services to individuals and businesses in the GTA. He can be reached at 416.485.5225. Questions to Taxing Issues can be emailed to choochonghcga@yahoo.ca

The opinions and views expressed herein are those of the author and not those of New Condo Guide. New Condo Guide does not necessarily endorse or encourage any specific tax strategies. Please consult a tax professional for advice specific to your particular situation.

Q

I purchased a rental investment property several years ago. Every year I have filed the rental income on my tax return. This year I sold the property. In addition to my rental income, what tax implications will I have to report? Jared, Toronto

056 new Condo Guide dec 14, 2013 - jan 4, 2014

Hopefully, you made a profit! The real estate market has been healthy for the past several years and continues to be strong, over the long term. Selling a real estate investment property will generate either a capital gain/loss or a recapture of income/terminal loss. You will have a capital gain when the proceeds of the sale exceed the original cost of the property. A capital gain must be included in your personal tax return (if you own it personally) and is taxed on 50 per cent of the gains at your personal tax rate. A capital loss occurs when the cost is greater than your proceeds. The capital losses should be included on your personal return and applied against capital gains in that year. Any excess losses can be carried back three years, or carried forward indefinitely to reduce capital gains. In calculating the capital gain/loss, determining the adjusted cost of the property is an essential factor. The adjusted cost must include not just the purchase price but also other costs incurred that had to be capitalized. As well, the proceeds of disposition are all the cost, including the selling price and adjustments pertaining to the sale of the investment.

You will have a capital gain when the proceeds of the sale exceed the original cost of the property. A capital gain must be included in your personal tax return (if you own it personally) and is taxed on 50 per cent of the gains at your personal tax rate. In addition to the capital gains/losses, you may have a recapture of income. This occurs when you are taking Capital Cost allowance (depreciation) on the building, in any of the years that it was owned by you. The balance in this account is called the “undepreciated portion.� A recapture of income occurs when the lesser of the proceeds and the cost of the property is higher than the Undepreciated Capital Cost (UCC). The recapture of income is taxed in its entirety at your personal tax rate. Alternatively, a terminal loss occurs when the lesser of the proceeds and the cost of the property is less than the UCC. This terminal loss can be applied in the current year to reduce other income (such as salaries or business income). Any unused amounts can be carried back three years or carried forward. Good record keeping is essential to calculate the correct gains or losses.


As 2013 draws to a close and we welcome 2014, The Daniels Corporation would like to take this opportunity to THANK our homeowners for your trust in choosing us to build your new home.

ONE PARK PLACE NORTH TOWER, TORONTO MOVE IN IMMEDIATELY Suites from the $300,000s Call 416.955.0559 or visit danielsoneparkplace.com

CINEMA TOWER TORONTO

HIGHPARK CONDOMINIUMS, NY2 CONDOS, TORONTO TORONTO

THE HIGHLANDS, NEWMARKET

MOVE IN IMMEDIATELY Suites from the $400,000s Call 416.203.2020 or visit cinematower.com

UNDER CONSTRUCTION Suites from the $300,000s Towns from $815,900 Call 416.351.1844 or visit danielshighpark.com

UNDER CONSTRUCTION Homes from the $400,000s Call 905.853.4443 or visit danielshighlands.com

UNDER CONSTRUCTION Suites from the low $200,000s Call 416.221.3939 or visit ny2condos.com


Actual ph

otograph


HARISTO DANKE DHANYAVAD MOTE INTRODUCING KERAM SHUKRAN KAMSAHAMNIDA VAD ARIGATO SPASIBA KHAWP KHUN OBRIGADA GRACIAS DANK U EFHAR DANKE DHANYAVAD MOTESHAKKER SHUKRAN KAMSAHAMNIDA TAN-VAD DANIELS COMMUNITIES GA MERCI OBRIGADA GRACIAS DAN COMING SOON ACROSS THE GTA HARISTO MERCI OBRIGADA GRACIA

EXCITING

NEW

One Park Place South Tower

Already under construction, One Park Place South Tower is the newest addition to the internationally recognized and award-winning Regent Park revitalization. Offering incredible views of Lake Ontario as well as the city skyline and situated just steps from some of the city’s hottest new amenities including Daniels Spectrum, the Aquatic Centre and a soon-to-open 6-acre park, as well as shopping, restaurants and the convenience of the TTC - One Park Place South Tower is the ONE place to be in downtown Toronto. Suites start from $199,900. REGISTER TODAY 416.955.0559 or danielsoneparkplace.com

FirstHome™ Aurora Already under construction and coming in the spring of 2014,

Daniels introduces FirstHome™ Aurora in TWO incredible locations. FirstHome™ Aurora at Lewis Honey, at the southeast corner of St. John’s Sideroad and Bayview Avenue and FirstHome™ Aurora at John West Way, located just south of Hollidge Boulevard. These two great communities will offer a limited collection of one, two and three bedroom condominium townhomes featuring one and two storey designs as well as Daniels’ innovative FirstHome™ Programs. REGISTER TODAY 905.821.0822 or danielsfirsthome.ca

Daniels Evermore - A Ravine Community in Castlemore Coming in the spring of 2014, Daniels is excited to introduce a master planned community at McVean Drive and Castlemore Road in Brampton. Nestled within the established neighbourhood of Castlemore, Daniels Evermore will feature Daniels’ signature quality construction and design, featuring townhomes, semi-detached homes and a limited collection of single detached homes backing onto a ravine. REGISTER TODAY 905.573.8792 or danielsevermore.com

Daniels Erin Mills

Following the spectacular success of Daniels’ award-winning community in the Mississauga City Centre, Daniels’ pioneering vision comes to downtown Erin Mills, with a new landmark master-planned condominium community at Erin Mills Parkway and Eglinton Avenue. Built on quality and integrity and enriched with vibrant amenities, Daniels Erin Mills is set to become the newest “it” destination in the GTA – a place where residents live, work, shop, dine, play and call home. Suites from the low $200,000s REGISTER TODAY 905.306.6996 or danielserinmills.com

Stay tuned for more information on more exciting Daniels Communities coming soon to Regent Park, Toronto’s East Waterfront & Erin Mills.

Prices and specifications are subject to change without notice. E.&.O.E. All brand names, logos, images, text and graphics are the copyright of the owners, The Daniels Corporation. Reproduction in any form, without prior written permission of The Daniels Corporation, is strictly prohibited. Brokers Protected.


ARISTO DANKE DHANYAVAD MOTESHA ERAM SHUKRAN KAMSAHAMNIDA TAN AD ARIGATO SPASIBA KHAWP KHUN M BRIGADA GRACIAS DANK U EFHARIST ANKE DHANYAVAD MOTESHAKKERAM HUKRAN KAMSAHAMNIDA TAN-VAD AR A MERCI OBRIGADA GRACIAS DANK U ARISTO MERCI OBRIGADA GRACIAS D EFHARISTO DANKE DHANYAVAD MOT FOR CHOOSING HAKKERAM SHUKRAN KAMSAHAMNID DANIELS AN-VAD ARIGATO SPASIBA KHAWP KHU MERCI OBRIGADA GRACIAS DANK U EF ARISTO DANKE DHANYAVAD MOTESHA ERAM SHUKRAN KAMSAHAMNIDA TAN RIGATO SPASIBA KHAWP KHUN MERC IGADA MERCI OBRIGADA GRACIAS DA we enter 2014, we look EFHARISTO DANKEAsforward DHANYAVAD to building on that trust MOT and offering a terrific selection of HAKKERAM SHUKRAN KAMSAHAMNID new home communities where you AN-VAD SPASIBA KHAWP will truly LOVE WHERE YOU LIVE! KHU MERCI MERCI OBRIGADA GRACIAS DAN FHARISTO DHANYAVAD MOTES ERAMDuring SHUKRAN TAN this time of yearKAMSAHAMNIDA we would like to wish everyone a safe and happy holiday season. AD ARIGATO SPASIBA KHAWP KHUN M BRIGADA GRACIAS DANK U EFHARIST ANKE DHANYAVAD MOTESHAKKERAM HUKRAN KAMSAHAMNIDA TAN-VAD AR A MERCI OBRIGADA GRACIAS DANK U ARISTO MERCI OBRIGADA GRACIAS D Happy homeowner at Lewis Honey Towns and Semis in Aurora

Proud homeowner at One Park Place North Tower, Toronto

THANK YOU As 2013 draws to a close and we welcome 2014, The Daniels Corporation would like to take this opportunity to THANK our homeowners for your trust in choosing us to build your new home. It is our passion to create innovative and exciting homeownership opportunities for buyers at all stages of the life cycle: for residents living in our Gateway Rental Communities, saving for their down payment; to communities that are designed to provide affordable homes within the reach of first-time buyers to and urban and estate residences offering unparalleled luxury.

First-time homeowners at FirstHome™ Long Valley, Erin Mills

For more information about Daniels Communities across the Greater Toronto Area visit danielshomes.ca

Prices and specifications are subject to change without notice. E.&.O.E. All brand names, logos, images, text and graphics are the copyright of the owners, The Daniels Corporation. Reproduction in any form, without prior written permission of The Daniels Corporation, is strictly prohibited. Brokers Protected.

DEC 14, 2013 - JAN 4, 2014 NEW CONDO GUIDE 057


In The News

EMERALD CITY:

Move into ELAD CANADA’s gem of a community in 2014 and save! Buy now, and you can move into ELAD CANADA’s master-planned Emerald City community in North York within a few short months and take advantage of incredible savings! The first three towers are nearly ready for occupancy, with a special deposit structure of only five per cent down. Choose a suite in Emerald City, Emerald City 2 or Dream Tower, and you will also benefit from up to $25,000 off. In addition, if you move into Emerald City 1 in June 2014 or after, just pay five per cent now and the balance on closing. The opportunity to live in one of Toronto’s most pedestrian-friendly locations is irresistible. Fabulous Fairview Mall is just across the street, offering an exciting array of high-end boutiques, major department stores, movie theatres, restaurants and a multitude of service venues from hair salons to travel agents. Emerald City offers easy access to the mall, and residents will be steps to the mall’s TTC station on the Sheppard subway line, so commuting to downtown is quick and easy. They can also access city buses on both Sheppard Avenue and Don Mills Road, and the Don Valley Parkway and Hwys. 404 and 401 are close by for suite owners who drive to all points north, south, east or west. For families, schools and libraries are located in the vicinity, and Emerald City owners will find outdoor recreation a breeze, with the Don Valley trail and ravines nearby, and several park lands in the area. Even closer to home, Emerald City is home to the 50,000-sq.-ft. Parkway Forest Community Centre that is now under construction. This dynamic facility will be home to a kaleidoscope of opportunities for relaxing, exercising and socializing with family and friends. Among its highlights will be a grand outdoor pool with a pavilion; a well-equipped gymnasium with a yoga room, aerobics/ dance studio and change rooms; a YMCA-run day care; and a rooftop garden and green roof. 058 new Condo Guide dec 14, 2013 - jan 4, 2014

And speaking of colour, Emerald City will encompass headturning public art created by Canadian novelist and visual artist, Douglas Coupland. Called “Four Seasons,” the four massive cones range from 48 to 60 ft. in height and display bands of bright colours based on Laurentian pencil crayons. The first major permanent public art project in Ward 33 – Don Valley East, Coupland’s design conveys optimism and a sense of joy, both appropriate for the engaging Emerald City community. Suite owners will also enjoy panoramic views, as Emerald City is situated on one of North York’s highest points. Suites in Emerald City 1 start in price from $357,900. This tower includes a Kids’ Gymboree, perfect for young families, as well as approximately 9,000 sq. ft. of retail under the tower on Sheppard. Suites in Tower 2 start in price from $255,900, and in Dream Tower from $270,900. If you select Dream Tower, pay five per cent now, five per cent on occupancy, and the balance on closing. ELAD CANADA is part of ELAD GROUP, a leading real estate organization with worldwide interests, which has made its mark across the globe. Based in Toronto, ELAD CANADA’s substantial development portfolio includes multi-residential projects and condominiums in Montreal and throughout the GTA. The Emerald City presentation centre is located at the southeast corner of Don Mills Road and Sheppard Avenue. Hours are Monday to Thursday from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday from noon to 5 p.m. To find out more, register at emeraldcitylife.ca or call 416.492.0001.


MOVE-IN 2014.* ONLY 5% DOWN.* UP TO $25,000 OFF.* Own from only $247,900. The best value in North York is ready and waiting for you, right now. This exciting master-planned community is just steps from the TTC, Fairview Mall, schools, and parks. You’re not dreaming, this is a fantasy come to life. Visit Emerald City today. 1 Bedroom from $255,900. 1 Bed + Den from $314,900. 2 Bedroom from $366,900.

Connect with us at: emeraldcitylife.ca / 416.492.0001 /emeraldcitylife Presentation Centre Hours: Mon-Thurs 11-6pm / Sat & Sun 12-5pm Closed Fridays

Fairview Mall

N

Presentation Centre Hyw 401

Hyw 404

Don Mills Rd

Sheppard Ave

*Occupancy dates may vary by building. See sales representative for details. Exclusive Listing: Baker Real Estate Incorporated Brokerage. Brokers Protected. Prices and specifications are subject to change without notice. E. & O. E. Illustration is artist’s impression.

DEC 14, 2013 - JAN 4, 2014 NEW CONDO GUIDE 059


Industry Insider

// By David Hirsh

Home Suite Model Home

David Hirsh is president and CEO of Brandy Lane Corp. Known for his creative and innovative approach to residential design, David prides himself on his hands-on approach to all stages of the development and building process, and he believes that everyone is his client. The company’s newest community is Wyldewood Cove in Collingwood. Visit brandylanehomes.com.

D

uring your new home search, it’s likely you’ll visit a number of model homes or suites – which is exactly what you should be doing! It’s a great way to see for yourself how a particular floorplan actually works, so you can determine if you can picture yourself living there. Plus, it’s a great way to see the latest in features, finishes and designerselected décor, and pick up some ideas to freshen up your current home for the holidays. A new pillow here, a colourful throw blanket there, and a room can take on a whole different look. As new-home builders, we want to provide you with the ultimate sales experience, which often includes offering a furnished model

060 new Condo Guide dec 14, 2013 - jan 4, 2014

home, suite or vignette to tour that depicts a home you might be considering. If we’ve done our job properly, the model should speak to you and give you the sense that you’ve come to the “right” place. As part of any project we undertake, we are tasked with ensuring that we choose an interior designer who can best create environments that portray the lifestyle our potential clients would like to live. Ideally, the project interior designer will reflect the tastes and preferences of those who are looking to live in a particular locale and optimize the space you’re being presented with. This usually starts with the sales office itself, and in the case of condominiums, will include common areas such as lobbies and party rooms. If you’re currently shopping for a new home, you likely already have, or soon will compile a list of “must-haves.” Your must-have list is essential to understanding what you absolutely need in order to feel comfortable in your new home. It is fairly easy to assemble when you consider what does and doesn’t work in your current living environment. For instance, if you find that you’ve outgrown your current space and need an additional room to accommodate a home office or to use as a den, these items will likely become a high priority on your list.

It’s a great way to see for yourself how a particular floorplan actually works, so you can determine if you can picture yourself living there At the same time, you should consider what on that list you can give up in order to get something else that’s more important to you. While it would be ideal to find a home that has absolutely everything you want within your budget, you might have to trade off on certain items to get the things that really make a difference to your comfort, and the functionality you need according to your own lifestyle. Again, that’s where visiting models can come in handy, as they can showcase a new way of looking at a particular space. The holiday season is a great time to get out and see those model suites you’ve been meaning to get to. Hopefully you’ll have some time off, during which you can also make that must-have list and check it twice… And on that note, on behalf of all of us at Brandy Lane Homes, I’d like to wish you a happy holiday. We’ll see you again in the New Year!


IT’S BACK. DON’T MISS OUT.

E-A-S-Y

THE OWNERSHIP PROGRAM:

CAN YOU AFFORD TO BUY AT THE STATION? YES YOU CAN!

These days, with rent on a 2-bedroom apartment in Toronto reaching $2,000/month and beyond**, saving for a down payment can feel next to impossible. But at The Station, our new deposit structure* makes saving a snap. So not only can you afford to buy your own place, but the place you call home can be at North York’s award winning record-breaking development. Here’s how it works.

LET’S SAY YOU’RE LOOKING AT ONE OF OUR EXCEPTIONAL 2 BED + 2 BATH SUITES. YOU GET:

• • • • • •

A sweet corner unit An enormous 175 s.f. balcony Granite countertops Euro-style appliances A window in the master ensuite A place you won’t grow out of

YOU PUT DOWN

$10,000

THE PRICE IS A COOL $450,000, SO SAY YOU PUT DOWN 10% 10% DOWN = $45,000

10%

SOUNDS SCARY, RIGHT? BUT HERE’S WHAT THE STATION WILL DO FOR YOU.

$450,000

WE’LL MATCH THAT

$10,000 = $20,000

WITH A $10,000 DISCOUNT OFF THE PRICE OF YOUR CONDO.

Just like that, in 13 months, your down payment will be done and you’ll be the proud owner of an amazing new condo with expansive Terrence Lukas-designed interiors, spacious balconies, and amenities like The Studio Club, fitness centre and the city’s first indoor/outdoor heated party rooms.

ONLY $25,000 TO GO.

FOR THE NEXT 13 MONTHS, YOU PAY JUST $962/MONTH TOWARD THE DOWN PAYMENT AND WE’LL MATCH IT WITH AN EQUAL $962 DISCOUNT OFF THE PRICE OF YOUR CONDO.

SAFE – The Station is already under construction. SMART – Easy subway access and a 20-minute ride to downtown, mean condos at The Station will always be in demand. GREAT DEAL – With this innovative down payment plan you can finally afford to own your own place.

RUN. WALK. SUBWAY. HURRY. UNDER CONSTRUCTION.

WILSON SUBWAY

YORKDALE MALL

TIPPETT RD

ALLEN

RD

WILSON AVE

HWY.401

YORKDALE SUBWAY

416.398.9777 THESTATIONCONDOS.COM

On Tippett Road, south of Wilson Avenue / Mon to Wed 12–6pm Sat + Sun 12–5pm *Conditions apply. On select suites only. See sales rep for details. Prices, specifications and deposit structures are subject to change without notice. E. & O.E. Exclusive Listing Brokerage: The Condo Store Realty Inc., Brokerage. Brokers protected. Illustration is artist’s impression. **Source: theglobeandmail.com

061


Designer Advice

Paint by

number // by Yanic Simard

Those Colourful potions that we now call

“paint” have been popular for thousands of years – after all cave drawings in simple red and yellow concoctions have been dressing up nature’s interiors for about 400 centuries! Early artists used mixtures of natural dyes and egg yolks to create colourful (if a little crude) liquids that would harden in place to dress buildings, canvases, faces, and yes, even homes. pictured

A TIDG client’s office painted in Benjamin Moore’s AFF-555 Montpelier in matte, and AF-565 Mysterious in satin

062 new Condo Guide dec 14, 2013 - jan 4, 2014

Although the recipe has changed with the times, paint is still an essential part of any interior – and an element that has long outlasted trends and technology to remain one of the easiest and most powerful ways to set the stage for a beautiful interior design.


pictured

A condo bedroom is dressed in Benjamin Moore’s HC-168 Chelsea Gray for a luxe look

TIP: Light colours naturally reflect more light, while darker ones absorb light and will appear more flat. Keep this in mind when choosing a finish: white paint in a glossy finish becomes highly shiny and will reveal the smallest flaws, so you may want to stick to satin or matte. To help you create your own condo palette with confidence, here’s my guide to choosing the best paint, from start to finish. It’s easy as 1-2-3!

1. Start with the finish Matte or “flat” paint has the least

sheen. It reflects very little light, and thus hides imperfections on a wall surface. It’s the traditional finish for rustic looks, but has also become trendy for modern schemes. Also common for ceilings. Matte finish paints are more difficult to maintain. Satin is partially glossy with a slight sheen. It’s great for adding slight depth while still minimizing imperfections, like matte. (I often use matte for the main surfaces and satin for trim and doors.) Eggshell is halfway between matte and glossy. It’s a popular go-to for homeowners as it balances the pros and cons of each. Semi-gloss carries a definite, noticeable sheen. It can withstand repeated cleanings, great for moist areas such as bathrooms, or for trim in high-traffic areas like children’s rooms. Visible changes in the way light bounces off dents or bumps will make imperfections more obvious. It’s great for giving ceilings extra light reflectiveness, brightening a room.

Gloss is highly reflective with lots of sheen, and generally harder to apply due to the slow drying times (which can cause dripping and unevenness when applied without professional equipment). It’s easy to clean, but the high degree of sheen will make any dents or bumps stand out dramatically. Use it sparingly (such as on trim, or on brand new, flawless ceilings) and only on surfaces which have been carefully sanded and prepped.

2. Composition The main difference between water-based paint and oil-based paint is the substance used to carry the pretty pigments in liquid for application. In both cases, these liquids evaporate while drying to leave a solid coat of colour on your walls and surfaces. Water-based paint Latex and acrylic paints use water to dissolve the mixture of pigments and binders (that is, the glues that hold the pigments together), which creates less of an odour during application. These paints are usually easy to touch up, hold colour well over time, and are less flammable. Oil-based paint Alkyd paints use pigment and resin dissolved in a thinner, which dries to a harder coating but creates far more fumes during application than waterbased paint does. These paints generally create a smoother and more level finish, with fewer brush and roller marks.

3. Top Tips Knowing what type of paint to select is of course only half the battle. Once you’ve found a beautiful finish, you have to select an equally striking colour. There are infinite hues from which to choose, and every space calls out for a unique scheme. Here are my top tips for how to go about choosing the best for you. dec 14, 2013 - jan 4, 2014 new Condo Guide 063


Look at the big picture

Although every room in your house is unique, the happiest homes see each space living in harmony. Consider the view from a long hallway to get a sense of how rooms relate. When you look down a corridor, notice what connected areas you can see through the doorways. These spaces don’t have to match, but they should coordinate. Look at paint chips for different rooms next to each other to see if they add up to one beautiful picture. The bigger, the better

Professionals will have a painter apply large “colour strikes” (wide test stripes) in a room to see a few options in person before making a final selection. If this sounds like too drastic of an experiment for you, you should still go bigger than a tiny paint chip to get a real feel for the hue at room scale. Purchase a plywood plank and some small cans of a few options, and paint yourself a tester you can move around; or look for paint companies that offer large-format paint chips (such as Benjamin Moore’s Big Chips from bigchips.ca). Start small

One of the safest ways to take a risk with colour is by starting out small. If you love a colour you aren’t sure you can live with, make your first leap into colour in a smaller room that you don’t spend as much time in, such as a foyer, a walk-in closet or powder room. These in-an-out spaces suit a strong colour, and if you really love the hue you can carry it out to the main areas later (or go a shade lighter).

You may already know that paint will change its appearance under natural versus artificial light. Don’t forget, however, that different light bulbs, lamps and combinations will create a unique lighting environment for every space.

Light it right

You may already know that paint will change its appearance under natural versus artificial light. Don’t forget, however, that different light bulbs, lamps and combinations will create a unique lighting environment for every space. You should look at your paint sample under the real conditions of the room. Hold or tape the chip against the wall it will dress, rather than in your hands in front of a window or directly under a lamp, and don’t forget to consider different times of day. When in doubt...

There are certain colours I return to time and time again, because they work in almost any space without fail. If you find a favourite colour, don’t be ashamed of using it in every room. Each space can be made unique by applying different accents for contrast in your furnishings, fabrics and art – the noncommittal accessories that add interest. I frequently recommend Benjamin Moore’s OC-23 Classic Gray as a neutral with depth that makes any space sing. Pair this with their 2121-70 Chantilly Lace (a very clean and pure white) and HC-168 Chelsea Gray (a sumptuous essential grey) for crisp ceilings and rich accents, and you’ll have a foolproof scheme, stress-free. If you still aren’t feeling completely colour confident, of course there’s another way to select the perfect paint: with a design consultation care of Yours Truly, and my Toronto Interior Design Group team. Just visit tidg.ca for more information or some inspiration, and let’s get painting by the numbers! 064 new Condo Guide dec 14, 2013 - jan 4, 2014

Yanic Simard is the Design Editor of New Condo Guide and principal designer of the Toronto Interior Design Group. Specializing in residential and commercial projects, Yanic often applies his signature high/low and old/ new combination design techniques in developing unique interiors. Simard has created designs for clients in Toronto, Montreal and Miami, and has appeared as a regular guest expert on Citytv’s CityLine. For more information visit tidg.ca


DEC 14, 2013 - JAN 4, 2014 NEW CONDO GUIDE 065


fitness gallery

It’s not too early for

// by mark j. stables

holiday exercise

T Mark J. Stables is founder of Benchmark Group and Movement Haus. He is a renowned fitness and wellness expert with over 15 years experience in the industry. Working with hundreds of urban condominium dwellers, Mark has experience and insight into the design of condo fitness amenities and the way people use them. As the landscape of fitness continues to evolve, this in-depth knowledge of health and fitness, coupled with his passion for architecture and design, yields an optimal exercise environment for today’s urban athlete. Visit online at movementhaus.com, benchmarkgroup.ca or call 416.428.3536.

With a little proactive planning, the holidays don’t have to derail your entire fitness regime. The key is to start early, so that when those dinners and drinks do roll around, you’re ahead of the game. 066 new Condo Guide dec 14, 2013 - jan 4, 2014

hrough the month of December and into the new year, it’s pretty much guaranteed that we’ll all be indulging in some “holiday lifestyle” behaviour. From baskets of goodies delivered to the office, to Secret Santa brunches and holiday fêtes, this time of year always comes with some out-of-the-ordinary eating and a few missed workouts to boot. But with a little proactive planning, the holidays don’t have to derail your entire fitness regime. The key is to start early, so that when those events do roll around, you’re already ahead of the game. If you’re a regular fitness star, now is the time to amp up your workouts with some additional cardio and maybe an extra yoga or cross-training session each week. If you’ve been letting your fitness slip, then make an effort to get back into a regular routine of three to five training sessions a week, with a mix of cardio and resistance training. 5 tips to combat post-workout pain

› Always warm up your muscles by doing a short cardio warm-up for

five to 10 minutes before starting any exercise program. › Rock n’ Roll – Roll your muscles out on a foam roller pre and post workout. It will reduce the lactic acid effect and help speed up recovery. › Stretch – It’s tempting to skip a post-workout stretch, but just a few minutes of stretching can increase flexibility and mobility while your muscles are still warm. › Soak it up – If you’re really feeling the burn, relax your muscles with a warm epsom salt bath. This drugstore find will help reduce inflammation, relieve pain, and relax your body. Candles optional. › Ice – It’s a chilly alternative, but icing the area can help reduce swelling and speed recovery by up to 20 per cent according to some studies.


Happy HolidayS

WISHING YOU AND YOUR FAMILY A HAPPY HOLIDAY SEASON AND A WONDERFUL NEW YEAR

.

G

N KI

E.

AV

CHE RRY

NIT

ST.

. L ST MIL Y LER IL T DIS RICT DIST

.

Y ST

ST.

/thecanarydistrict

ER

.

@canarydistrict

ES SAL TRE CEN

T ST

MEN

Sales Centre - 9 Mill Street Monday - Thurs: 12pm – 6pm Fri, Sat, Sun: 12pm – 5pm

E

LIA PAR

Canarydistrict.com 416.603.7576

NT

FRO

CondoMiniuMS froM tHe Mid $200’S noW under ConStruCtion

N

ER

T AS

TRI

Be part of the biggest condominium success story in Toronto! Get set for the exciting new phase coming soon, Canary Park Condominiums, adjacent to the brand new 18-acre Corktown Common park and steps to the new YMCA, shopping, dining and culture.

ST

IN RD

PY

EX

GA

This is a limited time offer. Exclusive listing: Baker Real Estate Incorporated, Brokerage. Brokers Protected.Prices and specifications are subject to change without notice. Illustrations are Artist’s concept. E. & O. E.

DEC 14, 2013 - JAN 4, 2014 NEW CONDO GUIDE 067


Single entry lounge pass starting from $33.25 tax inclusive ($24.50 children ages 2 – 11) for 2 hours lounge use. 3 hour and 6 hour lounge use also available** ** Online bookings only; higher rates apply for walk-in lounge use

All amenities are included in the price of entry including bar service after 11:00 a.m. (Toronto, Vancouver) and 10:00 a.m. (Edmonton)

For online bookings go to www.plaza-network.com/booking/FlightInfo.aspx?ECONREF=W2W2013


LIM ITE OF D TI FER ME

BRAND NEW SUITES

AUGUSTUS & ARABELLA NOW SELLING

PLUS UP TO $35,000 CASH BACK** ON SELECT SUITES LUXURY CONDOS AT KING & BLUE JAYS WAY King Blue, the Entertainment District’s hottest selling condo, announces a fantastic brand new release of suites! Take advantage of this limited time, limited collection offer and enjoy great value plus incredible amenities like spectacular terrace, magnificent pool, modern gym and lots more.

KINGBLUECONDOS.COM | 416.599.1355 KING BLUE PRESENTATION CENTRE 355 KING STREET WEST MON - THURS: 12PM – 6PM SAT & SUN: 12PM – 5PM Exclusive Listing: Baker Real Estate Incorporated Brokerage. Brokers Protected. *Prices and specifications are subject to change without notice. Illustrations are artist concept. **Restrictions apply. See sales representative for more details. $35,000 cash back incentive applies to select suites only. The amount will discounted from the final price, the above amount cannot be used towards a down payment or any installments thereafter. No other incentives can be used with this offer. E. & O.E.

069


Style File

// by erica gelman

Decorating with festive & entertaining flair

I Toronto-based designer Erica Gelman is principal of Erica Gelman House Of Design, specializing in both large- and small-scale residential design projects throughout Toronto and the GTA. ericagelman.com

t’s that time of the year – friends are gathering, family is visiting, the food is cooking, and you are hosting that highly anticipated holiday event. In our house, the holiday party is a not-to-miss affair. I take this season very seriously and expect nothing less from my guests. It’s the one time of the year when everyone clears their schedules and unites together. Plan your holiday décor in advance. Decorating for the holidays goes beyond just dressing your tree and hanging the lights. It also means setting your festive table, decorating your entrance, and creating a holiday atmosphere around your home – especially if you are expecting guests. Prepare yourself for the amount of guests coming, the length of their stay, and how many events you’ll be hosting. If you’re not hosting but rather attending, you still may want to dress your home for the holidays. The same principles apply to decorating your home from day to day, as they do to decorating your home for the holidays. The most important rule of design is consistency. Allow your holiday décor to reflect a new season and embrace the spirit of the holidays.

For luxurious touches, what screams “luxe” more than glitzy gold or shimmering silver?

Photo courtesy of HomeSense 070

Start with a theme. Usually, I steer clear of any themed décor. However, when it comes to the holidays, I say, “Go wild!” Generally there is an excitement when it comes to this festive season, and when entertaining I like to bring that excitement out in the details. For luxurious touches, what screams luxe more than glitzy gold or shimmering silver? Add silver-rimmed wine or champagne glasses accompanied with gold-leaf charger plates to the dinner table. This year, try mixing your metals – you don’t just have to choose just one. continued on page 072…


Style File

continued…

When it comes to tabletop décor, a real statement comes from adding volume and height with various vignettes. Want to try a new spin on traditional hues? You can incorporate royal jewel tones like emerald green and deep amethyst with silver accents and create your own classic design. However, if it’s fresh and modern décor you’re ready to implement, try black and white punctuated with crystal accessories or gold finishes. Incorporate things that are simple with something special. It could be your grandmother’s antique china mixed in with modern flatware, or historic family ornaments displayed in new apothecary glass vases. When it comes to tabletop décor, a real statement comes from adding volume and height with various vignettes. If you want to leave your dining table strictly for tableware, then decorate around the room or on the buffet table. You can add one large centrepiece in the middle and several smaller ones around the room or across the table. While flowers are typically thought of as common centrepieces, we like to add contemporary details like birch trees cut down to size, faux antlers, lots of candles and even fur throws on dining seats. Whether it’s Christmas, Chanukah or New Year’s Eve, be sure to deck your halls, dress your mantel, and set your tabletop for the occasion. Happy holidays!

072 new Condo Guide dec 14, 2013 - jan 4, 2014


COMING SOON to SHEPPA RD & WA RDEN

A new community offering comfort, convenience and culture. A new home designed for you. Starting at $238,000. Register Today!

HarmonyVillage.ca All prices, sizes and specifications are subject to change without notice. Rendering is artist’s impression. E. & O. E. Images are for mood and impression only.

071


• Treat yourself & your loved ones to an unforgettable experience! •

DEC 14, 2013 - JAN 4, 2014 NEW CONDO GUIDE 073


AVAILABLE ONLINE AT

FALL 2013

dive INTO

LuxuryCondoAndHotel.com

COOL POOLS

& the latest in luxe living

Fall Issue Now Available FREED DEVELOPMENTS

Thompson Residences

20 YEARS OF LOUBOUTIN

FASHION AND DÉCOR MUST-HAVES

VANCOUVER’S LODEN HOTEL 13-09-12 4:59 PM

Get your copy now! 416.626.4889

LuxuryCover09-21-13-FIN2.indd

1


hot dates

Dec 2013/Jan 2014

Calendar of events taking place from December 14 – January 4

highlights

Dec 14 – Jan 4

The Nutcracker

Dec. 14 – Jan. 4

Dec. 14&15, 21&22

The Nutcracker

Winterfest on Toronto’s Waterfront

Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts, 145 Queen St. W. The National Ballet of Canada presents its annual holiday show, The Nutcracker, which tells the tale of two children, Marie and Misha, who enter into the magical world of the Nutcracker, filled with Sugar Plum Fairies, rat kings and more. Breathtaking choreography and dance, magical music, a dream-like stage and dazzling costumes bring this classic story to life. national.ballet.ca

Toronto Waterfront Santa will be stopping at The Waterfront BIA’s annual Winterfest on Toronto’s Waterfront this holiday season! Families can join Santa and his elves for the 8th Annual Santa Cruise aboard Mariposa Cruises’ Northern Spirit, and pets can get in on the action for Pet Photos with Santa at PawsWay. Take a whirl around the Natrel Rink. Get creative with hands-on winter crafts in Miss Lou’s Room, or decorate a gingerbread cookie in Queen’s Quay Terminal. waterfrontbia.com

Dec 14&15, 22&23

Winterfest on Toronto’s Waterfront Until Jan 1

The Second City Holiday Spectacular (Miracles Not Included) Until Feb 2

Les Miserables

Until Jan. 1

Until Feb. 2

The Second City Holiday Spectacular (Miracles Not Included)

Les Miserables

The Second City, 51 Mercer St. Original sketches, songs, and improvisations celebrate and satirize all the things that make the holiday season special – from office gift exchanges and awkward family reunions to overworked elves. While there’s a chill in the air, let Toronto’s legendary comedy troupe bring warmth to your heart and laughter to your soul. Visit the website for show times and tickets. secondcity.com

Princess of Wales Theatre, 300 King St. W. Cameron Mackintosh’s acclaimed new production of Boublil & Schönberg’s legendary musical, Les Misérables, hits the stage in Toronto with glorious new staging and dazzlingly re-imagined scenery inspired by the paintings of Victor Hugo. Visit online for tickets and additional information. mirvish.com/shows/lesmiserables

075


MOVE IN NOW THE UPPER BEACH

Purchase before the end of the year and

RECEIVE

Toronto Life Magazine Top 10 Neighbourhood Steps to GO station and TTC station 11 Minutes to Union Station 15 Minutes to Yonge & Bloor Walk to Queen St. & The Beach

$1,000

*

IN FREE GROCERIES.

Over 75% sold Move in 30 days Fabulous features: Granite countertops, Cartier kitchens, Whirlpool stainless steel appliances, 9' ceilings, Oak staircase, Smooth finish ceilings & more. 2 bedrooms & 2 bedrooms + den

From $415,990 to $534,990 PARKING & LOCKER INCLUDED For your private appointment: Richard Luciani 416 566-0078 Richard@UpperBeachTownes.com www.UpperBeachTownes.com

Now Available!

A new Inventory Condos section: a guide to builders with quick move-in dates for newly constructed and nearly completed condos.

For advertising details please call Dionne Fraser at 416.540.8819 *Prices, specs and availability correct at press time. **Promotion is valid to completed homes & inventory of 12 homes or less. 076 NEW CONDO GUIDE DEC 14, 2013 - JAN 4, 2014


GTA Edition December 14, 2013 - January 4, 2014

Your complete source for condos, lofts and townhomes in Toronto

IN THIS SECTION Maps and listings for new condo communities in the 416 region Builder news and the latest in condos in the 416


1

2

3

4

5

6

7

8

9

10

11

12

13

14

15

16

17

18

19

20

21 22

23

24

25

26

A 57

B

Rog

17

M N

12

217

4

210

Do n

St

L

7

Jarvis

138 131

53

y Ave ersit Univ

K

106

e a Av

2 Toronto

erin Duff

19

127

ne sdow Land

J

66

171 26 46 193 11 134 103 98 99116 78 520 60 11714019 4 96212628 1017 59 135 8 11 65 56

in Spad

York

C

24

61 201 d StE ar Gerr

19

way y Park Valle Don

I

155

Rd

30

St

H

Rd

d ers R

Jane

162

Rd

e

Ave well Cox

G

han

East York

r Av nne O'Co Ave n r osbu

ue Aven

on

Vau g

d ina R Spad

Egli

We st

St ferin Duf

eW

Av nton

F

10

St Cla

e e Av dbin Woo

E

eE

ir Av

Va lle yP ar kw ay

20 202 16 32 15 5 18 192 90 142

D

Park oria Vict

d Dr Lair

C

154

146

186

27

206 105 18 137 4 101 1 67 97 11 20 122 15014 148 9 221 200113 157 215 18 2 22 7 106 58 1 5 199 128 193 21 207 916 129 151 2201018 133 84 3 197 147 0 0 7 124 8 123 6 1 72 29 8 107 2 85 1064 1 4 8 3 6 0 1 13 180 25 4 13014 7 5 15320 4 21 44

13

218

O

torontoregionalmaps: Toronto, East York, York

P

078

* Due to scale restrictions, locators are approximate. Please see builder’s ads for exact locations.

# Builder 2 Great Gulf Homes 3 Pinnacle International 4 Tridel Corporation 6 Cresford Development Corp. 7 The Daniels Corporation 10 Empire Communities 15 Tridel Corporation 21 Easton’s Group 21 Remington Group 23 Tribute Communities 26 Bazis Inc. 27 The Daniels Corporation 28 Empire Communities 52 Cresford Development Corp. 58 Great Gulf Homes 124 Pinnacle International 140 Eden Shaw 140 45 Charles Ltd. 149 Camrost - Felcorp 150 Aspen Ridge Homes 155 Lifetime Developments 171 Camrost - Felcorp 189 The Daniels Corporation 201 Solotex 202 Bazis Inc. 202 Rio Can 202 Metropia 215 Dundee Kilmer Developments 217 Pemberton Group 217 Baywood Homes 218 Malibu Investments Inc. 218 Urban Capital Menkes Developments Inc. 1 Goldman Group & Lash Dev. Corp. 1 Goldman Group & Lash Dev. Corp. 3 Concord Adex 3 Concord Adex 3 Concord Adex 3 Concord Adex 3 Concord Adex 4 Gairloch Investments 5 Onni Group of Companies 5 Onni Group of Companies 8 Cresford Development Corp. 8 Cresford Development Corp. 8 Cresford Development Corp. 9 Aspen Ridge Homes 11 Menkes Developments Inc. 11 Menkes Developments Inc. 12 North Drive Investment 13 Streetcar Development 14 Canalfa Group 16 Freed 17 Rockport Group 18 Urban Capital 18 Urban Capital 19 KIngstone Road Development 20 Menkes Developments Inc. 20 Tower Hill Development Corporation 21 Easton’s Group 21 Remington Group 22 Monarch Corporation 22 Tridel Corporation 24 Greenpark Homes 25 Tridel Corporation 29 Pinnacle International 29 Pinnacle International *TH: Townhomes, C: Condo

Site Telephone TH* C* Price Range Page Finder Yonge+Richmond 416-499-8883 • from $278,000 22-23 16K The Marquee Townhomes on thePark pinnacleuptown.com • from $700,000 95 20K Aqualina at Bayside 416-514-2710 • from $350,000 IFC 16E Merton Yonge Condominiums 416-484-1900 • from $350,000 104 14e High Park Condominiums 416-351-1844 • from $300,000 43 8L The HUB 416-784-3482 • from $250,000 6 9F 101 Erskine 416-480-0700 • from $285,000 BC 14D King Blue Condominiums 416-599-1355 • from $200,000 69 12N King Blue Condominiums 416-599-1355 • from $200,000 69 12N The College 416-363-4800 • from $320,000 51 M14 One Yorkville 1yorkville.ca • 5 15I One Park Place South 416-955-0559 • from $200,000 15 18k Water Tower at Eau Du Soleil 416-503-3328 • from $320,000 7 25B CASA III 416-486-2272 • from $250,000 103 15L Monde 416-466-8885 • from $300,000 18 17M The Pinnacle on Adelaide 416-596-1600 • from $334,000 85 15M Chaz Yorkville Condos 416-922-0045 • from $350,000 39 16J Chaz Yorkville Condos 416-922-0045 • from $320,000 39 16J Imperial Plaza 416-925-2501 • from $450,000 3 15I Studio on Richmond 647-352-7736 • from $300,000 49 15M The Bond Condominiums 416-546-7525 • • 29 15G Yorkville Plaza 416-966-3003 • • from $350,000 1 14H Cinema Tower Condominiums 416-203-2020 • from $450,000 47 14M Upper Beach Townes • 76 24G E Condos 416-243-8688 • from $300,000 19 14E E Condos 416-243-8688 • from $300,000 19 14E E Condos 416-243-8688 • from $300,000 19 14E Canary District Condominiums 416-603-7576 • from $250,000 67 18L TEN93 Queen West 905-326-4100 • 8 12F TEN93 Queen West 905-326-4100 • 8 12F Smart House 416-292-0219 • from $250,000 53 15L Smart House 416-292-0219 • from $250,000 53 15L Harbour Plaza menkes.com • Insert 530 St. Clair Ave. West 416-868-0500 • from $344,000 12H the rushton rushtonliving.com • from $344,000 12H Grand Parade 2 at Concord CityPlace 416-813-2999 • 15M ParadeTWO Park Collection at Concord CityPlace 416-813-2999 • from $308,000 15M Quartz 416-813-2999 • • 15M Spectra 2 416-813-2999 • • 15N Grand Parade 2 at Concord CityPlace 416-813-2999 • 15M 383 Sorauren 383sorauren.com 9L Garrison at the Yards 416-260-2600 • from $190,000 14n West Lake 416-260-2600 • from $240,000 14N NXT 2 416-977-5300 • • from $300,000 8N NXT2/Phase Two 416-977-5300 • • from $210,000 8N NXT 416-977-5300 • • from $300,000 8N VU 416-970-9500 • • from $370,000 16L Pears on the Avenue 416-323-0100 • from $382,000 14I 365 Church 416-591-7700 • from $250,000 14I The High Park 416-670-3699 • from $300,000 8L Trinity Lofts 416-690-2988 • from $330,000 19l Liberty Place 416-537-0047 • • from $170,000 12N 155 REDPATH 416-996-5428 • from $210,000 14D The Nest 416-223-0003 • from $250,000 11H River City 416-862-0505 • • from $250,000 18L River City 2 416-862-0505 • • from $250,000 18L The Glen 416-694-3333 • from $255,000 23H Fabrik 416-591-7700 • from $250,000 14M 2221 Yonge 647-350-2221 • from $200,000 14E Westinghouse Lofts 416-599-1355 • from $200,000 12N Westinghouse Lofts 416-599-1355 • from $200,000 12N Picasso on Richmond 416-495-3549 • 14M Ten York 416-596-9888 • from $1020,000 12F Axiom Condominiums 647-352-4077 • from $225,000 17L Spadina Queen 416-661-1949 • 15D Success Tower at Pinnacle Centre 416-360-0673 • from $750,000 17m 33 Bay Residences at Pinnacle Centre 416-925-3325 • from $375,000 17m

Highlighted listings are advertised in this issue of Condo Guide. Please refer to page number for complete information.

Attention Builders - Want to add your community to our maps? Need to update existing information? Please fax the details to (416) 789-9554


Builder

Site

Tower Hill Development Corporation Madison Homes Lamb Development Corp. Cresford Development Corp. Concord Adex Conservatory Group Cresford Development Corp. Times Developments Inc. MintoUrban Communities Inc. MintoUrban Communities Inc. Lanterra Developments Lindvest Canalfa Group Pemberton Group Lamb Development Corp. E-Park Development Emsatec Canada Inc Neudorfer Corporation Madison Homes State Building Group Empire Communities Lamb Development Corp. Tridel Corporation Harhay Developments Carttera Fernbrook Homes/Cityzen Dev. DHD Developments Great Gulf Homes Lamb Development Corp. Harhay Developments Plaza Menkes Developments Inc. Lifetime Developments Aspen Ridge Homes Context Development Inc. Context Development Inc. The Brownstone Group of Companies The Brownstone Group of Companies Great Gulf Homes Plaza Bazis Inc. Metropia Plaza Pemberton Group The Daniels Corporation The Daniels Corporation The Daniels Corporation Great Gulf Homes Lifetime Developments Lifetime Developments Concert Properties Triangle West Development Lanterra Developments Tridel Corporation Tridel Corporation Tribute Communities Tribute Communities Graywood Developments Mod Developments Inc. Canderel/Stoneridge Alterra Homes/Finer Space BSaR Ltd Andrin Homes Graywood/Beaverhall Development Cityzen Fernbrook Homes Fernbrook Homes Urban Capital Malibu Investments Inc. Alit Developments Tre Memovia Developments Lifetime Developments Castlepoint/Cityzen/Fernbrook Pianosi Developments Sorbara Group Streetcar Development Mizrahi | Khalili Developments Sorbara Group Graywood Developments Mod Developments Inc. Reserve Properties Reserve Properties Pemberton Group Streetcar Development Greenpark Homes Cresford Development Corp. Tri-Win Developments Inc MintoUrban Communities Inc. Burnac Corporation Lifetime Developments Centre Court Development Streetcar Development Menkes Developments Inc. Fieldgate Homes Freed Carttera Mod Developments Inc. Reserve Properties Castlepoint/Numa Torbel Group TAS DesignBuild Lamb Development Corp. Lamb Development Corp. Lamb Development Corp. Freed Mansouri Living

*TH: Townhomes, C: Condo

Telephone

TH* C*

Price Range

Page

Churchill Park Condominiums 416-966-9080 • from $900,000 The Madison 416-482-8090 • from $420,000 Riverside Towns 416-368-5262 • from $460,000 Lofts 399 416-867-3999 • from $390,000 Infinity The Final Phase 416-214-1988 • from $300,000 Milan 416-928-7409 • from $520,000 CASA 2 416-977-1100 • from $250,000 The 500 Condos + Lofts 416-960-0606 • from $400,000 King West 416-367-5464 • from $210,000 775 King West 416-367-5464 • from $330,000 3018 Yonge In Lawrence Park 416-787-8882 • from $390,000 B Streets 416-532-6636 from $320,000 Liberty Central by the Lake 416-537-0047 • • The Uptown Residences 416-987-3500 • from $950,000 The Brant Park 416-368-5262 • from $262,000 Foundry Lofts 416-531-7760 from $399,000 The Brownstones 5 416-531-7760 • from $350,000 Brownstones 416-531-7760 • from $305,000 The Upper Canada Condominium 416-489-5194 • from $1800,000 The Upper Canada Condominiums 416-489-5194 • from $1.8,000 Schoolhouse 416-979-1333 • from $595,000 Flatiron Lofts 416-368-5262 from $243,000 300 Front Street West 416-217-0300 • from $324,000 One Eleven Condominiums & Lofts 647-347-4111 • from $250,000 One Eleven Condominiums & Lofts 647-347-4111 • from $250,000 Pier 27 Waterlink 416-367-3456 • from $800,000 Condos at The Distillery 416-361-1322 • from $400,000 One Bloor Residences 416-922-0081 • from $535,000 The King East 416-368-5262 • from $435,000 East Condos & Lofts 416-368-5262 • from $310,000 King West 647-341-1731 • from $346,000 Four Seasons Private Residences Toronto 416-775-7500 • from $1900,000 Four Seasons Private Residences Toronto 416-775-7500 • from $1900,000 Seventy Seven Charles Yorkville 416-203-7034 • from $2100,000 Market Wharf 416-861-8181 • from $260,000 Library District Condominiums 416-861-8181 • from $222,000 Brownstones in Davenport Village 416-531-7760 from $245,000 Brownstones on the Park 416-531-7760 • from $260,000 Charlie 416-927-9772 • from $251,000 Ivory On Adelaide 647-341-1731 • from $279,000 Exhibit 416-967-7778 • Exhibit 416-967-7778 • Exhibit 416-967-7778 • U Condominiums 416-546-6605 • from $2500,000 One Park West 416-955-0559 • from $406,000 One Park Place Condominiums 416-955-0559 • from $200,000 Festival Tower 416-203-2020 • from $350,000 X2 416-927-0080 • from $303,000 X2 416-927-0080 • from $303,000 Bisha Hotel & Residences 416-637-2211 • from $274,000 88 Scott 416-216-8588 • Art Condos 416-535-7775 • from $530,000 Riverhouse at the Old Mill 416-766-7343 • from $520,000 Two Old Mill 416-645-7022 • from $356,000 Old Mill 416-645-7022 • from $450,000 RCM I on University 647-351-9247 • from $393,000 Queen & Portland 416-363-4800 • from $315,000 5 St. Joseph 416-928-0555 • • from $250,000 5 St. Joseph 416-928-0555 • • from $250,000 DNA 3 416-929-1030 • from $220,000 Post House Condominium 416-964-2777 • from $350,000 12 Degrees 416-408-1200 • from $350,000 The Berwick 416-922-9425 from $280,000 The Mercer 416-597-6940 • from $350,000 Backstage on the Esplanade 416-777-2533 Backstage on the Esplanade 416-777-2533 Vero 416-798-7070 from $250,000 Tableau Condominiums 416-591-8887 • • from $450,000 Tableau Condominiums 416-591-8887 • • from $350,000 Tableau Condominiums 416-591-8887 • • from $350,000 Carmelina 416-423-8500 • from $325,000 The Yorkville Condominiums 416-987-3344 • • from $550,000 L Tower 416-777-2533 • from $410,000 Perspective Condos 416-242-3500 from $280,000 thirtytwo Camden 416-860-0060 • from $240,000 8 Gladstone 416-690-9009 • from $335,000 133 Hazelton Residence 416-926-9900 • 210 Simcoe 416-217-0210 • from $200,000 Five Condos 416-928-0555 • • from $375,000 Five Condos 416-928-0555 • • from $375,000 Rise 416-546-7399 • • from $290,000 Model Suite of the Month • Neon 416-987-7878 • from $470,000 The Carlaw 416-690-8588 • from $200,000 Allure Condominiums 416-487-7600 • from $350,000 1000 Bay 416-485-3000 • FAD Condos 416-815-1818 • from $250,000 30 Roe 416-915-3812 • from $350,000 South Hill on Madison southhillonmadison.com • from $200,000 INDX 416-987-4639 • INDX 416-987-4639 • The Carnaby 416-690-9009 • from $250,000 Noir 416-977-8780 • from $250,000 90 Niagara 90niagara.com from $350,000 SIXTY Colborne 416-601-0060 • from $300,000 SIXTY Colborne 416-598-7775 • from $300,000 The Massey Tower 416-966-0197 • • from $320,000 109OZ 416-531-4844 • from $300,000 The Sterling 416-777-2533 • • from $230,000 Wallace Walk 416-531-1818 • from $210,000 Duke Condos junctionlife.ca King Charlotte 416-368-5262 • from $416,000 Theatre Park 416-368-5262 • from $537,000 The Harlowe 416-363-1771 • from $260,000 Thompson Residences 416-360-0600 • from $280,000 The Perry 416-926-7555 • from $390,000

Highlighted listings are advertised in this issue of Condo Guide. Please refer to page number for complete information.

Finder 13H 14E 19L 14L 16m 15I 15L 17I 14M 14M 14B 13J 12N 16J 14M 9I 9I 9I 14G 14G 13i 20J 15M 13M 13M 17N 18L 15I 18L 18L 13N 15I 15I 14J 17M 17M 9j 9J 14M 17L 14i 14i 14i 15K 18J 18J M14 16J 16J 16m 17M 12N 5L 5L 5L 14M 15I 16J 16J 12N 16L 15L 14D 15M 17M 17M 17M 15L 15L 15L 23J 15G 17L 4H 14L M12 14I 15M 15J 15J 12H 12H 14D 19K 14F 15J 14M 14D 13I 16M 16M 12M 15M 14O 16L 16L 16L 12M 9L 9L 8K 15M 16M 15M

Attention Builders - Want to add your community to our maps? Need to update existing information? Please fax the details to (416) 789-9554

torontoregionalmaps: Toronto, East York, York

# 30 32 33 37 41 46 52 54 55 55 57 59 60 62 64 66 66 66 70 70 78 81 83 85 85 88 94 99 101 101 102 103 103 104 106 106 109 109 110 114 117 117 117 118 120 120 122 126 126 128 129 130 131 131 131 133 134 135 135 136 137 141 142 148 151 151 151 153 153 153 154 155 157 162 165 170 173 175 179 179 184 184 185 186 188 190 191 192 193 195 195 197 198 199 200 200 206 207 210 217 219 220 221 222

079


1

2

3

4

5

6

7

A

8

9

10

11

12

13

14

15

16

17

18

101

Steeles Ave

19

20

23

24

124

96

25

26

121

99

33

b

21 22

North York c

14

400

2

135

5

124

40 8 50

128

4

37

5

1

401

d

6

28

123

e

21

401 3 122

f

130

98

125

132 25

g

95

h

torontoregionalmaps: North York

* Due to scale restrictions, locators are approximate. Please see builder’s ads for exact locations.

080

#

Builder

96 121 122 123 128 1 2 3 4 4 5 6 6 6 6 8 14 15 21 28 33 37 40 50 50 86 94 95 96 96 99 101 122 122 124 125 128 130 132

ELAD Canada Liberty Development Corp. Lanterra Developments Brandy Lane Homes The Daniels Corporation Concord Adex Torbel Group YYZed Project management Tridel Corporation Tridel Corporation Lindvest Concord Adex Concord Adex Concord Adex Concord Adex Conservatory Group Torbel Group Emery Condominiums Tridel Corporation Tridel Corporation Castle Royale Development Norstar Group of Companies Menkes Developments Inc. MintoUrban Communities Inc. Devron Developments Canderel/Stoneridge DHD Developments Aspen Ridge Homes ELAD Canada ELAD Canada The Brown Group of Companies Kantium Development Lanterra Developments Lanterra Developments Tridel Corporation Fram Building Group The Daniels Corporation Tribute Communities Fram Building Group/Cadillac Fairview

*TH: Townhomes, C: Condo

Site

Telephone

Emerald City Condominiums World on Yonge Treviso III The Station NY2 Opus The Avanti Condominiums VISTO Hullmark Centre Aristo at Avonshire The Brownstones at Westown Tango at Concord Park Place Discovery at Concord Park Place Discovery II at Concord Park Place Tango2 at Concord Park Place Pearl 2 Condominiums Diva The Essential Argento Alto at Atria The Palm Condominium Residences Portrait Condominiums Gibson Square 88 Flo Condominiums Aura At College Park Gooderham Scenic on Eglinton Dreamtower At Emerald City Biyu Emerald City Willow Park at Bayview Posh Condominiums Treviso Condominiums Treviso II Trio at Atria LIV Lofts NY Place Canterbury Flaire Condos

Highlighted listings are advertised in this issue of Condo Guide. Please refer to page number for complete information.

TH* C*

Price Range

Page

416-492-0001 • from $248,000 59 905-771-7010 • from $284,000 35 416-787-8882 • from $250,000 25 416-398-9777 • from $420,000 61 416-221-3939 from $220,000 27 416-813-2999 • • 416-636-0400 from $390,000 vistocondos.ca from $220,000 416-733-2883 • from $524,000 416-730-0300 • from $383,000 lindvest.com from $330,000 416-813-2999 • • from $236,000 416-813-2999 • 416-813-2999 • • from $210,000 416-813-2999 • from $265,000 416-512-1818 • DivaCondo.com from $250,000 905-887-4888 • from $250,000 416-663-1818 • from $562,000 416-645-8866 • from $288,000 416-306-1000 • from $400,000 416-282-9600 • from $300,000 416-730-9722 • from $385,000 416-915-3805 • from $325,000 647-799-0356 • from $250,000 416-962-8688 • from $995,000 416-361-1322 • from $410,000 416-805-1781 • 416-492-0001 • from $248,000 biyucondos.com • from $250,000 416-221-6767 • from $400,000 905-771-0134 • from $544,000 416-787-8882 • from $250,000 416-787-8882 • from $250,000 416-645-8866 from $288,000 416-445-5638 • from $250,000 416-221-3939 • from $250,000 647-352-2130 • • from $700,000 416-445-8868 • from $320,000

Finder 24C A18 12F 12D 19C 22C 17C 8E 18D 18D 4C 22C 22C 22C 22C 17C 11C 20E 22e 25D 17B 13C 17C 18c 18c 16K 18l 23G 24C 24C 21 16A 12F 12F 24C 22F 19C 19F 22F

Attention Builders - Want to add your community to our maps? Need to update existing information? Please fax the details to (416) 789-9554


1

2

3

4

5

6

8

21 22

bio

26

e

Islington Ave

al

Kipling Ave

Martin Grove Rd

10

62

Bl

vd

1

2A

40

Dixon Rd

Etobicoke Rathburn Rd

19

8 ll R Mi

44 Bloor St W

d

Dundas St W

Queensway

70

11 53 3 56 39 4 37 6 33

Gardiner Expressway Evans Ave

Horner Ave

* Due to scale restrictions, locators are approximate. Please see builder’s ads for exact locations.

5 Park Lawn

35

50 14 51 34

Royal York Rd

Scarborough

d

Ranforth Dr

409

ett R Scarl

Westway

h

*TH: Townhomes, C: Condo

25

d

Re

QEW

Builder Monarch Corporation Monarch Corporation Queenscorp Residences Liberty Development Corp. Monarch Corporation City Core Esquire Homes Windcatcher Development Corporation Henderson Development Limited Stanton Renaissance Stanton Renaissance Monarch Corporation Conservatory Group Great Gulf Homes Menkes Developments Inc. Pemberton Group Lash Group of Companies Carttera Camrost - Felcorp Camrost - Felcorp Graywood/Beaverhall Development Davies Smith Empire Communities Averton Homes Tridel Corporation Amexon Development Corporation Monarch Corporation Tridel Corporation Tridel Corporation Edilcan Development Corp. Remington Group Pemberton Group Alterra Homes/Finer Space Tridel Corporation Phantom Developments Your Home Developments VHL Developments Ltd. VHL Developments Ltd. Royale Grand Woodbine Developments MintoUrban Communities Inc. First Avenue Properties Lash Group of Companies

24

nR

27

60

23

Finch Ave W

23

7

# 5 18 25 28 29 38 1 1 2 2 2 4 6 7 7 8 10 10 11 11 15 20 33 34 35 37 39 42 44 45 46 50 51 55 56 60 61 61 62 65 70 71

Al

Humberline Dr

Av e

20

401

Centennial

Da nf or th

19

xd

ve nA

Ki

18

Passmore Ave

lva

Sy

17

East Ave Port Union Rd

n sto 1

ng

Ki

Manse Rd

72

RD

Galloway Rd

St. Clair Ave 1

Orton Park Rd

Markham Rd

McCowan Rd

Bellamy Rd

Lawrence Ave E

Scarborough Golf Rd

n Dr

orto

16

427 Morrish Rd

71

* Due to scale restrictions, locators are d approximate. Please see builder’s ads n R for sto exact locations. ng

Victoria Park

g

Progress Ave

Brim

Eglinton Ave E

f

29

15

Sheppard Ave E Conlins Rd

2

Brimley Rd

Warden Ave

Pharmacy Rd

e

61

Birchmount Rd

d

Kennedy Rd

Ellesmere Rd

401 Midland Ave

55 401 31

Milner Ave

14

Beare Rd

1

13

Meadowvale Rd

Sheppard Ave E

Ave

Morningside Ave

evin

McL

12 Reesor Rd

Huntingwood Dr

c

11 Sewells Rd

Finch Ave E

b

10

Neilson Rd

McNicoll Ave

9

Tapscott Rd

McCowan Rd

A

7

65

Lakeshore Blvd W

Site Telephone TH* C* Price Range Page Finder The Epicurean 416-495-3530 • from $250,000 Insert 23F Lago 416-495-3544 • from $200,000 Insert 24c Watermark 416-354-2221 • from $307,000 87 19D Terrace on Danforth 416-987-7575 • from $234,000 35 2F Encore 416-495-3544 • Insert 5D Harmony Village Sheppard HarmonyVillage.ca from $238,000 71 2C Three Seven Condos & Lofts esquirehomes.ca • from $210,000 11D Atwater Condos 905-271-5038 • from $280,000 12B Centro 416-296-1898 • from $185,000 6D On The Go Mimico 647-692-8417 • from $250,000 23C On The Go 647-692-8417 • from $250,000 23C Nautilus at Waterview 416-203-6636 • from $400,000 25H Altitude 416-321-1659 • from $230,000 25H One Sherway Condominiums 416-695-3535 • 16G One Sherway Condominiums 416-695-3535 • 16G Palais at Port Royal Place 416-239-8200 • from $260,000 23F Cloud 9 Condominiums 416-747-0199 • from $220,000 22B Cloud 9 Condominiums 416-800-0812 • from $240,000 22B ilofts at Mystic Pointe 416-251-8888 • from $310,000 25G California Condos 416-251-8888 • from $242,000 25g Ocean Club 416-255-4663 • from $250,000 24C Eleven Superior 416-259-8882 • from $220,000 23C Beyond The Sea Star Tower Condominiums 416-979-1333 • • from $400,000 24H Evolution 416-747-9691 • from $250,000 22G Parc Nuvo at Essex 416-231-0999 • from $456,000 22g South Beach 416-252-3000 from $209,000 25H Waterscapes 416-495-3544 • 26H Ventus at Metro Gate 416-293-5535 • from $314,000 4c West Village 416-620-1887 • from $287,000 21F One Valhalla 416-233-5554 • from $239,000 21F Park Towers at IQ 416-253-5838 • from $220,000 22G Vivid Condos 416-239-8200 • from $250,000 23F Westwood Condominiums 416-239-9888 • from $250,000 23F Avani At Metrogate 416-293-5535 • from $240,000 4C Jade Condominiums 416-762-8818 • from $293,000 24G Nature’s Path 416-745-6686 • • from $270,000 11E 2150 Condos 416-750-2150 • 3E Haven On The Bluffs 416-2611-9555 • from $160,000 3E Lexington 416-638-8444 • from $240,000 21C South Shore 416-913-2136 • from $350,000 22H Qube Condos 647-351-7823 • from $200,000 24G Me Condos 416-430-0003 • from $150,000 8D

Highlighted listings are advertised in this issue of Condo Guide. Please refer to page number for complete information.

Attention Builders - Want to add your community to our maps? Need to update existing information? Please fax the details to (416) 789-9554

torontoregionalmaps: Scarborough, Etobicoke

081


2

3

4

5

6

7

8

9

10

11

12

13

14

15

16

17

18

19

20

21 22

Va lle yP ar kw n Do

26

Park

Ave

2

8

o esh Lak W Blvd

y Valle D on ay Parkw

QEW

16 17 shore Lake W Blvd

25

rd S

tE

20

11

St

y Ave

14

Jarvis

ersit

St Keele

1

re

Univ

ve ina A Spad

e

24

bine

Ave well

G era

Rd

ne

erin

s dow

Duff

Land

d

f

Cox

Rog

e r Av nne O'Co ve rn A osbu

C

ue Aven

Rd

d

d ers R

han

ina R

Rd

Vau g

St

on

Spad

nt

Egli

We st

erin Duff

ve W on A

St Jane

c

eE

d Woo

ay

A

b

23 ir Av

St Cla

oria Vict

1

d Dr Lair

21 4 12 18ay 9 29 ssw xpre er E

din

Gar

g

Toronto Waterfront

h

* Due to scale restrictions, locators are approximate. Please see builder’s ads for exact locations.

#

Builder

4

tridel corporation

Site

waterfrontmaps: Toronto

TH* C*

416-514-2710

58 GREAT GULF

Monde

416-466-8885

1

Park Lake Residences

416-769-4343

Grand Parade 2 at Concord CityPlace

416-813-0999

Pemberton Group

3 Concord Adex

082

Telephone

Aqualina at Bayside Toronto

Price Range

Page

Finder

IFC

16E

• • from $304,000

18

17M

• • from $250,000

3F

15M

3

Concord Adex

Quartz

416-813-0999

• •

15M

3

Concord adex

ParadeTWO Park Collection at Concord CityPlace

416-813-0999

15M

4

Monarch Corporation

Nautilus at Waterview -

6

Plazacorp/Berkley Community

West Harbour City

7

Lifetime Homes

8

Concord Adex

8

Concord Adex Grand Parade at Concord CityPlace

416-813-0999

8

Concord Adex

Panorama at Concord CityPlace

416-813-0999

• from $389,000

14F

8

Concord Adex

Panorama Elite Suites at Concord CityPlace

416-813-0999

• from $1,135,000

14F

8

Concord Adex

Luna Vista at Concord CityPlace

416-813-0999

• from $2,213,000

14F

8

CONCORD ADEX

Spectra

416-813-0999

• •

14F

8

Cresford Development Corp.

NXT at Windermere By The Lake

416-977-5300

• • from $300,000

11f

8

Cresford Development Corp.

NXT2/Phase Two

416-977-5300

• • from $210,000

4E

9

Conservatory Group

Infinity Condominiums

416-214-1988

• from $250,000

14f

11 CAMROST FELDCORP

California Condominiums

sunsetcondos.ca

• from $242,000

25G

14 Canalfa Group

Liberty on the Park Condominiums

416-537-0047

• from $363,000

10F

15 Malibu investments inc.

LTD

416-601-2223

• from $200,000

12F

18 Fernbrook Homes/Cityzen Dev.

Pier 27 Residences On The Lake

416-367-3456

• from $300,000

11F

18 URBAN CPITAL

River City 2

416-862-0505

• from $250,000

18L

29 PINNACLE INTERNATIONAL

33 Bay Residence at Pinnacle Centre

416-925-3325

• • from $375,000

17M

60 CANALFA GROUP

Liberty Central by the Lake

416-537-0047

12N

*TH: Townhomes, C: Condo

• from $308,000

416-203-6636

• from $400,000

25H

westharbourcity.com

• from $327,000

13E

Waterparkcity – Neptune

416-203-3700

13f

ParadeTWO Tower Residences

416-813-0999

• from $287,000

14f

• from 293,000

14F

Highlighted listings are advertised in this issue of Condo Guide. Please refer to page number for complete information.

Attention Builders - Want to add your community to our maps? Need to update existing information? Please fax the details to 416-789-9554


King St W Bond St W

Park Rd S

Phillip Mur

TH* C*

Price Range

416-495-3544 48

416-354-2221

• from $307,000

416-503-3328

• from $320,000

Lake

og

Scug

Manvers

Page

Finder

Scugog

Insert 87

24C 19D

Newcastle

7

25B

Oshawa

Dr

Ce rem on ial

Ra th bu rn Rd W

Qu ee nS tE

St W

or Qu Dr ee n

Ro ya lW ind s

Sh Sp erid ea an km P an ark Tr Dr Dr us co tt Dr

Th eC oll eg ew ay

La ke sh or eR dW

windcatcher development corp.

Atwater Condos

905-271-5038

401 • from $280,000

12B

2

Stanton Renaissance

On The Go

647-692-8417

• from $250,000

23C

5

United lands

Stonebrook Condominiums

905-822-8858

• from $270,000

9E

8

chestnut hill development

San Francisco By The Bay

905-831-3631

• • from $180,000

23J

10 Pemberton Group

Bluwater Condominiums

416-987-8800

• from $350,000

5J

11 Monarch Corp.

Waterscapes

416-495-3544

• from $390,000

25C

13 GREEN HILL HOMES

Princeton Manor

905-849-1818

• from $210,000

6G

14 Phantom Developments

Jade Waterfront Condos

416-251-0707

• from $250,000

24G

15 GRAYWOOD DEVELOPMENTS

Ocean Club

416-255-4663

• from $250,000

24C

20 DAVIES SMITH

Eleven Superior

416-259-8882

• from $220,000

23C

Attention Builders - Want to add your community to our maps? Need to update existing information? Please fax the details to 416-789-9554

waterfrontmaps: GTA

Uxbridge

Si

Bloor St

Lindsay

1

Highlighted listings are advertised in this issue of Condo Guide. Please refer to page number for complete information.

Park Rd S

Whitby 7 Waterfront

Stevenson Rd

Wentworth St

Centre St.

401

Gibb St

Thornton Rd

ly

Adelaide Ave

Kendalwood R

8

Garrard Rd

Bay

Anderson St

Telephone

Blair St

48

Hopkins St

Water Tower at Eau Du Soleil

n

Bayly St E Georgina Island 33 caygeo Bob

Cannington

Manning Rd

Garden St Blair St

King

Schomberg

Brock St S Henry St Gordon St

Keswick

Cochrane St

Bradford and Lago Tecumseth Tottenham

Dundas St E

Ajax-Whitby

Georgina

Rossland Rd

Town of Whitby

e 401

Shoal Point Rd

La Br ke id sh ge or Rd eR dW

Brock St N

Dryden Bv

Bv

Sim

Pickering Beach Rd

ke

La

McQuay

Townline Rd

Audley Rd

Sp ee rs Rd La ke Ma sh cD or eR on Cor ald nw dE Rd all Rd

Bu rn ha m th or pe Rd E

Taunton Rd W

Rossland Rd

Whitby

*TH: Townhomes, C: Condo

eS co Sim

Stevenson Rd

Garden St

Baldwin St S

Country Lane

Conlin Rd

To Os

Thornton Rd

1518 20

Church St E

Thickson Rd

Coronation R

Salem Rd

Rd

2

R

25

Lakeridge Rd

Audley Rd

Salem Rd

Up pe rM idd le

Garrard Rd

Baldwin St N

Eg Bu lin to rn Ra n ha th b m u th rn or Rd pe E Du Rd nd Th W as eQ St ue E en sw ay

Br ita nn ia Rd W

Av eW St ee les

Duffs Rd

Halls Rd N

4 Sideline R

Park Lawn Cedarbrook T

Royal York Rd

De rry Rd W

Stevenson Rd

Ashburn Rd

Cochrane

Country Lane

Lake Ridge R

d ll R Mi

4 Sideline

6 Sideline

Bu rn ha m th or pe Du Rd nd W as St W

d

orth Dr

4 Sideline R

a

400

9

26

8 Con

Lakeshore Blvd E

co

East Gwillimbury Further North Waterfront

Watermark

25

Taunton Rd WWaterfront Etobicoke

Alliston,

Adjala 9

Harwood Ave

ew

28 empire communities

Mara

Westney Rd S

400

24

16 28 Village of Evans Ave Gardiner Expressway Brooklin 1411

Horner Ave Rossland/Winchester

Oro

Finley Ave

Mono

QEW

Kingston Rd

Barrie

23

Queensway

Town of Ajax 11

riv

0

18 MONARCH CORP.

Fifth Conces 12 11 9

Magill Dr

eD

Hwy 5

Essa

Beeton, Site

89

10 25 queenscorp residences

93

Lak

Tosorontio Everett

k

Shelburne

69

400

21 22

* Due to scale restrictions, locators are approximate. Please see builder’s ads for exact locations.

Delaney Dr

Montgomery F

D

Builder

Ravenscroft

Angus

Squires Beach Rd

nt

J

Sandy Beach

u1g0 em ou

Whites Rd

Rd ak rlo Bu

Ro

Sunnidale Oakville Granite Court 90 Waterfront Lisle Liverpool Rd

24 ings K

Vespra 401 Brock Rd

Appleview Rd

Spruce Hill Rd e Lin

Stroud's

Glenanna Rd

20

Brawley Rd Bloor St W

Mississauga Taunton Rd E Waterfront Orillia

Church St S

4

Highview Rd

19

Dundas St W

Westney Rd N

Church St N Riverside Dr Notion Rd

27

7

Greenwood Rd

69

Brock Rd sR Oak jor Ma Valley Farm

6

18

Columbus Rd

Bracebridge

Rossland Rd

Liverpool Rd

Fairport Rd

No ttin gh ll G Finch iAve ate

d

16 Sideline

400

Brock Rd

3 Concession

Ke rr St

17

Myrtle Rd W Rathburn Rd

6 Concession

27

W QE

R ton

1

Tay

nR Devo

Sheppard Ave

#

16 Sideline

Rd

Midland d

Wasaga Beach

I

7 Concession

w th ra Rd

4 Concession Dr Ford

Dixie Rd

Altona Rd

25

Whites Rd

Rd

Tr em ai hne R d

Rd

RdRosebank Rd

d eR Lin

Rd Thornbury

Rd

Brock Rd

n io at St

e Lin e Lin

6

e Lin

Oakville

Georgian Bay

Br gont e

3 40

8

4 Concession Tr af alg ar

4

f

5 Concession

9

Altona Rd

e

11

7

Rd ian Ind

16

QEW

W QECa

St

15

Rd

W ol fe da le Rd

Rd is av M

d

Ce nt ra l

Pk wy E Hu ro nt ar io

14

8 Concession

City of Mississauga kering Pic

Co l Rid onia ge l D waRdr Whitevale yD r

13

te Dr

Paddock Rd

Mi llcr ee kD M r 7issConncession iss au ga Rd

Fie

11 ldga 12

10

le da in Er

c

9

12 Sidelinee xi Di

Rd y North Rd vd h Rd Nort w w Bl ie Pk ill itv ills ch ed 32 M Sidelinehur Cr 32 Sideline in C Er on y st w in Pk W Dr ills d M oo w Rd e en Lin Ed 10

b

3

8 40

9 Concession

ne

1 40

6

20 Sideline

E lvd 7 nB so e h t Ma

5

Rd

4

in Er

A

3

n ke m To

2

24 Sideline

1

d yR

28StSideline rio ta on 30 Sideline

9 Concession

083


condo watch

416

Builders: If you would like to include your preview registration, new release or site opening in this feature, just email the details to Lydia.McNutt@wall2wallmedia.com

previews & registrations Chaz.Yorkville by 45 Charles Ltd. & Edenshaw Homes

SQ at Alexandra Park by Tridel

Grand opening now on at this master-planned community at Spadina and Queen. Web: Tridel.com

Casa III by Cresford

Grand opening of a new fashion icon in the heart of Yorkville. Lobby to be furnished with Hermés. Register now. Web: CasaCondominium.com

Ten93 by Pemberton Group

Coming soon to Queen West and Dovercourt – an eclectic fusion of fashion, art, culture, creativity and style. Register now. Web: Ten93QueenWest.com

The Britt by Lanterra Developments

Condos with European flair now open at Bay and Wellesley. Register now. Web: LanterraDevelopments.com

One Park Place by The Daniels Corp.

Coming soon: new release of spectacular Sky Residences Plus in this premier Yorkville neighbourhood. Register now. Web: ChazYorkville.com

Now on sale, the “one” place to be in downtown east. Register for more information. Web: DanielsOneParkPlace.com

Brownstones at Westown by Lindvest

Palazzo at Treviso III by Lanterra Developments

Discover tremendous value at Weston Road and Sheppard Avenue West. Visit online for floorplans, features and to register. Web: Lindvest.com

Smart House by Urban Capital/Malibu

Intriguing, innovative, smart condos at Queen and University. Register for info. Web: SmartHouseToronto.com

1 Yorkville by Bazis/Plaza

Coming soon to Toronto’s lap of luxury. Register online to stay informed. Web: 1Yorkville.ca

Harbour Plaza by Menkes

Register now to connect with Toronto’s ultimate love/work/play address. Web: Menkes.com

Twenty Lombard by Great Gulf

Boutique living starts on the 34th floor at Yonge + Rich, with 150 private residences coming soon. Register now. Web: YongeAndRich.com

HighPark Condominiums by The Daniels Corp.

Coming soon, where modern urban meets Mother Nature. Register today. Web: DanielsHighPark.com 084

new releases & grand openings

Coming soon to Dufferin and Lawrence. Register now to stay informed. Web: TrevisoCondos.com

Cinema Tower by The Daniels Corp.

World-class condo in the heart of the Entertainment District. Register now. Web: CinemaTowerCondos.com

Minto Longbranch by MintoUrban Communities Inc.

The HUB by Empire Communities

Now open in this key Eg-West location. Get connected, live life on tomorrow’s fast lane. Web: EmpireTheHub.com

Dwell City Towns by Menkes

New townhome community now open in Etobicoke. Visit the presentation centre. Web: Menkes.com

101 Erskine by Tridel

New release: 1D+D suite featuring one bedroom plus den at Yonge and Eglinton. Web: Tridel.com/101erskine

The Epicurean by Monarch

Experience a slice of the finer things in life, now open in The Kingsway. Web: MonarchGroup.net

Water Tower by Empire Communities

Now open, a new urban waterscape offering inspired condo living in the Eau Du Soleil community. Web: EmpireWaterTower.com

Imperial Plaza by Camrost Felcorp

Now under construction. Visit the new sales centre at 1499 Yonge St., north of St. Clair. Web: ImperialCondos.ca

Love Condominiums by Gemterra

Urban towns coming soon to the Long Branch neighbourhood. Register today. Web: MintoLongbranch.com

Grand opening continues. Visit the new sales centre and designer-decorated model suite at Sheppard and Birchmount. Web: LoveCondominiums.com

The Nest by Rockport

Westinghouse Lofts by Easton’s Group/Remington

Harmony Village by City Core Developments

88 Scott by Concert Real Estate Corp.

Landing soon in Hillcrest Village. Register today to stay informed. Web: TheNestCondos.com

New release of lofts at King and Blue Jays Way. Register to stay up to date. Web: KingBlueCondos.com

Live in perfect harmony with comfort, convenience and culture, at Sheppard and Warden. Register today. Web: HarmonyVillage.ca

The Award Series has arrived! Limited collection of one-bedroom, one-bedroomplus-den and two-bedroom view homes. Web: 88Scott.com

Biyu at Emerald City by ELAD Canada

Axiom Condos by Greenpark Homes

Coming soon, new condominiums at Emerald City, at Sheppard and Don Mills. Register now to stay informed. Web: BiyuCondos.com

Now open at Adelaide and Ontario St. Suites starting from the $200’s. Visit the presentation centre. Web: Axiomcondos.com


085


Purchaser Profile

Location & price among first-time buyer’s reasons for choosing 2221 Yonge Condominiums

When Kevin Bautista decided it was time to buy his first home, he did a lot of research. The Markham resident wanted to live closer to downtown Toronto for work, and he looked into both resale and pre-construction condos. He decided on 2221 Yonge Condominiums, Tower Hill Developments’ successful new residence on Yonge at Eglinton. “I found out quickly that downtown suites were out of my price range,” Kevin says. “The great thing is that 2221 Yonge is on the subway line, so it’s really convenient. And the price was right! When the condominium is ready for occupancy, my career will be more established. By then, I’ll be ready to take on a mortgage, so buying pre-construction is the way to go.”

“Because of the value, a friend of mine bought a suite as well. It really is a great opportunity for first-time buyers.” Designed by Manhattan-based Pei Partnership and Toronto’s Quadrangle Architects, with interiors by Munge Leung, 2221 Yonge has been well received by purchasers of all ages, including first-time buyers like Kevin. The young personal banking adviser bought the 563-sq.-ft. one-bedroom Paris design with a 136-sq.-ft. balcony. “I considered other condominiums in the area, but at this price, their suites are much smaller,” Kevin says. “Because of the value, a friend of mine bought a suite as well. It really is a great opportunity for first-time buyers.” Kevin carefully considered the Yonge-Eglinton area’s growth potential. “I discovered that anything on the Yonge subway line is a good investment. I also appreciate the multicultural nature of the neighbourhood, and the fact that I will live between downtown Toronto and my family in Markham.” Kevin adds that he is excited about the lifestyle he will 086 new Condo Guide dec 14, 2013 - jan 4, 2014

enjoy at 2221 Yonge, which offers an array of amenities. The Rooftop Halo lounge in the sky features a fireplace lounge with barbecue areas and private dining. “The rooftop patio really differentiates this building. The views will be spectacular. It will be so nice to bring my family up to that space. At 2221 Yonge, there will always be something to do. “There is a huge variety of restaurants and night clubs in the area. Just about everything I need is in walking distance.” This includes shops, restaurants, services, parks, trails, bookstores, cinemas, nightlife, libraries, schools, community centres and places of worship. Commuters will also find the Yonge subway line, car shares and future Eglinton LRT just a stroll away. The icing on the cake for Kevin has been his positive purchase experience with Tower Hill. “The sales representative has been very helpful in terms of answering my questions and getting back to me. This is especially important for a first-time buyer. I feel confident with my decision, and I look forward to living at 2221 Yonge.” Tower suites include one, two and threebedroom layouts, including some with dens, starting from below $300,000. Experience the dynamic Sales Arcade and fabulous Munge Leung-appointed model vignettes at 2221 Yonge St., open Monday to Friday from 11:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m., or weekends from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. For more information, visit 2221yonge.com or call 647.350.2221.


L I M I T E D T I M E O N LY

UP TO $5,000 CASH BACK • FREE PARKING AND LOCKER STORAGE 5% DEPOSIT • GRANITE COUNTERTOPS + LAMINATE FLOORING Ontario Home Builders’ Association Award Winner

THE MOST OUTSTANDING MID-RISE BUILDING IN 2012 Designed to be a hallmark building featuring timeless elements of traditional architecture combined with modern sensibilities of design and function, this exclusive community will be located just steps from Lake Ontario’s waterfront in the vibrant community of Long Branch. With easy access to public transit and several major highways, Watermark promises to be the perfect place to call home. N

Long Branch

Thirty Fifth St.

S TA R T I N G F R O M Lake Shore Blvd. W.

Kipling Ave.

Brown’s Line

1 Bedroom • 1 Bedroom + Den • 2 Bedroom • 2 Bedroom + Den – from 649 sq.ft. to 1,225 sq.ft.

$306,900

MOVE IN SPRING 2014

P R E S E N TAT I O N C E N T R E 3609 Lake Shore Blvd. W., Suite 104, Toronto, ON Monday to Thursday 1:00pm to 7:00pm Saturday, Sunday and Holidays 12:00pm to 5:00pm queenscorp.com

|

416.354.2221

Long Branch

Thirty Fifth St.

Kipling Ave.

Brown’s Line

N

Lake Shore Blvd. W.

All prices & specifications are subject to change without notice. E.&O.E. All Illustrations are artist’s concept only. Brokers Protected - some conditions apply.

87


condo watch

previews & registrations SkyCity2 by Pemberton Group

Phase 1 is under construction at Yonge and Hwy. 7. Register now for Phase 2. Web: SkyCityCondos.com

Legacy Park by Liberty Development

905 Builders: If you would like to include your preview registration, new release or site opening in this feature, just email the details to Lydia.McNutt@wall2wallmedia.com

Register now for the grand finale at Thornhill City Centre – iconic architecture, urban suite designs and fabulous park views. Web: LegacyParkCondos.com

Daniels Erin Mills by The Daniels Corp.

New landmark community coming soon to Erin Mills and Eglinton. Register to stay informed. Web: DanielsErinMills.com

Centro Square by Liberty Development

A master-planned community in the heart of Woodbridge. Register now for Phase 2. Web: CentroSquare.ca

The Clairington by Castleridge Homes

Active adult living in a park-side condominium in Brampton. Web: TheClairingtonCondos.com

Courtyards of Maple by Marino/Intercity/TriAxis

European-inspired condos coming soon to Maple. Register now to stay informed. Web: CourtyardsOfMaple.com

Park City Condominiums By Tobyn Park Homes

Currently in pre-construction at Walkers Line and Upper Middle Road in Burlington. Register now. Web: ParkCityLiving.ca

Rain Condominiums by Empire Communities

New suite release at Rain Condominiums in Oakville. Register now. Web: RainCondos.com

new releases & grand openings Marquee Townhomes at Pinnacle Uptown by Pinnacle International Limited collection of 100 townhomes now on sale at Hurontario and Eglinton. Web: PinnacleUptown.com

HOT Condominiums by Great Gulf

Phase 3 now available, offering boutiquestyle living in Erin Mills. Web: HotCondominiums.com

The Mark by Empire Communities

Now open at Markham Road and Bur Oak. Remarkable residences. Remarkable Markham. Web: TheMarkCondos.ca

Fairground Lofts by Wycliffe Homes

Urban lofts are coming to Woodbridge Village. Model suite and showroom now open. Web: FairgroundLofts.ca

Allegra by Nova Trimax

Affordable luxury, steps from the Village of Woodbridge. Construction now underway on Phase 1. Web: AllegraCondos.com

Garden Court Condos by Monarch

Now open in Markham. Visit the Experience Centre at 10350 Woodbine Ave. Web: MonarchGroup.net

PSV2 & Parkside Village Townhomes by Amacon Developments

Offering the convenience of downtown living with the tranquility of a suburban context. Now open. Web: LifeAtParkside.com

Upper Village Markham by Greenpark

North Tower now selling at UV2 in Markham. South Tower is sold and occupied Web: uv2.ca

088 new Condo Guide dec 14, 2013 - jan 4, 2014


GTA Edition December 14, 2013 - January 4, 2014

Your complete source for condos, lofts and townhomes in the 905 region

IN THIS SECTION Maps and listings for new condo communities in the 905 region Builder news and the latest in condos in the 905


4

5

6

7

8

9

10

11

Li

ne

12

13

14

15 32

20

17

18

19

20

ng

A

16

Ki

d rR ke

24

25

h

4t

n Li

3r

Li

e

h

ne

d

sR d

d ro a Si de

th 10

M ill

ay ew D

Dr

Bo va i

rd

r

r

D Dr

wy

n

St

St

Pk

ng ni Dr rk

Rd ia

nn ita Br

W

e or sh ke

lin Eg

St n

rn

Rd

Rd

Rd

Qu W St n

Sh Sp eri ea da km n P Tr an ark us co Dr D r tt Dr Rd n w o d th La Sou ke sh or e Qu Rd ee W

ee rs Rd La ke M sh ac or Do Co e na r Rd ld nwa E ll R Rd d

W

Br id

Rd

ge

ne

La

th

E

on ia lD r

m re Ce bu th Ra

ew

ol leg eC

Th

Sp

Rd e dl id rM pe

Li

Up

ee

Rd ia nn ita Br

E Rd pe or m th

ha

rn

Bu

W Rd pe

tW

as S nd Du

ay

W Rd y rr De

or th

Bu

W

W sA ve le ee St ha m

rn Ra to M ha th n at Av he m bu th rn e so or Rd n Du pe Bl E vd Th nd Rd e E a W sS Qu tE ee ns w ay

E

Pa ey tn

St n Qu

4

ate

Rd

Rd Rd

5

w

St

n

ian

Ind

ie

rio

io

lG

W QECa

ta

at

St

Rd

hil

QEW

E

Rd

n Rd

Dr

ix

on

W Ford Dr

e

D

ur

ne Li Rd

rn

Rd

le

9 ng

at

Rd

vd

Bl

t

45

y

is

da

in

y

Bu

n

Er

le

Devo

Rd

kw

av

30 fed a

dg

lP

H

3

40

ne

Rd Manvers

W ol

ra

M

kw Li

og

Scug

ke

St Rd

ill

Lake

4 46 10

Fi

el

nt

34

w ch

ak

rlo

0

Hwy 5

Uxbridge

m To

rio sP 8

Bu

Lindsay 7

400

Rd

ta

ee

y

on

ed

ur ill ur

Ch

Cannington

East Gwillimbury Alliston,

Rd

Rd

Ce

3

16

rS

eon

48

ar

tti

Georgina Island 33 obcayg B

Georgina Keswick

ne

La

Essa

Beeton,

M on

ne

e

90

400

ai

3

40

QE

lg

er

No

E

Mississauga

Oakville K

Rd

ke

Barrie

Rd

25

co

Sim

Li

00

Angus

te

m

Vespra4

Sunnidale Lisle

Tr e

Oro

36

Tosorontio Everett

ie in

Er

st

11

27

Wasaga Beach

in

Mara

35

Fort Erie

3

on

Georgian Bay

Port Dover

17 5

ne

Br

93

fa

6

21

69

Li

Orillia

27

47

Rid lon ge ial wa Dr yD r

Tr a

4

Key Maps Port Colborne

3

Dunnville Tay

Chippawa

Welland

M

Rd

NIAGARA FALLS

Fonthill

North

3

QEW

Thorold

h at

itv

y

r

ST. CATHARINES Bracebridge West Lincoln

New Credit

Nanticoke Q

W

Vineland Lincoln

11

6

or Rd

Rd rry Dr ur

y7 Hw

W

nn

Ke

H

kw D

Rd

Beamsville

Haldimand 69

Midland

Co

Virgil

Port Dalhousie

O

S

sP

ne

8

400

ug

a

7

Glanbrook

Scotland

24

d

Li

BRANTFORD

M Dr iss is

Niagara-on-the-Lake Grimsby

lvd

nB

ed

ill oo

6

1

40

38

o es

sa

LAKE ONTARIO

Stoney Creek

Ancaster

R

ek

QEW HAMILTON

403

St. GeorgeN

Thornbury

Cr

M 10

15

Dundas

To LONDON

re

w

Key Maps

Carlisle Burlington

Flamborough

Paris

illc

en

CAMBRIDGE

M

M

Ed

6

P

in

Puslinch

Oakville

De

ew

ive ss

10 e S Av

0

41

1 40

Er

QEW

401

Co

y

vd

Bl

403

Further West

L

E

st

nd

/C

Ea w

y

ill

ch

ur

Halton Hills

d

S H

ch

ur

Rd

cM

M

on

et

Ch MISSISSAUGA Milton

tR

Dr

Rd

bl

on

st

401

Guelph

or

y

Em

in

W

7 BRAMPTON

K

irp

ed

27

A

N

nn

St

Ke

n

ai

Sa

M

D

alw

Qu

oo

ee

d

Dr n io at rv

M

Rd

se

ar

Ol d

ge on

d

Brampton

Rd

Rd

ita

le

tR

ea al

Rd

Rd

ga

er

H

W an

or

Rd

am

ie ix

w

au

iss

D

Rd

14

am

W

ol

rp

br

Br

sy

ie itv

iss

Sc ho

Ai

To r

n ea cV M

ou ac

ed

M

d lv

Cr

B ill

Rd

gu

ch

Rd

3

Co un try sid e

e

in

k La

Ch

ur

Rd

r

Bo sto n

or Dr .

Rd di t Cr e he so ft

r

Fo rk

D

Rd

G

rt

lin

ea H

gh

i

j

ay

re

d

au

e

Ch

905 regionalmaps: Burlington, Brampton, Mississauga, Oakville, Further West, Further North

kw ar Cl

Go

tR

Rd

n Li

cL

h

Ayr

090

e

or

e

M

n

g

irp A

Rd k La

St

h

to

f

ne Li

ea al rt

rio

ta

W

4t

s in W

e

ea H

on

ne Li

Caledon

d 2n

am

ur H

t 1s

d

n Li

Br

c

26

* Due to scale restrictions, locators are approximate. Please see builder’s ads for exact locations.

Bolton

W al

23

5t

b

21 22

St

3

Sid er

2

h

th

1

25 th

oa d

Sid

er oa d

xt

E

Si

ra

Rd


Builder

Site

2

Great Gulf Homes

Twenty Lombard

416-499-8883

from $492,000

22-23

16K

7

Great Gulf Homes

HOT

905-828-4257

from $274,000

10

16M

Rain Condominiums

905-845-7246

from $200,000

6

17Q

Clairington

905-793-0002

from $200,000

16E

45 Empire Communities

3 Castleridge Homes

Telephone

TH* C*

Price Range

Page

Finder

4

Conservatory Group

Mirage

905-232-2400

from $270,000

20K

5

AMACON

PSV2

905-273-9333

18M

8

Fernbrook Homes

Absolute World

416-869-6057

from $188,000

21k

8

Cityzen

Absolute World

416-869-6057

from $188,000

21K

10 AMACON

The Residences at Parkside Village

905-273-9333

from $250,000

21K

12 Alterra Homes

Renaissance in Olde Brampton

416-710-1010

from $295,000

13d

14 Pemberton Group

Rosedale Village Golf & Country Club

905-799-5000

from $346,000

12e

16 Vandyk Communities

Windows on the Green

905-822-3333

from $300,000

17M

17 Pemberton Group

Downtown Erin Mills Condominiums

905-630-6300

from $320,000

6C

18 Retirement Lifestyle Communities

Palisades on the Glen

905-820-8210

from $290,000

17M

19 United Lands

Stonebrook II

905-822-8858

22n

21 Casino Bay Dev. Corp./Toddglen

Panoramic Point at Brewery Bay

27 Inzola Group

1-866-611-5525

from $264,000

7Q

Park Place

905-451-7001

from $310,000

14G

30 Pinnacle International

Pinnacle Grand Park 2

905-276-3981

from $250,000

20L

32 Armour Heights Developments

River’s Edge

905-533-2400

from $285,000

14A

34 Pinnacle International

Pinnacle Uptown, Crystal 2

905-568-9000

from $255,000

19K

35 Ashley Oaks Group

Emporium at Joshua Creek

905-618-0660

from $200,000

17P

38 Tridel Corporation

Metrogate - Ventus 2

416-293-5535

from $302,000

19J

38 Tridel Corporation

Ventus at Metrogate

416-293-5535

from $344,000

19J

46 Mattamy Homes

The Mount Pleasant Village

mattamyhomes.com

from $200,000

20M

47 The Daniels Corporation

Daniels Erin Mills

905-306-6996

from $200,000

17M

*TH: Townhomes, C: Condo

Highlighted listings are advertised in this issue of Condo Guide. Please refer to page number for complete information.

Attention Builders - Want to add your community to our maps? Need to update existing information? Please fax the details to (416) 789-9554

905 regionalmaps: Burlington, Brampton, Mississauga, Oakville, Further West, Further North

#

091


1

A

2

3

4

5

6

7

8

9

10

11

12

13

14

15

* Due to scale restrictions, locators are approximate. Please see builder’s ads for exact locations.

16

17

18

19

20

East

Hwy. 27

26

Key Maps Tow n of Oshaw a

Town of Markham 7 407

11 Concess

Markham

ion R

TH* C*

12

10 Concess ion R

Telephone

9 Line

2

Hwy. 48 le Dr

Rd

Aldergrove Dr

n

14 Ave

6

Raymervil

Bullock Dr Hwy 7

Main St S

2

34

de

Al

Major Mackenzie

15

407

28

McCowan Rd

Kennedy Rd

45

7 14

404

Site Legacy Park

Warden Av e

St

18 Ave

16 Ave Carlton Rd

Ave

Builder

13 Liberty Development Corp.

Woodbin e

905regionalmaps: Maple, Thornhill, Richmond Hill, Vaughan, Markham, Ajax, Whitby, Oshawa

Leslie St

e

092

#

8

Cachet Pkwy

404

John

Steeles Ave E

Steeles Ave W

Elgin Mills Rd

Leslie St

e

Clark Ave W

16th Ave.

32

Thornhill Henderson Av

Centre St

40

24 1 13

Yonge St

407

31

23

4

rn Ave

Langstaff Rd

404

1

Strathea

e Av

7

43 10

7

22

g 407

Bayview Ave

n to

41 26

Weldrick Rd W Denham Dr

ng Isli

50

t nce S Clare Kipling Av

f Rd Langstaff

25

401

19 Ave

Major MacKenzie

Richmond Hill

Rutherford Rd

400

Elgin Mills Rd Neal Dr

20

St

n

29

e

25

Regent St Mill St

Maple

19th Ave.

Yorkland

Huntingto

11

Major Mackenzie

401

Gamble Rd

Bathurst St

d

Dufferin St

y Cr

Teston Rd

Nashville Rd

400

Jefferson Sideroad

Keele St

Kirby Rd

Jane St

Rd

Pine Valle

c

24

401

Weston Rd

Cold Cree k

12 Line Rd

King-Vaughan Rd

Tow n of Ajax

City of Pickering

Yonge St

King Rd

23

Tow n of W hitby

Bloomington Sideroad

b

21 22

Denison St

Price Range

905-731-8302

from $280,000

Page

Finder 37

10g

31 Pemberton Group

Sky City 2

905-709-5700

from $320,000

9

12F

32 Liberty Development Corp.

Royal Gardens

905-889-9997

from $240,000

35

14f

43 Guizzetti Developments

Grand Palace

905-907-4370

from $295,000

93

12E

44 Liberty Development Corp.

Centro Square Condos 2

905-851-8877

36

4G

46 Empire Communities

The Mark

905-554-5015

6

21E

16D

from $250,000

1

Monarch Corporation

Garden Court

416-495-3595

2

Flato Development

Arthouse

905-554-8722

4

Tridel Corporation

Renaissance of Richmond Hill

416-736-9500

7

MintoUrban Communities Inc.

WaterGarden

416-915-3800

10 Great Lands Corp.

The Beverly Hills Resort Residences

905-882-6636

11 Triaxis Development Inc/Marino Developments

Courtyards of Maple

416-798-7070

from $390,000

8E

12 Greenpark Homes

UV2

905-554-6501

from $253,000

22F

13 Liberty Development Corp.

Legacy Park

905-731-8302

from $280,000

10g

14 Remington Group

The Signature Condominium

905-948-9900

from $250,000

18F

20 Solmar Development Corp

Bellaria Residences

905-417-8482

from $240,000

7e

22 Quadra Mgt. & Sceptre Devs.

Renaissance Court at Woodbridge Gates

905-851-4220

from $505,000

3G

22 Wycliffe Homes

Fairground Lofts

905-605-5900

from $340,000

3G

24 Liberty Development Corp.

The Fountains

905-731-8302

from $272,000

10F

26 Rice Development

Ambria

905-796-3630

from $340,000

3F

28 Chestnut Hill Homes

San Francisco by the Bay

905-831-3631

from $200,000

22C

31 Pemberton Group

Miracle at Yonge

905-709-5700

from $280,000

12F

31 Pemberton Group

Sky City

905-709-5700

from $320,000

12F

32 Signature Communities

TAO Boutique Condos

905-597-2535

from $200,000

14F

34 Sierra Homes

68 Main Street

905-305-0822

from $250,000

22F

40 Nova Trimax

Allegra

905-850-6866

from $250,000

1F

41 Quadcam Development Group Inc

Vista Parc Condominiums

905-850-8883

from $260,000

3F

45 Kylemore Communities

The 6th Angus Glen

905-887-9950

19E

*TH: Townhomes, C: Condo

Highlighted listings are advertised in this issue of Condo Guide. Please refer to page number for complete information.

from $200,000

22E

from $740,000

12G

from $254,000

11G

from $250,000

13F

Attention Builders - Want to add your community to our maps? Need to update existing information? Please fax the details to (416) 789-9554


Luxury Living AT AFFORDABLE PRICES STARTING FROM

$295,000*

LIVE FREE

FOR A YEAR PROGRAM*

In the heart of Richmond Hill stands a haven for the refined.

$10,000 on closing to put towards your mortgage or use as you wish We pay your maintenance fee for one year from occupancy date 15% Easy Deposit structure

Escape to our indoor garden … and love winter again.

*Ask for details.

RICHMOND HILL’S MOST ANTICIPATED LUXURY CONDOMINIUMS

WIN T E R G A R D E N L O B B Y | 2 4 -H O U R C O N C I ER G E | S PA / FIT NE S S S T UDIO | Y OGA S T UDIO | S A UNA | P OOL PA RT Y R OO M / C O N F E R EN C E R O O M | G U E S T S UIT E | S UNBAT H ING T E RRAC E | RE TAIL S H OP S

VISIT OUR PRESENTATION CENTRE 9612 Yonge St., Richmond Hill | 905.907.4370 www.grandpalace.ca

Exclusive listing: Royal LePage —Your Community Realty Brokerage Broker Protected E&EO. Prices and Specifications are subject to change without notice. Illustration is artist concept. DEC 14, 2013 - JAN 4, 2014 NEW CONDO GUIDE 093


Purchaser Profile

Look who bought at Villagio So much so that this Maple resident recently purchased two suites in Empire Communities’ and Pace Developments’ new Villagio community – a two-bedroom-plus-den suite for herself, and a one-bedroom-plus-den for her mother, Gina. Sue Villa loves where she lives.

Sue’s job as a business analyst in North York requires her to commute daily, so finding a place close to the highway and public transit were important factors in her decision

“I was looking to downsize, but wanted to stay in Maple to be close to my family. I also wanted a home that felt personal. When I came across Villagio there were so many things that appealed to me, including the suite designs, the location, and the fact that it felt like a warm and inviting community,” Sue says. Sue’s job as a business analyst in North York requires her to commute daily, so finding a place close to the highway and public transit were important factors in her decision. “I like that Villagio is off of Hwy. 400 and that I’m close to Vaughan, Richmond Hill, Kleinburg, Woodbridge and Markham. Living in Maple is like being in the hub of a big city, but with a small-town feel.” With her Villagio purchase, Sue received a bonus incentive of one year of free maintenance. She looks forward to moving into her new home and knows she found the perfect place for her mother.“Now that she’s getting older, I wanted to find a home that would make it easier for her to get around.” Suites start from the $299,990. Please register at empirepace.com or call 647.281.607 to book your private appointment today! Welcome to Villagio!

094 new Condo Guide dec 14, 2013 - jan 4, 2014


NO

W

ON

SA

LE

!

MOVE IN SUMMER 2014

PRESENTATION CENTRE LOCATED AT 5044 HURONTARIO STREET (AT EGLINTON), MISSISSAUGA (905) 568.9000 | MONDAY - THURSDAY: 1 - 7PM FRIDAY - SUNDAY & HOLIDAYS 12 - 6PM

DEC 14, 2013 - JAN 4, 2014 NEW CONDO GUIDE 095


Model Vignette Compliments of Pemberton Group. Visit www.PembertonGroup.com www.SkyCityCondos.com

Pemberton Group’s bold new vision for living in Richmond Hill is showcased in the SkyCity Condominiums vignette.

DECEMBER2013 PEMBERTON GROUP HAS BEEN FEATURED AS “MODEL SUITE OF THE MONTH” IN THE NEW CONDO GUIDE MODEL SUITE CALENDAR


homebuyers’ help

condo buyers’

resource section

You love the condo, see what you can afford! Compare mortgage rates for your best deal Calculate your mortgage payments using the mortgage payment calculation chart

dec 14, 2013 - jan 4, 2014 new Condo Guide 097


homebuyers’ help

Calculate your mortgage payments interest rate

amortization period

chart figure

mortgage amount ÷ 1,000

monthly payment

example: 5%

25 years

5.82

125 (mortgage amount $125,000)

$

Follow these steps to see if you’ll qualify for a mortgage on your dream condo 01 Calculate the combined monthly before-tax income of you and your spouse. 02 Divide by three. This figure is the monthly payment you can afford to make on your condo. 03 Take the total price of the condo and subtract the amount of money you expect to make as a down payment. This is the money you will have to borrow.

098 new Condo Guide dec 14, 2013 - jan 4, 2014

04 Refer to the chart on the opposite page. Look down the left column and locate the interest rate you expect to pay. Line this up with the amortization period of your choice. (Most first-time buyers take the 25-year amortization.) 05 Multiply this figure by the amount you need to borrow. Divide by 1,000.

06 Add to this your estimated monthly heating costs and monthly property taxes. 07 If this figure is equal to or less than one-third of your gross monthly income (calculated in Step 2), you’ll qualify for a mortgage on your dream condo.

Bear in mind that this is a rough estimate. If you have several other large loans already, you may qualify for less. Also, banks and trust companies vary in their policies. The best way to know what you can afford is to go to the lending institution of your choice and get pre-qualified.


Mortgage payment calculation chart

%

Amortization Periods

Interest Rates

10 years

15 years

20 years

25 years

30 Years

3.00%

9.65

6.90

5.54

4.73

4.21

3.25%

9.76

7.02

5.66

4.86

4.34

3.50%

9.88

7.14

5.79

4.99

4.48

3.75%

9.99

7.26

5.91

5.13

4.61

4.00%

10.11

7.38

6.04

5.26

4.76

4.25%

10.23

7.50

6.17

5.40

4.90

4.50%

10.34

7.63

6.30

5.53

5.04

4.75%

10.46

7.75

6.44

5.67

5.19

5.00%

10.58

7.88

6.57

5.82

5.34 5.49

5.25%

10.70

8.01

6.74

5.96

5.50%

10.82

8.14

6.85

6.10

5.64

5.75%

10.94

8.27

6.98

6.25

5.79

6.00%

11.07

8.40

7.12

6.40

5.95

6.25%

11.19

8.53

7.26

6.55

6.11

6.50%

11.31

8.66

7.41

6.70

6.26

6.75%

11.43

8.80

7.55

6.85

6.42

7.00%

11.56

8.93

7.69

7.00

6.59

7.25%

11.68

9.07

7.84

7.16

6.75

7.50%

11.81

9.21

7.99

7.32

6.91

7.75%

11.94

9.34

8.14

7.47

7.08

8.00%

12.06

9.48

8.28

7.63

7.25

8.25%

12.19

9.62

8.44

7.79

7.42

8.50%

12.32

9.76

8.59

7.95

7.59

8.75%

12.45

9.90

8.74

8.12

7.76

9.00%

12.58

10.05

8.86

8.28

7.93

9.25%

12.71

10.19

9.05

8.45

8.10

9.50%

12.84

10.33

9.20

8.62

8.28

9.75%

12.97

10.48

9.36

8.78

8.45

10.00%

13.10

10.63

9.52

8.95

8.63

10.25%

13.24

10.77

9.68

9.12

8.80

10.50%

13.37

10.92

9.84

9.29

8.98

10.75%

13.50

11.06

10.00

9.46

9.16

11.00%

13.64

11.22

10.16

9.63

9.34

11.25%

13.77

11.36

10.32

9.80

9.52

11.50%

13.91

11.52

10.49

9.97

9.70

11.75%

14.04

11.66

10.65

10.15

9.88

12.00%

14.18

11.82

10.81

10.32

10.06

12.25%

14.32

11.97

10.98

10.49

10.25

12.50%

14.46

12.13

11.15

10.67

10.43

12.75%

14.59

12.28

11.31

10.85

10.61

This table shows the monthly payment of principal and interest for each $1,000 of mortgage. Example: The monthly principal and interest payment for a $125,000 mortgage with a 25-year amortization period at 5% is as follows: ($125,000 รท 1,000) X 5.82 = $727.50 dec 14, 2013 - jan 4, 2014 new Condo Guide 099


homebuyers’ help

Compare mortgage rates for your best deal CHARTERED BANKS

Variable

6 Months

1 Year

2 years

3 years

4 years

5 years

ATB Financial 2.7 6.30op

2.94 6.30op

2.89 3.19 3.59 6.50op

3.79

Alterna Svgs/Alterna Bk 3

4 6.30op

3.09 3.14 3.19 3.35 6.30op

3.59

Bank of Montreal 3

4 6.30op

3.14 3.14 3.95 4.74 6.30op

3.79

Bank of Nova Scotia 2.7

4.55 6.45op

3.75 3.89 2.89 4.39 6.50op

3.59

Canadian Western Bank

4 6.45op

3.14 3.14 3.95 4.74 6.30op

5.34

CIBC 3 6.70op

3.09 3.14 2.99 3.59 6.35op

3.79

HSBC Bank Canada 3

2.7 3.95 3.13 4.99 6.35op

3.69

3.05

3.15

3.65

3.64

3.69

3.89

3

3.19

3.24

3.59

3.69

4.09

Manulife Bank 2.8 4.45

3 3.2 3.35 3.45 4.00op

3.74

MonCana Bank

3.69

3.79

3.69

National Bank n/a

3.14 3.14 3.95 4.74 6.70op

5.34

ICICI Bank Canada ING Direct

President’s Choice Financial

4.45 6.20op

4.4 6.70op

3

3.75

3.69

4.09

3.14 3.14 3.85 3.49 6.30op

3.79

TD Canada Trust 3

3.09 3.14 3.95 4.74 6.30op

3.79

Airline Financial C.U.

3.01

3.99

Royal Bank 3

4 6.30op

4

3.24

3.79

3.1

3.59

3.33

3.65

6.25op

Luminus Financial 2.95

3.05 3.1 3.55 3.65 3.95

4.05

TRUST COMPANIES 6.5

3.14

Effort Trust n/a

Community Trust

n/a

4.45 6.30op

3.25 3.6 3.95 4.7 6.30op

3.25

3.95

4.74

4.95

5.34

Home Trust Company

2.65

3.95

2.89

2.89

3.09

3.39

3.59

Investors Group Trust

n/a

4.2

3.14

3.14

3.95

4.74

5.34

6.50op

6.30op

MTCC 2.7

4.55 6.45op

3.75 3.89 2.89 4.39 6.50op

3.59

Comtech Credit Union 2.95

6.2 6.40op

2.99 3.25 3.29 3.24 6.30op

3.59

First National Fin. LP

3.95

2.99

3.39

3.59

FirstOntario C.U. 2.7 6.34op

3.09 3.14 3.34 3.39 6.34op

3.59

London Life n/a

3.14 3.14 3.95 4.74 6.30op

5.34

MCAP 2.7

3.6 3.95 4.35 4.89 7.00op

5.14

Meridian Credit Union 2.75 4

3.09 3.14 3.65 3.49 6.30op

3.59

OTHER FINANCIAL INSTITUTIONS

4.2 6.50op

2.79

3.09

Parama Credit Union

2.85

2.95

3.05

3.25

3.40

3.60

Steinbach Credit Union

2.5

2.5

2.7

2.9

3.05

3.25

Notes **Interest rate charged subject to adjustment during term mortgage. Please consult institution for term of years available. All rates are prime rates and subject to change without notice. R.O.R. RATES ON REQUEST op OPEN ----- NOT QUOTING N/A NOT AVAILABLE Dec. 2, 2013. Prepared By Fiscal Agents Financial Information Services 905.844.7700

dec 14, 2013 - jan 4, 2014 new Condo Guide 101


ONTARIO’S MOST-READ NEW HOMES GROUP WE ARE THE LARGEST MAGAZINE DISTRIBUTION SYSTEM IN ONTARIO. [ 6-WEEK ISSUE ]

[ 5-WEEK ISSUE ]

[ 3-WEEK ISSUE ]

Dec 7, 2013 - Jan 11, 2014 Volume 21 Issue 23

Dec 14, 2013 - Jan 4, 2014 Volume 17 Issue 23

Dec 7, 2013 - Jan 18, 2014 Volume 16 Issue 22

“Fresh Thinking” INGREDIENTS AT BOHEMIAN TOWNS

F r e e d o m . B e a u t y. C u lt u r e .

Live the life in Waterdown

See page 32 for our cover story

WHAT TO EXPECT FROM THE CONDO MARKET IN 2014

INSIDE THIS ISSUE

UNDERSTANDING CONDO FEES

CG_Cvr_Dec14-2013.indd 1

MANAGING GROWTH WITH BETTER ZONING BY-LAWS

INSIDE THIS ISSUE

DECORATING WITH FESTIVE FLAIR

13-12-09 12:20 PM

FINANCING YOUR PURCHASE: LOOK AT THE BIG PICTURE

001-NHGTA_12-07-2013.indd 1

ontario’s

FREE

IN WATERDOWN

HOMEBUYING PROCESS ONE STEP AT A TIME

02/12/13 15:41:00

Premier

Guide

to

adult

lifestyle

INSIDE THIS ISSUE

THE BENEFITSAND OF DOWNSIZING BUYING A NEW HOME LIVING GREEN

FINANCES: PREPARING OHBA CONFERS 2013 FOR YOUR NEW PURCHASE AWARDS OF HOME DISTINCTION

001-SWO NHG_Cvr_12-07-13.indd 1

12/4/13 3:06 PM

communities

OCTOBER 2013

2013 EDITION FREE

VOLUME 9 ISSUE 5

www.homedecorandrenovations.com

SOUTHWESTERN GUELPH: A FOCUSONTARIO: ON WHY IT’S A&SOLID MARKET ECONOMY ENVIRONMENT

Profiling a selection of the GTA’s top home & décor shops and services

free

sHoppIng 2013 Home Décor anD renovations

communities

HOME&CONDO

guIde

THE GUIDE TO BUYING AND MANAGING YOUR FIRST HOME

Getting inspired EXCLUSIVE CONTEST with

KORHANI HOME

24

pg.

to live, eat & travel

shop your way

across the gTA

MORTGAGE SMARTS

like you’ve always wanted

SEPARATING FACT FROM FICTION

Yanic Simard’s

trend watch

HOT

COLOURS &TRENDS for fall

416 OR 905

Which area is right for you?

Laura Stein’s

talking

award-winning bedroom design

great design

OvercOming the fear of using home equity

Inspiration in

WE HEAR FROM THE PROS: JULIE CARLSON, YANIC SIMARD, BRYAN BAEUMLER AND MORE

HD_Cover_Oct 2013_final.indd 1

10/3/13 4:46:45 PM

VIEW US

ON ANY DEVICE NewCondoGuide.com

LC_Cvr_Fall 2013.indd 1

9/9/13 2:58:20 PM

VIEW

a special advertising supplement

SPECIAL EDITION

YFH Cover FEB2013-FIN.indd 1

2/4/13 2:52:30 PM

SG cover 2013.indd 1

VIEW

ON ANY DEVICE NewHomeGuide.ca

US

NewHomeAndCondoGuide.com

The Only Complete Resource Directory of Southwestern Ontario Home Builders

The Only Complete Resource Directory of Eastern Ontario Home Builders

The Only Complete Resource Directory of GTA Home Builders

AN IN-DEPTH LOOK AT

Get peace of mind with your Tarion warranty

Ottawa’s top builders and new-home communities

1/11/13 4:23:35 PM

2013

ON ANY DEVICE

2013

2013 US

The Only Complete Resource Directory of GTA Condominium Builders

Residential construction industry drives the economy

emerAld CITy

free

fall 2013

AN IN-DEPTH LOOK AT

Residential construction industry drives the economy

SWO’s top builders and new-home communities

Get peace of mind with your Tarion warranty

AN IN-DEPTH LOOK AT THE

GTA’s top builders and new-home communities

AN IN-DEPTH LOOK AT THE

GTA’s top builders and condo communities 2013 CGGTA annual cover design_FINAL.indd 1

3/12/13 2:56:03 PM

2013 NHGTA annual cover.indd 1

Residential construction industry drives the economy

Residential construction industry drives the economy

Get peace of mind with your Tarion warranty

Get peace of mind with your Tarion warranty

3/6/13 11:04:51 AM

2013 EO annual cover_FIN-D.indd 1

3/11/13 4:54:34 PM

3/21/13 4:54:46 PM

網上 參閱

2014

2014

2013 SWO annual cover design_FINAL.indd 1

各式電子工具都可瀏覧

ChineseHomeGuide.com

十一月二十三日至一月二十五日 / Nov 23, 2013 - Jan 25, 2014

MODEL HOME CALENDAR

MODEL HOME CALENDAR

An exclusive collection of the GTA’s most beautiful new homes

An exclusive collection of Southwestern Ontario’s most beautiful new homes and condos

2014

高層天際豪宅 歡迎您

MODEL SUITE CALENDAR An exclusive collection of the GTA’s most beautiful new condos THE REMINGTON GROUP

01-CGGTA Cover 2014-FIN.indd 1

11/19/13 10:35 AM

01 SWO 2014 Calendar Cover-FIN.indd 1

150間私家府邸 20 Lombard街

BEAVERHALL HOMES

EMPIRE COMMUNITIES

The Signature Condominium

Regency Estates

11/19/13 10:41 AM

01 NHG 2014 Calendar Cover_FIN.indd 1

11/19/13 10:38 AM

YONGEANDRICH.COM

Please recycle our magazines! Wall2Wall Media participates in the Partner’s In Growth Reforestation Program through St. Joseph Communications. To date, Partners in Growth has planted over two million trees in parks, recreation and conservation areas, and other public spaces across Canada. Established in 1990, this program was started with Scouts Canada to help replenish the environment.

荷里活品味之家 • 層疊式都市鎮屋 • 如何為柏文單位營造更大空間感

GTA Chinse Front Cover_112513 3.indd 1

Brought to you by

11/5/13 11:11:18 AM


index of advertisers 45 Charles Ltd. - Chaz Yorkville Condos

39

Liberty Development Corp. - Legacy Park

37

Aspen Ridge Homes - Studio on Richmond

49

Liberty Development Corp. - Royal Gardens

35

Liberty Development Corp. - Terrace on Danforth

35

Liberty Development Corp. - World on Yonge

35

Lifetime Developments - The Bond Condominiums

29

Luxury Condos - Promo

74

Baywood Homes - TEN93 Queen West Bazis Inc. - E Condos Bazis Inc. - One Yorkville

8 19 5

Brandy Lane Homes - The Station

61

Camrost - Felcorp - Imperial Plaza

3

Malibu Investments Inc. - Smart House

53

Camrost - Felcorp - Yorkville Plaza

1

Menkes Developments Inc. - Corporate

Insert Insert

Canpages - Promo

54

Menkes Developments Inc. - Harbour Plaza

Chinese Home & Condo Guide - Promo

52

Metropia - E Condos

19

City Core - Harmony Village Sheppard

71

MintoUrban Communities Inc. - LongBranch

55

Cityplace - Newton

30-31

Monarch Corporation - Corp

Insert

Cresford Development Corp. - CASA III

103

Monarch Corporation - Lago 

Insert

Cresford Development Corp. - Corporate

IBC

Monarch Corporation - The Epicurean

Insert

Cresford Development Corp. - Merton Yonge Condominiums

104

Pemberton Group - Model Suite of the Month

96

Dundee Kilmer Developments - Canary District Condominiums

67

Pemberton Group - Sky City 2

9

Easton’s Group - King Blue Condominiums

69

Pemberton Group - TEN93 Queen West

8

Eden Shaw - Chaz Yorkville Condos

39

Pinnacle International - The Marquee Townhomes on thePark

95

ELAD Canada - Emerald City Condominiums

59

Pinnacle International - The Pinnacle on Adelaide

85

Empire Communities - Rain Condominiums

6

Queenscorp Residences - Watermark

87

Empire Communities - The HUB

6

Remington Group - King Blue Condominiums

69

Empire Communities - The Mark

6

Rio Can - E Condos

19

Empire Communities - Water Tower at Eau Du Soleil

7

Shen Yun

73

Solotex - Upper Beach Townes

76 47

Family of magazines - Promo

100

Fernbrook Homes/Cityzen Dev. - Garrison Point

65

The Daniels Corporation - Cinema Tower Condominiums

Great Gulf Homes - HOT

10

The Daniels Corporation - Corporate

Great Gulf Homes - Monde

18

The Daniels Corporation - High Park Condominiums

43

Insert & 57

Great Gulf Homes - Twenty Lombard

22-23

The Daniels Corporation - NY2

27

Great Gulf Homes - Yonge+Richmond

22-23

The Daniels Corporation - One Park Place South

15

Guizzetti Developments - Grand Palace

93

Tribute Communities - The College

51

Lanterra Developments - The Britt

11

Tridel Corporation - 101 Erskine

BC

Lanterra Developments - Treviso III

25

Tridel Corporation - Aqualina at Bayside

IFC

Liberty Development Corp. - Centro Square Condos 2

36

Urban Capital - Smart House

102 new Condo Guide dec 14, 2013 - jan 4, 2014

53


inspired openings

The GuGGenheiM

The lOuvRe

T h e R O M C RyS TA l

New York, US Opened in 1959

Paris, France Opened in 1989

Toronto, Canada Opened in 2007

A Fa shion In spired

gr a nd opening yor k v i l l e — com i ng soon

Opening soon, a new fashion icon in the heart of Yorkville. CASA III, with lobby to be furnished with Hermés. The international signature of style and sophistication takes up residence in Yorkville from the mid $200's.

casacondominium.com 416-486-CASA (2272)

ExCluSIvE lISTIng BrOkErAgE. BrOkErS PrOTECTEd. PrICES And SPECIfICATIOnS ArE SuBjECT TO CHAngE wITHOuT nOTICE. IlluSTrATIOnS ArE ArTIST COnCEPT. E.&O.E.

DEC 14, 2013 - JAN 4, 2014 NEW CONDO GUIDE 103


view

M ERTO N YO NGE TOWNHOM E S

aCtual South VIeW

StyliSh CondoS & townS at 1815 yonge Street. N

YONGE

EGLINTON

Midtown living at its very best! MYC is located at Yonge & Merton, just steps to the subway, parks, trails and trendy Yonge Street boutiques and cafes. It’s your life, your style, your way. Well under construction – move in early next year! Visit the Presentation Centre at 170 Merton Street.

DAVISVILLE PRESENTATION CENTRE MERTON

TTC SUBWAY

SITE ST. CLAIR

416.484.1900 myccondo.com Townhomes from the mid $500’s Tower Suites from the mid $300’s BrokerS ProteCted. PrICeS and SPeCIfICatIonS are SuBjeCt to Change WIthout notICe. IlluStratIonS are artISt ConCePt. e.&o.e.

104 NEW CONDO GUIDE DEC 14, 2013 - JAN 4, 2014


CRESFORD. LOCATION. DESIGN. DETAIL. INSPIRATION. FASHION. STYLE. TRUST. From coveted locations to Fashion-Forward design

Coming Soon yorkville From the mid $200’s 416.486.casa (2272)

Under Construction yorkville From the high $200’s Penthouses Coming Soon 416.486.casa (2272)

1THOUSAND BAY CONDOMINIUMS ON THE PARK

Under Construction bay & bloor From the high $300’s 416.485.3000

Under Construction yonge & merton urban townhomes From the mid $500’s tower suites From the mid $300’s 416.484.1900

to sophisticated amenities, cresFord developments deFines the essence oF luxury condominium living. the First residential developer in canada to dress up their condominiums with international Fashion labels, cresFord is known For superb quality and attention to detail. a trusted name in the market For over 30 years, a cresFord condo inspires conFidence and security.

VISIT OUR PRESENTATION CENTRE AT 170 MERTON ST.

Move in Now windermere by the lake From the mid $300’s 416.977.5300

cresford.com

brokers protected. prices and speciFications are subject to change without notice. illustrations are artist concept. e.&o.e.

Move in Now king west From the high $500’s 416.867.3999

GTA New Condo Guide, Dec 14, 2013  

A Wall2Wall Publication

Read more
Read more
Similar to
Popular now
Just for you