New by neighbourhood: Downtown east

Who says the west side has all the fun? Condo action in the east end of the city is heating up with eco-conscious buildings and amenities galore


Axiom (Greenpark), axiomcondos.ca

Location Adelaide East and Ontario

Starting price $200,000s

Unit styles Studio to two-bedroom-plus-den suites (477 to 963 square feet)

Features Proximity to a good grocery store can make or break a condo, and Axiom just happens to be an enviable few minutes’ walk from St. Lawrence Market. The project is also built with green living in mind. Each suite includes features that reduce energy and water consumption while enhancing indoor air quality. All that clean air makes the building’s fitness centre and yoga studio that much more enjoyable.

Sales centre 460 Adelaide East, 647-352-4077 (Monday to Thursday noon to 7 pm, weekends 11 am to 5 pm).

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Yonge + Rich (Great Gulf), yongeandrich.com

Location Yonge and Richmond

Starting price $289,990

Unit styles Studio to two-bedroom-plus-den suites (420 to 914 square feet)

Features Take in some sunshine on the roof garden designed by acclaimed landscape architect Janet Rosenberg + Associates. The neighbourhood has a walkability rating of 98, and you can reach some of the city’s hottest restaurants and entertainment venues on foot. Yonge + Rich has brought in condo gym pros Movement Haus to design the fitness centre, so you know it’s going to be impressive.

Sales centre 26 Lombard, 416-499-8883 (Monday to Thursday noon to 6 pm, weekends noon to 5 pm).

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River City 3 (Urban Capital), rivercitytoronto.com

Location Eastern and St. Lawrence

Starting price $200,000s

Unit styles Studios to three-bedroom-plus-den suites and penthouses (350 to 2,000 square feet)

Features River City boasts not one, but two fitness rooms and a rare outdoor pool. The building also fronts on River Square – a green space to host community events and farmers’ markets. Breathe easy: the condo is LEED Gold certified and the first carbon neutral development in Canada.

Sales centre Register online or call 416-862-0505.

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365 church (Menkes), menkes.com

Location Church and Gerrard

Starting price $237,990

Unit styles Studio to three-bedroom suites (323 to 804 square feet)

Features Movie buffs can screen films in the theatre, while gamers can play on the game room’s large high-def screen with surround sound. Re-energize in the yoga studio and entertain in the demo kitchen that opens onto a spacious rooftop terrace. An on-site car sharing program provides transport for occasional drivers.

Sales centre 770 Bay, 416-591-7700 (Monday to Thursday noon to 6 pm, weekends noon to 5 pm).

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