With young families and pet owners in mind, a new crop of condos finds inspiration in public green spaces
(Undee Kilmer) canarydistrict.com
Location: Downtown east, steps from the Distillery District
Starting price: Mid-$200,000s
Unit styles: studios to two bedrooms plus den
Park cred: Canary Park faces the 18-acre Corktown Common park right where the new Front Street Promenade will begin. The buildings surround a landscaped courtyard and public space that will host community events.
Sales centre: 398 Front East, 416-603-7576, Monday to Thursday noon to 6 pm, weekends and holidays noon to 5 pm.
(Lash Group) barringtoncondos.com
Location: West side of Bathurst, a few steps north of St. Clair
Starting price: Mid-$300,000s
Unit styles: One-bedroom-plus-den suites to three-bedroom suites (590 to 927 square feet)
Park cred: All the advantages of the concrete jungle, but with a lot more green space. A spacious fifth-floor terrace complete with BBQs provides lust-worthy city views. The development’s design is equally inspired by London’s Hyde Park and New York’s Soho.
Sales centre: 522 St. Clair West, 416-410-4444, Monday to Wednesday noon to 6 pm, Thursday noon to 8 pm, weekends noon to 5 pm.
Location: 2150 Bloor West
Starting price: $299,900
Unit styles: Studio to two-bedroom-plus-den suites (412 to 917 square feet)
Park cred: Located on the north side of High Park’s 399 acres of green space, the building features a dog spa, sun deck, garden nursery and gardening plots.
Sales centre: 2150 Bloor West, 416-351-1844, Monday, Tuesday and Thursday noon to 6 pm, Wednesday noon to 8 pm, weekends and holidays noon to 5 pm.
Location: St. Helens and Landsdowne
Starting price: $231,900
Unit styles: Studios to two bedrooms plus den (422 to 1287 square feet)
Park cred: Right next to a quiet park in the Bloordale neighbourhood, Enigma encourages its residents to spend time outside with BBQ hookups on select homes and dog washing stations.
Sales centre: 138 St. Helens, 416-516-1551, Monday to Thursday noon to 6 pm, Saturday and Sunday noon to 5 pm.