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25 Leonard Avenue

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Condo and homebuilders join forces to help house the homeless

(CNW) — As the weather turns cold for Toronto’s homeless population, the city’s Kensington Market neighbourhood is seeing construction begin on Toronto’s first purpose-built homes for homeless people in more than 10 years.

An excavator broke ground earlier this week in preparation for spring construction on the small strip of land beside St. Clare’s Multifaith Housing Society’s existing building at 25 Leonard Avenue, just east of Bathurst Street. This unique three-storey, 22-unit project was backed by neighbours and made possible with government and private sector support.

St. Clare’s construction partners — including home and condo builders, unions and construction associations — are stepping up to the plate in a $1 million fundraising effort.

The corporate donors are Aspen Ridge, Brown Group, Great Gulf, Greenpark, Heavy Construction Association of Toronto, Laurier Homes, Liberty Development, Lindvest, LiUNA Local 183, LiUNA Ontario Provincial District Council, Mattamy Homes, Menkes, Ontario Formwork Association, Silvercore, Tridel and Yorkwood.

Through its Open Door Program, Toronto is assisting the project with a $500,000 capital grant and waiving municipal fees and development charges.

“This was a must-do project for St. Clare’s. We are relieved to finally be through a two-year planning process and are grateful for the support of RESCON, Toronto Deputy Mayor Ana Bailão, Councillor Joe Cressy and our very supportive neighbours, said Andrea Adam, St. Clare’s operations manager.

“I applaud the hard work and vision of St. Clare’s to make this innovative project a reality,” said Bailão, chairwoman of Toronto’s affordable housing committee. “St. Clare’s is a model that works. Their partnership-based approach has created new opportunities for those seeking a safe, clean, affordable place to call home.”

“Ensuring access to safe and affordable housing for all our friends and neighbours is critical,” Cressy added. “We have a housing crisis in our city, and the new affordable homes at 25 Leonard Avenue are a crucial and welcome addition to our community.”

According to Michele McMaster, affordable housing consultant of the Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation, “CMHC has investigated St. Clare’s operating model and found it to be replicable and scalable. We are delighted that St. Clare’s is inspiring private developers, and we hope to encourage more in the future.”

“We chose to support this project because we believe the construction industry should give back. St. Clare,s is a caring and effective organization that we respect, and we know that they have the right leadership to steer this project to success, said RESCON chairman emeritus Phil Rubinoff.

This latest intensification of the site follows the award-winning 2006 addition of 26 apartments to the roof of the building at 25 Leonard.

St. Claire’s is a charitable foundation and landlord responsible for 413 rental units in five buildings across Toronto to help get the homeless and hard-to-house into their own home to give them privacy and dignity.

RESCON is the non-profit association that represents more than 200 of Ontario’s residential builders. Its members build highrise, midrise and lowrise homes, including rental apartments and social housing.

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Great Gulf to acquire Mirvish+Gehry landmark project

Great Gulf to acquire Mirvish+Gehry landmark project

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Great Gulf to acquire Mirvish+Gehry landmark project

Great Gulf and Ed Mirvish Enterprises announced October 2, 2017 that they have reached agreement on the sale to Great Gulf of the site of the proposed landmark Mirvish+Gehry project in the heart of Toronto’s downtown Entertainment District.

“I am pleased to have concluded a transaction with Great Gulf that will see the realization and fulfillment of my vision for Mirvish+Gehry Toronto,” said David Mirvish, president of Ed Mirvish Enterprises. “I am delighted to have completed the development process that allows Great Gulf to create a wonderful addition to the Toronto skyline.

“In Great Gulf we have selected a developer who is capable of executing Frank Gehry’s vision, and will work well with him to bring the project to realization. I believe the project will do honour to the history of the people in the city who built it to what it is today and will continue to project Toronto’s possibilities onto the world stage. Ed Mirvish Enterprises and Projectcore will move forward to support Great Gulf’s efforts throughout the process as they fulfill Gehry’s vision for Toronto.”

The development on the site located at the intersection of King Street West and Duncan Street will feature the tallest residential structures in Canada. The development will comprise two towers with 82 storeys in the East Tower and 92 in the West Tower, anchored by a multi-level podium. The site is zoned for mixed use including retail, office, institutional, hospitality and condominium suites in the towers.

“We are very excited to add this signature project to our Great Gulf development portfolio. It will be Toronto’s first internationally acclaimed development from one of the world’s most celebrated architects, Frank Gehry,” said Great Gulf Homes president Christopher Wein. “It’s a magnificent development opportunity and aligns well with our vision to build iconic state-of-the-art developments.

“Toronto is truly a global city and this development will continue to build our reputation on the world stage. The entire team at Great Gulf is excited to work with Frank Gehry to realize the bold vision and legacy of David Mirvish.”

Established in 1975, the Great Gulf Group of companies including Great Gulf Homes is an international award-winning, lowrise and landmark highrise residential developer providing 50,000 families with places to call home. With major projects in Canada and the United States, the company’s fully-integrated activities span the entire real estate spectrum.

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Editor’s Choice: Great Gulf

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Editor’s Choice: Great Gulf

Going beyond the necessary to insure its purchasers

Great Gulf began in 1975 with a belief that we weren’t just building homes, but creating spaces. From breaking ground at our first lot, to becoming one of North America’s most respected home builders — we’ve come a long way. Great Gulf is now introducing a new standard to its homebuyers by purchasing insurance coverage on the full amount of their deposits.

Only the first $40,000 of a deposit on a freehold house purchase is currently covered by Tarion Warranty Corporation.(1) Recognizing that in today’s residential real estate market the average deposit usually exceeds this amount, Great Gulf has decided to purchase, at no cost to the homeowner, Westmount Guarantee Services Inc.’s Westmount Protect deposit insurance(2) on the balance of each new home deposit.

Peace of mind now comes standard when insuring your full deposit on a new Great Gulf home. A first in Ontario, Great Gulf and Westmount Guarantee Services are partnering to provide Westmount Protect deposit protection insurance with each new home purchase transaction. This program will be launching immediately with the new Westfield community location in Brampton.

“We’re always looking for new ideas and new innovations to provide our home buyers with the best possible options,” explains Christopher Wein, president of Great Gulf. “We pride ourselves in building homes to the highest possible standards of quality and design while ensuring that our purchasers have peace of mind when making a major investment commitment. We are delighted to offer this advantage to our customers so that they may benefit from the serenity of knowing their initial investment is protected.”

(1) Tarion Warranty Corporation administers deposit protection as provided under the Ontario New Home Warranties Plan Act.

(2) Westmount Protect deposit protection insurance is underwritten by Aviva Insurance Company of Canada.

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Whitby Meadows

Editor’s Choice: Whitby Meadows

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Editor’s Choice: Whitby Meadows

Offering the largest new home selection of its kind in Whitby

This October 2017, six of the GTA’s most respected homebuilders will be holding the much-anticipated Grand Opening of Whitby Meadows, the GTA’s most sought-after master-planned community.

In one of the greatest Canadian powerhouse collaborations, Paradise Developments, Arista Homes, Fieldgate Homes, Great Gulf, OPUS Homes and DECO Homes will be offering the largest choice of new homes ever introduced in Whitby. Whitby Meadows offers an extraordinary selection of single detached homes, semis and freehold townhomes on lots up to 42-feet wide. Freehold townhomes will be priced from the $600,000s.

Offering unprecedented selection, service and convenience, Whitby Meadows brings together the expertise and resources of the most talented architects and professionals in the province.

Built around an inviting 10-plus-acre park, the family-focused master-planned community will feature both traditional and contemporary architectural details, absorbing the region’s small-town flavour and historic character.

Layouts at Whitby Meadows offer the maximum in style and comfort. The exquisite interiors will vary by builder. Some will include nine-foot ceilings heights, pre-finished natural oak solid flooring and natural gas fireplaces. The designer-inspired kitchens will include custom-quality upper and lower cabinetry, granite countertops with under-mounted sinks, imported ceramic tile and spacious breakfast areas. Master ensuites offer matchless luxury and space and tiled bathtub surrounds.

Located at Rossland Road West and Coronation Road, Whitby Meadows is central to all of Whitby’s major social and recreational amenities, including an abundance of excellent schools, parklands and open green spaces. The Whitby area offers over 68 kilometres of recreational trails, 127 playgrounds and more than 950 acres of lush, permanently protected parks. Families will also get to choose from some of the best educational facilities in the GTA with over 20 public schools and 10 separate schools in the immediate area.

The range of sports and entertainment facilities for the whole family is virtually endless. Chief among them is the Iroquois Park Sports Centre, Canada’s largest municipally owned and operated recreation facility. Furthermore, Whitby Meadows is just moments away from a variety of retail establishments. Rich in character, historic downtown Whitby offers first-class shopping with a unique collection of stores and restaurants.

Easy access to local transit, the Town of Whitby is well-serviced by a comprehensive network of local public transportation. Residents at Whitby Meadows are also in close proximity to the new Highway 412, Highway 401 and the Highway 407. The GO Transit station is also just minutes away, offering convenient access to both trains and buses.

The Whitby Meadows’ Sales Centre will be located on the northwest corner of Taunton Road East and Coronation Road in Whitby. The complex will feature a sales office for each builder to showcase their offering.

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Great Gulf

Editor’s Choice: Great Gulf

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Editor’s Choice: Great Gulf

Focusing on people and spaces

Life is all about spaces. You need space to grow. Space to think. A space to live in. And sometimes, you just need your space. Great Gulf began in 1975 with a belief that it wasn’t just building homes, but creating spaces. Spaces that work. Spaces that last. Now, more than 40 years and some 40,000 homes later, that belief has helped earn it the one thing that every great builder aspires to: a space in its customers’ hearts.

COME A LONG WAY

From breaking ground at its first lot in Cambridge to becoming a three-time winner of Home Builder of the Year, Great Gulf has come a long way. While a lot has changed in that time, one thing hasn’t: Great Gulf’s unwavering commitment to building great spaces that inspire the people who live, work and play there.

Spaces that inspire you to do great things. Where people interact and grow closer. After four decades, Great Gulf continues to grow, innovate and inspire people to live greatly.

THE PURSUIT OF GREATNESS

Design. Technology. Experience. As the key pillars of every Great Gulf project, these three little words are a big deal to them. It starts with innovative design that combines intelligent spaces with functional beauty. Guided by technology and building science, inspiration takes physical form. But before it builds anything in the real world, Great Gulf builds in a virtual one, allowing it to perfect every aspect before laying the foundation. This results in spaces that are quieter, brighter, healthier and more energy efficient.

Finally, Great Gulf’s unparalleled dedication to every customer creates an experience that is second to none, with a well-earned reputation that can only be described with one word: great.

LIVE GREATLY

Great Gulf’s goal is simple: build extraordinary spaces that inspire the people who inhabit them on a daily basis – in everything from thoughtfully designed urban developments like its home condominium in Toronto’s core, to beautiful master-planned communities like Hillsborough in Holland Landing, East Gwillimbury. And Great Gulf continues to look ahead to the future with plans, projects and ideas that are greater than ever.

Here’s to what lies ahead.

GREAT GULF

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Cover Story: home at Power and Adelaide

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Cover Story: home at Power and Adelaide

Great Gulf and Hullmark have created a place to truly call home

Welcome. To a place that celebrates life.

To a place where you call the shots, in a neighbourhood you can call your own. Welcome to community, to kinship. To a building and a neighbhourhood that feels not just like a place to live, but a place to put down roots. Welcome home.

Great Gulf and Hullmark Developments are proud to introduce home – a downtown condo that feels like anything but. home is bringing the eastern edge of the city’s downtown area front and centre, with a striking two-tower community located at the intersection of culture, creativity and art.

Located at the corner of Power and Adelaide, home consists of two highrise towers, one 22 storeys and the other 19 storeys, connected by a shared podium that acts as a central hub for all residents. With amenities focused around artistry and innovation, the vision is that home can become a beacon for the new creative classes who are increasingly being drawn to the city’s core.

By partnering with Core Architects and the creative minds at TACT Interiors, the developers of home have ensured that great design will live here, too. Modern kitchens with stainless steel appliances offer space for eating and entertaining. Open-concept layouts create a feeling of home, whether you’re watching Netflix in the living room or living it up on your private terrace. And every aspect of the building’s design has been crafted to reflect the unique energy and culture of the neighbourhood that surrounds it. With suites ranging from one-bedroom to three-bedroom designs, home has a place for everyone, and every lifestyle.

The neighbourhood itself is big part of home‘s appeal. It’s the core without the congestion. Downtown without the ego. Urban living that puts you a stone’s throw from the best shops and restaurants, and steps from hidden gems and popular hotspots. It’s a neighborhood rich in authentic character, where feeling like a local is part of the landscape. Those who live here just get it.

home also boasts an inspired collection of features and conveniences — the kind you wouldn’t expect to find just an elevator-ride away from your suite. Like an artist’s workspace, a community garden, an outdoor pool, a welcoming park at the entryway that connects to the adjacent dog park, steam rooms, yoga and pilates studio, a pet spa and even an outdoor fireplace. In short: less like a condo, and more like a community.

So whether it’s discovering a new place to eat in the neighbourhood, or rediscovering your inner balance in the yoga studio, there’s no question that now’s the time to head home.

Great Gulf

Homeowners have been looking to Great Gulf to make their dreams of living better a reality since 1975. The company has built its reputation by continually seeking to marry design innovation, construction technology and dedicated craftsmanship, in order to create homes that are quieter, brighter, healthier, and quite simply better built.

Hullmark Developments Ltd.

For the past 60 years, Hullmark Developments Ltd. has been committed to shaping a vibrant urban Toronto. As city builders and city dwellers, the principals and staff of Hullmark believe in the potential of this great city, and are passionate about designing and enriching the places they invest in and call home.

Visit the Sales Centre, located at 139 Parliament Street. The Sales Centre is open:
from noon to 6 p.m. Monday to Thursday; and
from noon to 5 p.m. weekends;
closed Friday.

For further information register at HomeOnPower.com.

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Sugar Shack

Sugar Shack TO returns to Sugar Beach

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Sugar Shack TO returns to Sugar Beach

(CNW) — Bringing a big dose of sweetness to Toronto’s Waterfront, Sugar Shack TO, in partnership with Waterfront Toronto, is returning to Sugar Beach – bigger, better and sweeter than ever. On the first weekend of March Break, March 11 to 12, 2017 Sugar Shack TO will have everyone celebrating the last days of winter with two sugar shacks serving up maple taffy, ice activities, cabane à sucre delicacies, live entertainment, a specialty bar and much more.

WHEN
Saturday, March 11, 2017 from 11 a.m. – 8 p.m.
Sunday, March 12, 2017 from 11 a.m. – 5 p.m.

WHERE
Canada’s Sugar Beach, 11 Dockside Drive; Lower Jarvis Street and Queens Quay East

WHAT

  • Two Sugar Shacks serving up real Ontario maple taffy all weekend long.
  • Food marketplace with a variety of maple infused treats.
  • Interactive ice activities for kids: an ice canvas to paint on, ice sculpture photo ops, battle of the chainsaws, ice carving demos and a giant ice Tic-Tac-Toe.
  • Live music from Sugar Shack emcees.
  • Specialty bar serving beer, cider and specialty liquor.
  • Free Sugar Shack Shuttle operating to and from the Distillery District.

ADMISSION

Free.

Sugar Shack TO 2017 partners include: Menkes, Tridel, Hines, Great Gulf, Redpath Sugar, PortsToronto and RBC. For more information visit sugarshackto.ca

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Monde Condos

Dream partners with Great Gulf to create a signature development in the burgeoning East Bayfront

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Dream partners with Great Gulf to create a signature development in the burgeoning East Bayfront

Marketwired—Dream Unlimited Corp., Dream Hard Asset Alternatives Trust (Dream Alternatives) and Great Gulf Residential are proud to announce the formation of a joint venture to complete the acquisition of a historic waterfront property located at 351-369 Lake Shore Boulevard East in downtown Toronto.

Dream and Great Gulf Residential will act as co-developers for this project.

Monde by Great Gulf Residential
Monde by Great Gulf Residential

“This development will be an integral part of the much anticipated revitalization of the Toronto waterfront and we are excited to be leading such an exceptional development with Great Gulf Residential,” said Michael Cooper, president of Dream and portfolio manager of Dream Alternatives.

“Great Gulf Residential is delighted to partner with Dream to co-develop this signature development on the waterfront,” said Great Gulf president Christopher Wein. “We targeted this area because we believe that this unique and desirable location will become the hub of future development. The combined experience and extensive knowledge our two groups bring to this project will create an enviable addition to Toronto’s burgeoning East Bayfront precinct.”

The 230,245-square-foot property is set on 5.3 acres on a prime location bounded by Lake Shore Boulevard East to the north, Lake Ontario to the south, the 3C Lands to the east and 333 Lake Shore Boulevard East to the west. The transformation and revitalization of this section of the waterfront is currently under way and is targeted to be completed over the next decade totally changing the face of this formerly industrial precinct.

Gansevoort Hotel & Condos by Dream and Cityscape
Gansevoort Hotel & Condos by Dream and Cityscape

The partnership intends to redevelop this property as a mixed-use development with the potential for over 1 million square feet of density across three development blocks. The development will be bisected by the extension of Queens Quay East to Cherry Street and will be further enhanced by an LRT running through a dedicated centre lane of that roadway.

For more than 70 years the site has been home to The Victory Soya Mills Silos, which were constructed during World War II to store soybeans and other commodities prior to transportation across Canada. The silos were listed as one of Toronto’s Heritage Properties in 2004 adding to the uniqueness of any future development on the site.

The development proposal includes the preservation of the silos as a unique architectural feature to be incorporated into the development through either adaptive use or rehabilitation. Dream and Great Gulf will use their expertise and vision to transform this formerly industrial property with its unique historic attributes into a vibrant mixed-use community.

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eNewsletter - October 2016

OHBA names top builders

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OHBA names top builders

Tridel captured top honours when it was named Ontario Home Builder of the Year by the Ontario Home Builders’ Association (OHBA) at the association’s annual conference and Awards of Distinction in Collingwood in September, one of three awards for the builder.

“We are thrilled to be recognized again as the Ontario Home Builder of the Year, an honour we are most proud of,” said Andrea DelZotto of Tridel. “While we are a Toronto-based developer, this province-wide designation is particularly satisfying.”

Great Gulf was recognized with the coveted Project of the Year Lowrise Award for Summerlyn Village in Simcoe County.

“It’s a great honour to be recognized with this award. We are deeply committed to delivering outstanding residential offerings to discerning consumers,” said Great Gulf president Christopher Wein. “We’re always looking for new ideas, new innovations and a better way to build. We focus on research and development and what the future’s going to look like. We focus on product development and design and create living spaces with an emphasis on sustainability and ergonomics.”

Project of the Year Highrise or Midrise went to Minto Communities for Bside at Minto Westside, at Bathurst Street and Front Street West in Toronto. Minto also won for Most Outstanding Highrise Building (4-10 storeys) for Minto Yorkville Park.

Tridel was also awarded the Most Outstanding Highrise or Midrise Condo Suite (4+ storeys up to 800 square feet) for the L5T layout at Scala on Leslie Street in Bayview Village.

“We take great pride in providing outstanding homes for our purchasers, but we couldn’t do it without our excellent design teams,” said DelZotto. “Our designers work hard to ensure our suites provide spacious, functional layouts that cater to residents’ needs, with efficiency.”

Tridel’s SQ at Alexandra Park also took home the award for Best Video Highrise or Midrise Project (4+ storeys). Created by Tridel and its agency of record, The Brand Factory, the captivating video tells the story of the master-planned community at Spadina and Queen in the Alexandra Park neighbourhood. You can see at www.youtube.com/watch?v=MSz_-lc5x-g

Tridel was the recipient of the top award based on its commitment to building sustainable communities, its involvement and initiatives within its communities and its devotion to customer engagement and service. With over 80 years of experience as a leader in the new home and condo industry, Tridel has built their reputation on their core values of being a responsible global leader and places a strong emphasis on the importance of collaboration with stakeholders to ensure they meet the needs of those who live in and around their communities.

Tridel has built several complete communities that include residential and commercial space as well as community features that showcase the company’s commitment to long-term sustainability. Tridel buildings are designed and built to conserve more energy, water and resources than standard building code compliant buildings. In addition, Tridel is a strong advocate for community action and in 2009 Tridel initiated a program called B.O.L.T. (Building Opportunities for Life Today), a collaborative community and industry initiative to connect youth-at-risk to careers in construction. Tridel has raised more than $1.2 million to provide 168 scholarships for this program to date. In 2015, Tridel also sponsored a 1,500 milk crate farm behind the new YMCA Youth shelter adjacent to Tridel’s SQ development. The initiative produced almost 400 pounds of organic produce while engaging more than 30 youth and 100 volunteers.

Amsted Design-Build was awarded the Ontario Renovator of the Year Award. Based in Ottawa, Amsted Design-Build emphasizes the importance of customer satisfaction while designing and building up to the highest industry standards and places a strong emphasis on giving back to the communities where they renovate. Amsted recently celebrated its 25th anniversary with an initiative to undertake 25 community acts that give back to the neighbourhoods where they build and renovate homes. The company far exceeded their commitment and participating in programs including the Boys and Girls Club of Ottawa.

Branthaven Homes won the People’s Choice Award for Lake House in Grimsby.

There are 39 categories in the 2016 OHBA Awards of Distinction program honouring innovation and excellence in the areas of design and sales and marketing and the companies.

The OHBA is the voice of the building, land development and professional renovation industry in Ontario representing 4,000 member companies organized into 30 local associations across the province. Its members have built over 700,000 homes in the last 10 years in over 500 Ontario communities. The industry contributes over $45 billion to Ontario’s economy and employs over 325,000 people across the province.

Check out the full list of winners within this article or visit: ohbaaod.ca/

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