BUILDER PROFILE: Plaza
The Tarion Highrise Builder of the Year is launching two exciting new condo projects, continuing its commitment to excellence
Plaza, the Tarion Highrise Builder of the Year for 2018, is not only recognized for its zero deficiencies in virtually every suite, but also for their outstanding customer service. This award focuses solely on customer service, based on feedback from homeowners before, during and after move-in to their new home.
The company has garnished a reputation for quality construction together with high level standards in its buildings, and is known for offering home buyers some of the best locations in Toronto.
This year will be no exception as Plaza prepares to launch two exciting new condo projects in two of the city’s most desirable neighbourhoods, Bloor West Village and North York. Like other Plaza projects, these two developments will be on transit lines.
Plaza knows from feedback gathered from its buyers that subway access is a priority for them, says Scott McLellan, senior vice president at Plaza. These buyers also want the advantages that come with living in walkable neighbourhoods.
Plaza’s Jane and Bloor site will offer an opportunity to live in popular Bloor West Village with its retail shopping and is within walking distance of the city’s famous High Park and many other parks.
“This one is exciting and it’s a different kind of market,” says McLellan. “I think we are going to see a lot of move-down buyers. It’s almost considered South Etobicoke and is in the Humber View, South Kingsway area. There will certainly be demand from empty nesters who want to downsize from large homes in the area, but I also see young professionals making a buying decision here as it will be metres from the Jane St. station. There will be a significant retail component along Bloor, keeping with the tradition of Old Bloor Village with shops you can walk to.”
“We have seen buyers who are purchasing two and three-bedroom suites, anticipating future family living, as well as a lot of 50-year-olds, knowing they’ll need space,” says McLellan. “Empty nesters want space for the grandkids to stay.”
Residents will enjoy living in a lively neighbourhood with an eclectic mix of 400 shops, restaurants, schools and services. It’s where you can shop for clothing boutiques, browse for a favourite read in a book store or for artwork in a local gallery, or enjoy an espresso or tea at a café or bakery. The Village boasts a rich array of dining choices, with restaurants dedicated to Vietnamese, Italian, Thai, Polish, Greek, vegan foods, to name just a few. Bloor West Village is the site of many events throughout the year, including the world’s largest Ukrainian Festival, Bloor West Street Fest and Santa in the Village.
With all the neighbourhood has to offer, it also has the distinction of being on two transit lines: the current Bloor-Danforth subway line and the coming LRT line that will run along Jane St. from Pioneer Village Station to Jane Station.
For buyers who prefer the uptown North York lifestyle, Plaza will be launching a 420 suite condominium at Yonge and Finch, with everything one needs to live a well-rounded urban lifestyle. The Finch subway, buses and close proximity to Highways 401 and 404 make getting anywhere a breeze. Just a short distance away is the Yonge Sheppard Centre, a major shopping centre that is undergoing a $300 million upgrade, and Mel Lastman Square, a public park with open space, a garden court, outdoor amphitheatre, fountains and reflecting pool, the location for many annual community events.
“This building will offer an affordable ownership alternative for those who want to stay in the Willowdale area,” says McLellan. “We have designed 75 per cent of the suites to be two-bedroom units or larger.”
North York is a city within a city, with excellent shopping, entertainment venues, numerous restaurants and cafes and parks. Along Yonge Street, it gives the vibe of sophisticated, bustling metropolis, yet a more tranquil atmosphere can be found just a few blocks away along quiet residential streets.
Buyers at both of these coming projects can expect more than exceptional locations. Since 1982, Plaza has been committed to providing a high level of standard quality in every condominium it builds. Plaza was among the first developer to include finishes such as granite countertops, stainless steel appliances, marble bathroom counters, porcelain tile, engineered hardwood and halogen lighting as standard features.
For more information about Plaza or its coming projects, visit PurePlaza.com.