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Brightwater is a master-planned community set to transform Port Credit’s waterfront

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Brightwater is a master-planned community set to transform Port Credit’s waterfront

Port Credit’s waterfront is about to be completely transformed by a team of top talent through the Port Credit West Village Partners, which include Kilmer Group, DiamondCorp, Dream Unlimited and FRAM + Slokker. They have partnered to reimagine a 72-acre site at Lakeshore Road West and Mississauga Road coined Brightwater, a new master-planned community that will bring housing, retail, green and community space to historic Port Credit.

Once completed, Brightwater (master plan designed by Giannone Petricone Associates and Urban Strategies) will offer 2,995 new residences through a mix of condos and townhomes, as well as 150 affordable housing units. Brightwater I and Brightwater II, both designed by Diamond Schmitt Architects (DSA), are part of the first phase of the project.

Brightwater I is a five-storey boutique building, with a modern village aesthetic that pays homage to the heritage charm of Port Credit. Standing at 14 storeys, Brightwater II will contrast its sister building with a series of balconies that create a facade that embodies the movement of water, featuring a modern white cladding. The building is tiered and continues to lower in height at its edges, with a base of two-storey townhouses that visually echo the character of the existing neighbourhood.

Both Brightwater I and II’s interiors are designed by Truong Ly Design and were inspired by the interaction between light and water and Port Credit’s history. Inside the lobbies, architectural wood structures mimic the movement of water, with details carved of natural stone native to the area. Amenities will include a co-working space that opens onto a landscaped terrace, a state-of-the-art fitness studio, entertaining spaces and more. Residents will also benefit from a series of smart home features including a virtual concierge, unlimited internet data, master lighting control, WiFi through amenity spaces, keyless entry, programmable thermostats, a community app and more.

At the centre of Brightwater I and Brightwater II will be a single-storey retail building designed by DSA, featuring a heavy-timber design. Together, all three buildings will be connected by an expansive outdoor Brightwater Village Square, a grand public space which will transform the pedestrian experience. Framed by beautiful trees and outdoor seating, it will provide the perfect setting for everything from farmers’ markets to pop-up celebrations. The Square is just one aspect of the 18 acres of new greenspace coming to the community, including a new nine-plus acre waterfront park, walking and cycling promenades, pedestrian mews and public plazas.

A wide array of urban and community amenities is also on the way, with more than 300,000 sq. ft. of retail (including an LCBO and modern grocer as anchors, designed by Turner Fleischer architects), restaurants, office space, and a future new elementary school and proposed community centre.

Even before launching, Brightwater was nominated for a BILD Award for Best New Community Planned/Under Development, and it has already won the prestigious Award of Merit for Healthy Communities by the Canadian Institute of Planners, for a master plan that includes features such as the bioswale system it will introduce, one of the first in Canada. Designed by landscape architect Public Work, the bioswales are a resiliency feature to decrease stormwater runoff while simultaneously nourishing neighbourhood trees. Additional resiliency features will support the biodiversity in the area and contribute to a healthy shoreline, lake and river.

For more information about the new Brightwater master-planned community and to register, visit experiencebrightwater.ca.


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Cloverdale neighbourhood redevelopment moves another step closer to reality

Cloverdale neighbourhood redevelopment moves another step closer to reality

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Cloverdale neighbourhood redevelopment moves another step closer to reality

Area residents, prospective buyers and other interested parties got another glimpse of what the redevelopment of the Cloverdale Mall neighbourhood may look like in a few years, as QuadReal Property Group presented its final plan to the community.

QuadReal is proposing a comprehensive master-plan to redevelop the existing 32-acre Cloverdale mall property into an innovative and dynamic mixed-use urban community. The proposal involves transitioning Cloverdale with a re-envisioned retail offering, residences, parkland and greenspace, community uses and new streets. Existing surface parking will be taken below ground, enabling a vibrant pedestrian-oriented environment at grade.

After recently hosting two open houses, QuadReal and its development partners, Giannone Petricone Architects, held the final Open House in late November, prior to submitting the plan to the City of Toronto planning department this month. Representatives showcased an updated master plan, artistic renderings and discussed community feedback received to date, and how it has been incorporated into the updated design and plan considerations.

The plan represents a major redevelopment for the shopping mall itself, which dates back to 1956 when it first opened as an open-air plaza. QuadReal plans to include a variety of housing types, including rental, condo and affordable units, enabling cross-generational opportunities, with condo units ranging from small to larger, family-style units.


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The Eglinton

Menkes welcomes homeowners to their elegant new building at The Eglinton

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Menkes welcomes homeowners to their elegant new building at The Eglinton

Nestled in the heart of Yonge and Eglinton, one of the city’s hottest, growing neighbourhoods, residents at The Eglinton are settling into their new home, Menkes‘ recently delivered midtown project.

Actual photo, January 2019
Actual photo, January 2019

The striking 34-storey glass tower designed by Giannone Petricone Associates is set on the south side of Eglinton Ave. East, at 125 Redpath Ave., just blocks from the corner of Yonge and Eglinton.

Residents are ready to live their best lives in their vibrant new community, which already boasts some of Toronto’s best entertainment venues, gourmet restaurants, boutiques, retail services, schools and corporate head offices, offering occupants the ultimate in convenience. Transit is a top priority these days and it’s easy to get to any part of the city from the building, which is close to both the Yonge TTC subway line, as well as the Eglinton Crosstown LRT, expected to open in 2021.

Children's play room
Children’s play room

Although the neighbourhood abounds with lifestyle choices, The Eglinton offers an impressive array of amenities designed by Mike Niven Interior Design, including a state-of-the-art wireless lounge with private entertainment pods featuring Wi-Fi and high definition screens, party space with dining area and gourmet catering kitchen, billiards/games room, theatre, and fully-equipped fitness studio, with separate yoga room and change room facilities.

Dining area
Dining area

The area — once commonly referred to as Yonge & Eligible due to its popularity with young single professionals — is now one of the city’s most desirable neighbourhoods, suited to any lifestyle. Recognizing the trend toward condo family living, The Eglinton was designed with families in mind. It features a colourful 400 sq. ft. dedicated kids’ room where parents and their children can escape from their suites, to explore, play and make new friends.

Outdoor terrace
Outdoor terrace

The gorgeous interior elements are matched only by the exterior landscape design, created by NAK Design Group. The Eglinton boasts a stunning landscaped outdoor terrace, featuring a sun deck, lounge seating, barbecue facilities and an outdoor dining area, all with spectacular views overlooking the homes of Forest Hill, North Toronto, or the office towers south to the Lake.

There are currently a number of elegant suites available for purchase starting from $430,990. Layouts range from 397 sq. ft. studios to a 741 sq. ft. one-bedroom plus den. Features and finishes include laminate flooring throughout, porcelain or ceramic tile floors in the bathroom and in-suite laundry area with stacked washer and dryer. Kitchens feature custom cabinetry designed by Mike Niven Interior Design, quartz countertops with ceramic or porcelain backsplash, stainless steel under-mounted sinks with single lever faucet, and brand name appliances. The master ensuite includes a custom vanity with cultured marble top and integrated sink, as well as a soaker tub.

Intersection of Yonge and Eglinton
Intersection of Yonge and Eglinton

Menkes condo rentals

There are a limited number of rentals available, including one-bedrooms starting from $2,000 per month and two-bedrooms starting from $2,500 per month. You can also take advantage of Menkes Rental Suite Management, a service dedicated to helping homeowners secure the perfect tenants for their suites and assisting with a range of services. Click here for further information and available listings on rentals, or email.

Fitness Studio
Fitness Studio

For further information, call The Menkes Store (416.591.7700), email or visit the website.


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