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Find your new Mattamy home today in these inspiring neighbourhoods

Find your new Mattamy home today in these inspiring neighbourhoods

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Find your new Mattamy home today in these inspiring neighbourhoods

In 1978, Mattamy Homes founder, Peter Gilgan, set out to build homes and communities that complement how people actually live – an idea he called “thoughtful design.” Since then, this belief has helped Mattamy build more than 100,000 homes across Canada and the United States. Today, Mattamy Homes is North America’s largest privately-owned homebuilder.

Soon, Mattamy’s story will continue its growth in vibrant North York. Mattamy will be unveiling brand new exciting detached designs. This will be a fresh opportunity to own new in the best of the city. Imagine life in Park Place on Patricia at Bathurst and Steeles.

Choose from a full collection of upscale architectural exteriors: French Chateau, English Manor, and Traditional. All the home designs blend naturally into this established North York neighbourhood. These thoughtfully designed homes come complete with nine-ft. ceilings, a gas fireplace, hardwood flooring and much more.

Register online today to buy new in the city.

Kleinburg Summit in Kleinburg

Today, Mattamy has a limited collection of 30-, 40-, 50- and 60-ft. detached homes with trendy interior finishes and incredible incentives. Discover masterplanned community living at its finest. Connect to trails, parks and walking and biking paths all right outside your door. Come explore an elegant lifestyle just north of the city.

Union Condos in Brampton

Have you ever wanted to sleep late and still get to work on time? Well, now you can.

Mattamy’s UNION Condos in Brampton is literally a short, convenient five-minute walk to the Mount Pleasant GO station – getting you downtown in slightly more than 30 minutes. Choose from one- to three- bedroom suites. Enjoy a fitness studio and entertaining lounge all right in your building. An exciting new energy is available in Union Condos.

White Pines in Bracebridge

If you want to live the cottage life all year round, then White Pines is your destination. Here, you can choose from beautiful 50- and 66-ft. two-storey homes and bungalow designs that each bring something new to the table. Nature, recreation, convenient shopping, and dining are just minutes from your front door in Bracebridge. Experience it firsthand by taking a tour of Mattamy’s Model Home to discover all the finest interior and exterior finishes available in your future home. The Muskoka lifestyle is waiting for you in White Pines.

Queen’s Common in Whitby

Mattamy’s established Whitby community offers exciting new towns and detached designs. We invite you to be part of this exciting neighbourhood filled with friendly faces and children’s laughter. Live just minutes from everything you could ever need. Connect to shopping, recreation, dining, schools, GO and public transportation. Enjoy a relaxed, full life in Mattamy’s Queen’s Common.

All Mattamy homes offer Architect’s Choice Options. These optional floorplans allow you to personalize the layout of your new home to better fit your life. Whether you’re a growing family in need of an extra bedroom, or your love for cooking calls for a chef’s kitchen, the architectural options let you own a home that’s been designed for how you live.

And with the help of a personal design consultant you’ll be guided through the beautiful features and finishes available in Mattamy’s state-of-the-art Design Studio.

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In Conversation With Vince Santino, Senior Vice-President of Development, Aoyuan Canada

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In Conversation With Vince Santino, Senior Vice-President of Development, Aoyuan Canada

Talk about making a statement. Chinese builder Aoyuan International doesn’t exactly dip its toes into the waters of global condominium development. With signature projects in Sydney Australia, Vancouver, Hong Kong and now Toronto, Aoyuan goes all out.

M2M, Aoyuan’s first development Toronto, is located in a prominent neighbourhood in North York – Newtonbrook. Located just north of the Yonge and Finch transit hub, this master-planned community is a statement, indeed, with easy access to the subway and GO Transit, and dining and shopping hot spots.

When completed, the 8.6-acre community will be a fully integrated neighbourhood designed for living, working and playing. Five towers and two podiums will host a total of 1,650 residential units, as well as hundreds of thousands of square feet of office and retail space, a community centre, children’s daycare, and even its own greenspace for a future park.

Condo Life sat down with Vince Santino, senior vice-president of development, to get a sense of how M2M is coming along, and what’s next for Aoyuan.

How’s business these days, in these unprecedented days of COVID-19?

While we experienced a temporary pause at our construction site, we’ve been pleased to see things begin to pick up again more recently. When the COVID-19 preventative measures were at their strictest, we saw this as time to get involved with our neighbourhood more deeply. Times like these are opportunities to support others, and especially as a newer member of the North York community in Toronto, we felt strongly that we should do what we can to help our most vulnerable neighbours. To support the North York community, we donated $25,000 to the North Harvest Food Bank, and we encourage our peers to do the same in their neighbourhoods. Since then, we’ve launched M2M Spaces, the newest inventory from the master-planned M2M community.

How has the market reacted to construction being allowed to resume, and things beginning to ease up? Are buyers running back? Are you seeing pent-up demand…?

Initially, when Ontario began its lockdown, we saw buyers exercising caution when it came to buying new real estate – and understandably so, there were restrictions placed on all of us, and a lot of uncertainty. Now, we’re starting to see homebuyers come back and new sales since launching M2M Spaces, which shows us that there is still demand for great products and home offerings in Toronto and surrounding GTA communities.

How has the pandemic affected your plans for releases at M2M? Are things progressing as planned, phases being delayed…?

While we experienced some delays and pauses initially when Ontario was under the strictest lockdown measures, we have been very fortunate to get things running smoothly again, though we have had to make adjustments to ensure the health and safety of our team, construction sites, and sales centres. Our first few releases at M2M experienced an initial sellout, and we released the latest inventory (in early June). M2M Spaces includes two- and three-bedroom townhomes and tower suites.

What has the pandemic taught Aoyuan in terms of project sales or planning… using virtual sales techniques and so on?

Though we have always offered virtual signing opportunities, we have had to pivot to use these tools more frequently and earlier in the sales cycle and with a wider range of customers. Our M2M sales centre is being prepared for scheduled visits, with the intent for all visitors to adhere to all social distancing guidelines. We are setting up a video walkthrough and live stream presentation for our M2M Spaces model suite. Brokers and potential buyers can also utilize a cloud-based presentation system to view project information, our 3D building model and compare floorplans from the comfort and safety of their home.

Are you making any design changes at M2M to address changing consumer demands? Say, for example, more “working” spaces built into homes as a result of an expected increase in people working from home?

At Aoyuan, our philosophy has always been centred around living healthy lifestyles and building homes that allow its residents to do just that. To us, that includes giving residents options to make their homes fit their personal needs. We have always prioritized this and will continue to do so, which we know will be appreciated by homebuyers as our communities continue to evolve. Since we’re all at home much more nowadays, our M2M Spaces offering comes at a great time for prospective homeowners with its flexible and functional floorplans. These residences are great options for multigenerational families and working parents, with added features and amenities to suit their lifestyles. For instance, we’re proud to offer features such as our smart glass technology, which is an extremely beneficial feature for residents working from home. By simply flipping a switch, residents can change the transparent glass panels to transform to opaque, allowing for added privacy or increased concentration. You’ll find this feature in a variety of suites throughout M2M.

What other fundamental changes do you foresee as a result of these unprecedented times?

It’s tough to speculate on the future while we are still in the thick of things, but we can definitely see the increased importance of green and outdoors spaces for city dwellers who don’t necessarily have access to backyards as you would in the suburbs. We will continue to prioritize amenities like this because we know the importance of our connection to nature as well as the importance of being able to use greenspaces for socializing, playing sports, or just relaxing. We’ll also want to keep the idea of flex spaces which can be used as at-home offices or playrooms as families seek to make the best use of their homes.

M2M won the 2019 BILD People’s Choice Award. What did that mean to Aoyuan Canada?

As newcomers to Toronto, we were very excited to receive this recognition. We felt that it reinforced and recognized the work we were doing specifically in Toronto and the GTA. When we began working in this city, we handpicked the team to make our approach hyperlocal to the area. By working with experts who understood the nuances of Toronto’s development landscape, we were able to respond to the community’s wants and needs. Our approach was clearly successful, as evidenced by our People’s Choice win. I’m truly looking forward to the opportunity to showcase the excellent work our team has done in this award-winning community with this latest release of M2M Spaces.

What’s next for Aoyuan Canada?

Tightly connected with our Vancouver team, we see numerous opportunities in both cities and we are not limited ourselves to any specific type of development. Our immediate focus here in the GTA is M2M. We’re really excited to see how buyers respond to our new townhomes and exquisite tower suites. Because M2M is a multi-phased development, we’re staying focused on the subsequent launches still to come in this vibrant new community. There are some really incredible amenities for future residents to enjoy, such as a courtyard terrace, an infinity pool, a dog spa and business centre. We really designed this community to make it simple for residents to get everything they need at home.

And on a personal note…

If I wasn’t in the homebuilding industry, I would:

Pursue a career as a World Class Barista somewhere in Europe, making people happy with every cup of hand-crafted espresso!

My greatest inspiration in this industry is:

Our resilience. As an industry, especially here in the GTA, the “box” we work in is always changing and it forces us to be dynamic as a group, and I am inspired when I see great and practical solutions come to life via some of the best developers in the world in the form of vibrant communities – communities where people who come from all walks of life can truly live, work and play. It’s a testament to how our industry responds to market forces and how well it works with all levels of government and regulatory agencies.

When I’m not at the office, I am:

Walking! On a GTA golf course with friends and colleagues as much as I can… a great way to enjoy the outdoors!

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Park Place on Patricia by Mattamy Homes

Welcome to Park Place on Patricia by Mattamy Homes

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Welcome to Park Place on Patricia by Mattamy Homes

In 1978, Mattamy Homes founder Peter Gilgan set out to build homes and communities that complement how people actually live – an idea he called “thoughtful design.” Since then, this belief has helped Mattamy build more than 100,000 homes across Canada and the United States. Today, Mattamy Homes is North America’s largest privately-owned home builder.

Today, Mattamy’s story continues in beautiful North York, whose motto – The City with Heart – is felt by everyone who calls it home. This new exclusive pocket of homes is located in the desirable Newtonbrook area, just south of Bathurst and Steeles. Welcome to Mattamy’s Park Place on Patricia.

Soon you’ll be able to discover a full collection of detached designs offered in a variety of architectural exteriors; French Chateau, English Manor, and Traditional. All the home designs blend naturally into the established North York neighbourhood. These thoughtfully designed homes come complete with nine-ft. ceilings, a gas fireplace, hardwood flooring and much more.

Park Place on Patricia combines the natural beauty of the area with the best in city-living. From the countless local parks, trails, and playgrounds, to the nearby tennis courts, ice rinks and soccer fields, satisfying your inner outdoor enthusiast couldn’t be easier.

If you like to shop, then you’re in luck, because aside from having all of Toronto at your doorstep, Promenade Mall and the always-lively Bayview Village are only a short drive away. And with a number of schools, grocery stores, transit stops, and other amenities in the area, you’ll have access to the conveniences and excitement only a city address can provide.

Mattamy also offers a full line of Architect’s Choice Options. These optional floorplans allow you to personalize the layout of your new home to better fit your life. Whether you’re a growing family in need of an extra bedroom, or your love for cooking calls for a Chef’s Kitchen, our architectural options let you own a home that’s been designed for how you live.

And with the help of a personal design consultant you’ll be guided through the endless features and finishes available in Mattamy’s state-of-the-art Design Studio.

MATTAMY HOMES
Park Place on Patricia

City living is waiting for you in Park Place on Patricia. Register online today to stay well-informed of Mattamy’s opening date.


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M2M brings the ultimate in penthouse living to North York

M2M brings the ultimate in penthouse living to North York

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M2M brings the ultimate in penthouse living to North York

With spectacular, sweeping views of the city and large layouts, Aoyuan International will be releasing its penthouse collection at M2M condos this Spring. The Penthouses at M2M will be the icing on the top of this 8.6-acre master-planned community at Yonge and Finch, and will take their lead from the calming palette and emphasis on wellness and healthy living that Aoyuan has infused into the community as a whole.

The penthouse collection offers two- and three-bedroom suites with dens and media rooms. The gracious collection includes the unusual option of two-storey suites. This rare find provides homebuyers the layout of a conventional executive residence, but with the ease of condo living.

Balconies and terraces range up to 826 sq. ft., offering room for furnishings, outdoor dining and entertaining – plus breathtaking views which will overlook the entire city skyline. Many penthouse layouts also enjoy a private secondary balcony accessed from the bedroom.

Penthouse suites include exclusive amenities and appointments, giving them a polished finish. Premium engineered flooring runs throughout living, dining and bedroom areas, with floor-to-ceiling windows taking full advantage of the panoramic views. For privacy and comfort, motorized window shades add convenience.

Elevated interior design can be seen in every area. Stylish kitchens have been well-designed to fit seamlessly into the open concept floorplans. They exude quality and style – with premium shaker-style cabinetry and fully integrated kitchen appliances with matching cabinet panels, quartz countertops and stainless steel trim. This provides an elegant finish, while maintaining a tranquil and cohesive look for the open concept, enhancing the spaciousness of the living space. Two-storey suites will enjoy a living area that is open to above, with a soaring two storeys of windows framing the living area.

Penthouse residents also enjoy M2M’s extensive list of incredible lifestyle amenities – from a two-storey indoor and outdoor fitness facility, a child’s playspace, community park, co-working space and rooftop pool.

Located on Yonge St., and steps from the Finch and Yonge transit hub, it’s an ideal location for urban living. It offers easy access to all ends of the city through TTC subway lines, 24-hour bus service, and GO transit lines that connect neighbouring cities in the GTA, including Maple, Vaughan, Markham, and Scarborough.

The M2M sales team is made up of the best, most knowledgeable professionals in the local market. They understand what M2M brings to North York in terms of access to transit, schools, parks and other community amenities.

For more information or to register call (416.901.2720) or visit the website.


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Mattamy Homes helps you celebrate the new year in a new home

Mattamy Homes helps you celebrate the new year in a new home

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Mattamy Homes helps you celebrate the new year in a new home

Today find even more ways to love a new Mattamy home. There are plenty of open communities all across the GTA to fall in love with and many more opening in the new year. Whether you are looking for a new condo in a boutique building, an affordable townhome or a stunning detached design, Mattamy has you covered. From its Architect’s Choice Options, where you can personalize your floorplan, to the state-of-the-art Design Studio, where your interior comes to life, there is so much more to explore in a Mattamy home.

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BRAMPTON

Mattamy’s presence is strongest in Brampton than any other city in Canada. Today, you can discover the fully established Mount Pleasant North community in the heart of Brampton. Explore a full range of affordable townhomes and detached designs, sure to please even the most particular buyer. Community amenities include a central reflecting pond, neighbourhood parks, playgrounds, and plenty of local recreation, including shopping and dining. Mattamy offers plenty of ways to enjoy life in Mount Pleasant North in Brampton.

BRAMPTON

Have you ever wanted to sleep late and still get to work on time? Well, now you can. Mattamy’s Union Towns in Brampton is a convenient five-minute walk to the GO Transit, getting you downtown in just more than 30 minutes. Choose from affordable stacked or rear lane towns in the vibrant community of Union Towns.

KLEINBURG

The jewel of Vaughan is alive with new energy. Today, Mattamy has a new collection of 40-, 50-, and 60-ft. detached homes with trendy interior finishes and incredible incentives at Kleinburg Summit. Discover all that master-planning has to offer in the north of the city. Tour three model homes to see Mattamy’s hallmark home designs first-hand.

BRACEBRIDGE

If you want to live the cottage life all year round, then White Pines is your destination. And if you buy now, you can be living here by next summer. Choose from beautiful 50- and 66-ft. bungalow and two-storey designs, all designed to fit beautifully into the Muskoka landscape.

NORTH YORK

Find new rear lane towns and detached homes in the desirable Origins of Don Mills. Enjoy a beautiful life just minutes from The Shops of Don Mills, outdoor greenspace, upscale restaurants, and established schools of all levels. Hop on the DVP or 404 and get in or out of the city with ease.

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SCARBOROUGH

Live in the centre of Scarborough. Connected to TTC, shopping, recreation, schools of all levels plus parks just minutes away. Enjoy all the city has to offer at East Station.

WHITBY

Mattamy’s established Queen’s Common community will soon unveil brand new towns and detached designs never offered before. Hop on the 401 in five minutes, and just a short drive or walk away, enjoy established schools of all levels, shopping, theatres, restaurants and more.

CALEDON

Tucked away in the charm of the rolling Caledon Hills you will soon be able to discover Ellis Lane. This all detached community opens the door to a desirable, quaint lifestyle. Get in or out of the city in mere minutes on any of the 400 series highways. Discover boutique shops and fine dining in the heart of Caledon’s charming downtown.

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For sales centre hours, addresses, to register and to learn more about Mattamy communities, visit the website.


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Editor's Choice: Mattamy Homes

This fall, Mattamy brings new homes to North York

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This fall, Mattamy brings new homes to North York

In the heart of North York, at Don Mills and Lawrence, Mattamy will soon unveil an incredible collection of upscale Towns & Detached Designs.

This distinguished location is home to some of the city’s most beautiful established neighbourhoods. Mattamy is proud to build on the legacy of one of the most significant real estate developments in Canadian History, the Don Mills area. What was once an isolated, undeveloped land many years ago, has now become a bustling, charismatic community.

Charming mature tree-lined streets with wide sidewalks welcome residents outdoors and into their community. No matter your style, a morning jog or an evening stroll, there’s a sense of peace and joy simply wandering around this neighbourhood. Mattamy’s new Origins of Don Mills will live in harmony with the natural beauty and distinctive homes that surround this community.

Within walking distance, the Shops at Don Mills provides a diverse lifestyle centre. All the stores are street facing, allowing patrons to window shop while enjoying the freshness of the outdoors. With such a diverse range of culinary options at the Shops – Jack Astor’s Bar & Grill, Nomé Izakaya, Mantra by Host, Chipotle, and more – there’s something to suit everybody’s taste buds. Entertainment never falls short, with an elevated cinematic experience right there at the Cineplex VIP theatre.

Local parks and playgrounds are abundant in North York. Sunnybrook, Taylor Creek and Serena Gundy Parks are intertwined. Take your pick between the many luscious green space amenities.

The transportation options provide accessible ways to effortlessly get in and out of the city. The Don Valley Parkway will get you into Downtown Toronto in under 30 minutes, or hop on the 401, five minutes from home.

In addition to a fantastic location, embrace the freedom of personalizing your new home to fulfill the needs and wants of every member in your family. Mattamy’s professional architects have created a full range of Architect’s Choice Options that allow you to personalize your new home. Whether you need an extra bedroom or a larger Chef’s Kitchen, you will be sure to find a plan that best suits your family’s style.

Mattamy understands the importance of each detail when selecting the final interior finishes in your new home. Your personal Design Consultant will be there to help guide you through the countless selections available in Mattamy’s Design Studio. This is your life, live it in style.

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Origins of Don Mills

The Origins of Don Mills community will offer large, well-appointed townhomes and grand detached homes. A select number of homes will be available fall 2019. Register today by visiting the website.


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This summer discover more growth around the GTA with Mattamy

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This summer discover more growth around the GTA with Mattamy

The dog days of summer are finally here in the GTA, and with them come a fresh new selection of homes and communities ready for you to thrive in. Come explore all that Mattamy currently has open and what will be coming soon.

Kleinburg Summit in Kleinburg

The jewel of Vaughan is alive with new energy. Today, Mattamy has a new collection of 30-, 40-, 50- and 60-ft. detached homes with trendy interior finishes and incredible incentives. Discover all that master-planning has to offer in the north of the city. Detached homes from $924,990.

White Pines in Bracebridge

If you want to live the cottage life all year-round, then White Pines is your destination. Here, you can choose from beautiful 50- and 66-ft. bungalow and two-storey designs that each bring something new to the table. Nature, recreation, convenient shopping, and dining are just minutes from your front door in Bracebridge. Experience it firsthand by taking a tour of Mattamy’s model home to discover all the finest interior and exterior finishes available in your future home. The Muskoka lifestyle is waiting for you in White Pines. Detached homes from $429,990.

New communities opening from east to west

Queen’s Common in Whitby

Mattamy’s established Whitby community will soon unveil a new release of affordable townhome designs. Live fully connected to shopping, recreation, dining, schools, and public transportation in thriving Whitby.

UNION Towns in Brampton

Have you ever wanted to sleep late and still get to work on time? Well, now you can. Mattamy’s UNION Towns in Brampton is a convenient five-minute walk to GO Transit – getting you downtown in slightly more than 30 minutes. Choose from affordable stacked or rear-lane towns in the blossoming new community of UNION Towns.

Origins of Don Mills, North York

There has never been a better opportunity to create your own vision of urban living than in the Origins of Don Mills. This fall, you can experience city living in one of Mattamy’s beautifully designed towns or detached homes in North York. Choose the exterior style and floorplan that best suits your life, then create your personalized interior from Mattamy’s Design Studio selection.

Mount Pleasant North in Brampton

Mattamy’s presence is strongest in Brampton than in any other community. Soon, Mattamy will add a new release of towns and detached designs to the heart of that beloved city. Community amenities include a central reflecting pond, neighbourhood parks, playgrounds, and plenty of local recreation, including shopping and dining. Mattamy offers plenty of ways to enjoy life in Mount Pleasant North in Brampton.

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Heathwood Eleven Altamont

Coming soon to North York – Eleven Altamont by Heathwood Homes

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Coming soon to North York – Eleven Altamont by Heathwood Homes

Heathwood Eleven Altamont

If you’re scouting about for new lowrise home options, take note: Eleven Altamont, by Heathwood Homes, is set to launch this fall.

Urban living on Yonge Street is what Eleven Altamont is all about, with luxury townhomes from 1,708 to 2,504 sq. ft., in two- and three-bedroom configurations.

Rich, dark charcoal brick and beige stone set the tone of sophistication for these luxury townhomes in a master plan around a landscaped courtyard garden. Inside, the homes offer large contemporary, open concept designs finished with only the finest in luxury appointments. Even more, each incorporates the flair and flexibility of a custom home catering to your own family’s unique needs. Choose whether you want your master suite on the second or third level. Select the most convenient location for your laundry and choose if you want a third bedroom or a family room. This is sophisticated urban living taken to the next level.

Heathwood Eleven Altamont

In the heart of North York

Set amidst tree-lined streets in the very heart of one of North York’s most sought-after established neighbourhoods, Eleven Altamont will afford cosmopolitan living in an intimate residential enclave, only minutes from everything that matters. Live just steps away from schools, parks, transportation and fabulous shopping.

Vibrant outdoor living is an integral part of Eleven Altamont. At the centre of the community is a landscaped courtyard where residents come together to relax, mingle and socialize. Walkways, trees and a parkette offer a soothing touch of green, while shaded benches invite you to rest and watch the world go by. This is your sanctuary, a retreat to come home to after a busy day.

Stroll through parks, savour international cuisines, send your kids to the best schools, enjoy a theatre production, hop on the subway and be downtown in minutes. Edithvale Park and Community Centre is steps away and offers a host of fun children’s activities, the Toronto Centre for the Arts provides world-class entertainment, and Mel Lastman Square hosts numerous civic events.

Heathwood Eleven Altamont

Highlight features include an eight-ft. front door, smooth nine-ft. ceilings throughout all three levels, eight-ft. interior doors with stained nickel lever handles and hinges, central air and a Smart Home Package that includes a home hub, smart thermostat video doorbell and more.

The master ensuite boasts an upgraded furniture-style vanity and free-standing tub and frameless glass shower with rain shower-style showerhead. For all bathrooms, you have your choice of granite or quartz countertops.

Epicurean tastes

For epicurean tastes, gourmet kitchens come with custom designed cabinetry with extended upper cabinets, your choice of granite or quartz square edge countertops, choice of designer selected tile backsplash, soft close doors and drawers and a premium appliance package.

Step outside your new luxury town and into the nearby great outdoors, with private rooftop terraces with a natural gas barbecue connection, on each terrace, and exclusive shared outdoor amenities, including seating areas, exercise areas, bicycle storage, pet zones and play areas.

Register now at heathwood.com

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M2M Condos

M2M by Aoyuan International showcases new options for families living in condos

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M2M by Aoyuan International showcases new options for families living in condos

M2M by Aoyuan International, is an 8.6-acre master-planned community near Yonge and Finch subway designed to encourage a healthy urban lifestyle. When M2M is complete, it will be a fully-integrated live-work-play neighbourhood with 1,650 new residences, a community centre, a daycare, 180,000 sq. ft. of retail and office space, and a new public park. Aoyuan’s master plan and intelligently designed interior suite layouts provide a variety of living options for families in different stages of life.

Aoyuan has built a fully furnished three-bedroom model inside the M2M Presentation Centre. Showcasing a 1,101 sq. ft. corner unit with floor-to-ceiling windows with a 220 sq. ft. outdoor space, the model illustrates how M2M condo living doesn’t compromise on comfort and privacy typically found in single-family homes.

Model suite visitors will appreciate the walnut wood flooring, clean lines and gold accent detailing – finishes that reference the overall aesthetic of the development. Arriving at the suite, a spacious foyer sets a welcoming, family friendly tone. There is room for extra storage and benches to keep the assortment of hats, gloves, backpacks and after-school sports equipment under control, plus gallery walls for family photos.

The heart of the home, the kitchen features a thick Caesarstone countertop and island with waterfall edge on both ends, complemented by a beautiful white marble tile backsplash in Moroccan arabesque pattern. The kitchen includes integrated appliances, Kohler sink fixtures, and under-cabinet lighting, features that are standard in all of M2M’s T1 tower suites as per plans. Additional counter space pulls out from between the microwave and the dishwasher when needed – a smart, space-saving convenience.

The open-concept dining area features sculptural lighting set above a sleek wood table connecting the kitchen to the main living room. Bedrooms, thoughtfully located on opposite ends of this suite, maximize privacy and tranquility. This three-bedroom layout also includes two bathrooms, a walk-in laundry with a 27-inch efficient washer and dryer and storage closet, and optimizes access to natural light throughout.

A first for the condominium market in Toronto, Aoyuan is including electrochromic glass which comes standard with interior bedroom-suites, to provide a choice between clear glass and frosted privacy glass controlled by a wall switch. Marketed as M2M Switchable Smart Glass, visitors can experience this innovative feature at the touch of a switch.

Visit the Presentation Centre and Model Suite, located at 5851 Yonge St..The Presentation Centre is open from noon to 7 p.m. Monday to Friday, and from noon to 6 p.m. weekends; closed Fridays. For further information or an appointment call (416.901.2720) or visit the website.


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M2M by Aoyuan International

M2M by Aoyuan International focuses on healthy living in Toronto

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M2M by Aoyuan International focuses on healthy living in Toronto

When translated, Aoyuan, means “Olympic garden.” Founded in 1996, Aoyuan International‘s trademark philosophy is building healthy lifestyles. As an international developer, with projects in China, Hong Kong, Australia, Vancouver and Toronto, the company’s mission is to integrate residential real estate, with sports and recreational amenities. To date, M2M is the largest master-planned community by this developer in Canada.

M2M is not only a two-minute walk from the Yonge-Finch subway, but it will have underground access to the future Yonge and Cummer subway stop. Replacing an outdated plaza, this infill community will encompass the full 8.6 acres, and will include 1,650 residences, a daycare, a community centre, and more than 180,000 sq. ft. of office and retail space.

Well-equipped work space.
Well-equipped work space.

Weaving an urban fabric

Recognizing the need for larger, family friendly suites, Aoyuan wanted to create a condo community that appealed to a wide range of buyers. Not only will residents have the use of the 30,000-sq.-ft. community centre, but exclusive outdoor areas will be designated as quiet, or active, zones. These zones will be positioned over a two-level internal courtyard – ideal for reading, mediating or yoga. In addition to the two-storey fitness centre, the rooftop pool will offer spectacular city views. The project also includes a well-equipped work space with a boardroom for private meetings and presentations for those who prefer to work from home.

M2M block party
M2M block party

A public park and a public right-of-way will connect residents and adjacent neighbours with an east-west pedestrian laneway off of Yonge Street, which, in turn, will be connected to a network of smaller scaled streets that wind throughout the M2M community.

Steps from the subway line and 24-hour transit, this Yonge Street location is truly a transportation hub, making it easy for those who have offsite destinations, including work, school and entertainment, as well as all that the city has to offer. Within this all-encompassing environment, M2M residents have access to onsite services, retail and recreational amenities.

Retail space and pedestrian laneways.
Retail space and pedestrian laneways.

Planning and design

Toronto’s Wallman Architects had their work cut out for them, as it was Aoyuan’s mission to integrate M2M with the surrounding community, while giving it a distinctive presence. An eight-storey residential podium will include much-needed shops and services on the western side of Yonge Street. A lower podium, with integrated townhomes, will directly face a park for a more intimate streetscape. Here, townhomes will include front patios and gardens that are in tune with the landscaped park.

Gym and yoga studios
Gym and yoga studios

On the exterior facade, ceramic materials will be embedded in glass for a translucent, textured appearance. The visually appealing technique, not only helps to maintain privacy, while still allowing for natural light, but it also strategically camouflages those levels that require mechanical equipment.

Gym and yoga studios
Gym and yoga studios

Working closely with one of Toronto’s top interior architecture and design studios, U31, Aoyuan was adamant about integrating natural elements into modern living spaces. The healthy community concept ensures that maximum natural light is complemented with organic forms and materials for a serene, Zen-style environment.

It takes a village

With more than 300 major residential and commercial properties in China, Australia and Canada, it’s important to the major players that Aoyuan communicates their healthy living and intelligent lifestyle values to the community at large. Part of this includes their direct involvement with local initiatives and sports teams, as well as engaging the public in real-time activities.

Indoor/outdoor children's play area.
Indoor/outdoor children’s play area.

More than 600 people came out to the M2M Block Party that was held in a 9,000-sq.-ft. parking lot. Aoyan transformed the lot into a pop-up park and playground, with real grass, cedar trees and a variety of lawn games. Complimentary yoga, Tai Chi and stretch classes were also offered. And like their target market, young families and seniors were able to embrace the healthy living concept.

The model suite and sales office are now open at 5851 Yonge St.

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