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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.

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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 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 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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416.901.2720


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Aoyuan introduces M2M Condos to community with neighbourhood block party

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Aoyuan Property Group recently introduced its M2M Condos in North York to the community with a pop-up park and block party.

Newtonbrook Plaza in the Yonge and Finch area was transformed with 9,000 sq. ft. of real grass, cedar trees and lawn games, including life-sized Jenga, chess and Connect 4.

About 600 people from the neighbourhood and around the city came to check out the lush green pop-up park and engaged in various activities, including complimentary yoga, tai chi and Essentrics stretch classes. The party also featured a healthy gourmet barbecue and a variety of interactive entertainment.

M2M 2

Aoyuan, an international real estate developer known for integrating health and wellness amenities within its master-planned communities, is laying roots in Toronto. The company will transform the dated shopping plaza and parking lot near Yonge and Finch subway and GO station into M2M Condos, North York’s first true live-work-play community.

Plans for the 8.6-acre site include five residential condo towers, 180,000 sq. ft. of office and retail space, a daycare, community centre and a new public park. A new active laneway will connect the new public park to Yonge Street, facilitating access for the neighbourhood. A network of smaller scaled streets will wind through the M2M community, connecting residents to the new park and playground, and finer-grade retail.

M2M 3

The pop-up park installation and free community was intended to provide the neighbourhood a preview of Aoyuan’s plans for the newmixed-use village that will soon begin to take shape.

“Newtonbrook is set to become new destination for North York,” says Vince Santino, senior vice-president of development of Aoyuan. “It will have all the conveniences typical of a downtown neighbourhood.You really won’t have to go anywhere far if you live here. We are excited to be celebrating these changes with the Yonge and Finch community while introducing them to Aoyuan’s focus on healthy living.”

As part of Aoyuan’s emphasis on putting healthy living first, there will also be a large fitness and wellness component to M2M’s amenities. Interconnected greenspaces connect a wide range of suites from one-bedrooms to larger townhome units. Third floor condo amenities include a theatre and children’s play area, along with a double height yoga lounge and fitness studio that faces an internal courtyard. The ninth floor features a barbecue, party room and waterfall infinity pool with prime western exposure.

Following the sold-out success of the initial launch in June, Aoyuan is now releasing brand new suites at M2M.Located on the upper floors of M2M’s first tower, the new layouts will have breathtaking views of nearby residential greenspace, a new park to the East and urban landscapes that stretch down Yonge Street.

For more information or to register, visit m2mcondos.com

 

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Aoyuan caps off Phase 1 of Yonge-Finch development with new release of tower suites

Following the sold-out success of their initial launch in June, Aoyuan is now releasing brand new suites at M2M this fall. Located on the upper floors of M2M’s first tower, the new layouts will have breathtaking views of nearby residential greenspace, a new park to the East and urban landscapes that stretch down Yonge Street.

This tower will be the first of a new master-planned neighbourhood that will transform a dated shopping plaza and parking lot near Yonge and Finch subway into North York’s first true live-work-play community. Located 100 metres from Yonge and Finch subway and GO stations, the master plan includes five new residential condo towers, 180,000 square feet of office and retail, a daycare, community centre and new public park.

As part of Aoyuan’s emphasis on putting healthy living first, third floor condo amenities include a theatre and children’s play area along with a double height yoga lounge and fitness studio that faces an internal courtyard. The ninth floor features a barbecue, party room, and waterfall infinity pool with prime western exposure. Interconnected green spaces connect a wide range of suites from one-bedrooms to larger townhome units.

“We are very excited about the way the building is addressing the new park to the east,” says M2M’s architect Rudy Wallman. “Functionality and views from the suites were another key focus of the design. Balconies face the park while light-filled living spaces take advantage of views of an internal courtyard.”

Integrating natural elements with modern living, interior spaces have been thoughtfully designed by one of Toronto’s top interior design firms, Union 31. A grand two-storey residential lobby welcomes residents with natural materials infused with a blend of metallics and warm surfaces to create a serene Zen environment. Lobby features include oversized planters reflecting the natural outdoor landscape, a back-lit onyx reception desk, natural stone walls, warm wood ceilings and glamorous accents akin to a lush international hotel-style lobby.

“Aoyuan’s approach to creating healthy communities was central to the design, strongly influencing our use of natural materials and forms, and ensuring maximum access to natural light throughout the building,” says Kelly Cray, principal of U31 Design.

Inside the suites, custom kitchens were designed with highutility in mind and includes fully integrated appliances. Carefully thought-out kitchens maximize efficiency, with storage needs provided by walk-in closets in select units. Multiple finish options suit diverse personalities and tastes.

New suite releases at M2M Condos Phase One range from 385 to 1,255 square feet. Visit the Sales Centre, located at 5851 Yonge Street. For further information call or email.

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Saturday in Downsview Park by Mattamy Homes

Saturday in Downsview Park by Mattamy Homes

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COMING SOON “Saturday in Downsview Park” is the only condominium bordering the park

Mattamy’s newest condominium is “Saturday in Downsview Park“, where there’s an endless array of events and activities at your door. North York’s Downsview Park offers 291 acres of outdoor living and nature at its finest. There are open-air concerts and a weekend Merchants Market with more than 500 vendors. Year-round sports leagues include basketball, soccer, and hockey, or try indoor rock climbing or go karts. The park’s lush greenspace will draw you outside, where steps away is the Meadow overlooking a sparkling Lake, and the four-kilometre Circuit path attracts cyclists and walkers alike.

Actual North View Photo
Actual North View Photo

Mattamy Homes‘ “Saturday in Downsview Park” is the only condominium bordering the park. The first building will be a boutique, 10-storey midrise that offers professionals, families, and first-time buyers an incredible lifestyle opportunity. Those new to the area, along with current residents who already love the convenience of their established neighbourhood, will find living just 20 minutes to downtown, fast access to major highways and a home in the park, simply irresistible.

Suite choices will include one-bedroom, one-bedroom plus den, two-bedroom and two-bedroom plus den layouts, starting from 548 square feet. Many designs have spectacular outdoor terraces and patios which extend the living space providing a seamless connection with the park next door.

Coming soon – Saturday in Downsview Park.
Coming soon – Saturday in Downsview Park.

The first building will have about 240 suites with beautiful appointments and amenities. The lobby features Study nooks, communal meeting areas, and 24/7 Concierge service, while beyond, residents and their guests will find many ways to enjoy the park-inspired lifestyle. Amenities will include a stunning party room complete with catering kitchen, dining room and a walkout to an outdoor terrace; a chic Gathering Gallery plus a landscaped courtyard. There is a modern fitness room and separate yoga studio, plus a children’s’ playroom/flex space adjoining the party room. A convenient dog wash area ensures nobody is forgotten in this condominium.

This great location is now served by Downsview Park GO and TTC station, making access to the entire city fast and easy. There’s also a link with the Barrie GO Transit line and it’s only three stops to Yorkdale, and York University.

Lush courtyard entry at "Saturday in Downsview Park".
Lush courtyard entry at “Saturday in Downsview Park”.

About Mattamy Homes

Mattamy Homes is the largest privately owned homebuilder in North America, with a 40-year history of operations across the United States and Canada. Every year, Mattamy helps 7,000 families realize their dream of home ownership. In the United States, the company is represented in 10 markets – Charlotte, Raleigh, Phoenix, Tucson, Jacksonville, Orlando (where its US head office is located), Tampa, Sarasota, Naples and Southeast Florida – and in Canada, its communities stretch across the Greater Toronto Area, as well as in Ottawa, Calgary and Edmonton. Visit the website for further information.

Make every day a Saturday! Suites priced from the $300,000s. Register now at MattamyHomes.com.


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COVER STORY: M2M Condos

COVER STORY: M2M Condos

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Aoyuan International unveils official plans for 8.6-acre Master Plan to Transform Shopping Plaza Site into North York’s First Complete Live-Work-Play Community

Bringing their broad lifestyle intelligence about real estate and the built environment to Toronto, Aoyuan International will transform a dated shopping plaza and parking lot near Yonge and Finch subway into North York’s first true live-work-play community. The Hong-Kong listed developer group is rebuilding the arterial site to become a complete mixed-use community and family-friendly destination for both residents and adjacent neighbours. As Aoyuan’s largest community in Canada to date, M2M‘s master plan includes five new residential condo towers, 180,000 square feet of office and retail, a daycare, community centre and new public park.

“M2M will become a new destination for North York – a residential community with rich retail and office space, framed by an active new public park on the east,” says Vince Santino, senior vice president — development (Eastern Canada), Aoyuan Property Holdings (Canada) Ltd. “With Aoyuan’s healthy lifestyle intelligence baked into the master plan, M2M Condos will bring resort-like amenities, and the conveniences typical of a downtown neighbourhood to North Toronto. It will have everything. You really won’t have to go anywhere far if you live at M2M.”

Phase I of the new development will include 810 residential units, 35,000 square feet of retail commercial space facing Yonge Street and 40,000 square feet of office. A daycare and community centre will be integrated into Phase II. A new east-west active laneway will connect the new public park to Yonge Street, facilitating access and programming for the neighbourhood. A network of smaller scaled streets will wind through the M2M community, connecting residents to the new park and playground, and finer-grade retail.

Planned anchor tenants facing Yonge Street include a new corporate headquarters for Aoyuan, with a signature corner façade to mark their growing presence in Toronto. M2M is located approximately 150 metres from Yonge and Finch subway and GO stations, and will provide underground access to the future Yonge and Cummer subway stop.

As part of Aoyuan’s emphasis on putting healthy living first, there is a large fitness and wellness component to M2M’s amenities. Interconnected green spaces connect a wide range of suites from one-bedrooms to larger townhome units. Third floor condo amenities include a theatre and children’s play area along with a double height yoga lounge and fitness studio that faces an internal courtyard. The ninth floor features a barbecue, party room, and waterfall infinity pool with prime western exposure.

Showcasing distinctive architecture by Toronto’s Wallman Architects, a series of geometric glass block forms frame the site with playful textures to differentiate different faces of the building. “We are very excited about the way the building is addressing the new park to the east. We had an opportunity to design a very open and engaging façade anchored by townhomes that have direct access to the street,” says Rudy Wallman. “Functionality and views from the suites were another key focus of the design. Balconies face the park while light-filled living spaces take advantage of views of an internal courtyard.”

Integrating natural elements with modern living, interior spaces have been thoughtfully designed by one of Toronto’s top interior firms, Union 31. A grand two-storey residential lobby welcomes residents with natural materials infused with a blend of metallics and warm surfaces to create a serene Zen environment. Lobby features include oversized planters reflecting the natural outdoor landscape, a back-lit onyx reception desk, natural stone walls, warm wood ceilings and glamorous accents akin to a lush international hotel-style lobby.

Inside the suites, custom kitchens were designed with high-utility in mind and includes fully integrated appliances. Carefully thoughtout kitchens maximize efficiency, with storage needs provided by walk-in closets in select units. Multiple finish options suit diverse personalities and tastes.

“Aoyuan’s approach to creating healthy communities was central to the design, strongly influencing our use of natural materials and forms, and ensuring maximum access to natural light throughout the building,” says Kelly Cray, principal of U31 Design.

Suites in M2M Condos Phase One range from 500 to 1,400 square feet, priced from the $389,900s. To register visit the website.

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BUILDER PROFILE: Plaza

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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.


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