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Queen & Ashbridge is the name of a new redevelopment coming to the Queen and Coxwell area of east Toronto. A joint development between Riocan Living and Context, the project has an A-plus location straddling the heighbourhoods of Leslieville and The Beach. The plan includes a 17-storey condo, a 17 storey rental residence and more than 16,000 sq. ft. of retail. qacondos.com

Hot tips for investors

Over the last few months, the pandemic has given way to record-low mortgage rates, making real estate investment more attractive despite economic uncertainty. Cara Hirsch, a veteran real estate investor and leading industry expert behind Hirsch + Associates, believes now is a great time to buy.

Here are her top five tips and tricks for potential purchasers:

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Canada’s largest design exposition and conference, IDS Toronto (IDS21), will move its annual event to May 13 to 16, 2021 at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre.

New TCDSB school coming to Etobicoke

Cutting-edge classrooms are part of the plan for a brand new Toronto Catholic District School Board elementary school in Etobicoke.

The school will be located on the former Toronto District School Board site of the old Buttonwood Hill school at 100 Allanhurst Dr., in the Royal York Road and Eglinton Avenue area. The Ontario government says it is contributing $15.9 million to the project, creating 88 more childcare spaces in Etobicoke. The new school will accommodate 600 students and is part of the province’s commitment to invest $12 billion over 10 years in new and existing schools, more than $500 million this year alone.

1414 Bayview

The sales gallery for Gairloch Developments’ new 1414 Bayview condominium is now open at 1416 Bayview Ave.

This eight-storey, midrise project features only 44 suites in total, with a mix of one-, two- and three-bedroom designs.

Located just north of Merton Street on the west side of Bayview Avenue and within walking distance to Bennington Heights and Moore Park, 1414 Bayview sales will be managed by local real estate team The Heaps Estrin Team. Prices start from $650,000.


Eglinton Crosstown news

Last month, the Ontario government announced it is extending tunneling work on the Eglinton Crosstown westwards towards Etobicoke and into Mississauga, and opened a Request for Proposals to advance the project.

Premier Doug Ford says the province is working with the Greater Toronto Airport Authority for a connection to Pearson Airport and that Eglinton Avenue would not be closed during the work.

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Waterfront Toronto’s plan to build a connected walkway along the water’s edge has been in the works since 2006. This rendering of the detailed boardwalk design shows a portion of the East Bayfront. The 158-metre boardwalk would run along the Water’s Edge Promenade at the foot of Sherbourne Common. Designed in a herringbone pattern using Thermowood Ash, the boardwalk would be six metres wide and would run the full length of East Bayfront, from Parliament to the Jarvis Street Slip.

Buyer-friendly deposit structure at JAC Condos

JAC Condos at Jarvis and Carlton is getting ready to launch with a buyer-friendly deposit structure.

Graywood and Phantom are offering a generous limited time offer deposit structure that calls for five per cent of the purchase price to be paid in 2020; five per cent in 2021; five per cent in 2022 and the remaining five per cent at closing.

The project plan includes keeping the facade of the original 1902 Beaux Arts heritage house (inset) despite a fire late last year. The facade will be merged with a new podium-tower designed by Turner Fleischer Architects.

Units range from studios to three-bedroom suites, with pricing starting in the $400,000s.

The condo is less than 200 metres from Ryerson and right across the street from Allan Gardens.

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Ontario is one step closer to two-way, all-day rail service along the Kitchener Line, with the excavation of tunnel one (of two rail tunnels) underneath Hwys. 401 and 409. Excavation of the second tunnel is expected to be completed in late 2020.

One Twenty to begin construction

Congratulations to the Mountainview Homes’ team – they are starting construction on the One Twenty Condominiums community this month.

This walkable and pedestrian friendly Fonthill community is perfect for active families of any age. Located in Niagara Region, it’s minutes from amenities and surrounded by wineries, The Falls and downtown Niagara Falls. Suites are available from the low $400,000s.


York University Markham Centre Campus is a go

Late last month, the Ontario government announced funding support for York University’s new Markham Centre Campus, the first publicly assisted university in York Region.

The location of the five-acre campus is just north of Hwy. 407 next to the Markham Pan Am Centre. It will be within a 10-minute walk of the Unionville GO Station and the Hwy. 7 VivaNext transit corridor.

The $275-million campus is set to open in the fall of 2023.

Markham Mayor Frank Scarpitti says the shovel-ready project “will provide students with workplacebased learning opportunities while they study and local job prospects when they graduate.”

28 Eastern one of the first to market after lockdown

New condo launches are picking up steam now that we’ve entered Stage 3. One that is getting plenty of attention is Alterra’s 28 Eastern Condos – a bold new midrise condominium that’s steps from the Cherry Street YMCA in Corktown.

With the planned Ontario Line’s Corktown Subway Station nearby, the location will be very well connected.

Currently, the King streetcar whisks you into the heart of the financial district in minutes, and you can easily walk or bike to the shops and restaurants of King Street East from the location, as well as to the Distillery District, St. Lawrence Market, George Brown College, Corktown Commons, and the Canary District.

With an incredible rooftop terrace and beautiful city views, as well as a range of modern indoor and outdoor amenities, 28 Eastern will be a doorbuster.


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