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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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Midtown Toronto

Midtown Toronto – where exactly is that?

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Midtown Toronto – where exactly is that?

Mention the neighbourhood Midtown Toronto, and people generally react in one of two ways. “Where exactly is that?? – the inference being that in a growing city of this size, pinpointing where the centre is, well… difficult, to say the least.

And once realizing “Midtown” is roughly defined by Bloor Street to the south, Eglinton Avenue to the north, Bayview to the east and around Dufferin Street to the west, people often think “Old Toronto.”

And in the context of real estate, that means high-priced.

Increasingly accessible

Indeed, with neighbourhoods such as Rosedale, Forest Hill, Deer Park, Summerhill and Yonge & Eglinton, Midtown is generally affluent and exclusive. Signature detached homes in any of these areas can easily run into the multi-million-dollar range.

However, new developments coming on the scene, particularly some landmark highrise condominiums, are making the area increasingly accessible to a variety of residents.

Once commonly known as “Yonge & Eligible,” due to its popularity among young single professionals, Yonge and Eglinton is quickly becoming one of Toronto’s most desirable neighbourhoods, appealing to a variety of lifestyles.

Boasting five-star restaurants, boutiques, diverse retail services, schools and corporate head offices, residents have plenty of options for work and play right out their front door.

Crosstown traffic

If a great midtown location isn’t enough, proximity to transit is also a significant appeal of this area, being right on the Yonge Street subway line. And come 2021, moving about the city will get even easier, with the expected opening of the Eglinton Crosstown LRT.

Slightly off the beaten trail, wander over to nearby Davisville Village, Mount Pleasant Village and Forest Hill Village for a taste of what that Old Toronto was like, still with small, independent shops and nice little parkettes.

Select condo projects

The Eglinton by Menkes Developments

Y&S Condos by Tribute Communities

625 Yonge St. by Edenshaw Developments

e2 Condos by RioCan Living

2128 Yonge St. by Reserve Properties

1 Eglinton East by Davpart Inc.

Line 5 South by Reserve Properties

Location, location, location

Bloor Street to the south, Eglinton Avenue to the north, Bayview Avenue to the east and around Dufferin Street to the west

Key landmarks

  • Yonge Eglinton Centre
  • Casa Loma
  • Spadina Park
  • Forest Hill Village
  • Davisville Village
  • Mount Pleasant Village


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Plaza Midtown

Plaza Midtown

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Plaza Midtown

Plaza is launching their new condo in one of Toronto’s most desirable neighbourhoods

It’s no wonder that Yonge and Eglinton has become one of the most desirable places to live in Toronto.

It’s at the centre of a public transit hub and a dynamic business environment, and has a wealth of shopping, dining and entertainment choices.

While the legions of 20-somethings who worked and played in the neighbourhood inspired the area’s ‘Young and Eligible’ nickname, Yonge and Eglinton is truly a neighbourhood for everyone, from singles to families to baby boomers. The community is rich in amenities such as schools, parks, trails and sports facilities and has programs and activities for all ages.

In March, Plaza will launch a new condominium between Holly Street and Dunfield Avenue, Plaza Midtown, in a prime location in the heart of this vibrant community. The project continues Plaza’s winning tradition of building in Toronto’s most sought-after, transit-oriented neighbourhoods. As well as easy access to the subway and the new Crosstown LRT line, just steps away are shops, eateries, services and parks; Sunnybrook Hospital is also nearby.

Locations on subway lines plus excellent service has proven to be a winning formula for Plaza, Toronto’s leading residential condominium construction and development company.

“We find for most of our condo buyers, the subway is their top priority,” says Scott McLellan, senior vice president at Plaza. They also enjoy living in highly walkable neighbourhoods that offer great shopping, dining and entertainment.

Identified by the province as one of five Urban Growth Centres in Toronto, Yonge and Eglinton’s exciting transformation continues, attracting not only condo development, but new businesses including popular retailers such as Lululemon, Sephora, Indigo and Winners and hot new restaurants.

Plaza Midtown offers buyers the opportunity to be near all the action of Yonge and Eglinton, as well as close to peaceful, tree-lined residential streets with older homes where young parents push baby strollers and dog owners walk their pets.

The project will include two towers — a 34-storey tower on Dunfield and a second 27-storey building on Holly Street that will include eight townhomes. The towers will be connected by an underground passageway and there will be two sets of five-star amenities including spectacular lobbies, decks with barbecues, party and dining rooms, an outdoor pool and state-of-the-art fitness facility.

The buildings of Plaza Midtown are designed by award-winning Quadrangle Architects, the firm responsible for some of the city’s most visionary projects. The landscape architect is Sibylle von Knobloch of NAK Design Group, renowned for creating some of the city’s most thoughtfully designed outdoor spaces.

Suites include one-plus den layouts, 600 to 730 square feet in size; two-bedroom plans, including many corner or wide-shallow units; and three-bedroom units from 825 to 900 square feet. Townhomes will be 1,300 to 1,700 square feet, offering the feel of lowrise living combined with the conveniences of the condo lifestyle, in a prime location.

Plaza’s generous two-bedroom suites were an instant hit with buyers at some of its other projects. With lowrise homes beyond the affordability realm of many buyers, the suites offer a practical alternative and room to grow.

“The two-bedroom suites have become very attractive to every single market segment, including the empty nester, the investor and the first-time buyer. These suites give people the flexibility to stay for a long time,” says McLellan.

As well as the superbly designed buildings and suites in the best locations in the city, Plaza buyers appreciate the company’s commitment to customer service.

Plaza was a finalist in the highrise category of Tarion’s prestigious 2016 Homeowners’ Choice Awards, that recognize home builders who provide consistently high quality of construction, design and customer service.

“We have more customer care people assigned to a project than many other builders,” says McLellan. “Our team works closely with buyers to make sure they have a satisfying experience. Our goal is to have zero deficiencies and to provide buyers with new suites that are as ready as if they are walking into a new hotel suite.”

For more information on Plaza and its coming projects, visit PurePlaza.com.


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