Tricycle Condos – the third phase of the ME Living community
Remember the first time you rode a bike? Definitely scary, those first few rides it must have seemed like the bike itself was in control. Often veering from side to side, travelling faster than you’d have liked, you probably earned a few bumps and bruises along the way; maybe even shed a few tears.
But you persevered. You were passionate that the bike would ultimately be your way out of the neighbourhood. It would lead you on adventures. Learning to ride would symbolize your bravery, your independence, your achievements.
In many ways, learning to ride a bike is like buying a condo. Once you get the hang of the market, you will succeed and be forever grateful.
That’s the perspective of the team at Lash Group, which is launching the third phase of a master-planned community in the heart of Scarborough, called Tricycle Condos, this spring. Following the success of ME and ME2 — the first two condo launches in this new residential community at Markham Road and Ellesmere — the new 14-storey condo from Turner Fleischer Architects, featuring interior designs by the award-winning firm of Tanner Hill Associates, boasts units that are larger than those of the previous phases.
With suites that stretch to an expansive 1,167 sq. ft. and layouts with two- and even three- bedroom plus den designs, there are still a mix of smaller, more efficient units, starting at 537 sq. ft.
The condominium features well appointed, affordable options for today’s first-time buyer and young families, “but we wanted to offer something more with the design of Tricycle,” says Lash Group President, Larry Blankenstein. “While still managing to ensure affordability, we encouraged our design team to create an upscale, boutique-hotel inspired feel that would appeal to young families, as well as first-time buyers, and empty nesters, both in its contemporary design and the amenities being offered.”
Among the most anticipated features of Tricycle, space on the seventh floor has been devoted to creating a private dining area. The lobbies have been designed to respond to residents’ (and their guests) 24-hour lifestyles, and unique spaces have been apportioned to cater to teenage residents looking for a space outside their suite for homework or gaming, while the young and young at heart will enjoy the ground-floor Wi-Fi lounge. A coffee bar and yoga studio, as well as the fitness facilities, party room with catering kitchen, are included in the interior amenity space, while outside is a beautiful outdoor terrace.
“Features and finishes have been a key consideration in the design,” says Blankenstein. “We wanted to offer areas that would be both desirable to our residents and complementary to their interests and lifestyles. Of course, while we were obsessive about the amenity program, in this location, the area might be the most desirable amenity of them all.”
Highlighted by a large open central courtyard with reflective pond (that will convert into an ice skating area in the winter) right in the heart of the Tricycle community, residents have access to unparalleled transit connectivity (including the proposed LRT route) and convenient access to the city’s main highways and major arterial roads.
Beyond ME Living, everything, as Lash sales and marketing manager Heather Hamilton notes, “is within reach,” pointing to the nearby shops and restaurants, Scarborough Town Centre, U of T, Centennial College and the thriving downtown core.
“It’s no accident we called this building Tricycle,” adds Blankenstein. “Like learning to ride a bike, once you learn about this condo, you will never forget it.”
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