Project Essentials / dataBase – detailed project information, floor plans, renderings
Projects & Construction Thread  I  Real Estate Thread
Canary District Condominiums 
Front Street and Mill Street, Toronto
Developer: DundeeKilmer, Dream Unlimited

Canary District Condominiums | 36m | 11s | DundeeKilmer | KPMB

Discussion in 'Buildings' started by yyzer, Apr 10, 2012.

  1. yyzer

    yyzer Senior Member

    Joined:
    Apr 23, 2007
    Messages:
    3,380
    Likes Received:
    115
    Location:
    Mississauga
    "the largest urban village in Toronto's history is ready to soar"

    http://canarydistrict.com/

    thx to @buzzbuzzhome twitter feed for the tip..

    /as these are condos, assuming this is separate from the Pan Am athletes' village?..
     
    Last edited: Apr 10, 2012
    #1

  2. adHominem

    adHominem Active Member

    Joined:
    Dec 8, 2009
    Messages:
    923
    Likes Received:
    321
    Location:
    Bloordale
    As in, The Canary diner?
     
    #2
  3. Lenser

    Lenser Senior Member

    Joined:
    Dec 7, 2011
    Messages:
    2,055
    Likes Received:
    1,056
    Location:
    Leslieville
    I'm guessing so.

    I went to the site. Pretty saccharine music they had going.

    I'll miss the old Canary. I had many a brekkie in there at one point. Used to have studio space in the old trucking terminal on Mill St., east of Cherry - pulverized by dozers in the redevelopment of the area.
     
    #3
  4. adHominem

    adHominem Active Member

    Joined:
    Dec 8, 2009
    Messages:
    923
    Likes Received:
    321
    Location:
    Bloordale
    Me too.

    I'm of course fully aware that this developer had nothing to do with the Canary closing, but this name puts me in mind of one of those "Let's raze this forest grove and put up a subdivision and call it Forest Grove" deals, and it just puts me in a pissy mood. I hate marketing some days.
     
    #4
  5. AlbertC

    AlbertC Senior Member

    Joined:
    Apr 24, 2007
    Messages:
    3,386
    Likes Received:
    392
    Location:
    Osprey Heights
    With Waterfront Toronto's involvement in this project, I'm pretty sure it's part of the Pan Am Village.

    Also check out the background image on Dundee Kilmer's website:

    http://dundeekilmercondos.com/
     
    #5
  6. AlbertC

    AlbertC Senior Member

    Joined:
    Apr 24, 2007
    Messages:
    3,386
    Likes Received:
    392
    Location:
    Osprey Heights
  7. MBS

    MBS Active Member

    Joined:
    Oct 1, 2007
    Messages:
    255
    Likes Received:
    1
    Location:
    Toronto
    Is this at the southwest corner of Front + Cherry?
     
    #7
  8. Johnny Kay

    Johnny Kay Active Member

    Joined:
    Jun 26, 2007
    Messages:
    142
    Likes Received:
    0
    trying to work out the orientation. Is that Cherry Street in the back right, with Front Street coming through? I like it.
     
    #8
  9. yyzer

    yyzer Senior Member

    Joined:
    Apr 23, 2007
    Messages:
    3,380
    Likes Received:
    115
    Location:
    Mississauga
    more info from www.talkcondo.com it is indeed at Front & Cherry...

    -Will house approximately 1,200 new units
    -Improved infrastructure including new roads and public spaces featuring the Front Street promenade and re-construction of Eastern Avenue and Cherry Street which will include a new streetcar route.
    -A brand new 82,000 square foot YMCA which will be used as a training facility during the Pan Am Games.

    Master Plan of Canary District Condos, pic courtesy of talkcondo.com...

    [​IMG]
     
    Last edited: Apr 10, 2012
    #9
  10. innsertnamehere

    innsertnamehere Senior Member

    Joined:
    Mar 8, 2010
    Messages:
    9,020
    Likes Received:
    1,879
    Location:
    Hipsterville
    wait, so will this all be one developer undo the same condo name?
     
    #10
  11. grey

    grey Senior Member

    Joined:
    Apr 29, 2007
    Messages:
    3,611
    Likes Received:
    192
    Location:
    Corktown
    Awful website for such a nice development.
     
    #11
  12. Tulse

    Tulse Senior Member

    Joined:
    Jan 28, 2010
    Messages:
    2,270
    Likes Received:
    293
    It looks like the old Canary building is being preserved as-is? What will it be re-purposed for?
     
    #12
  13. neubilder

    neubilder Banned

    Joined:
    Oct 17, 2008
    Messages:
    1,037
    Likes Received:
    0
    I kind of like the Canary District website - even the saccharine music. It's a refreshing contrast to the uber-cool trance/techno and the cool dudes and hot sultry babes that populate most of the imagery on these sites. It's more genuine and think it captures something about the potential of this new district. West Don Lands is a clean slate but still rooted in history due to it's context and it's past, and the development model is based more on Scandinavian urbanism than the crass, speculative model that dominates most new development in Toronto. (ie, facadism and 'go for 40 storeys at the OMB')

    And I hope the name 'Canary District' sticks.
     
    #13
  14. Tulse

    Tulse Senior Member

    Joined:
    Jan 28, 2010
    Messages:
    2,270
    Likes Received:
    293
    The name is adorable, but for me it has echoes of Canary Wharf, especially given this area's proximity to the water.
     
    #14
  15. Lenser

    Lenser Senior Member

    Joined:
    Dec 7, 2011
    Messages:
    2,055
    Likes Received:
    1,056
    Location:
    Leslieville
    I don't see the marketing vibe as being more genuine so much as it's simply a different strategy. Hope it works for them. It's certainly not trying to be über cool. I find it a little mawkish.

    I love the Canary building, but are we going to have the Canary District alongside the Distillery District? Or will one cancel the other out. I vote for the latter - it was there first and its industry was very important in the early days of the city.
     
    #15

Share This Page