Symmetry Developments is bringing cool to Etobicoke. The Hive Lofts on The Queensway is a 6 storey, 20 unit condominium at The Queensway and Lady Bank Road, 3 short blocks east of Islington Avenue. Designed by Teeple Architects with interiors by DKStudio (the Louis Vuitton store designers for Canada). Symmetry Developments believes that this area of The Queensway has the potential, with the right development, to become another Bloor West Village. To that end, this Teeple design is cutting edge for Toronto, not watered down for suburban tastes, and something that should make people sit up and take notice. We could have a pioneer here. [PRBREAK]
The majority of the units in The Hive are aimed at first time home buyers with a penchant for modern design. Units range from 523 sq.ft to 1075 sq.ft, with the bulk of the units being one bedroom and one bedroom den, while there a few 2 bedroom and 2 bedroom plus dens. Ceiling heights are 10' for the bulk of the units with exposed concrete ceilings and an open-concept loft aesthetic. Almost all units have a balcony or terrace, up to 290 sq.ft. Prices in the building start from the 240's.
This is exactly the kind of building that UrbanToronto wants to see on our avenues: Mid-rise, ground floor retail, sleek design... and not afraid to be bold outside of the core. The Hive is a sign that developers in this city are growing up, and, if it sells, then it's a sign that the market is growing up too.