The site at 4187 Dundas West has had an longer history than most. For many years a gas station before being converted into a restaurant, in March 2007 Dunpar Homes submitted an application to build a 10-storey condominum on the site to be branded as The Strand. Council did not approve Dunpar's application so the company removed three storeys from the building and appealed to the Ontario Municpal Board in February 2008. Under the name Kingsway Residents Against Poor Planning (KRAPP), the community rallied against the project, but the application won support and Dunpar was granted permission to construct a building of which: "The maximum building height shall not exceed 7 storeys and 24.5 metres."

The Strand became a victim of the recession in 2008 but was later reincarnated by Dunpar as Kingsway Terrace.

Dunpar Homes' Kingsway TerraceDunpar Homes' Kingsway Terrace

Dunpar Homes' Kingsway TerraceDunpar Homes' Kingsway Terrace

Sign for Dunpar Homes' Kingsway TerraceSign for Dunpar Homes' Kingsway Terrace

Kingsway Terrace failed to attract enough buyers and the project was cancelled. Now completely redesigned and being spearheaded by the Monarch Corporation, new advertising at the site is promoting The Epicurean, its byline proclaiming Where Foodies Live. In Part 1 of his UrbanToronto interview from two weeks ago, Brad Carr hinted that "We have a brand new site at Dundas and Prince Edward where we’ll be bringing an 8-storey, more empty-nester-specific building to that market. We expect a more upper-end down-sizing buyer there." Monarch is aiming to attract culinary-inspired buyers here with amenities aimed at entertaining guests.

Hoarding advertising for the Monarch Group's The EpicureanHoarding advertising for the Monarch Group's The Epicurean

As of today, the Monarch Corporation's website has only a 'coming soon' page for The Epicurean but UrbanToronto expects that details should be made public shortly.