Density has been steadily increasing in the Yonge and Eglinton area for generations now. Recently ranked by Toronto Life as 4th in their "Best Places to Live in the City", Yonge and Eglinton placed ahead of 140 Toronto neighbourhoods. Throw in an under-construction LRT line, countless restaurants and shopping destinations and the neighbourhood’s nearly flawless 95/100 walk score, and it is no surprise why the housing market continues to boom in the heart of midtown. With demand for housing in the area remaining high, Tridel has teamed up with Beaux Properties on a new 32-storey condominium known simply as 101 Erskine.

101 Erskine, Tridel, Beaux Properties, CS&P Architects, Toronto101 Erskine scale model, image by Jack Landau

101 Erskine, Tridel, Beaux Properties, CS&P Architects, Toronto101 Erskine scale model, image by Jack Landau

Located roughly one block east of Yonge Street, the site of the CS&P Architects-designed condominium is currently under-utilized as a surface parking lot. The site sits in the relatively high-density community comprised primarily of 1960s-era high-rise apartment blocks interspersed with a gradually shrinking collection of postwar single family homes and townhomes.

101 Erskine, Tridel, Beaux Properties, CS&P Architects, TorontoSite of proposed development, image by Jack Landau

The Yonge and Eglinton area saw its first major boom in high-rise growth in the mid-20th century, when a string of apartment slab-towers were built on the side streets immediately north of Eglinton, cementing the area’s reputation as a high-rise community prefect for younger adults, and spurring on the nickname 'Yonge and Eligible'. A half-century has passed since Yonge and Eglinton experienced its initial housing boom, and the renters, end user buyers and investors continue to flock to the neighbourhood, with developers buying up low-rise properties like single family homes, and 'no-rise' properties like the parking lot occupying the 101 Erskine site amongst others.

101 Erskine, Tridel, Beaux Properties, CS&P Architects, TorontoSite of proposed development, image by Jack Landau

Unlike the barren parking lot seen above, the proposed development will feature a lushly landscaped linear park linking Erskine Avenue with Broadway Avenue to the south, along with private garden and terrace spaces for 101 Erskine residents to enjoy. The development will add 421 condominium suites plus 10 luxury townhomes to the growing neighbourhood. Newly released renderings show the interior of some of these suites, designed by interior design firm UNION31. The 2 bedroom + den penthouse suite seen below, will occupy over 1,500 square feet of space on the building's 31st floor.

101 Erskine, Tridel, Beaux Properties, CS&P Architects, TorontoRendering of living room in PH10 unit, image courtesy of Tridel

101 Erskine, Tridel, Beaux Properties, CS&P Architects, TorontoRendering of kitchen in PH10 unit, image courtesy of Tridel

Even larger units are available, like the three 2,354 square-foot townhomes (out of a total of ten) planned for the ground level.

101 Erskine, Tridel, Beaux Properties, CS&P Architects, TorontoRendering of living room in townhouse units 3,5 and 7, image courtesy of Tridel

101 Erskine, Tridel, Beaux Properties, CS&P Architects, TorontoRendering of kitchen in townhouse units 3,5 and 7, image courtesy of Tridel

While the larger suites depicted above are listed for upwards of $1 million, several mid-priced suites are being sold at 101 Erskine, including this 2-bedroom, 788 square-foot suite on the 14th floor.

101 Erskine, Tridel, Beaux Properties, CS&P Architects, TorontoFloorplan of unit 2A at 101 Erskine, image courtesy of Tridel

For additional information including project facts and renderings, consult our dataBase file for the project, linked below. Want to get involved in the discussion? Check out the associated Forum threads, or voice your opinion in the comments section provided at the bottom of this page.