This past Saturday marked the Grand Opening of Lash Group Of Companies’ ME Living Condos Presentation Centre on Markham Road at Ellesmere in Scarborough, a project which will utilize urban design principles to rejuvenate a suburban block.  

ME Living Condos, Lash Group of Companies, Turner Fleischer ArchitectsME Living Condos presentation centre, image by Jack Landau

The opening was attended by dozens of interested prospective buyers, as well as Toronto Ward 38 Councillor Glenn De Baeremaeker, who was invited in recognition of his contribution to the project’s planning and urban design. Councillor De Baeremaeker was joined by Howard Rudolph, COO of Lash Group of Companies, Larry Blankenstein, President of Lash Group and Heather Hamilton, Marketing Manager of Lash Group.

ME Living Condos, Lash Group of Companies, Turner Fleischer ArchitectsL-R: Howard Rudolph, Glen De Baeremaeker, Larry Blankenstein, Heather Hamilton, image by Jack Landau

The Turner Fleischer Architects-designed development will consist of 4 towers and a row of townhomes to the east, totalling 640 condominium units and 146 rental apartments. While we have already seen renderings of this project, the grand opening event gave us our first look at the scale model.

ME Living Condos, Lash Group of Companies, Turner Fleischer ArchitectsME Living Condos scale model, image by Jack Landau

The 24-storey tower at the corner of Markham and Ellesmere is the most prominent feature in the model, while its 24, 16 and 12-storey later phases are currently represented with transparent plexiglass models.

ME Living Condos, Lash Group of Companies, Turner Fleischer ArchitectsME Living Condos scale model, image by Jack Landau

The south podium of this tower will feature an outdoor rooftop amenity area with a swimming pool and patio spaces.

ME Living Condos, Lash Group of Companies, Turner Fleischer ArchitectsRooftop amenity area as seen on scale model, image by Jack Landau

ME Living’s four towers and townhouse rows will wrap around a courtyard containing a parkette with a landscaped water feature, doubling as a skating rink during winter months.

ME Living Condos, Lash Group of Companies, Turner Fleischer ArchitectsCourtyard with water feature/skating rink, image by Jack Landau

The development will boast ample street-fronting retail units, a rarity in an area where vehicle traffic vastly exceeds pedestrian traffic. This is sure to add a shot of pedestrian life to this otherwise car oriented community.

ME Living Condos, Lash Group of Companies, Turner Fleischer ArchitectsStreet level retail units fronting onto Markham Road as seen on scale model, image by Jack Landau

In addition to livening up the streetscape with retail and pedestrian activity, Lash Group will also be building a $1 million park adjacent to the development.

ME Living Condos, Lash Group of Companies, Turner Fleischer ArchitectsPublic park planned for the development, image by Jack Landau

We will be back soon with a look at another part of ME Living’s presentation centre; the two model suites. In the meantime, additional information and renderings are available in our dataBase file, 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.