Yesterday we took a look at The Carlaw, Streetcar Developments' new condominium project under construction at Dundas and Carlaw, where Leslieville and South Riverdale meet. The two venerable East Toronto neighbourhoods are experiencing lots of infill development and are on the rise. A formerly industrial district, the area is rapidly changing into a thriving mixed-use community.
Streetcar Developments has even more in store for the neighbourhood. Immediately east of The Carlaw construction site, a 7-storey boutique condominium known as The Taylor will soon add another 96 condominium units to the area. Currently the site of a pair of connected single-storey commercial properties at 1220 and 1230 Dundas East, they will come down once the City permits are in to make way for the Taylor's shoring and excavation work.
Seen from our perch above the Carlaw construction site, the improvement that the Taylor will bring to the area seems pretty obvious.
The project's exterior will be finished in an innovative cladding material known as Öko Skin. The material consists of concrete slats roughly the same height of a brick, yet much wider. Öko Skin is a low maintenance alternative to wood, stone and brick cladding and rarely requires sanding or repainting, while allowing individual elements to be replaced easily.
The Taylor is launching this Spring, with details of the units coming soon. With its neighbour The Carlaw to the west, we look forward to the continued revitalization and densification of this block.
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