Infill developments support the goals of the province and the City of Toronto in providing additional density throughout urban centres. Located a short walk west from King and Bathurst Streets, Fieldgate Homes is developing 90 Niagara, a 45-unit boutique condominium designed by Giannone Petricone Associates that helps meet these goals. 

Two-storey residences front Niagara Street, image courtesy of Fieldgate HomesTwo-storey residences front Niagara Street, image courtesy of Fieldgate Homes

Seven two-storey townhomes, clad in red brick, will line Niagara Street. A setback above the second floor allows the units above to breathe while also making room for balconies which stretch the length of the building. The facade will be articulated with concrete and siding as a homage to the industrial past of the neighbourhood. 

Rear view of 90 Niagara, image courtesy of Fieldgate HomesRear view of 90 Niagara, image courtesy of Fieldgate Homes

Last Thursday, officials from Fieldgate Homes were joined by purchasers in celebrating the start of construction. The sales centre is now closed and being demolished, which eager buyers had a gleeful hand in by wielding a sledgehammer at the doomed building's rear wall. Construction is expected to take a little over a year, with occupancy scheduled for the summer of 2016. 

Senior VP Urban Fieldgate Homes Leith Moore, image by Marcus MitanisSenior VP Urban at Fieldgate Homes Leith Moore swings the sledgehammer, image by Marcus Mitanis

Each of the Bryon Patton and Associates-designed suites in the five-storey building, which also includes two-storey condominium units, comes with a balcony or terrace. A common area will be provided in the rear of the building which contains a party room, indoor and outdoor lounging and dining spaces and an outdoor barbecue cooking area. 

Floor plan of indoor and outdoor amenity areas, image by Fieldgate HomesFloor plan of indoor and outdoor amenity areas, image courtesy of Fieldgate Homes

Hardwood floors in the main living areas, quartz kitchen countertops, stainless steel appliances and nine-foot ceilings come standard. The remaining suites range in size from a one bedroom plus study at 560 square feet to a two bedroom plus study townhome at 1,030 square feet. Prices start from $346,000. 

Lobby of 90 Niagara, image courtesy of Fieldgate HomesLobby of 90 Niagara, image courtesy of Fieldgate Homes

The well-connected neighbourhood is served by multiple transit routes, including the King and Bathurst streetcars, which provides access to the trendy Fashion District. 

90 Niagara sales centre, image by Marcus Mitanis90 Niagara sales centre, image by Marcus Mitanis

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