Urban Capital and ALIT Developments are hosting the grand opening for The Ravine this weekend with a bit of a twist. Carnival games, a Tiny Tom's donut truck, cotton candy, popcorn and face painting will be offered to the public, who will also be able to tour the presentation centre. Inside, they'll find a mockup of a suite and a scale model of the 29-storey tower designed by Rafael + Bigauskas Architects

29-storey first phase of The Ravine, image by Urban Capital/ALIT DevelopmentsThe 29-storey first phase of The Ravine, image courtesy of Urban Capital/ALIT Developments

Located just east of the Don Valley Parkway at 1215 York Mills Road, The Ravine is the first phase of a master-planned community that will eventually see seven buildings and two new parks straddle the wooded ravine of Deerlick Creek, a tributary of the Don River.

The Ravine's natural setting reflected in design, image by Urban Capital/ALITThe Ravine's natural setting is reflected in its design, image courtesy of Urban Capital/ALIT Developments

The project's natural setting has inspired its materials, which heavily references iconic architect Frank Lloyd Wright's philosophy of "organic architecture". A range of natural elements, including wood and stone, are designed to complement the existing environmental features on the site. A 'natural design' water feature will flow at the west side of the building. 

Model living area, image courtesy of Urban Capital/ALIT DevelopmentsModel living area, image courtesy of Urban Capital/ALIT Developments

The 336 units inside the tower range in size from 455 square feet to 1,515 square feet with prices starting in the mid-$200,000s. Nine-foot ceilings, plank laminate wood flooring, stainless steel appliances and stone kitchen countertops come standard.

Model suite kitchen, image courtesy of Urban Capital/ALIT DevelopmentsModel suite kitchen, image courtesy of Urban Capital/ALIT Developments

For residents looking for some fun outside their unit, they will have a variety of Cecconi Simone-designed amenities to enjoy, including a party room, fitness centre, golf simulator, dog wash bay and two outdoor lounging areas located on the ground level and the eighth floor podium rooftop. 

Rooftop amenity area, image courtesy of Urban Capital/ALIT DevelopmentsRooftop amenity area, image courtesy of Urban Capital/ALIT Developments

The Ravine is located within a well-connected neighbourhood serviced by several major arteries and transit routes. The nearby Sheppard subway provides a convenient connection to the rest of the city. The TTC also operates the Don Valley/Downtown Express bus, which will offer residents an alternate route to the city core. Drivers will find the 401 is just a short hop north on the Don Valley Parkway. Whether taking transit or driving, residents can also enjoy some of the shopping and entertainment the area has to offer, including Fairview Mall, Bayview Village Shopping Centre and the Shops at Don Mills. Cultural and education jewels the Aga Khan Museum and the Ontario Science Centre are close by too.

Interior of the presentation centre, image by Urban Capital/ALIT DevelopmentsThe interior of the presentation centre, image courtesy of Urban Capital/ALIT Developments

The weekend event runs both days from 11 AM to 3 PM at 1213 York Mills. Deputy Mayor Denzil Minnan-Wong will be in attendance on Saturday at 12:30 PM. The face painting and donut truck will be onsite Saturday only. 

Additional information and renderings for The Ravine can be found in our dataBase file for the project, linked below. Want to get involved in the discussion? Check out the associated Forum threads, or leave a comment using the space provided at the bottom of this page.