Condominium development can have a transformative effect on a neighbourhood. New residential density brings the people necessary to patronize services, while street level retail and community facilities give residents the incentive to spend time on our streets. One planned development in the Bloor and Islington area is promising to liven up Cordova Avenue with the addition of three new towers, ground level retail, and a new grand staircase and ramp connecting the project with the nearby Islington Station on the TTC's Line 2.

Designed by Kirkor Architects PlannersTridel's Islington Terrace will feature a central 45-storey tower, flanked by 38 and 35-storey towers, all joined by a shared podium. The tallest tower will be constructed as the first phase of the development.

Islington Terrace condos, Tridel, Kirkor Architects, TorontoRendering of Islington Terrace, image courtesy of Tridel

Islington Terrace will include a retail area fronting the corner of Cordova and Mabelle Avenue, to be built on the northeast corner of the site following the first phase. This area will include features like raised gardens ringed by benches, shade trees, and patio furniture, providing a street-friendly atmosphere for residents and passersby.

Islington Terrace condos, Tridel, Kirkor Architects, TorontoRetail terrace at Islington Terrace, image courtesy of Tridel

The retail area will lead to the grand staircase, replete with a seasonally-changing landscaped switchback-style accessible ramp. The walkway will connect with the Islington Avenue sidewalk and lead to Islington Subway Station. Once through the station's turnstiles, it's only 20 minutes to Downtown via subway.

Islington Terrace condos, Tridel, Kirkor Architects, TorontoGrand Staircase at Islington Terrace, image courtesy of Tridel

In addition to public realm improvements and easy transit access, the completed development will also offer residents a large central courtyard, as well as 50,000 square feet of indoor/outdoor condominium amenities known as the Terrace Club. Our first story on Islington Terrace talked a lot about what they feature.

Islington Terrace condos, Tridel, Kirkor Architects, TorontoRendering of outdoor amenity space at Islington Terrace, image courtesy of Tridel

Islington Terrace will also be located close to neighbourhood amenities like Tom Riley Park, Etobicoke Collegiate Institute, the Islington Golf Club, and plenty of shopping and dining to the west on Dundas Street and to east on Bloor Street. In addition to the adjacent subway station, Islinton Terrace is just a short distance east of Kipling GO station, and within easy driving distance of the Gardiner Expressway and Highway 427.

Islington Terrace condos, Tridel, Kirkor Architects, TorontoRendering of Islington Terrace, image courtesy of Tridel

Additional information and renderings can be found in our dataBase file for Islington Terrace, 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.