With the sales centre relocated, the Bloor and Lansdowne area site of Aragon PropertiesEnigma on the Park is primed for the start of construction. The 9-storey, Quadrangle Architects-designed mixed-use development in Toronto's West End will soon rise on St Helens Avenue, adding 86 condo and townhome units to the recently rediscovered neighbourhood.

Enigma on the Park, Quadrangle Architects, Aragon Properties, TorontoEnigma on the Park pictured from the southeast at night, image courtesy of Aragon Properties

With ever-changing floor plates, Enigma features over 50 different suite plans in sizes ranging from 420 square feet up to 1,567 square feet, and prices ranging from $231,900 up to $999,900. Now that the start of construction is imminent, we flew a drone to the area to capture aerial views of the site to help us better understand how Enigma will fit into its surroundings.

Enigma on the Park, Quadrangle Architects, Aragon Properties, TorontoEnigma on the Park site and surrounding context, facing southeast, image by Michael Muraz

The development site, seen to the left of MacGregor Park's greenery in the image above, sits across the street from the homes of the established low-rise residential neighbourhood, and south of smaller industrial buildings, many of which have recently converted to art galleries. To the west of Enigma is a GO rail corridor, best seen in the straight-down view below, against which Enigma's integrated office component will be built, acting as a buffer for the homes.

Enigma on the Park, Quadrangle Architects, Aragon Properties, TorontoEnigma on the Park site (north at top of image), image by Michael Muraz

Besides the private galleries opening up to the north of Enigma on the Park, not far away is the Art Deco Tower Automotive building, which was recently revealed as the new permanent home of MoCCA, the Museum of Canadian Contemporary Art. That property is being restored and revitalized in anticipation of a 2017 opening for the gallery, all part of a wave of redevelopment that is transforming this once under appreciated part of town into one of Toronto's more intriguing areas with numerous places to eat, shop, and enjoy nightlife now popping up on both Bloor and Dundas Streets. 

Enigma on the Park, Quadrangle Architects, Aragon Properties, TorontoEnigma site viewed from the southeast, Tower Automotive Building visible left of centre, image by Michael Muraz

From the image, you can get an idea of the site's proximity to transit. The two red brick towers visible at the far left of the image—The Crossways—mark the site of both Dundas West subway station on the TTC's Line 2 and the Bloor GO Station with its new UP Express stop, a third of the way from Downtown to the Airport. 

To the south, the open green space of MacGregor Park already serves as an important neighbourhood amenity for the local residents. The park, and the grounds of the French language public school to the south—École secondaire Toronto Ouest—mean that skyline views for south-facing residents at Enigma are protected.

Enigma on the Park, Quadrangle Architects, Aragon Properties, TorontoMacGregor Park and École secondaire Toronto Ouest, image by Michael Muraz

With the presentation centre now relocated to 1346 Bloor Street West, we look forward to the start of construction on Enigma on the Park. Additional information and renderings of the development can be found in our dataBase file, linked below. Want to get involved in the discussion? Check out the associated Forum threads, or leave a comment in the space provided at the bottom of this page.