Months after the close of the successful Toronto 2015 Pan Am and Parapan Am Games, the former Pan Am Village is in the midst of a major transformation, as the buildings which served as athletes' residences are now being converted for their ultimate uses, mostly as homes for the first residents of this West Don Lands neighbourhood. Canary District Condominiums and Canary Park Condominiums by developer DundeeKilmer are two of the complexes currently being converted.

Canary Park Condominiums, DundeeKilmer, KPMB, Page + Steele / IBI GroupCanary Park Condominiums, image by Jack Landau

This morning we were provided the opportunity to tour the KPMB Architects and Page + Steele / IBI Group Architects-designed Canary Park development for an inside look at the ongoing conversion progress, and to get a taste of what the completed condominium suites will look like upon completion. 

Despite their completed exteriors, the conjoined 12 and 16-storey buildings are still very busy construction sites inside. Many of the building's hallways, for example, remain covered in a carpet from the Pan Am events time which will be replaced as part of the conversion.

Canary Park Condominiums, DundeeKilmer, KPMB, Page + Steele / IBI GroupTemporary carpet in the hallways of Canary Park Condominiums, image by Jack Landau

Stepping inside one of the 6th floor units reveals a very raw space in transition. This one-bedroom + den unit was just a few months ago home to five athletes in two bedrooms and sharing one bathroom. Now that the partitions for the temporary second bedroom have been removed, fixtures and appliances are being installed to turn this raw space into a home, kitchen included. Kitchens were excluded from the athletes living spaces, as they had access to a large communal dining tent nearby during the games.

Canary Park Condominiums, DundeeKilmer, KPMB, Page + Steele / IBI Group6th floor east-facing unit at Canary Park, image by Jack Landau

Floorplans fixed to the unit's sliding glass balcony door reveal the differences between the previous unit layout and the new condominium layout.

Canary Park Condominiums, DundeeKilmer, KPMB, Page + Steele / IBI GroupAthlete housing floorplan (left) and condo floorplan (right), image by Jack Landau

The future residents of this unit—and all east-facing units at Canary Park—will have views looking out over Corktown Common, an impressive new park that already serves as a community hub for the fledgling neighbourhood.

Canary Park Condominiums, DundeeKilmer, KPMB, Page + Steele / IBI GroupView of Corktown Common from 6th floor east-facing unit at Canary Park, image by Jack Landau

Towards the top of the taller south building, work is progressing for one of Canary Park's 14th floor penthouse units.

Canary Park Condominiums, DundeeKilmer, KPMB, Page + Steele / IBI Group14th floor penthouse unit at Canary Park, image by Jack Landau

This particular unit, occupying the southwest of the building, features postcard-worthy views of the Toronto skyline, as well as the surrounding neighbourhood.

Canary Park Condominiums, DundeeKilmer, KPMB, Page + Steele / IBI GroupSkyline view from the 14th floor penthouse unit at Canary Park, image by Jack Landau

Back on the development's lower floors, two model suites have been staged, not only as a way to show prospective buyers the design possibilities for a completed suite, but also to provide contractors with a template for their work on the building's other units. A 631 square foot suite one bedroom + den suite can be found on the third level, featuring furnishings by BoConcept and styled by Kathy Joss.

Canary Park Condominiums, DundeeKilmer, KPMB, Page + Steele / IBI Group631 square foot suite one bedroom + den model suite, image by Jack Landau

Priced at $359,900, this suite offers 9 foot ceiling heights and a 93 square foot balcony with west exposure.

Canary Park Condominiums, DundeeKilmer, KPMB, Page + Steele / IBI Group631 square foot suite one bedroom + den model suite, image by Jack Landau

A two bedroom + den townhome model suite is also on display. The 1,302 square foot suite features a 227 square foot terrace with park-facing exposure, priced at $731,900.

Canary Park Condominiums, DundeeKilmer, KPMB, Page + Steele / IBI GroupTwo bedroom + den townhome model suite at Canary Park, image by Jack Landau

Canary Park Condominiums, DundeeKilmer, KPMB, Page + Steele / IBI GroupTwo bedroom + den townhome model suite at Canary Park, image by Jack Landau

As these spaces are prepped for their permanent residents, work continues elsewhere in the Canary District. There is much more to see from our visit to the new community, and we will be back soon with more on the progress of the surrounding neighbourhood.

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