As much of Yonge Street continues to be re-made into a high-rise corridor, Toronto's Summerhill and Rosedale neighbourhoods are welcoming new development on a much more modest scale. Along Yonge Street north of Davenport, the area's established character is set to be maintained, with comparatively few new projects adding to these highly desirable neighbourhoods in recent years.
Located at the southeast corner of Yonge and Roxborough, Hill and Dale Residences is a relatively rare instance of new residential density in the area. The 6-storey, 17-unit project will see the three-storey red brick building that currently sits on the site (seen below) renovated and re-imagined as a boutique mixed-use development.
Designed by Studio JCI for Old Stonehenge and Clifton Blake Group, the revitalized and expanded building would also house retail at grade, as well as offices on the level above. "The idea was to do something sympathetic to the neighbourhood," realtor Paul Johnston tell us, "and a project that respects the fine-grain nature of the local retail landscape."
Without imposing a radically altered streetscape, the inclusion of boutique retail spaces—and offices—alongside carefully scaled residential density "will bring 24-hour vibrancy to the area," Johnston adds, while emphasizing a commitment to maintaining the neighbourhood's existing character.
"For a lot of people, this is also a neighbourhood that they've lived in for a long time, and we want them to be able to relocate to condo life without giving up the area and the comforts that they're used to." With suites ranging in size from 871 ft² to 3,634 ft², Johnston tells us that "the suites are envisioned as homes where you can move in your 10 or 12-person dining room table." Featuring 10 and 11 foot ceilings, residents can expect spacious and luxurious interiors—with panoramic views of the Rosedale ravine—which are set to be appointed by Chapi Chapo Design.
Currently in the registration phase, Hill and Dale's by-appointment sales centre is set to open this Spring. Over the coming months, we will return with more details of the project as they become available. In the meantime, make sure to check out our associated dataBase file for more information. Want to share your thoughts on the development? You can join in on the conversation in our associated Forum thread, or leave a comment in the space provided on this page.