Located near Eglinton and Don Mills, the site of Lindvest Properties' two-tower Sonic Condos is located within walking distance of some of Toronto's cultural jewels, including the Ontario Science Centre, the Aga Khan Museum and Ismaili Centre, and the Japanese Canadian Cultural Centre. A large Loblaws supermarket is an even shorter walk away, putting the site in close proximity to everyday amenities.  

Sonic Condos, Toronto, by Lindvest Properties, Page + Steele / IBI, NAKA rendering of Sonic Condos, showing the two towers, townhouses, and POPS, image courtesy of Lindvest

While the neighbourhood features marquee cultural destinations, the area also retains a strongly car-dominated character. With the Crosstown LRT expected to come online by 2022, however, this part of the Eglinton corridor is likely to begin taking on a more urban character. Adding two towers of residential density—rising 30 and 28 storeys— to the neighbourhood, the Page + Steele / IBI Group-designed Sonic is arguably an early indicator of the reinvestment to come. 

Sonic Condos, Toronto, by Lindvest Properties, Page + Steele / IBI, NAKA view of the rooftop terrace, image courtesy of Lindvest

Sonic's two towers will be built out in phases, with the 28-storey building expected to break ground first. The tower will eventually be joined to its 30-storey twin via an expansive shared podium which will house a rooftop amenity space (above in the daytime, below in the evening) for both buildings. 

Sonic Condos, Toronto, by Lindvest Properties, Page + Steele / IBI, NAKThe terrace in the evening, image courtesy of Lindvest

The two towers will overlook a greenscaped POPS space lined by a row of townhome residences. Featuring outdoor exercise equipment and walking trails, the green space also provides a valuable outdoor play area for children, which has become something of a rarity for many Downtown residents. The project's landscaping will be appointed by NAK Design Strategies, while the interiors are set to be designed by U31.

Sonic Condos, Toronto, by Lindvest Properties, Page + Steele / IBI, NAKA closer look at the park area, image courtesy of Lindvest

With suites ranging in size from 339 ft² to 993 ft², Sonic Condos will feature a number of family-friendly three-bedroom units. Meanwhile, the amenities will also include a children's play area, alongside a yoga room, a fully-equipped gym (below), meeting spaces, a guest suite, and the showpiece rooftop terrace.

Sonic Condos, Toronto, by Lindvest Properties, Page + Steele / IBI, NAKA view of the gym, image courtesy of Lindvest

Prices range between approximately $200,000 and $600,000, with the developers positioning the project as a prescient investment ahead of the upcoming LRT. For the neighbourhood, bringing new transit to a part of the city already characterized by prominent cultural institutions could contribute to a desirable new environment, which seems poised to continue its urban development in years to come. 

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