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Empress Park (2716 Bayview n of York Mills, Rup Group, 3s, Giovanni A. Tassone)

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http://bazis.ca/bayview-estates/

A boutique collection of luxury homes situated on prestigious Bayview Avenue will feature expansive outdoor terraces flowing into lavish oversized backyards.

Contemporary architectural style homes will captivate your senses. Designed with abundant open space and natural light making the rooms airy and expansive. Exceptional quality millwork throughout is complimented by extraordinary simplicity.

Located minutes from Bayview Village, Bayview TTC Station, York Mills Shopping Centre and Highway 401.

Estates on Bayview is your serenity in the centre of the city
 

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2716 BAYVIEW AVE
Ward 25 - North York District

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The applicant proposes to construct four blocks of townhouses, having a total of 21 units. Additionally, two detached dwellings are proposed. It is proposed that the townhouses would front Bayview Avenue. Vehicular access would be provided form Bayview Avenue, with an additional egrees to Fifeshire Road. The two detached dwellings would be located behind the townhouses, and take access from Caldy Court. A total of 7,242 square metres of gross floor area is proposed.
Proposed Use --- # of Storeys --- # of Units ---
Applications:
Type Number Date Submitted Status
Rezoning 15 267780 NNY 25 OZ Dec 21, 2015 Under Review
 

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Hi, newly joined here.

Just wanted to share something that I found was a little disturbing.. I attended a sales session with Bazis for their $2mil estates on bayview project. At the meeting they were unable to tell me anything about the fixtures being used, what tiles (marble? porcelain?) What floors? what brand kitchen appliances etc other than it being of 'very high quality'. It was all a little odd, I'm very familiar with the area and the pricing but even a year later after the meeting... I still can't wrap my head around investing that kind of money in real estate with none of that basic information.

Fast forward a few months later there was a collapse of a famous builder, turns out townhomes are exempt from protection from the government if the builder decides to default....... (urbancorp)

Curiously, Estates on Bayview is no longer a project listed on Bazis' website. I see a few listings for pre-construction still floating around though. The area is nowhere close to breaking ground. I heard there were some major pushback from the surrounding neighborhood (Bridle Path) against the townhomes which is expected.

I wonder how this will all span out.

o_O
 

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New documents have been submitted to the City to support both the rezoning application and site plan approval, as recently as the 4th of this month, so while it may seem to be taking a while, it is advancing.

Every developer moves at their own pace, and we cannot know how a particular project fits into their schedule until they make public moves!

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Bazis has always moved at a slower pace than others. I found it odd that when every condo-developer and their grandmother are building condo towers,.... a condo-developer like Bazis suddenly switches to townhouses,... looking at Bazis product cycle,...
http://urbantoronto.ca/forum/threads/toronto-emerald-park-condos-129m-42s-bazis-rosario-varacalli.4829/page-153#post-1191168

As for Bazis' townhouse projects,....
599 Lawrence Ave West submitted September 2016 was withdrawn a couple months later!
http://urbantoronto.ca/forum/threads/599-lawrence-ave-w-englemount-4s.26120/#post-1191232
http://app.toronto.ca/DevelopmentApplications/associatedApplicationsList.do?action=init&folderRsn=4029112&isCofASearch=false

As for Bazis' Estate On Bayview townhouse project,....
development application submitted: Dec 21, 2015
- Council approval (with local ratepayers group support after revisions as per documents) December 13, 2016 but project DISAPPEARED from their bazis.ca website (as of early Feb 2017) and on-site signage disappeared
http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2016/ny/bgrd/backgroundfile-98010.pdf
http://app.toronto.ca/tmmis/viewAgendaItemHistory.do?item=2016.NY18.35
- Resubmission started in Feb 2017
http://app.toronto.ca/DevelopmentApplications/associatedApplicationsList.do?action=init&folderRsn=3877634&isCofASearch=false
- Land severance of 2 rear house lots from the 20 townhouse lots on Bayview granted May, 2017
https://www1.toronto.ca/City Of Toronto/City Planning/Developing Toronto/Files/pdf/M/May 4 2017 Decsions.pdf

Note, after Bazis lost about $30million on their failed 1 Bloor East project, it seems all of Bazis' condo projects required generally 2 other partners to get financing (a-la EmeraldPark, Exhibit, e-condo, but only one other partner for 1 Yorkville). But Bazis seem capable of getting financing themselves on these little townhouse "filler" project,.... or maybe not,... they severed this lot into 2 house lots in rear and 20 townhouse lots on Bayview; that might be so it's easier to sell off the Bayview frontage land to townhouse developers VS individuals looking for house lots (rear). (Note: When I checked last week, Bazis still own all the Estate on Bayview land.) Or just sell of the 2 house lots to raise money for financing the townhouses. But why townhouse project get resubmitted? Maybe help void previous buyer contract so Bazis can sell new townhouses higher as market increases.

Also, Bazis' Tiffany style "Estate On Bayview" signage disappeared from this site months ago! Add to that Bazis' architect Rosario Varacalli (one of the most talented locally stationed architect) seem to have set up his own firm to work with other developers,....
 

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Wow, very knowledgeable with this sunnyraytoronto.. Thank you so much for the info!!


Bazis has always moved at a slower pace than others. I found it odd that when every condo-developer and their grandmother are building condo towers,.... a condo-developer like Bazis suddenly switches to townhouses,... looking at Bazis product cycle,...
http://urbantoronto.ca/forum/threads/toronto-emerald-park-condos-129m-42s-bazis-rosario-varacalli.4829/page-153#post-1191168

As for Bazis' townhouse projects,....
599 Lawrence Ave West submitted September 2016 was withdrawn a couple months later!
http://urbantoronto.ca/forum/threads/599-lawrence-ave-w-englemount-4s.26120/#post-1191232
http://app.toronto.ca/DevelopmentApplications/associatedApplicationsList.do?action=init&folderRsn=4029112&isCofASearch=false

As for Bazis' Estate On Bayview townhouse project,....
development application submitted: Dec 21, 2015
- Council approval (with local ratepayers group support after revisions as per documents) December 13, 2016 but project DISAPPEARED from their bazis.ca website (as of early Feb 2017) and on-site signage disappeared
http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2016/ny/bgrd/backgroundfile-98010.pdf
http://app.toronto.ca/tmmis/viewAgendaItemHistory.do?item=2016.NY18.35
- Resubmission started in Feb 2017
http://app.toronto.ca/DevelopmentApplications/associatedApplicationsList.do?action=init&folderRsn=3877634&isCofASearch=false
- Land severance of 2 rear house lots from the 20 townhouse lots on Bayview granted May, 2017
https://www1.toronto.ca/City Of Toronto/City Planning/Developing Toronto/Files/pdf/M/May 4 2017 Decsions.pdf

Note, after Bazis lost about $30million on their failed 1 Bloor East project, it seems all of Bazis' condo projects required generally 2 other partners to get financing (a-la EmeraldPark, Exhibit, e-condo, but only one other partner for 1 Yorkville). But Bazis seem capable of getting financing themselves on these little townhouse "filler" project,.... or maybe not,... they severed this lot into 2 house lots in rear and 20 townhouse lots on Bayview; that might be so it's easier to sell off the Bayview frontage land to townhouse developers VS individuals looking for house lots (rear). (Note: When I checked last week, Bazis still own all the Estate on Bayview land.) Or just sell of the 2 house lots to raise money for financing the townhouses. But why townhouse project get resubmitted? Maybe help void previous buyer contract so Bazis can sell new townhouses higher as market increases.

Also, Bazis' Tiffany style "Estate On Bayview" signage disappeared from this site months ago! Add to that Bazis' architect Rosario Varacalli (one of the most talented locally stationed architect) seem to have set up his own firm to work with other developers,....
 

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New documents have been submitted to the City to support both the rezoning application and site plan approval, as recently as the 4th of this month, so while it may seem to be taking a while, it is advancing.

Every developer moves at their own pace, and we cannot know how a particular project fits into their schedule until they make public moves!

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Yes, while "Bazis" resubmitted new files including updated architectural drawing on July 4th,.... the real Bazis was selling,... not the proposed townhouses but the land,.. to another developer!

Like I said, Bazis' Estate On Bayview and Oasis On Lawrence were just filler project for Bazis, little project until last 2 condos are done (e-condo & 1 Yorkville)
http://urbantoronto.ca/forum/threads/toronto-emerald-park-condos-129m-42s-bazis-rosario-varacalli.4829/page-153#post-1191168

But apparently, these filler townhouse projects would take too long and Bazis can't wait to get out of town! This is what happens when a "luxury" developer can't deliver what they promised their customers,..... thus, do expect Bazis' e-condo and 1 Yorkville (under construction) projects to turn out as poorly as EmeraldPark since Bazis is making a beeline out of town!

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As image shows, 2716 Bayview and surrounding lots will now be for new townhouse project to be called Empress Park - by RUP - designed by Giovanni A Tassone Architect Inc.
http://www.empresspark.ca/

Mods,... title should be changed from:
"Estates on Bayview (2716 Bayview n of York Mills, Bazis) PLANNING
To
"Empress Park (2716 Bayview n of York Mills, RUP) PLANNING


I'm wondering how RUP came up the name,.... since occasionally if I had too much to drink and I start talking about Empress Walk or Emerald Park,.... it'll come out as "Empress Park"!

Re-reading my previous posts,....
Bazis also might be scaling down or cancelling their Estate On Bayview townhouse project as well,... since they went after land severance at committee of adjustment earlier this year,.... making those properties easier to sell to other builder/investors.
http://urbantoronto.ca/forum/threads/toronto-oasis-townhomes-on-lawrence-15m-4s-bazis-suriano.26120/

Note, after Bazis lost about $30million on their failed 1 Bloor East project, it seems all of Bazis' condo projects required generally 2 other partners to get financing (a-la EmeraldPark, Exhibit, e-condo, but only one other partner for 1 Yorkville). But Bazis seem capable of getting financing themselves on these little townhouse "filler" project,.... or maybe not,... they severed this lot into 2 house lots in rear and 20 townhouse lots on Bayview; that might be so it's easier to sell off the Bayview frontage land to townhouse developers VS individuals looking for house lots (rear). (Note: When I checked last week, Bazis still own all the Estate on Bayview land.) Or just sell of the 2 house lots to raise money for financing the townhouses. But why townhouse project get resubmitted? Maybe help void previous buyer contract so Bazis can sell new townhouses higher as market increases.

Also, Bazis' Tiffany style "Estate On Bayview" signage disappeared from this site months ago! Add to that Bazis' architect Rosario Varacalli (one of the most talented locally stationed architect) seem to have set up his own firm to work with other developers,....
http://urbantoronto.ca/forum/threads/estates-on-bayview-2716-bayview-n-of-york-mills-bazis-planning.23608/#post-1239570

Yup,... Bazis' product line (only e-condo, 1 Yorkville under construction and no development application in planning while every Condo developer in Toronto and their grandmothers have full product line with numerous proposals in development and pre-application stages),.... sure looks like Bazis is getting ready to crawl back under that rock they came from in Kazakhstan

BTW, just like Estate On Bayview,.... "Bazis" recently resubmitted new and much smaller Oasis of Lawrence project in late August,...
http://urbantoronto.ca/forum/threads/toronto-oasis-townhomes-on-lawrence-15m-4s-bazis-suriano.26120/#post-1252178

Just waiting for the Bazis fat lady to sing farewell,....
 

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