Prolific GTA homebuilder The Daniels Corporation is working on the latest addition to their celebrated revitalization of Regent Park - a new condominium complex dubbed One Park Place - and has begun pouring the concrete for the complex's parking garage even as the marketing for the building is just gearing up. While unusual for developers in Toronto, this is Daniels' typical strategy: get the construction underway so that purchasers know that they will have a new home to move into in a year or two, not three, four, or more years away as can happen with projects that sell long before any shovel hits the ground.
The design by Hariri Pontarini Architects calls for a 24-storey tower rising by four and six-storey podiums. Located on the south side of Dundas Street East, the building will feature ground level retail fronting that street and a pedestrian square, all of which will serve One Park Place purchasers and the flood of new residents now moving to the community.
One Park Place is well situated within the Regent Park revitalization. Directly north of it across Dundas Street will be the new centrepiece of the community, a new RegentPark itself. Within the park will be the Regent Park Aquatic Centre by MJMA Architects, and which will be open before One Park Place is even finished.
To the west is the brand new heart of the community, the Regent Park Arts and Cultural Centre, due to open later this year. The Diamond-Schmitt Architects-designed centre will be the home for several performing arts groups, community groups, and the Centre for Social Innovation, a hub to help emerging entrepreneurs, activists and place-makers realize their dreams. Performance space and a restaurant run by George Brown College Culinary students will also help make up the dynamic mix here.
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