A big selling point for On the GO Mimico is its proximity to the GO Train. In fact, located right at Mimico GO Station, the development is the only site in the GTA with direct access to it. From the lobby, residents can reach the city core in as little as 14 minutes but not pay the price point that downtowners do. Standing 27 storeys, the building will bring some modern high-rise variety to the predominately low-rise, single family housing of Mimico, one of Toronto's earliest satellites.
Metrolinx's goals for transit-oriented development centre largely around the desire to bring people and jobs closer to its stations. Beyond providing transportation and services, it works with municipalities and the development community to create a vision for how to develop both the station and the urban environment around it to support mixed-use. In this project, developer Stanton Renaissance lead the initiative but consulted with Metrolinx regarding noise impact, site planning, and making a strong linkage with the Mimico GO station. Per Daniel Haufschild, Metrolinx's Director of Policy & Planning, the project is in keeping with the agency's broader objective: to maximize our investment in improved transit infrastructure by having residences, offices, and institutions located near stations.
While the GO Transit station is a critical component of the neighbourhood, and is a focus of On the GO's developers and marketing team, the site is also serviced by TTC bus routes, and is a quick bike away from the Waterfront trail, which was recently extended west alongside Mimico's scenic harbour area. Though transit is the development's focus, walkers will appreciate the shops just up Royal York Road, including the Sanremo, one of the city's very best bakeries, while On the GO Mimico also will provide about 200 parking spots for residents and guests. The project is close to the Gardiner Expressway.
The development's 242 units, which will range from 537 to 2,700 square feet, will have access to the building's amenities: private gym, party room, guest suite and an accessible green roof. Each suite will feature a balcony, along with open principal rooms and Italian-manufactured kitchens and bathrooms. The building's retail component includes a grocery store and coffee shop.
On the GO Mimico is currently now selling, with a targeted completion in Spring 2016.
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