Late last month, we got our first peek at The Kip District, a new Concert Properties condominium development to replace a former Canadian Tire location near Kipling and Dundas. Now, newly released details and renderings are beginning to paint a bigger picture on this large redevelopment project. The development will be comprised of five buildings to be built in multiple phases, starting with a 28-storey Page + Steele / IBI Group Architects-designed condominium tower.
Efforts are being made so that The Kip District is sustainably designed, targeting LEED Gold certification and the stringent Tier 2 of the Toronto Green Standards, without holding out on any of the features and amenities that are the hallmarks of condominium living. The Kip District 'One' will feature a double-height lobby with concierge station, an onsite property management office, and ground floor amenities including a fitness studio with cardio and weight training areas, a screening room, and an outdoor terrace with barbecues and seating areas.
Residents of the development will also have access to a furnished guest suite for overnight visitors, a pet wash area, a rooftop club room with catering kitchen, private dining area, fireside lounge, wet bar, billiards room and a party room with adjoining terrace.
Suites at The Kip District will feature open floor plans with 8’6” ceilings throughout principal living areas, solid core 7’ suite entry doors, flat panel interior doors with satin chrome lever handles and wide plank laminate flooring. Generously sized closets with mirrored sliding doors and wire linen shelving will provide residents with plenty of storage space while stacking, full-size, front-load washer and dryers will come standard.
Kitchens in The Kip District's suites will feature counter-depth stainless steel 24” refrigerators with bottom freezer, built-in stainless steel under-counter wall ovens, ceramic glass, four burner electric cook tops, and concealed in-cabinet hood fans. The kitchens will also be equipped with 18” dishwashers with full panel overlay to match surrounding cabinetry and built-in stainless steel microwaves.
Sustainability features planned for The Kip District include high performance double glazed low-E thermal windows, energy efficient motion-controlled lighting throughout building common areas, as well as an extensive green roof system and landscape irrigation system supplied by a storm water storage tank. Additional features include in-suite individually controlled programmable thermostats, an integrated heat recovery ventilation system (HRV), designated electric vehicle charging stations, and a tri-sorting waste management chute system for garbage, recycling and organics.
There's a lot more to come on The Kip District, but for now additional information and renderings can be found in our dataBase file, linked below. Want to get involved in the discussion? Check out the associated Forum threads, or leave a comment in the space provided at the bottom of this page.
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