The building boom that is changing the face of Toronto is spreading way beyond the central areas of the city. Near the intersection of Kennedy and Sheppard in Scarborough, the first phase of a two-phased development is welcoming its first residents. Love Condos, located at 185 Bonis Avenue, is a 20-storey high building designed by Turner Fleischer Architects and developed by the young Gemterra Developments, for which Love is their first development in Canada.

Love Condos, main entrance looking west, picture by Nicolas Arnaud-Goddet

Recently, the media and potential buyers had the occasion to tour the brand new building, where only a few suites are still available for purchase. With prices ranging from $266,600 for a 567 square-feet 1 bedroom named Heart on level 12, to $517,900 for the Sandcastle 2 bedroom + den penthouse suite, the development caters to a wide public, from first-time buyers to the more established.

Dining and living rooms in a 1 bedroom + den unit, image courtesy of Gemterra

Here is an example of a 750 Square-feet 1 bedroom + den, featuring a large living space, an open kitchen, a spacious den that can accommodate either an office space or an extra bed for guests as well as a walk-in closet in the bedroom.

Bedroom with a walk-in closet and bathroom, image courtesy of Gemterra

The den area can accommodate an office and a bed for guests, image courtesy of Gemterra

The interiors of the 287 suites and 21 condominium townhomes were designed by Tanner Hill Associates, who also appointed the lobby and other amenities in the building. Indeed, residents have access to, amongst other things, an indoor pool and hot tub, a fitness centre, a landscaped garden featuring a barbecue area, a billiards room, a party room with catering kitchen, and a guest suite.

Amenities include a lounge and kitchen + bar area on the ground floor, image courtesy of Gemterra

Steps to the south is Agincourt Mall, Agincourt Library is adjacent, and a block north of Love Condos is Tam O'Shanter Golf Course, visible from the east and north-facing suites such as in the picture below, taken from a 14th floor, east-facing units.

View from the 14th floor looking north east with Joy Condos site in the bottom right corner, picture by Nicolas Arnaud-Goddet

As a result of a growing demand for condominium housing in Agincourt, Gemterra will start the construction of phase 2 next month, adding a 22-storey high condominium tower named Joy Condos to the quickly urbanizing Sheppard area. It will be located next to Love Condos, at 175 Bonis Avenue, in the lower right corner of the image above. 

Krista Jackson, Maurice Lerman, President for Gemterra Yan Wang, Barbara Lawlor

Love and Joy are situated steps away from Agincourt GO Station, providing a direct connection to Downtown Toronto. The GO line is one of those targeted by Mayor John Tory for increased service under the 'SmartTrack' program. Like other developers in the area, Gemterra are promoting the proposed Sheppard East LRT, construction of which is currently scheduled for after the Finch West LRT, planned to connect the area eastwards to the Scarborough RT and westwards to the Sheppard Subway line. Both can be reached now via frequent TTC buses. The 401 is just a few blocks to the south for those who drive.

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Related Companies:  59 Project Management, Baker Real Estate Inc., Drive Agency, Gemterra Developments Corporation, LiveRoof Ontario Inc, Stephenson Engineering, Tanner Hill Associates Incorporated, The MBTW Group | W Architect Inc, Turner Fleischer Architects