Over the next few years, the once sleepy stretch of Kingston Road of the Upper Beaches neighbourhood in east Toronto will breathe new life as a host of new condo development projects are set to reinvigorate the area. Along with plans already under way for TAS and Main and Main Developments' Kingston & Co. Condominiums at 1092 Kingston Road, Streetcar Developments has recently won approval from the city for their plans for the Southwood, at 663 Kingston Road, along with those for their as-of-yet unnamed project nearby at 646 Kingston Road. In addition to this, plans for Mitchell & Associates' Beech House have recently been passed through City Hall, which will add even more density at its site located at 873-907 Kingston Road at Beech Ave. At the far eastern end of the strip, Infinity Development's Residences at the Hunt Club, to go up at 1350 Kingston Road, will be joined by Wilkinson Developments' Hunt Club Terrace Condos across the street at 1340 Kingston Road. Once completed, these projects will bring approximately 400 condo units to a stretch of Kingston Road still dominated by low-rise storefronts, apartments, and single-dwelling homes.
While not an exhaustive list of what's under development on Kingston Road at the moment, here is a little more detail on five of the projects currently under way.
Kingston & Co., Main and Main Developments, TAS, Teeple Architects
Kingston & Co. will bring 140 units to the up-and-coming Kingston Road Village, a revitalizing area already bustling with cafes and vintage shops. The improving retail strip will gain some additional commercial frontage at the base of the structure, along with a host of new customers, diners, and shoppers. The 10-storey condo will feature a balcony or terrace for every unit, along with an in-house car wash, and spacious rooftop patio.
The Southwood (and 646 Kingston Road), Streetcar Developments, TACT Architecture
Slated for completion by Spring 2017, the Southwood will bring 45 units to 663 Kingston Road. Located in the heart of the Upper Beach neighbourhood, between Woodbine and Victoria Park, residents can expect a similar sense of urban style and amenities as other Streetcar Developments to the south and west of the present location. Just down the street, the as-of-yet unnamed 646 Kingston Road project also by Streetcar will likely complement its neighbour.
Beech House, Mitchell & Associates, Richard Ziegler Architect
The Beech House, currently in its early, pre-construction phase, will bring 95 units to the Upper Beach neighbourhood. In a planned partnership with the nearby YMCA of Greater Toronto, and situated along the popular, Glen Stewart Ravine, this project seeks to encourage an active, healthy lifestyle for its incoming residents. In addition to the inclusion of outdoor space for every unit, the building will feature an expansive green roof and terrace to help bolster its image as a destination for those pursuing an active and 'green' lifestyle.
Residences at the Hunt Club, Infinity Development, Onespace Unlimited
Currently in pre-construction, the Residences at the Hunt Club will offer its residents with a close proximity to the eponymous golf club, verdant views towards Lake Ontario, and a mix of one-and-two-bedroom units spread across 8 storeys comprising a total of 75 units.
Hunt Club Terrace Condos, Wilkinson Developments, RAW Design
Currently in the pre-construction phase, the Hunt Club Terrace Condos will bring 17 units to Kingston Road in Scarborough, with easy access to the Hunt Club, and uninterrupted views of nearby Lake Ontario. With the Danforth Subway a short distance to the north, as well as the waterfront trails and parks within reach, residents of this and the neighbouring above project will be able to easily navigate the city from their doorstep.
Kingston Road Village is changing fast, this under-appreciated corridor to soon be the vibrant, urban capstone to the transformation currently underway within the Upper Beaches.
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