In a city of construction cranes and rising towers, the area surrounding Etobicoke's Six Points Interchange is one of Toronto's more highly concentrated centres of development. Designated as a hub for high-rise development in the City of Toronto's Official Plan, the area is seeing unprecedented attention as new transit facilities get set to make Kipling Station a major hub for GO Transit and MiWay.
Though the majority of the area's new development is dominated by large high-rise projects such as The Kip District and Islington Terrace, North Star Homes' ConneXion Condominiums joins the neighbourhood's wave of new development without imposing a radically transformed streetscape. Instead, as much of the community becomes re-made in clusters of skyscrapers, ConneXion provides low-rise residential density that reflects the area's established character.
With Islington Village's early 20th century homes serving as an aesthetic point of reference, the project's dark brick exterior lends the four-storey buildings a modern appearance that fits in with the area's character. Tucked away from from the bustling Six Points interchange, ConneXion's site at 26 Fieldway Road—currently occupied by the sales office (below)—neighbours recent high-rise developments as well as older detached homes.
Negotiating a literal middle ground between high-rises and single homes, the development sensitively incorporates elements of the area's older homes in bringing new density to an increasingly vibrant and desirable part of Etobicoke. Designed by TACT Architecture, ConneXion will add 150 suites to the neighbourhood, arranged in a stacked townhouse configuration.
Connexion's split-level homes will feature private outdoor spaces, with upper-level suites boasting large rooftop patios, while the lower-level units will each also look out to a private terrace. The two-level townhouse configuration provides larger suites than most of Toronto's recently built condos, injecting a much needed dose of family-friendly new housing to the market.
A look at ConneXion's model suite reveals spacious interiors appointed in a bright, minimalistic colour scheme, with the clean palette punctuated by the kitchen's sleek appliances (above). Suite will also feature 9' ceilings and high-end finishes—including oak handrails and spindels. Each unit is equipped with sound installation and "TJ Silent Flooring," providing an exceptional degree of privacy to residents.
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