Tridel's Islington Terrace, a three-tower master planned community coming to Etobicoke, is set to inject a large dose of new density to the burgeoning intersection of Islington and Bloor. As the nearby western terminus of the Bloor-Danforth Subway expands into a regional commuter hub—with new GO and MiWay facilities coming to Kipling Station—the area between Tom Riley Park at Islington and the soon-to-be-replaced Six Points Interchange at Kipling is experiencing fast-paced growth.
With a range of improved transport options coming to the community, new developments are bringing residential density to a neighbourhood that provides easy access to Downtown at a more affordable price-point. With recent and ongoing projects like Parc Nuvo at Essex, Palais at Port Royal, Vivid Condos, and The Kip District re-making the area into a high-rise urban centre, elements of Downtown living are also beginning to trickle into Etobicoke itself. In this quickly changing part of the city, however, the Kirkor Architects-designed Islington Terrace is—in its scale and height—perhaps the area's most ambitious development.
The three-tower master-planned community will consist of a 45, 38, and 35-storey towers, all joined by a large shared podium. With the first phase of the project—the 45-storey central tower—launching earlier this year, the development's second phase, the 38-storey BLOORVISTA (below), has recently joined its sister tower in bringing the master-planned community to the market.
Aside from the ambitious scope of the project, Islington Terrace is notable for its relatively spacious unit sizes, with BLOORVISTA bringing suites ranging from 407 to 1,545 square feet to the market. With one bedroom, 1 bedroom + den, 2 bedroom, and 2 bedroom + den suites available, the unit layouts and configurations are similar to the first phase tower.
Integrating the project into the growing community, Islington Terrace will include a retail area on the corner of Cordova and Mabelle Avenues, at the northeast edge of the site. This area will include feature a raised garden framed by benches and a patio seating area a café and other retailers, providing a people-friendly neighbourhood amenity (above).
Meanwhile, the boundary between the retail and raised garden area and the street below will be negotiated by a grand staircase (above), with an accessible yet stylish passageway leading down to Islington Avenue. From the bottom of the stairs, it will be a short one minute walk to Islington Subway Station.
Additional information and renderings can be found in our dataBase file for Islington Terrace, linked below. Want to get involved in the discussion? Check out the associated Forum threads, or leave a comment using the space provided at the bottom of this page.
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