Just east of Don Mills Road, ELAD Canada's master-planned Emerald City community is continuing to introduce new density—and a more urban character—to its corner of North York. Following the instantly successful sales launch of The Peak earlier this year, another WZMH Architects-designed tower has been announced, with The Peak now set to be joined by a 24-storey condominium tower known as The Point.
Brigning an eighth tower to the quickly growing neighbourhood, The Point will add another 279 residential units to ELAD's North York community, which has already transformed the area in the years following the Sheppard subway's 2002 opening. On the heels of the recent completion of the popular Parkway Forest Community Centre—which was fully opened in late 2016—ELAD's new residential projects are poised to add greater options to an increasingly livable and complete neighbourhood.
At The Point, an emphasis on larger suites is being touted. Catering to a fairly wide range of lifestyles and living arrangements, one- to three-bedroom configurations are available, with secondary spaces designed with usability in mind. In contrast to the typically constricted 'dens' that add little to no usable space to many of Toronto's new-build condos, the 'flex' spaces planned at The Point are designed to comfortably house a secondary sleeping space when needed, making for more versatile layouts.
Featuring interiors by Tanner Hill Associates Incorporated, the 24-storey tower will share a podium with its taller 33-storey neighbour, The Peak. The shared footprint allows for a generously apportioned amenity area, which brings together residents of both buildings (above). By splitting maintenance costs between residents of both towers, the configuration also allows a wider variety of amenities to be introduced without passing on prohibitively high expenses to residents.
Gradually becoming something of a rarity in the new-build condo market, The Point's indoor pool and hot tub allow for year-round enjoyment. Other indoor amenities include a guest suite, a movie screening room, and a party lounge, as well as comprehensively equipped—and generously sized—fitness and yoga facilities. Catering to young families, a spacious play room is also included, giving kids a place of their own. Meanwhile, a larger range of community amenities, including a 5,000 ft² aquatic centre, is now open at the nearby Parkway Forest Community Centre.
The Point and The Peak also feature landscaping by Ferris + Associates Inc., including outdoor amenities and street-level improvements to the urban realm. Seen below, the al fresco lounge area is designed as a casually elegant outdoor dining and entertaining space for the warmer months. As part of a larger amenity terrace, the lounge is designed to offer a quiet reprieve, providing residents a private space to enjoy the outdoors.
As more information becomes available about The Point and The Peak—which will both make up part of Emerald City's 'Block C'—construction continues on the 'Block B' towers to the south, which are nearing completion. Once fully built out, the master-planned community will feature over 3,000 homes, including condo suites, townhomes, purpose-built rentals, and rental replacement units that upgrade former housing stock.
Alongside the relatively diverse mix of tenancies, unit types, and typologies, a more urban public realm is also emerging. Joining the Diamond Schmitt-designed community centre, prominent public artworks by Douglas Coupland provide colourful place-making, creating an engaging street-level entryway into the community from Sheppard Avenue. In addition to the improved sidewalk conditions and new plantings, retail has also been introduced, gradually creating a more animated street-level experience.
We will keep you updated as more information about the 'Block C' towers becomes available, and the start of construction nears. Priced from the $300,000s, suites at The Point are designed to provide a relatively affordable entry point into Toronto's increasingly high-priced real estate market. More information about the project is available via our Database file, linked below. Want to share your thoughts? Leave a comment on this page, or join the ongoing conversation in our associated Forum threads.
|Related Companies:||Almadev, Baker Real Estate Incorporated, Ferris + Associates Inc., LiveRoof Ontario Inc, McIntosh Perry, WZMH Architects|