On August 13, 2019, developers Marlin Spring and Greybrook Capital celebrated the ground breaking of a mid-rise project on St. Clair Avenue West: The Stockyards District. Originally proposed in 2017, the 10-storey Graziani and Corazza-designed mid-rise launched sales five months ago. Over 80% of the 236 units are now sold.

Model of Stockyards District Residences, looking north-west from St.Clair, image by Ryan Debergh

Ben Bakst of Marlin Spring and Sasha Cucuz of Greybrook Capital along with local Ward 5 Councillor Frances Nunziata were all on hand to celebrate the start of construction. Councillor Nunziata was particularly happy about the commencement of work, noting that she’d been awaiting redevelopment of the site for a long time. The neighbourhood is a redeveloping post-industrial area at the west end of the St. Clair streetcar line, and the previous use of the site had been the New York Pork slaughterhouse which burned in 2006. While residential has replaced much of the former uses of the Stockyards area, other buildings nearby have been renovated to house such facilities as craft breweries.

Marlin Spring and Greybrook Capital executives mark the groundbreaking, image by Ryan Debergh

Above, from left to right: Marlin Spring VP Development Pedro Lopes; CFO Elliot Kazarnovsky; CEO Ben Bakst; Councillor Frances Nunziata; Greybrook Securities CEO, Sasha Cucuz, Greybrook Realty Partners CEO, Peter Politis.

The model suite on-site offered a glimpse into the finishings of the units; notably, a purchasing option offers brick wall installation within the units, fitting in with the industrial style of the project which, like the nearby Stockyards Village retail complex, references the area's industrial past.

Optional brick within the Master Bedroom, image by Ryan Debergh

Despite the timing of the ground breaking celebration, evidence of some construction was already in view on the site: shoring piles have been installed around its perimeter in preparation for the excavation of the project's 2-level underground garage.

Shoring work at Stockyards District Residences, image by Ryan Debergh

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