Veteran developer The Daniels Corporation has been at the forefront of the revitalization of Toronto's Regent Park community, most notably in the form of high-flying condominium towers along main streets that have opened up the regenerating area to a wider demographic. Daniels is also building smaller-scaled townhome communities along the neighbourhood's side streets, most recently launching sales for a new high-tech, sustainable development known as Field House EcoUrban Towns just northwest of the Shuter and River intersection.
Designed by IBI Group, the project is bringing 24 three-storey townhomes to the east end of Regent Park, directly adjacent to Daniels' EVOLV rental tower, with the two elements forming a complex together. FieldHouse's units will range in size from just over 1,319 ft² to just over 1,700 ft², with prices starting at $1.1 million. Already well under construction, the first occupancies are slated to begin within a year.
The complex sets itself apart from the other new-build townhome blocks in the neighbourhood, implementing several innovative construction and lifestyle technologies that lower carbon emissions during both construction and occupancy. This marks the first Daniels project to bear the “EcoUrban” brand, which will be rolled out in future developments as Daniels strives to bring more sustainability to their projects.
Homes at Field House are being built to utilize all electric building systems with an aim for residents to live ‘fossil fuel free,’ as well as sustainable and energy-saving building materials like low VOC paint, high efficiency heat pumps, triple glazed windows, low flow faucets, single flush low consumption toilets, and individually-metered suite hydro and water. With these efficiencies in place, the complex is expected to use 52% less energy, emit 89% fewer greenhouse gases and reduce energy costs by 11% as compared to Daniels’ traditional townhouse product. Approximately 18% of the development’s energy needs will be supplied by the integrated solar panel array.
“We know there are a lot of people out there who are concerned about climate change and want to do their part, but don’t know where to start," reads a statement from Daniels' Director of Project Implementation, Adam Molson. "Buildings are responsible for 45% of Toronto’s greenhouse gas emissions and so by offering people a new kind of home, that allows one to live fossil fuel free, we’re trying provide a meaningful way for today’s homeowner to take action and be part of the solution to today’s climate crisis.”
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