Last week we looked at Amexon Development Corporation's Central Park development beside Leslie subway station in North York by examining the scale model created for the whole site. This week, we are looking at how Amexon is on its way to breaking new sustainability ground at The Residences at Central Park. A master-planned, mixed-use condominium community backing onto the Don Valley ravine system and nestled at the east end of Toronto’s Bayview Village neighbourhood, sustainability is one of the top priorities of the developer. As a result, environmentally responsible design, a plethora of green features, and building practices will be incorporated into Central Park, reducing its overall environmental impact and fostering a clean and energy-efficient lifestyle for its residents.

Looking east across The Residences at Central Park and the adjacent Don Valley ravine parks, image courtesy of Amexon

Amexon’s Executive Sales Manager Jason Shiff said, “We believe that reducing the carbon footprint in all our residential and commercial communities is the right thing to do. In our buildings, we strive to incorporate industry-leading sustainable green features and initiatives such as green roofs, rooftop solar panels, high-performance thermal building envelopes, next-generation mechanical systems, low water- and electrical-use systems and appliances. Central Park is testimony to that commitment.” 

Central Park will also be the first large-scale project of its kind in Canada to include electric vehicle charging stations in each one of its 1,500+ parking spots. 

Electric vehicle charging stations at every parking spot, image courtesy of Amexon

Not only convenient, but also helping residents practice being environmentally friendly, Leslie subway station and the relocated Oriole GO station are both situated beside Central Park. In addition to immediate access to public transit, the development is also close to Highway 401 and the Don Valley Parkway. Bayview Village Shopping Centre is just down the street, with services ranging from restaurants to lifestyle and wellness.

Leslie subway and Oriole GO stations are located beside Central Park, image courtesy of Amexon

Community amenities of the Central Park development itself will include retail space, restaurants, and services that include an onsite daycare. At the heart of the property, Central Park Common will be a landscaped, three-acre urban park fitted with bike paths, casual dining venues, fountains, reflecting pools, and seasonal events that will include a farmers’ market and an ice-skating rink.

Central Park Common, image courtesy of Amexon

Inside the development, Central Park’s residents will have 55,000 ft²  of fitness, wellness, leisure, and social amenity space available to them in The Park Club. It will also include a 5,000 ft² co-working space which will offer smart technology, meeting rooms, hot desks, and a business centre.

Co-working space of the development, image courtesy of Amexon

Designed by Core Architects, the exterior for the residential condominium is also on-theme, featuring facades with an organic leaflike design baked into the balcony guards. Behind those guards, six-foot-deep balconies and floor-to-ceiling windows will be among the developments' architectural highlights. “We wanted to break away from the conventional,” says Core Architects' Deni Poletti, “to express a harmonious coexistence between sparkling glass and nature. It was important to be respectful of the development’s natural setting above the East Don Parkland.”

Development facades feature an organic leaflike design, image courtesy of Amexon

UrbanToronto will continue to follow updates for this development, but in the meantime, you can learn more from our Database file for the project, linked below. If you'd like, you can join in on the conversation in the associated Project Forum thread, or leave a comment in the space provided on this page.

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Related Companies:  Amexon Development Corporation, Core Architects, II BY IV DESIGN, Peter McCann Architectural Models Inc., Terraprobe Inc