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101 Erskine

Tridel now introduces 101 Erskine. This smartly tailored glass condo residence with a contrasting tonal profile is strategically tucked away, mere steps from the energy of midtown Yonge and Eglinton in Toronto. Yet this venerable neighbourhood  Walkscore is also just moments from the subway, prestigious shops and superb dining.

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101 Erskine’s modernist sensibilities are echoed in its clean linear exterior design and refined interiors: charcoal grey, white and clear glass, copper clad front entry, stunning lobby, rooftop terrace with infinity pool and outdoor fireplace lounge, sublime entertainment spaces with private courtyard, alfresco dining lounge, sleek fitness amenities, even a linear park walkway creating a link between Broadway and Erskine.

Elegant Studio, 1 bedroom, 1 bedroom plus den, 2 bedroom and 2 bedroom plus den suites with 9′ ceilings and 10 signature townhomes feature distinctively modern styling and finishes one would naturally expect from this coveted address. 101 Erskine. Anything but ordinary.

101 Erskine will be Rising to 32 storeys high and will accamodate 421 Suites and 10 Townhomes. Estimated completion Summar  2015.

101 Erskine Condos follows the amazing success of The Republic, which launched in 2007. Only four days after phase one of the community was launched, at 25 Broadway Avenue, phase two was launched at 70 Roehampton.

101 Erskine Condominiums is just one block north of Broadway Avenue and the brand-new high school. There will be a park walkway between the two avenues, adding to the community feel of the neighbourhood. 101 Erskine is also a “walker’s paradise” with a Walk Score of 95 out of 100, meaning that almost everything you could need — groceries, restaurants, parks, banking and more — is within walking distance.

Amenities: Fitness centre, party room, billiards lounge, fireplace lounge, concierge, yoga studio, theatre, sauna, infinity pool.

101 Erskine. Celebrating the richness of life.

By indicating your interest in 101 Erskine Condos at this early stage, you’ll be among the first to be invited to view Price List and Floor Plans and take advantage of coming in to our member circle.

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FAD Condos

 

Arrive in style. FAD : Fashion District Condos. Coming to a runway in the Fashion District, where Spadina meets Queen West. Fusing the Garment District along Spadina with the trend setting fashion scene of Queen West. The result is a hip, fashion forward residence FAD : Fashion District Condos, a stunning residence where style is its core.

Introducing FAD Condos, located at 170 Spadina Ave. Presented by Tri-win International, FAD Condos will be a contemporary tower that will add some cool yet respectful architecture to the corner of Spadina and Queen Street West. Designed by Wallman Architects, FAD Condos will do something we love: take a small pocket of underused land and transform it into something of which the city can be proud. FAD will raise 19 storeys on what was once a low-rise commercial building. The project will include 210 units, with just 44 parking spots in an underground garage.

Suites are starting in the $200,000s.

By indicating your interest in FAD Condos at this early stage, you’ll be among the first to be invited to view Price List and Floor Plans and take advantage of coming in to our member circle.

 

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HighPark Residences Condos

HighPark Residences Condos – Where Urban Living Meets Mother Nature! Situated across from High Park and steps to Bloor West Village. HighPark Residences will offer Condominium Suites and Urban Townhomes.

Suites start from mid $300,000s.

Daniels Corporation Proposed to build a staggered 14 storey condominium building at 1844 Bloor St W that would have 364 units. The parts of HighPark Residences Condos adjacent to a street would be 6 storeys high with commercial units on the ground floor along Bloor Street. Higher floors would be stepped up along the back and centre of the building to a maximum of 14 storeys.

By indicating your interest in HighPark Residences Condos at this early stage, you’ll be among the first to be invited to view Price List and Floor Plans and take advantage of coming in to our member circle.

 

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East Village Leslieville

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A modern interpretation of conventional towns creates a clean crisp form that speaks to today’s savvy urbanities.

The two building complex will contain 31 residential units with a number of underground parking spaces. Over half the townhome residences at East Village Leslieville have rooftop terraces with skyline views that overlook at green roof. Outdoor terraces facing south overlook lush greenery. An intimate passage way is created between blocks that define East Village Leslieville Towns.

The modern esthetic of East Village Leslieville Townhouses defines the living/dining and kitchen environments.

Townhouse style living from the low $200’s

 

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Important Message: In order for an investor to take the most advantage of Buying Pre-construction Condos is to buy before its open to the public. Prior to opening day of a new condo sales office to the general public, prices may have gone up. This will be an opportunity for you to invest in a unit at the lowest price possible before its open to the public. You can be one of the first purchasers to be invited to Platinum VIP Preview Sales Event long before the presentation centre opens to the public. This gives you an opportunity to have the first access to inventory, best pick at unit levels, floor plans, lowest price not available to the public and the ability to take advantage of Platinum VIP Condo Incentives the builder may offer.  This is a perfect opportunity at the Platinum VIP Price.

 

For more information and to register now for the  VIP Preview Sales Event please fill out the form below, we can only bring limited customers into the Platinum VIP Sales Event, so pre-register now for priority access:

 

 

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Bloom Park Towns

 

An inspired masterplanned all townhome community takes root.

Welcome to where a vibrant, masterplanned community is growing into a collection of wonderful townhomes, next to the verdant parklands ofG. Ross Lord Park off Bathurst, north of Finch. Situated in the centre of an established neighbourhood in North York, Bloom Park Towns is the perfect setting for life’s milestones to be celebrated, and new memories to be created. The future is bright, and abloom with possibility. Come see.

Bloom Park Towns community features a private outdoor swimming pool and landscaped patio with covered loggia for lounging, reading a book, enjoying the warm weather and watching your children play in the water. The best part is, it’s all just steps from your home.

Located at Antibes Dr. just North of Finch and West of Bathurst, Bloom is a mix of only 64 Condo Townhomes, priced from $289,990 for a 2 bedroom townhomes to just $349,990 for a 2 bedroom + den, 3 level townhomes.

Bloom Finishing Touches
Woodland Towns

EXTERIOR FINISHES

  • Architecturally controlled and selected exterior elevations and colour packages.
  • Unique and innovative elevations utilizing genuine clay brick with coordinating coloured mortar, stone and precast surrounds, stucco and various exterior accent features.
  • Self-sealing roof shingles with a 20-year warranty from Vendor’s pre-determined colour schemes.
  • Low maintenance aluminum soffit, fascia, eavestrough, and downspouts, as per elevation.
  • Vinyl sliding patio doors with screen, as per plan.
  • Energy Star rated low maintenance vinyl casement or thermo-fixed glass windows throughout, as per plan. Muntin bars as per elevation and per applicable plan. Colours as per Vendor’s pre-determined colour schemes.
  • Transom windows, as per plan.
  • Screens on all operational windows.
  • Front entries to have walkways and steps as required due to grade.
  • Exterior front door with brushed nickel package including grip set and dead bolt.
  • Distinctively modern exterior lighting at front entry door, as per plan.

COMMUNITY AND LANDSCAPE FEATURES

  • One level, secured underground parking garage with visitor parking.
  • Private underground storage/bicycle parking.
  • Ground level visitor bicycle parking.
  • Professionally graded and landscaped grounds.
  • Secured privately controlled access to pool and outdoor amenity area with access for residents.

INTERIOR TRIM & FEATURES

  • 9ft ceilings throughout (not including dropped ceiling areas and sunken floors).
  • Carpeted stairs with elegant solid oak handrails and 1 ¾” spindles on oak nosing, in a natural finish, as per applicable plan. Interior entry stairs, to receive a durable tread finish as per plan.
  • Purchaser’s choice of painted 800 series colonial or classique style interior doors, as per plan.
  • Upgraded painted 2” casing for all windows/doors and 3” baseboards. (Sizing is approximate)
  • All interior door hardware to be levers in a brushed nickel with painted hinges.
  • All archways on main floor to be trimmed, as per plan.
  • Wire shelving in all closets.

KITCHEN

  • Granite countertops with breakfast counter as per plan from Vendor’s standard samples.
  • Ceramic tiled backsplash from Vendor’s standard samples.
  • Stainless steel ledge-back kitchen sink with single lever faucet, as per plan.
  • Stainless steel appliance package includes:
  • Self-clean oven
  • Frost free refrigerator
  • Built-in dishwasher
  • Over the range built-in microwave with integrated exhaust fan
  • Heavy-duty receptacle for stove.
  • Electrical outlets for refrigerator and at counter level for small appliances.
  • Quality cabinetry selected from Vendor’s standard samples with space for dishwasher, and one bank of drawers.
  • Rough-in plumbing and electrical for dishwasher.

BATHROOMS

  • White bathroom fixtures in ensuite, main bath and powder rooms as per plan.
  • Pedestal sink in powder room as per plan.
  • Vanity cabinets include choice of styles and colours from Vendor’s standard samples.
  • Marble countertops in bathrooms with white basin as per plan, purchaser to have a choice of 2 colours, from Vendor’s standard samples.
  • Mirrors in all bathrooms.
  • White ceramic accessories in all bathrooms.
  • Choice of decorator ceramic tiles for walls and ceilings in tub enclosures from Vendor’s standard samples.
  • Full height water resistant backer board in tub enclosures.
  • Single lever faucet in all vanities and tubs, as per plan.
  • Pressure balanced shower controls.
  • Exhaust fans in all bathrooms.
  • Privacy locks on all bathroom doors.

LAUNDRY

  • Laundry area with connections for water and drain.
  • Heavy-duty receptacle with vent to the exterior for the dryer.
  • Stacked white washer and dryer.

ELECTRICAL

  • 100 AMP electrical service with breaker panel and copper wiring throughout.
  • White Decora switches and receptacles throughout.
  • All rooms to have a switch controlled ceiling light fixture except for the living room, which will receive a switch controlled wall outlet.
  • Smoke detectors provided as per Ontario Building Code.
  • Carbon monoxide detector provided as per Ontario Building Code.
  • All bathroom electrical duplex receptacles protected by ground fault interrupter.
  • Arc-Fault receptacles in bedrooms as per Ontario Building Code.
  • Electric door chime at main door entry.
  • Cable T.V. rough-in in any 2 locations as chosen by the Purchaser.
  • Telephone rough-in in any 3 locations as chosen by the Purchaser.
  • Rough-in security system for the S1-Linden & S2-Chestnut includes contacts on all windows and all exterior doors. The S3-Alder & S4-Balsam to receive contacts on all exterior doors only.

ENERGY SAVING FEATURES

  • High efficiency gas forced air high velocity heating system and central air conditioning system.
  • Forced air Hi-Velocity heating system with High Efficient boiler and hot water tank. (Rented as per Schedule “W”).
  • Metal insulated entry door and decorative glass insert and high quality weather stripping as per plan.
  • Upgraded foam insulation above porch ceilings with living areas above.
  • Attic space and exterior wall insulation to meet or exceed 2012 Building Code.

PAINTING

  • Exteriors are architecturally controlled to provide a visually pleasing streetscape with colours pre-selected by Vendor.
  • Purchaser to have choice of 1 paint colour throughout from Vendor’s samples in an environmentally friendly low VOC washable flat finish.
  • All trim and doors to be painted white with semi gloss finish.
  • Smooth ceilings throughout.

FLOOR COVERINGS

  • Laminate flooring for Living and Dining rooms, including hallways and Den as per plan on main floor only, in a natural finish.
  • Choice of quality 36oz. broadloom with 12 mm chip foam under-pad in all non-tiled and non-laminate floor areas, from Vendor’s standard samples.
  • 12” x 12” or 13” x 13” ceramic flooring from Vendor’s standard samples, as per plan.

QUALITY CONSTRUCTION

  • Acoustically engineered demising walls between all units to top of second floor, where applicable.
  • 5/8″ tongue and groove subfloor sheathing screwed and glued to engineered floor joists and 3/8″ roof sheathing.
  • Windows and exterior doors fully sealed with high quality caulking.
  • Quality 2” x 6” exterior wood frame construction.
  • Covered poured concrete porches as per plan.
  • Decorative columns and railings installed subject to grading requirements and as per plan.

VIP PROMOTION FOR BLOOM

  • SPECIAL “CASH BACK”

$5,000 on any single level unit $10,000 on any 2 level unit

  • Window Coverings included
  • Stainless Steel Kitchen Appliances
  • Cap on all Closing costs $2,500 (meters, hook ups, etc.)
  • Cap on Levies & Development charges $2,500
  • Assignment

1 free assignment allowed up to 90 days before occupancy.

  • Free Name Change

1 free name change allowed within the 10 day rescission period.

  • Deposit Structure
5% of purchase price with offer
Further 5% payable in 90 days
Further 5% payable in 210 days
Further 5% payable on Occupancy

The above promotional package is valid for sales done on the 2n and 3r of June, 2012 only.

Bloom Park Towns Price List

End unit premium: $10.000

SPECIAL FEATURES INCLUDE:

  • 9 ft. smooth ceilings throughout
  • Four Stainless Steel Kitchen Appliances
  • Granite Countertop in Kitchen
  • Marble Bathroom Counter
  • Laminate flooring for Living and Dining rooms
  • Vertical Blinds
  • Central Air Conditioning

All prices, figures and materials are preliminary and are subject to change without notice E. & O. E.  May 22, 2012 Including hallways and den as per plan on main floor only, please see a Sales Representative for details.
Admin Last Updating May 24, 2012
 

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New Canadian Mortgage Rules

25 Year Amortization

One of the major changes announced today was the reduction in amortizations to a maximum of 25 years – a tightening measure that some are up in arms over. This is simply a return to Canada was just a few years ago, before the federal government stepped in to jump-start the real estate market with the introduction of 35 and 40 year amortizations. This particular rule change will help Canadians reduce mortgage interest charges over the term of their mortgage and also help you grow equity wealth faster.

Debt Servicing Ratios – Utility Costs and Condo Fees?

The Canadian government will also be reducing the maximum debt servicing ratios (what allows you to qualify for your mortgage) from 44% to 39%. In an effort to address the antiquated monthly estimates used for utility costs that have sky rocketed over the years, this is a prudent change. Having said this, I’m still puzzled to this day why only 50% of condo fees are used for qualifying calculations when the Federal Finance Minister is so deeply concerned about the Toronto condo market as he mentioned in his news conference this morning. This is a missed opportunity to deal with both misguided qualifying variables and the major concern prompting these changes.

Capping Mortgage Insurance

The capping of the maximum insured mortgage at $1,000,000 is long overdue. There was a time in the late 1990’s where the cap on insured mortgages in Toronto and Vancouver was $300,000!!! I was never sure why this cap was lifted by CMHC in the first place but I would hazard to guess that this was the beginning of the end of “the saver” in Canada. At the time, if you bought a home for $301,000, you would need $75,050 or 25% to get a mortgage. The lifting of the cap at the time allowed people to not only buy with just $15,000 but it also allowed homeowners to buy more house than they needed (you basically be purchasing on cash flow). Not only did this cause people to save less because they didn’t have to come up with a larger cash down payment but it also allowed them to build up more debt making your bank (NOT YOU) a whole lot richer. On this change, I think the government didn’t go far enough. Minister Flaherty could have gone further and taken a big step towards helping many Canadians find the lost art of saving, one that our parents knew so well.

Refinancing to 80%

As far as the last change announced today whereby the government has limited refinancing to only 80% of the value of your home from 85%, this actually is a move that preserves wealth for a homeowner. The government shouldn’t be in the refinancing business. The primary role of the Government of Canada (via CHMC) should be to put Canadians into homes and not enable homeowners to use their homes as ATM machines, which is exactly what the bank’s want you to do, because building up bad debt on lines of credit and credit cards makes your bank a lot of money!

These changes will have a positive impact on consumers and the market overall. They will create a more confident buyer – a buyer that is well prepared, motivated and able to afford their new home and return the home to a primary investment that can help Canadians create wealth vs. using it as a credit card that only contributes to your bank’s bottom line. (Source: Monster Mortgage)

If you have any questions or concerns about these changes please don’t hesitate to contact me.

 
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Posted by on June 21, 2012 in New Announcement, New Canadian Mortgage Rule, New Canadian Mortgage Rules

 

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Port Union Waterfront Festival

Port Union Village Common

Celebrating the 5th Annaual Port Union. SATURDAY – JUNE 23, 2012. 11:00 AM – 3:00 PM. This year’s festival is bigger than before and has something for every one.

Events & Activities (partial list)

Source of information: www.waterfrontpark.ca  

Amphitheatre      
Time Performer(s)
11:00 – 11:30 Recorded Music
11:30 – 12:00 To Tell The Tale – Modern Rock
12:10 – 12:40 Between Transit – Modern Rock
12:55 –   1:35 Tonight’s The Night – Modern Rock
  1:45 –   2:15 Tyler Forkes – Singer/Songwriter – Acoustic
  2:30 –   3:00 The Skyes – Modern Rock
Waterfront

Time

Performer(s)
11:00 – 11:30 No Performers
11:30 – 11:45 Hula Aloha! Dancers
12:00 – 12:30 Dukes of Harmony
12:45 –   1:00 Hula Aloha! Dancers
  1:30 –   2:00 Highland Dancers
  2:15 –   2:30 Hula Aloha! Dancers
  2:30 –   3:00 No Performers
 
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Posted by on June 21, 2012 in Port Union, Port Union Rd, Port Union waterfront Festival, watefront festival, Waterfront

 

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