We’ve become so accustomed to perpetual construction in the GTA that it’s easy to drown out the noise and not take notice. Now and then, the protective barriers come down and a new building is taking its place in the community. These days, builders and architects are working to ensure their project stands out from the crowd. Whether pushing for new heights, reimagining how a development can engage the community, or challenging design principles, many new compelling and transformative projects are coming to market with each season. While this is just a short list of what we’re seeing in Southern Ontario, each of these projects promise to radically alter the local landscape. Once completed, your cities will never be the same.
TORONTO WEST – King Toronto
Designed to emulate the ups and downs of a mountain range, KING Toronto is easily one of the most visually interesting and uniquely designed buildings to hit the 416. Designed by starchitect Bjarke Ingels, the four peaks that make up the project will transform King West into a destination for architectural and selfie enthusiasts alike, with a stacked terrace structure that allows trees and shrubs to engulf the façade. Fortunately, the experience won’t be reserved for residents only. The inner courtyard will double as an event space, and there will be a park and mixed retail along the base. Priced from $850,990
TORONTO WATERFRONT – Sky Tower, Pinnacle One Yonge
by Pinnacle International
The pinnacle of elevated living, SkyTower is the highest of three towers being built at the base of Yonge Street. At 95 stories, it will be Canada’s tallest building, rivaling only the CN Tower for skyline supremacy. Designed by Haririri Pontarini, Sky Tower houses over 800 suites ranging in size from 520 to 2,300 sq ft. With 1.5 million sq ft of office space, 60,000 sq ft of retail, and a 50,000 sq ft community centre, the buildings at One Yonge give new meaning to the term Live, Work, Play. Priced From $904,900
MISSISSAUGA – M City Condos
by Urban Capital / Rogers Developments
This is a vibrant community that blends high design, green space and outdoor living for every season. This mixed-use nine tower, 15 acre, 4.3 million sq ft master-planned development brings accessible transit, culture, and shopping together into one dazzling new neighbourhood. M3 is the newest member of the M City community, and at 81-storeys, it will be the tallest condominium in Mississauga. The site features fresh, expansive green space including over two acres of new parkland and a dedicated connection to the Mary Fix multi-use trail and John “Bud” Cleary Park. There will also be a tree-lined promenade dotted with retail shops and cafes. Priced from $413,900
PORT CREDIT – BRIGHTWATER
by Kilmer Group / Diamond Corp / Dream / FRAM + Slokker
Thoughtfully pla\nned with conscious and modern innovations, Brightwater is a vibrant new region of Port Credit. Residents will enjoy the charm of the quaint restaurants and shops, the draw of the European-inspired promenades, the joy of the community events throughout all seasons, and the convenience of the Port Credit GO Station. Highlights include 18 acres of parks and outdoor amenities, access to Lake Ontario, Waterfront Trail, Credit River, and Port Credit Marina. The 300,000 sq ft of retail, restaurants and offices complete this self-described neighbourhood village within the city.
BARRIE – DEBUT
Envisioned as a nod to the future of a city on the rise, Debut offers urban lifestyle, urban amenities and the best of Canadian living. More than a residence, it’s an all-season destination with its own unique character. Highlights include urban ground-level retail on every side of the building, connected by a pedestrian-friendly shopping arcade that opens to a European-style farmers’ market and marina, and an innovative architectural design which provides 87% of the suites with a waterfront view. Add in the access to 6.7 km of waterfront trails, hundreds of restaurants, and 300 hectares of parkland and it’s easy to see why this has the makings to be one of Ontario’s most exciting condo projects. Priced from $369,900
INNISFIL – THE ORBIT
by Cortel Group
Innisfil’s newest master-planned community, courtesy of Cortel Group, Partisans and the Town of Innisfil, is truly out of this world. Located at 6th Line and 20th Sideroad south of Alcona, The Orbit will be a cutting-edge smart city with a perfect blend of Innisfil’s existing small-town charm and rural appeal, along with modern, contemporary innovation. Anchored around the GO Station, The Orbit will establish a new urban design framework for Innisfil, introducing brand new retail and office space, residential housing and so much more.