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Hop on the 63 bus, and head down to Ossington for drinks, dinner and condos! The former sleepy street that was once home to factories and commercial business has quickly transformed into a hot bed of action with new bars and restaurants popping up everywhere… and I’m not just selling the hype here, i’m also partaking in it! You’ll often find me at BQM for a burger or hanging out at The Ossington while the Secert Models dj a set to a packed house on a Saturday Night! I’m probably not the first to tell you this but the Ossington neighbourhood is quickly becoming the “it” place to be!
A few years back, Reserve Properties was the first to embrace the strip and bring to it a modern and well appointed development known as Motif! With the success of their first project, they’re back again with a second project at 109 Ossington, the former Mondial Auto Repair shop! According to the press release:
Building on Ossington’s character and dynamic street line, 1090Z offers a contemporary design that reads to the eye as four intimate structures. “We wanted to create a built form that really suited the eclectic rhythm and dimensions of the street,” says Shane Fenton VP of Reserve Properties.
Catering to Ossington’s active pedestrian traffic, new retail on the ground floor will reanimate 150 feet along Ossington’s vibrant north-south corridor.
“Staggering storeys back and forth as you move up the building provides a variety of angles and gives each element its own identity,” says lead architect Roland Rom Colthoff of RAW. “Dark brick, zinc and glass materials used on the façade further enhance texture, while mimicking the memory of the existing lot division.”
Emphasizing the angular façade, balcony enclosures will be punctuated with different colours, co-designed by purchasers, giving them the opportunity to personalize the exterior of their new home.
“With 109OZ we really wanted to capture the essence of the local attitude and diversity of people who live there,” says Dan Menchions of II BY IV Design Associates.
Drawing the Ossington vibe inside, the 109OZ marketing centre is animated with pops of tangerine orange, canary yellow and fuchsia and a monochromatic gradient herringbone pattern on the floor. “The presentation centre is designed to make you feel like you are walking into the actual lobby itself,” adds Menchions.
Capturing the creative culture of the area, a multi-coloured pendant fixture by neighbourhood design darling Castor Design, crafted from recycled fire extinguishers, is surrounded by graphic elements and artwork reminiscent of 60’s and 70’s pop-art movement.
“We know from our recent success with Motif Lofts & Towns on Ossington that this is a very savvy neighbourhood when it comes to design. We wanted to create a project that local residents would appreciate and represents where design is going,” says Shelley Fenton, President of Reserve Properties.
109OZ offers 85 generously sized lofts with open concept layouts. Providing purchasers a flex space for work, dining and entertaining, European styled kitchens feature oversized islands that double as a chef’s table. With private outdoor space off of almost every suite and a second floor amenity terrace that overlooks the main street, purchasers can stay in and still engage with Ossington.
“People from around the city travel to Ossington in order to play. They come here to do their boutique shopping, do dinner at Union or hit up Foxely,” says Johnston. “But now with 109OZ people won’t just be visiting the neighbourhood to enjoy it, they are going to be able to live in it and truly take part in everything by foot, and that’s just good neighbourhood building.” Read the rest of this entry »
I just cannot say enough good things about Rise Condos at Bathurst and St. Clair! The location, the look, and the price all rank high on my scorecard. It’s very rare that you can find a preconstruction condo in the same range of price per square foot as nearby resale condos…oh and having a subway line, streetcar route and massive grocery stores directly across the street doesn’t hurt either!
The developers and architects were very logical in the design of the building. The tower will rise up directly on the corner. This will allow for clear views in all directions. I especially like that the tower is set back just far enough to clear the large rental building that sits south of the project on Vaughan Rd… sunsets to the west will be heavenly!
… and it gets even better on the inside! I had the opportunity to preview the sales centre and wanted to share a few pics of what the finishes will one day look like! The R.05 unit has been rebuilt as the model unit. The layout features 865 square feet with a large wrap around balcony. It faces south east and will give residents some of the best views of the downtown skyline! Read the rest of this entry »
Presiding over the south-east corner of Bathurst and St. Clair, RISE will become a statement piece for the community with a Mondrian inspired pattern rising up its façade. Given it’s location at the top of Bathurst, I except some of the most breathtaking view of both the City skyline and lake!
Stop the press!!! The first media release for Rise Condos at 1451 Bathurst St has just been released:
Marking the momentous rebirth of Toronto’s St. Clair West neighbourhood, RISE Condominiums by Reserve Properties places this emerging residential community into the spotlight.
The free-spirited south-midtown enclave of St. Clair West has recently seen many young Torontonians flocking to the area, scooping up old houses and recreating the residential community with a distinct urban character.
Now home to frequent bidding wars and high rent increases, the mainstreet along St. Clair West, boasts heavy pedestrian traffic, with an eclectic mix of businesses, specialty boutiques and a vibrant local food scene. Lined with decadent bakeries, authentic European cafes and some of Toronto’s hottest culinary destinations, such at The Stockyards, The Rushton and Ferro, patios spill on to the sidewalk and feed into the new emerging energy.
RISE Condominiums presides over the south-east corner of Bathurst and St. Clair, anchoring the gateway to this new hub. Steps from the St. Clair West subway stop and across the street from Loblaw’s (a.k.a. Forest Hill Market), RISE will become a statement piece for the community with a Mondrian inspired pattern rising up its façade. “A distinct weave of horizontal and vertical white bands will highlight the intersection and add a contemporary dialogue to the neighbourhood’s burgeoning urban character,” says lead architect Enzo Corazza.
The building is to be built on the South East corner of St. Clair and Bathurst. I haven’t seen any City applications detailing heights, so it’s still hard to say for sure how tall the building will be. It looks like at least 20 + from a rough count of balconies in the rendering.
I think the design fits well with the area… what I particularly like is how the building juts out on the North West corner. Something also has to be said about the balconies! Those large looking spaces should offer phenomenal city views, especially to the south!
Have you ever wondered what they’re building at St. Clair and Bathurst? I have! I drive through the intersection several times a week and was curious to see what’s happening with the construction at the corner. So I did what I always do… a little online and onstreet research!
Reserve Properties (think Motif Lofts on Ossington) purchased the parcel of land (1451 Bathurst St) and have plans of building a condo on the South East corner!
As of writing the post, no City applications were filed so it’s hard to say for certain how tall the building will be. I’ve heard everything from 10 to 29 storeys and am hoping for the later. Just think of how awesome the views will be atop Bathurst St. looking down at the City skyline and lake below! It’ll make it the closest condo to the St. Clair West subway station and literally steps to the Loblaws Super Store!
As you can see from the above photo (and snapped from my local Starbucks, diagonal to the building) half of the corner has hording up, and a few of the units even got a new coat of grey paint over the old brick. If I was a gambling man, I’d bet that work behind the wall is for a sales centre… which means this project may be launching sooner than everyone thinks.
Officially no projects details are known, but according to a few people I spoke with, the project will be called Rise Condos and developed by Reserve Properties. This strip of St. Clair is really starting to take off, from 530 St. Clair to the Rushton a lot of people have been contacting me to live in the area. I expect this development to be no different! Read the rest of this entry »