The mixed-use building developed by Lifestyle Custom Homes will stand 11 storeys, and stand 129 ft tall. It will house 182 residential units, and retail on the ground floor.This new Pre-construction development headed to Scarborough and It will replace the three single-storey retail buildings and a three-storey apartment building currently existing on the site. Merge Condo project will be nestled in the Birch Cliff neighbourhood.
The tower will boast design from RAW Design, which will allow it to stand as a urban addition to the growing cosmopolitan area. Now is the time to invest in Scarborough, due to the plentiful developments surrounding the area, especially surrounding the neighbourhood’s central subway stations like Scarborough Town Centre.
Project Name: Merge Condos
Developer: Lifestyle Custom Homes
Location: 2201 Kingston Rd, Scarborough, M1N 1T7
Number of Units: 182
Number of Storeys: 11
Neighbourhood: Birchcliff Neighbourhood
This modern development with glass and prefabricated paneling is the perfect addition to Kingston Road, which is the core of the community. The area is thriving, heavily populated with commercial, retail and housing redevelopment. This project is sure to fit right in, while also setting itself apart with its unique, grandiose exterior. The lot will span almost 26,500 square feet, with roughly 2,750 square feet of landscaped open space
The building’s initial four storeys will act as its base, while the floors above it will step back in single storey intervals. This will create a unique aesthetic of a stepped back facade, which will double as a way to limit the building’s shadows on the street.
The mid-rise building will ultimately span a gross floor area of almost 15,300. square feet, with 4,300 square feet of retail space included on the premises. Its 182 units will be comprised of a balance of 6 bachelors, 94 one-bedrooms, 78 two-bedrooms, and 4 three or four bedroom units.
Units at ground level of the tower will have a private terrace, while those above will boast private balconies. Residents will have access to lockers for storage, a green roof and rooftop terrace. Amenities will also be spread throughout the third, fourth, and fifth floor, but majority of the spaces will be on the eleventh floor in the form of indoor and outdoor amenities.
Merge Condos development will make 169 parking spots available in a two-level underground garage, and cyclists will be able to make the most of 188 bicycle parking spaces.
LOCATION & NEIGHBOURHOOD
Investors will want to take note of the key location of this neighbourhood that is removed from the city, while also being conveniently located to travel into the city if need be. The site boasts a walk score of 73 out of 100, transit score of 52, out of 100 and bike score of 59 out of 100. With the Scarborough Town Centre subway stop on the Yonge-University line a short drive away, working professionals will find it seamless commuting into the city for work.
The Subway will make it convenient to travel into the city’s business hubs not limited to the Financial District and Entertainment District. Residents will also be able to access the subway via the Bloor-Danforth line, at the eastern end. After all, Kennedy, Warden and Victoria Park all serve the neighbourhood. The community also boasts access to GO Transit, as two commuter lines are present within the area.
In respect to the development’s more immediate area, residents will also enjoy being a mere 10 minute drive away from the areas staple, The Scarborough Bluffs. The beach is ideal for days out with family and friends, and is perfect for hosting picnics or barbeques in the popular park. Opt for an exciting day adventure, or even head over to the Bluffs for a scenic night-time stroll, to either unwind or spend some quality time with someone.
2201 Kingston residents can also look forward to having a Tim Hortons nearby for all early morning coffee needs. Big name drug stores like Shoppers Drug Mart and Rexall are also in close proximity. To top it off, grocery stores like No Frills and Bulk Barn are also around the corner for weekly grocery runs.
Nothing will be out of reach while living at this development. Entertainment will be at the fingertips of residents, who will will only have to drive 20 minutes or spend 40 minutes on transit to get to the central Scarborough Town Centre. The neighbourhoods popular mall is home to a wide variety of retail brands not limited to H&M, The Bay, MAC Cosmetics, Muji and Michael Kors.
The centre also boasts a variety of food options such as Moxies, Milestones, Scaddabush and Swiss Chalet. Those with a sweet tooth will also want to drop by the SQUISH candy store that features vegan and gluten-free candies. To top it all off, the mall has a movie theatre inside it, making it an ideal for a weekend day adventure for shopping, dinner and a movie. Complete with a ScotiaBank, Walmart and Real Canadian Superstore, the mall is truly a one stop shop.
Investors will want to take note of this development’s proximity to staples like The Bluffs and Scarborough Town Centre. With more urbanization to the neighbourhood on its way, it’s an area to look out for.
Lifestyle Custom Homes is one of Toronto's premiere residential building contractors, addressing the needs the modern homeowner with professional service and integrity. With a background in engineering, project management, and real estate investment/development, Lifestyle Custom Homes has an advantage in building new and renovating old homes.
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