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New in Toronto real estate: Kingston & Co. condos

Derek Flack – blogTO

Kingston & Co. Condos is a new development on Kingston Road just east of Victoria Park. Located above the Beaches, the top floors and roof provide dramatic views of Lake Ontario and the R.C. Harris Water Filtration Plant. The area isn’t exactly rich with condos right now, so the arrival of a large development is noteworthy for the degree to which it will inject energy into what is a rather tired stretch of Kingston Road. To be clear, this is actually a very promising location with its proximity to the lake and the vibrant stretch of Kingston Road to the west, and the addition of 20,000 square feet of retail space on the ground floor will likely prove a boon to the immediate area.

Comment: This area is literally next door to The Beaches. A couple of streetcar stops or an adventurous walk and you are in the thick of it.

At 10 storeys (10 on the far west side, 2 less on the east), the Teeple-designed building scales well with the neighbourhood. It’s not a small building, but it doesn’t dominate the street, and there are already a few mid-rise structures in close proximity to the development (such as the North Beach Lofts). In some sense, it resembles the Code Condos on St. Clair West, another project which arrives in a predominately low rise area. The building is touted as an affordable option for first time buyers, though that might be subject to debate given a starting price of $250K for roughly 400 square feet.

Comment: $250,000 is cheap these days, sad to say…

Kingston and Co Condos
SPECS

Address: 1100 Kingston Road
Storeys: eight, stepping up to 10 on the west
Number of units: 150 units – 75 of which have unique floorplans
Unit types: Studios, 1 beds, 1 beds + dens, 2 beds, 2 beds + dens, 3 beds, 3 beds + dens
Unit sizes: 407 to 1,439 square feet
Walkscore: 87
Price: Starting from $250,000s
Architect: Teeple Architects
Interior Designer: Mason Studio
Developer: TAS + Main and Main

FEATURES

* Community rooftop garden
* Communal tool room
* South side offers views of Lake Ontario from the eighth floor upwards
* Each suite features an outdoor space (30% have terraces with harvest planters)
* 9-foot ceilings
* Engineered hardwood floors
* Kitchens feature stone countertops and backsplashes, stainless steel appliances, and track lighting
* Bathrooms feature drop-in 5′ soaker tubs
* Walk in laundry rooms

THE VERDICT

I like this development. It’s a smart-looking building in an area that will get a significant boost from its presence. This isn’t necessarily a straightforward gentrification story, however. Call it the Upper Beaches if you want, but Kingston & Co. is located in close proximity to a well established neighbourhood with plenty of retail activity just to the west. Also a plus are the community features, which include a rooftop garden (with views of the lake), a shared tool room, and a gym. Add the fact that each unit comes equipped with outdoor space, and you have an attractive place to live.

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Contact Laurin Jeffrey for more information – 416-388-1960

Laurin Jeffrey is a Toronto real estate agent with Century 21 Regal Realty.
He did not write these articles, he just reproduces them here for people who
are interested in Toronto real estate. He does not work for any builders.

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