One of downtown Toronto's largest surface parking lots will soon be home to the huge mixed-use Maple Leaf Square development. It will consist of 2 towers on top of a podium with direct indoor connections to the Air Canada Centre and the PATH. The Longo's grocery store mentioned will be 47,500 square feet, making it one of the larger supermarkets in downtown Toronto.
Maple Leaf Square
Font: * * * * Lisa Van de Ven, National Post
Published: Saturday, September 23, 2006
Price range: $197,900 to $1,346,900
Location: York Street and Lake Shore Boulevard West
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Featuring two towers, the Residences of Maple Leaf Square is a large-scale development that includes hotel, retail and restaurant space as well as a total of 872 residential suites. Located next to the Air Canada Centre, the site was designed by architects Kuwabara, Payne, McKenna and Blumberg with Page + Steele Architects; interiors are by munge//leung: design associates. The site's developers recently celebrated the project's groundbreaking.
BUILDER/DEVELOPER Cadillac Fairview Corp. Ltd., Maple Leaf Sports & Entertainment Ltd., and Lanterra Developments Ltd.
WHAT'S NEW With the site now 95% sold, construction has begun
BUILDING Two towers of 54 and 50 storeys
SUITES 400 to 2,124 square feet
SIZE Studio, one-bedroom-plus-den, two-bedroom, two-bedroom-plus-den and penthouse designs are still available.
OCCUPANCY Scheduled to begin in October, 2009, for the North Tower, and in March, 2010, for the South Tower
TARGET MARKET A range of urban dwellers looking to live close to downtown
FEATURES Suites have floor-to-ceiling windows; nine-foot ceilings (10 feet in the penthouses); a choice of veneer engineered hardwood, porcelain or ceramic flooring in principal rooms; 40-ounce broadloom in bedrooms; granite kitchen countertops; ceramic tile backsplashes; stainless steel appliances; and marble countertops in the bathrooms.
The site features an outdoor pool
and landscaped deck, an indoor pool and hot tub, a fitness centre, steam rooms, a 40-seat theatre, a multi-purpose room, a business centre and a 24-hour concierge
. A range of retail and commercial elements will also be integrated into the project, including a Longo's grocery store
, a restaurant
and a sports bar
STANDOUTS The site is being built to national energy-efficient LEED standards, with a green roof
and energy-efficient appliances. It is also one of the first condominium sites to incorporate Enwave
, which uses steam circulating through a network of underground pipes to provide heating, cooling and hot water.
SALES OFFICE Located at 29 Bremner Blvd. Open Monday to Thursday from noon to 6 p.m., and weekends from noon to 5 p.m. Call 416-601-6885 or visit mapleleafsquare.com.