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25 Cole Street Is the fourth installment of the Regent Park revitalization project, an integration of market condo apartments with low income rentals in Regent Park. 25 Cole is a 2 tower complex , each 25 storeys high and sitting on a large podium section.
The podium offers retail conveniences for residents and a pedestrian friendly boulevard. The finishes are a step up from the first 3 phases of the Regent Park redevelopment, which I was already impressed with. The developer Daniels, had Cecconi Simone design the kitchen to add that minimal, modern effect.
Cecconi Simone is the interior design firm that did most of expensive downtown condos like One Bloor and Charlie. The stand out amenity feature includes a 20,000 Sq Ft Sky Park on the 3rd Flr With bbq, lounge and party room, gym.
The goal of the Regant Park redevelopment was to end up like some areas in St Lawrence Market, a successful example of how integrating market condos with identical lower income housing rentals creates a livable and desirable urban neighbourhood. Regent Park is diverse, the neighbourhood is made up of old, young, single, couples, gay, families, every colour and ethnicity.
Living in Regant Park is a taste of real city living, not the snotty neighbourhood living of uptown or the keeping of with the Joneses of downtown. Regant Park is being exposed to neighbours of different ethnicities and different backgrounds and feeling like you belong to one community.
The redevelopment is taking place over 6 phases and spans 69 acres. It includes a 6 acre park, a new community centre, 40,000 square feet of retail including a Sobey’s fresh co, rbc and Paintbox bistro. The parks will hosts weekly farmer markets, a greenhouse, playgrounds, picnic area, splash pads and an off leash dog park.
What I’m really excited about is the new aquatic centre. This centre includes a swimming and lap pool with water slides.