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Epic is the third phase of the Queen West Triangle Park District, after Edge(phase two) and Westside (phase one). The construction of this building was a joint venture between Urbancorp and Plazacorp.
The Queen West Triangle District is bordered by Queen West to the north and railway tracks to the south, Dufferin Street to the west and Dovercourt to the east. This area was also known as the Art District. Epic sits on the former site of John Abell Factory, a large 19th century farm and machinery factory that since the 1980’s was once home to many live/work artists before it was torn down to make way for high density condos.
The key catalyst to the transformation of this area was the renovation of the former strip joint and bar, The Drake Hotel and the former flop house, The Gladstone Hotel around 2005. Since then, the area has rapidly become a citywide hot spot for arts and culture with a thriving nightlife. The gentrification of this neighbourhood just reinforces a popular real estate investment truth, follow the artists.
Suites at Epic range in size from 373 sq ft for a one bedroom to a maximum size of 905 sq ft for a two bedroom. Suites are finished with laminate floors, stainless steel kitchen appliances, European kitchen cabinetry and stone or marble countertops. Ceiling heights are a standard 8 ft ceilings. With a low price per square foot and the large majority of smaller suites, the building targets first time buyers and investors. Eastern facing suites have a view of Triangle Park.