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There is a great future for the 80-acre West Don Lands as its transforms itself into a well-planned residential, riverside community. There is ample space for employment and commercial areas, schools, child-care centres and almost 24 acres of parkland and public space. The accelerated development of the West Don Lands is driven by 2015 Pan American Games which Toronto is hosting. The neighbourhood has been awarded Stage 1 LEED ND GOLD certification.
The River City Condos, by Urban Capital, are the first private sector development in this area and it has set the bar high for future developers. About 1,000 loft-style condo and townhomes are being phased in, as well as shops, eateries and stores to provide homeowners with easy access to services. River City was the Winner of BILD’s 2010 Best Design Award. . A “Woonerf” is a street design used in Europe to indicate a shared space that pedestrians, cyclists and cars can safely use. Woonerfs are used throughout the River City development.
A new streetcar line connects this are to King Street providing you with easy access to downtown. There are two parks for you to enjoy. The innovative Underpass Park has market stalls, seating, bocce courts and community gardens. The 18-acre Don River Park has pathways, wooded areas and lawns.
River City 1 is a 15-storey, 2 building condo whose glass and dark lined exterior is a nod to the industrial buildings that historically marked the Don Lands. Each of these buildings has its own lobby. The connection between the buildings is a 3-story glass “bridge”. Studios start at 514 sq. ft. (and balcony); the 1-bedroom plus den suites start at 731 sq. ft.; 2-bedroom suites start at 960 sq. ft. (and balcony) and the townhomes range from 890 sq. ft .to 1200 sq. ft. The largest penthouse suite is 1089 sq. ft. Suites have 9 ft. exposed concrete ceilings, concrete columns, hardwood floors and over-sized windows.
Kitchens are open concept with 5 stainless steel Energy Star appliances and an all-in-one washer/dryer. Security features include access fobs for homeowners, security cameras and an Executive Concierge. Suites are pre-wired for your communication needs.
The beautifully landscaped courtyard is shared between River City 1 and River City 2. In the courtyard are a heated lap pool, a floating deck, and an outdoor dining area. Other amenities include a hybrid car and bike share program, charging stations for electric cars. The double storey lounge with its glass walls is a striking feature when contrasted wit the darker exterior of River City 1. The lounge area includes a kitchen, bar, media area and games area.
In contrast to River City 1, River City 2 has 3 mini-towers whose glass and white box-on-box exteriors speak the cool and contemporary language of modern architecture. It has a two storey lobby facing east and a two storey indoor parking structure behind it. A woonerf connects River City 2 to River Street. Studios sizes start at 452 sq. ft; 1-bedroom suites start at 565 sq. ft.; townhomes at 984 sq.ft and penthouses at 1081 sq. ft. Suite features are identical to those in River City 1.
The River City Condos are part of a vigorous, innovative and green reclaiming of important urban space. Its forward-thinking design and convenient location, its attention to green spaces and its endless selection of suites and layouts make it a worthwhile competitor for your buying attention.