New developments are in the works for Sheppard Avenue East in North York and Scarborough, an area of the city that has been subject to a notable population boom fueled by condominium construction in recent years. Sales are now under way for Opearl Developments' Sail Condominiums, one of the projects soon to bring new density and life to this rapidly urbanizing suburban arterial.
The 18-storey, Keith Loffler McAlpine Architects-designed development will rise on Sheppard between Victoria Park and Pharmacy Avenues, bringing a distinct presence to the area with its curving southern facade, meant to evoke the image of a ship's sail - a design gesture which the project is named for.
This departure from the largely rectilinear built form of the surrounding area will allow this project to stand out from its neighbours when viewed from the south, east and west, while the development's north facade presents a more familiar flat facade to Sheppard Avenue.
Sail's 180 suites are available in studio, one, two, and three-bedroom layouts, with sizes ranging from 353 ft² to 1,412 ft². The suite interiors, as well as the amenity spaces, are designed by Gordana Car Design.
The project is offering a selection of amenities, including a multi-purpose party room, which opens up to a landscaped outdoor courtyard. Sail will also feature a fitness centre with cardio, aerobics and weights equipment.
In addition to the amenities being offered, Sail's residents will enjoy a mix of shopping and dining options in the immediate surrounding area, including Victoria Park Square located directly across the street. Fairview Mall is just over a kilometre to the west of the Sail site, while several schools and parks make the area attractive to families. The project will put residents a short distance away from the Sheppard Subway's eastern terminus, now accessed by a short ride on frequent bus services, while the planned Sheppard LRT line may replace the buses in the future. Those who prefer driving to public transit will enjoy easy access to Highways 401, 404 and the Don Valley Parkway.
Source: Urban Toronto, 8/5/2015