September 7, 2010
Edilcan’s new Etobicoke development, One Valhalla [map], has a lot of history behind it and the developer is making sure that it isn’t forgotten.
The Valhalla Inn was a staple of the Etobicoke community for many years. Officially open in 1963 on the east side of Highway 27 (the modern-day 427), the Valhalla Inn had many distinguishing architectural features such as a sunken courtyard, its famous subterranean Mermaid Lounge and its unique Scandinavian design.
Now, nearly five decades later, the condo towers and townhomes of One Valhalla are being erected in the Valhalla Inn’s place. While this former heritage site will be missed, Edilcan is doing all they can to carry on the spirit of the Valhalla Inn. In fact, they’re even using some of the original brickwork from the old building in their new design.
Last week we posted our Buzz Talk with Edilcan boss GP Di Rocco, who shed some light on the new project and the advantages of living in the Etobicoke area. Later in the week, BuzzBuzzHome were pleased to accept GP’s invitation to visit the site, so armed with our trusty camera, we set out to Etobicoke to tour the future home of One Valhalla.
The old Mermaid Lounge was once a staple of the Valhalla Inn. After it closed down, someone stole the iconic mermaid statue from the site.

One Valhalla’s theme is a throwback to the ’50s. The art for their advertisements and brochures is fantastic so pick up a copy of their brochure to see more.
And the model suite tour begins…

The living room, done up to the nine’s.

The kitchen features Euro style cabinetry, an Energy Star rated refrigerator and dishwasher and granite kitchen countertops.

That looks pretty inviting, I had to resist the urge to take a catnap.

Now on to the beautiful bathroom.

The taller model is Thunderbird, which will be the second phase of the project.

That’s all for now. Special thanks to Edilcan’s GP Di Rocco for the great tour. Hopefully we can make it back soon once construction is underway. We hear that due to the higher than expected sales for this development, Edilcan is ahead of schedule, so this may be sooner than previously thought.
This is no surprise considering the excellent value of these suites and homes. Prices work out to less than $400 per square foot – impressive on all accounts!
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