Septemeber 9th, 2010
Our congratulations go out to Tribute Communities today for the topping off of the Queen & Portland [map] project and taking the first big step towards move in day!
Tribute, its partner RioCan REIT, buyers and the retailers that will occupy lower floor space gathered yesterday to officially top off the exciting mixed-use project.
What makes Queen & Portland interesting is that it is as close as a manageable sized condo can come to being a blended neighbourhood, complete with residences, retail, green spaces and small terraces.
Q&P is a 7-storey, mid-rise structure that starts with two and a half levels of retail space and uses that as a base on which to set terraces, sky gardens, lofts and traditional suites.
That retail space will be home to an urban version of Loblaws, Joe Fresh and Winners among others.
The Loblaws will occupy approximately 38,700 sq. ft. over the entire second floor; Joe Fresh, Teopia, Bank of Montreal and one other will be on the street level and Winners will share the third floor with some residential suites that face onto Queen West.
As Tribute president Al Libfeld pointed out to this audience, no other downtown project offers residents their own 20,000-square-foot landscaped mini-park high above Queen West. What other condominium can say residents have their own front or backyards – terraces that range from 300 to 1,125 square feet in size, he asked.
“We are enormously proud of Q&P,” he said.”I think we have created something here that brings lasting credit to everyone involved with the project – our partner RioCan, the design and construction teams and our forward thinking retailers.”
Congratulations once again to Tribute – we can’t wait to see the finished product!