Ground is broken at Canary District, ushering in a new era for West Don Lands [PICS]
May 16, 2012
It would be hard to find a new Toronto development that has generated as much buzz in 2012 as Canary District.
Situated at Front and Cherry Streets in the West Donlands, Canary District will be a part of the 2015 Pan/Parapan American Games Athletes Village. It will become Toronto’s largest urban village and if you ask us, the location couldn’t be any better.
The development, a collaboration between Dundee Kilmer and Waterfront Toronto, broke ground on May 15 to much fanfare. We were there to catch all the action, which included great speeches by Bruce Kuwabara of renowned architecture firm KPMB and Peter Clewes of architectsAlliance.
Have a look at our photos below…
First a look at the Canary District scale model. The development will consist of 369 units, ranging in size from 405 to 1475 square feet.
Meg Davis, VP Development at Waterfront Toronto, speaks about the impact this project will have on the area.
The legendary Bruce Kuwabara of KPMB sets out his vision for Canary District.
Peter Clewes of architectsAlliance talks about the building design and previewed a floorplan to the audience.
Jason Lester, President of Dundee Kilmer Developments and COO at Dundee Realty, speaks about the genesis of Canary District.
And the ground is broken! From right to left: Bruce Kuwabara of KPMB; Meg Davis of Waterfront Toronto; Peter Clewes of architectsAlliance; Wayne Carson of Kilmer Van Nostrand Co. Limited; Jason Lester of Dundee Realty; Albert Schultz of the Soulpepper Theatre Company; Ken Tanenbaum and Larry Tanenbaum, both of Kilmer Van Nostrand Co Limited and Krystal Koo of Dundee Realty.
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