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It won’t be long before Canary District is populated with athletes from across the globe participating in the 2015 Toronto Pan/Parapan American Games.

On Friday, developer Dundee Kilmer Developments Limited announced the topping off of the final building, known as Canary Park Condominiums. Not only will the development house the world’s third largest international multi-sports games, but it will also serve as the largest master-planned residential community in the city.

We were on scene to view the site’s progress and tour the Canary Park Condos. The 437-unit building will consist of two mid-rise towers that stand 11- and 15-storeys tall. The project is making significant headway, so take a peek below:

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A scenic parkland view from Canary Park Condo’s North tower.

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Another impressive view of Toronto’s cityscape from the North tower.

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We also made our way to the South tower. The waterfront views were equally impressive.

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Dundee Kilmer Developments L.P. President Jason Lester and Kilmer Group Vice Chairman Kenneth Tanenbaum make their mark in concrete.

Here’s the big picture: the entire community will be comprised of 808 townhomes and loft units, 253 affordable housing units and a 175,000 square foot campus residence for George Brown College.

The district, located at Front Street East and Cherry Street, will also house a 82,000 square foot YMCA, complete with a pool, fitness centre and plenty of outdoor amenities. In need of a shopping fix? The base of each residential unit will be lined with a variety of retail shops and cafes.

Thanks to the collaboration between multiple developers and the work of four architectural firms — architectsAlliance, KPMB Architects, Daoust Lestage Inc. and MacLennan Jaunkalns — the well-planned community has been designed to meet LEED Gold Standards. Each building will be equipped with green roofs, low-flow washroom fixtures, a car-share program and even electric car stations.

The green features continue to grow with the Canary District’s network of provincial parks and trails along the Don River that stretch for 1,800 kilometres.

A more detailed look at the development:

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Occupancy is expected to commence in 2016. For more information call 416 603 7576 or email

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