We’ve said it before: the biggest perk of calling On the GO Mimico home is the fast access to downtown via the Mimico GO station, which connects directly to the building’s property. But Stanton Renaissance didn’t just have commuting on the mind when they chose the site for the 27-storey structure.
Located at Royal York Road and Newcastle Street in Toronto’s west end, residents will enjoy a number of parks, restaurants and neighbourhood perks. Not only will you get to look out over lakefront views from your balcony or the condo’s terrace space, but the waterfront is easily within reach. Head south to stroll along the lakefront, home to trails that stretch endlessly towards the downtown core or Mississauga to the west.
Currently undergoing a massive revitalization known as the Mimico 20/20 plan, the area is home to parks such as the Mimico Waterfront Park, Amos Waites Park and Superior Park. Spend the morning meandering down the trials, go for a jog or see how far you can bike along the pathways that run along the lake.
There are year-round activities to enjoy including outdoor film screenings at Humber Bay Park in the spring or skating at Mimico Arena or the magical outdoor rink at Colonel Samuel Smith Park.
An area teeming with promise, the Lake Shore strip is seeing a number of new businesses opening up. Foodies won’t have to go far to sample authentic empanadas or enjoy an espresso. There are all kinds of hidden gems to discover in the area, including FBI Pizza, known as one of the best delivery options in the city, or neighbourhood stalwarts such as Sanremo Bakery, home to some of the best pastries in town.
If you thought you’d have to go downtown to visit some of your favourite shops, think again. The Kensington Market favourite Global Cheese has a second location in South Etobicoke plus you can get bread at its freshest from Future Bakery & Cafe. Another area feature worth bragging about? You’ll be close to award-winning craft beers thanks to the local outposts of Black Oak Brewing on Horner Road and the Great Lakes Brewery on Queen Elizabeth Boulevard.
Mimico is clearly a neighbourhood on the upswing. Where else can you enjoy wide open green spaces, unobstructed access to Lake Ontario and a street life that’s more typical of the downtown?
Suites at On the GO Mimico range from 534 to 1,206-square feet and start from the mid-$200,000s.