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Fostering the development of arts and culture — and access to it — is vital to the growth of a city. This is a belief Menkes holds dear, and why the builder served as a premier sponsor for the 18th annual REEL South Asian Film Festival.

Canada’s largest Asian film festival featured 44 films from eleven different regions. East, South and Southeast Asian artists from Canada, the US, Asia and beyond screened their films from November 6th to 16th in Toronto and Richmond Hill.

This year, the Menkes Audience Choice Award was introduced — allowing audience members to vote for their favourite film after each screening. Manny Pacquiao, a documentary by Ryan Moore chronicling the Filipino professional boxer, came out on top.

“Members of Toronto’s ethnic communities have been a big part of our success as residential developers,” said Mimi Ng, Vice President, Sales and Marketing – Residential. “We have always wanted to build communities that hold appeal to a wide cross section of Torontonians; where community members, regardless of gender, ethnicity, or culture feel welcome and comfortable. Whether we’re creating condos in Toronto’s Southcore, or town homes in Etobicoke, we are committed to building a better city.”

fabrik Fabrik Condos, located in the heart of Toronto’s Fashion District, will rise 16 storeys and house 174 units, priced from $291,990. One bedroom plus den, two bedroom, two bedroom plus den and three bedroom suites are still available, characterized by custom-designed cabinetry, quartz kitchen countertops, brand name appliances, marble bathroom vanity tops and soaker tubs. Amenities include a games room, guest suite. dining area, party room, self-service pet grooming station, outdoor terrace with barbecues, concierge service, theater room, fitness centre, yoga/pilates studio and bicycle storage.

pears Pears on the Avenue is a 20 storey, boutique style condominium at 170 Avenue Road — adjoining Yorkville and the Annex. The 170 unit development is nearly sold out, with only one bedroom and two bedroom suites remaining from $381,990. Nine foot ceilings, wood flooring, Munge Leung-designed kitchens and Miele appliances are among the luxurious features and fixtures. Pears features a three storey high lobby, fitness centre, yoga/pilates studio, outdoor terrace and party room.

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