Screen Shot 2015-04-09 at 4-compressed Hold onto your detoxifying green juice — seven new health and wellness retailers are set to open in the Canary District along the Front Street Promenade. Dundee Kilmer Developments made the announcement Tuesday, noting that those selected “are amongst the GTA’s top locally owned and operated businesses.”

The mixed-used community will be the site of the CIBC Athletes’ Village for the 2015 Pan Am/Parapan Games. However, the master site plan for the Canary District goes well beyond the world-class competition to include condos, affordable housing, student residences, a YMCA and new streetcar line.

The Canary District boasts over 46,000 square feet of ground floor retail. This initial collection of retailers will include top-rated restaurants, a fitness club and day spa. “We know this mix of services will go a long way towards contributing to the healthy lifestyle of Canary District residents and the positive well-being and atmosphere of this engaged neighbourhood,” said Dundee Kilmer President Jason Lester.

Dundee Kilmer partnered with LiveWorkLearnPlay Inc., a leading international real estate development and advisory firm, to work to secure the diverse group of retailers.

“We take a focused approach with our branded Targeted Leasing and Casting (TLCTM) process to securing best-in-class retailers which has proven very successful for the project,” said LiveWorkLearnPlay Partner and Principal Rob Spanier.

“We curated the ground floor retail uses by choosing amongst the best and most appropriate operators to fit within the health and wellness theme of Canary District. Retailers appreciate our rigorous approach as ultimately, it ensures their long term success at a location, which is beneficial to their business, the developer and the community overall.”

LiveWorkLearnPlay are widely known as experts in the development of large-scale mixed-use projects and the revitalization of neighbourhoods.

overview So what are LiveWorkLearnPlay and Dundee Kilmer bringing to the Canary District? Here’s a rundown of the seven recently announced retailers:

Dark Horse Espresso will bring its full-bodied brews to the promenade. This will be the coffee shop’s fifth Toronto location.

Treat yourself to one (or all) of OpusGlow Concept Spa’s services. The comfortable day spa offers manicures, pedicures, massage therapy, skin treatments and makeup application.

Fuel Plus is a cafe and health food store offering a delicious array of takeout items with vegan, vegetarian and gluten-free options. The company prides itself on its involvement with local and international social charities and movements.

Pizza e Pazzi is Toronto’s go-to destination for authentic, Neapolitan pizza. Their pies are baked in a brick wood burning oven with high quality ingredients.

For those in need of expert training or a bit of motivation, Think Fitness Studio is here to help. The boutique personal training studio offers one-on-one, partner and small group sessions in addition to group fitness classes.

Tabülè is a Middle Eastern eatery serving lunch and dinner. Their menu features hot and cold mezze items, grilled meat or seafood and several vegetarian dishes. They’ve also got an inventive list of cocktails, all adorned with artful garnishes.

Running Room sells running and walking footwear, apparel and accessories. They also offer running clubs and workshops for beginners and marathoners alike.

Condo suites and townhomes are still available at the Canary Park Condos and the Canary District Condos. Priced from $277,900, units are characterized by floor-to-ceiling windows, hardwood flooring, gourmet kitchens, quartz countertops and Euro-style cabinetry.

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