Harmony Village was celebrated with an official ribbon cutting ceremony on Saturday, despite the 26-degree heat and the looming threat of rain. Purchasers, media and local politicians gathered in a large, white tent to kick off construction and the VIP sales event, hosted by City Core Developments and Fortress Real Developments.
MPP Soo Wong from Scarborough Agincourt was the first to speak, highlighting the need for environmentally friendly, high-density housing. She also spoke to the inclusion of the St. Paul L’Amoreaux Community Centre, which will be located on the second floor, offering care management services, health and wellness workshops, day trips, recreation classes and more.
Toronto City Councillor Norm Kelly then spoke, making the crowd laugh with his French pronunciation of Agincourt (because, you know, it sounds fancier). He presented a plaque to the CEO of City Core Developments, Jack Pong — who was introduced as the “artist” who conceptualized the master-planned community. Pong was quick to thank his team for supporting him and helping Harmony Village to come to fruition.
A geothermal drilling rig demonstrated how it digs about four feet into the ground to tap into the earth’s moderate, stable temperature. Harmony Village will harness geothermal energy to heat and cool the community — a cost effective and environmentally-friendly practice.
The ribbon was cut by Norm Kelly, Jack Pong, Soo Wong, Baker Real Estate President Barbara Lawlor, Fortress Real Developments Executive Vice President Frank Margani, and others (albeit, very slowly as to accommodate the hoard of photographers). Once the ribbon was in pieces, guests were invited to the presentation centre for a VIP construction sales event. The model suite was available to tour, featuring a ‘Universal Design’ layout, with lowered light switches, easy-access shower entrances and wheelchair accessibility.
Studio, one bedroom, one bedroom plus den and two bedroom suites are priced from $181,500. Harmony Village will feature an extensive array of amenities, such as a restaurant, zen garden, salt water pool, rooftop terrace, lounge bar, party room, fitness centre and a guest suite. Additional onsite amenities include a wine cellar and wine club, banquet facilities, exercise and dance studio, music and karaoke room, arts and crafts classroom and a resource centre. The development is striving to achieve LEED Platinum Standard, and will boast numerous sustainable building features.
Register online or visit the Harmony Village sales centre at 3260 Sheppard Avenue East in Scarborough from Monday to Thursday, noon to 6pm or on weekends from noon to 5pm.
For more information, please call 416 493 0123 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.