Photos: James Bombales
It’s been a whirlwind year for East United Condos by SigNature Communities, Berkshire Axis Development and Andiel Homes. After a successful VIP launch in May, an East versus West Instagram competition, and a public grand opening in September, the development has announced that it has officially sold out. The announcement was made at yesterday’s groundbreaking ceremony held at the presentation centre located at 95 Berkeley Street.
Deputy Mayor Pam McConnell joined the East United team including Leslie Marlowe, President of Berkshire Axis Development and Sebastian Mizzi, Vice President of SigNature Communities, in front of a 3D painted hole in the ground by Toronto-born artist Chalkmaster Dave to celebrate the milestone.
“East United has been a true collaboration of vision from the very beginning. Everyone has rallied around this project from the city to our consultants, designers and our marketing teams,” said Marlowe. “Not only does today mark the official groundbreaking for East United, but I am truly honoured and excited to say that we are sold out.”
The sentiment was echoed by Deputy Mayor McConnell who praised the developers for working cohesively with city planners and neighbourhood associations in the development of the project.
“This is all about city building and building it together with the private sector who put their money on the line and all their ideas,” said McConnell. “The developers worked with the community and the city and as a result we have a united east that is just remarkable.”
When the project is completed in the fall of 2018, East United Condos will consist of a 21-storey, 279 unit, mixed-use complex perched atop the Christie, Brown & Co. heritage red-brick building.
With the ground ceremonially broken, it won’t be long before the construction cranes and heavy equipment start to move in. We can’t wait to see it rise!