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Residents of Thornhill’s Grandview neighbourhood recently got an early invite-only introduction to The Vanguard, a 25-storey condo development set to rise at the corner of Yonge Street and Grandview Avenue.

“It was important for us to give the Grandview residents an exclusive sneak peek of The Vanguard,” says Pouyan Safapour, Devron Developments’ chief operating officer.

“Every last detail in the Vanguard reflects the values of the community and tells residents this is a place they can be proud to call home,” he says ahead of the project’s official launch slated for September.

At the special preview event at The Vanguard’s new presentation centre, a stylish on-site model suite showcased the kind of large, family-friendly homes that the project is bringing to the community.

These residences, which start in the high-$200,000s, will range from 522 square feet up to 3,920 square feet and include four-bedroom floor plans.

While the model suite, the work of II BY IV DESIGN, is a one-bedroom-plus-den layout, the den boasts a folding murphy bed demonstrating how these units can be repurposed easily to accommodate a child’s room.

Throughout, the model suite displays many of the features future residents will enjoy, too. It showcases quartz countertops, nine-foot ceilings, modern, integrated and panelled BOSCH appliances, walk-in closets and warm, natural materials.

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Visitors also had the chance to scope out the rest of the new presentation centre, which has design elements reflecting sustainability-focused offerings that the nascent condo development will include once completed.

For instance, before residents even set foot inside the presentation centre at 7089 Yonge Street, they likely noticed several Tesla Destination Chargers outside, which are currently available for public use.

The completed Vanguard tower will boast four of these chargers — and six EV chargers to feed other cars — making it the first condo development in the GTA to add to the network of Tesla station that power the upscale electric cars across the city.

Stepping into the shiny new presentation centre, guests came face to face with a faux living wall, hinting at the real one that will be included in The Vanguard’s lobby.

“The project is very much meant to cater to end users, which are families, for the most part,” Safapour tells BuzzBuzzHome News at the event.

“All the little things and all the big things are meant to cater to that long-term family who’s going to live in the building,” he added.

Safapour, who lives in the Grandview neighbourhood himself, cited larger-than-average unit sizes, a half-acre park that will be to the development’s east, and a 7,000-square-foot terrace as examples.

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Those on hand for the Thursday evening event were treated to hors d’oeuvres care of Sublime Catering.

Even the menu tapped into The Vanguard’s future offerings: there was even a pick-your-own salad station, which is suggestive of the community gardens that will grow on the expansive terrace.

The Vanguard is joining a Grandview that has seen property values soar in recent years. The average price of a detached home in Grandview has hit $1.81 million.

While members of this upscale neighbourhood have received a first-look at The Vanguard, others will soon have that same chance. Register here to be among the first to get a special preview of The Vanguard.

For more information about The Vanguard, visit, call 289 597 2005, or email

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