Internationally known property developer Aoyuan International has revealed its plans to transform North York’s 8.6-acre Newtonbrook Plaza site at Yonge Street and Finch Avenue. The Hong Kong-listed developer will transform the dated arterial site into a family-friendly, mixed-use community — the area’s first true live-work-play community. When completed, M2M Condos will be Aoyuan’s largest community in Canada and consist of five new residential towers, 180,000 square feet of office and retail space, daycare facilities, a community centre and new public park.
“M2M will become a new destination for North York – a residential community with rich retail and office space, framed by an active new public park on the east,” says Vince Santino, Senior Vice President – Development (Eastern Canada), Aoyuan Property Holdings (Canada) Ltd. “With Aoyuan’s healthy lifestyle intelligence baked into the master plan, M2M Condos will bring resort-like amenities and the conveniences typical of a downtown neighbourhood to North Toronto.”
Phase I of the project will see 810 residential units, 35,000 square feet of retail and 40,000 square feet of office space added to the vibrant Yonge Street corridor. This will be followed by Phase II, which will see the addition of a daycare and community centre, along with a new east-west active laneway connecting the new public park to Yonge Street. A network of scaled-down streets will also be added throughout the community, connecting residents to the new park and playground, and retail outlets. While details on tenants are still emerging, Aoyuan has confirmed that its new corporate headquarters will anchor a signature corner façade in order to mark their growing presence in Toronto.
In addition to the landscaped outdoor common areas, residents of M2M will have access to a wealth of on-site amenities designed for health and leisure. Third floor condo amenities include a theatre and children’s play area, yoga lounge, and a fully-equipped fitness studio facing an internal courtyard space. On the ninth floor, you’ll find a barbecue area, party room and an impressive infinity pool with stunning views.
Local amenities are just steps away, including coffee shops, restaurants, theatres and major shopping centres. And M2M’s ideal location means residents will be in proximity to the Yonge and Finch subway and GO stations, as well as the future Yonge and Cummer subway stop.
Designed by renowned Toronto-based Wallman Architects, M2M Condos boasts a dynamic, streamlined design with clean lines and geometric glass block forms featuring various textures to differentiate the building’s exterior façades.
“We are very excited about the way the building is addressing the new park to the east. We had an opportunity to design a very open and engaging façade anchored by townhomes that have direct access to the street,” says Rudy Wallman, Principal at Wallman Architects. “Functionality and views from the suites were another key focus of the design. Balconies face the park, while light-filled living spaces take advantage of views of an internal courtyard.”
The building’s modern exteriors are paired with contemporary interior spaces by top Toronto design firm, U31. Integrating natural elements with a blend of metallics and warm surfaces, the award-winning interior designers have created a serene Zen-like environment in the grand two-storey lobby. Elegant details include oversized planters reflecting the natural outdoor landscape, a backlit onyx reception desk, natural stone walls, warm wood ceilings and glamorous accents reminiscent of boutique luxury hotels.
“Aoyuan’s approach to creating healthy communities was central to the design, strongly influencing our use of natural materials and forms, and ensuring maximum access to natural light throughout the building,” says Kelly Cray, Principal of U31 Design.
Priced from $389,900, the suites at M2M Condos offer tremendous value with spacious open-concept layouts ranging from 500 square feet to 1,400 square feet. Custom kitchens are stylish and functional and come equipped with integrated appliances and plenty of storage. Plus, homebuyers can choose from multiple finish options coordinated by U31 that suit diverse personalities, tastes and styles.
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