A warm and sunny summer evening in Toronto’s Lawrence Park was the setting of last week’s garden social hosted by Devron Developments. The charity event, which included a lawn bowling and croquet tournament, was held to benefit the Garry Hurvitz Brain Sciences Centre at Sunnybrook Hospital in support of brain sciences research and care.
Dressed in their white attire, guests enjoyed cocktails and hors d’oeuvres amidst the park-like setting of the Lawrence Park Lawn Bowling & Croquet Club on Alexander Muir Road. A themed photo booth was on hand to capture all the fun moments while a silent auction featured works of arts and photographs from the North Toronto Group of Artists. At the end of the night, Devron matched the funds raised from the auction resulting in a total donation of $4,000 for Sunnybrook. Attendees are still encouraged to post and share their photos from the event using the hashtag #LPSocial.
Located just around the corner at 2781 Yonge Street is the future site of The Winslow, a new residential project by Devron Developments. In order to embrace the history of Lawrence Park and maintain a feeling of seclusion, the project was designed to complement the existing residential homes instead of transforming the local landscape. The Winslow’s carefully crafted architecture by David Winterton of ERA Architects, marries both modern and traditional elements and is surrounded by lush landscaping with classical detailing by Janet Rosenberg & Studio.
“To suit the ethos of Lawrence Park, we have developed a housing option with all the style and comfort of a luxury home without the boastful air of ultra-luxury,” says Pouyan Safapour, Chief Operations Officer at Devron Developments. “The Winslow was designed to integrate with its enclave of Georgian and Colonial houses, so the structure will feel like it has always been here.”
Inside, the nine-storey building houses elegant amenity spaces and 68 residences crafted with sophisticated style and immaculate craftsmanship.
“The intimate marble-cloaked lobby was conceived to feel like entering the vestibule of a private home,” says Dan Menchions, Partner at II BY IV DESIGN. “With consistent design elements carried through the lobby, the suites, and all amenity spaces, these areas are thoughtfully connected. A carefully curated selection of lighting is also employed to affect a range of moods within the amenity spaces, as you would find in a home.”
The suites feature contemporary transitional style that blend modern elements like upgraded kitchen fixtures with classic details like traditional moulding. And with open-concept floorplans that range in size from 1,100 square feet to 2,300 square feet, residents will have plenty of space for family and friends. Standard finishes include high ceilings, natural stone countertops and engineered wood floors.
“With all suites in excess of 1,100 square feet and the majority including two bedrooms, we are creating precious opportunities for new people to live in Lawrence Park and providing viable options to relocate from a family house without leaving the neighbourhood,” says Safapour.
Prospective homebuyers will have the opportunity to preview what life at The Winslow will be like thanks to the developer’s unique approach with its sales centre. Instead of the conventional layout, the team will operate in a showroom that is dominated by a full replica of the suites. Visitors will review pricing in the living room and sign contracts in the kitchen.
“The sales centre interiors reflects the language of the building,” says Menchions. “It incorporates the same high quality materials and craftsmanship that characterize The Winslow, with an attention to detail that is unique to Devron projects.”
To be among the first to preview The Winslow when the sales centre opens this fall, be sure to register online at thewinslow.ca.