High Park is Toronto’s largest greenspace with several hiking trails, playgrounds, sports facilities, and diverse plant and animal life. At 399 acres, it may be dwarfed by other famous urban parks like Vancouver’s Stanley Park and New York’s Central Park, but it more than makes up for it in its charm.
A walk along the Grenadier Pond will find you in the middle of a tranquil oasis surrounded by local wildlife, while a visit to the High Park Zoo allows you to get up close with llamas, bison, deer, capybaras and peacocks. And who can forget the famous Sakura trees that bloom in April or May and attract huge crowds of locals and tourists alike?
For those looking to move into the neighbourhood and have one of the city’s greatest amenities nearby, check out this list of six brand new condo developments within walking distance of High Park.
Location: 2625 Dundas Street West
Priced from: $400,000s
Junction Point is a new eight-storey condominium coming soon to 2625 Dundas Street West in The Junction. It offers thoughtful exterior design by architectsAlliance, led by renowned architect Peter Clewes, and contemporary interior spaces by interior design firm Commute Home. It’s situated in an amenity-rich neighborhood and is less than a 20-minute walk to the northern entrance of High Park.
Available suites include studios to three-bedroom plans starting from the $400,000s. The open-concept layouts range from 391 to 1,419 square feet. Standard features and finishes include nine- or ten-foot ceilings, hardwood floors, and Caesarstone countertops and backsplashes in kitchens and bathrooms. Kitchens are also outfitted with custom-designed Trevisano cabinetry with soft-close doors and drawers, and a stainless steel appliance package including a built-in oven, gas cooktop, hood fan, built-in microwave, refrigerator and dishwasher.
Amenities include a well-equipped gym, visitor parking with EV-enabled parking spots, and a large, multi-purpose lounge with a kitchen and outdoor terrace for entertaining. Residents will also benefit from a smart building system, which provides automated access, security, parcel lockers, amenity management and smart home integration.
Already under construction, Junction House is anticipated to welcome its first occupants in 2021. The boutique development by Slate Asset Management and Globizen Developments boasts a modern mid-rise design by architecture firm superkül and sleek interiors by Dialogue 38. The development is situated at 2720 Dundas Street West, just 1.5 kilometres north of High Park.
The project comprises 144 residential units including seven laneway towns and a range of layouts to accommodate singles, couples and families. Each suite is thoughtfully designed with an emphasis on livability with living rooms measuring over 14 feet in width, nine-foot exposed concrete ceilings, engineered hardwood floors throughout main living areas, custom open-concept kitchens by Scavolini, and spa-like bathrooms with soaker tubs or stand-up showers (as per plan).
Within the development, residents will benefit from a wealth of lifestyle amenities including retail spaces at-grade, a co-working space, a fitness centre with state-of-the-art equipment, and an outdoor space to cool off and get a breath of fresh air. Even more outdoor space is available on the private rooftop lounge and terrace, where you can take in panoramic city skyline views across the treetops of The Junction.
Location: 2452 Bloor Street West
Priced from: $700,000
Bijou on Bloor Condos is a 12-storey residence by Plaza coming soon to 2452 Bloor Street West. The development is an 18-minute stroll east from High Park through charming Bloor West Village, which is dotted with shops, cafes and restaurants.
The building’s contemporary architecture by Quadrangle is matched with equally sleek residential suites that offer spacious layouts, elegant finishes and great views. Available units range in size from 558 to 2,057 square feet and come standard with nine-foot ceilings, quartz countertops and Miele appliances.
Residents will have access to modern amenities like 24/7 concierge services, an indoor swimming pool, party room and fitness centre.
Developer(s): Diamante Development Corporation
Location: 1926 Lake Shore Boulevard West
Priced from: $725,000
This lakeside development by Diamante Development Corporation is nestled between Lake Ontario and High Park, giving residents convenient access to a variety of local amenities and attractions. Nature-inspired activities are just steps away, whether it’s a lively stroll down the Martin Goodman Trail, a refreshing dip at Sunnyside Beach, or bird watching at Grenadier Pond just 500 metres away.
The collection of suites at Mirabella offer something for everyone, with functional floorplans, well-sized balconies and up to three bedrooms. The open-concept living spaces flow seamlessly from room to room and feature an abundance of natural light. State-of-the-art finishes and features include premium kitchen countertops and stainless steel appliances. Plus, residents have access to luxurious amenities like a 24-hour concierge, indoor pool with an unobstructed view of the lake, and a fully-equipped exercise room overlooking High Park.
Developer(s): Medallion Capital Group
Location: 260 High Park Avenue
Priced from: $879,900
If you’re looking for something a little more unique than your typical point tower or mid-rise condominium, check out 260 High Park. This 70-unit development by Medallion Capital Group will rejuvenate the Alhambra Church and re-envision it as the centerpiece of a brand new condo community. Originally built in 1908 by famed architectural firm Burke, Horwood and White, the Alhambra Church was an inspired vision of neo-gothic architecture and quickly became a local landmark within High Park North.
When complete, the reimagined church will house 15 lofts consisting of one-bedroom, one-bedroom plus den, two-bedroom, two-bedroom plus den and three-bedroom plus den layouts. Surrounding the church will be a four-storey, new-build residence with 55 suites and luxury amenities. Mixing modern and classic architectural elements, the exterior of the building will feature expansive spans of glass, integrated balconies, a central courtyard and brick facade.
Amenities include a lobby with a 24-hour concierge, multi-purpose lounge with a double-sided fireplace, and a fitness centre with state-of-the-art cardio equipment, a yoga studio, sauna and private change rooms. Residents of 260 High Park will also have access to a wealth of outdoor amenities, starting with a beautifully landscaped front courtyard area designed by landscape architectural firm MEP Design. A private dining room in the amenity level leads out to a spacious outdoor garden, while a landscaped rooftop terrace comes complete with lounge areas, barbecues and a fire pit.
Developer(s): Hub Harcroft Developments Ltd.
Location: 19 Harcroft Road
Priced from: Contact developer
Now accepting registrations, The Howard High Park Condos features a modern eight-storey residence designed by Diamond + Schmitt Architects Inc. The project was inspired by Canada’s first professional architect and philanthropist, John George Howard. The much-anticipated project by Hub Harcroft Developments will replace a long vacant lot at the corner of Bloor Street West and Harcroft Road, just 350 metres east of High Park.
Exterior and interior details haven’t been finalized at this point, however, initial renderings show a contemporary mid-rise structure with a soft palette of neutral colours and a mix of materials including brick, glazing, aluminum panels and stone detailing. The project will house a total of 54 units.