Toronto-based Gairloch Developments is celebrating a major milestone at two of its latest developments as construction is now underway at Junction Point and 1414 Bayview. Both projects were launched in 2020 and have experienced tremendous success, even through the pandemic, and are now 80 and 70 percent sold.
Located on opposite ends of the city, Junction Point and 1414 Bayview are shining examples of Gairloch’s dedication to building design-driven, mid-rise residential buildings within established Toronto neighbourhoods. Furthermore, their successful sales numbers suggest that there is a robust demand for boutique living and family-sized units in the city.
“With a commitment to design and a focus on end users, 1414 Bayview and Junction Point are off to a quick start with strong sales despite a global pandemic,” said Bill Gairdner, Founder and President of Gairloch. “These two projects will bring fine-grained urbanism and design-driven architecture to established Toronto neighbourhoods —The Junction and Leaside.”
At Junction Point, demolition began in early spring 2021, when crews demolished the tire and auto centre that previously occupied the site at 2625 Dundas Street West. By the end of May, the old building was gone and the site was cleared to make way for the next stage of construction.
Today, drilling rigs have arrived and shoring work is ongoing in preparation for excavation. This is an important part of the construction process as the shoring system holds back the surrounding soil as workers excavate the building’s underground levels.
Junction Point offers thoughtful exterior design by architectsAlliance, led by renowned architect Peter Clewes, and contemporary interior spaces by interdisciplinary design firm Commute Design Studio. The three-sided design is characterized by clean, contemporary lines, expansive glass, and spacious balconies and terraces. Exterior cladding consists of red-brick masonry that pays homage to the neighbourhood, including the 20th-century warehouse that flanks the project site on Dundas Street, along with the nearby Victorian homes and storefronts.
Available suites are priced from $800,000 and feature spacious, open-concept layouts appointed with luxurious features and finishes. Standard 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 Italian 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.
On the east end of Toronto in Leaside, the site of 1414 Bayview is also seeing significant construction activity. The property, which currently houses a series of low-rise residential buildings, including the project’s sales gallery, is fenced off as crews prepare for demolition.
When completed in 2023, the eight-storey residence will bring 44 luxury condominiums and 13 rental replacement units to the sought-after community. Designed by architectsAlliance, 1414 Bayview features an elegant profile with a classic, yet modern aesthetic. The building’s front façade is clad in sleek glass accented with bold vertical treatments of brick veneer on upper floors. Strong vertical and horizontal lines combine with the glass-enclosed, double-height retail spaces at grade, creating a prominent street presence that blends well within the existing community. A stepback on the top two floors breaks up the massing and provides spacious balconies for units on those levels.
The suites at the rear also benefit from large outdoor spaces thanks to the building’s unique stepped profile. The design helps reduce the building’s massing and shadows, but also provides the opportunity for private terraces.
Only a handful of units are still available with prices starting at $1.14 million. The sophisticated interiors by Sixteen Degree Studio Inc. come well-appointed with nine- or ten-foot ceilings, hardwood floors, and spa-like bathrooms with frameless glass showers. Plus, home cooks will love the gourmet kitchens equipped with custom Italian cabinetry with soft-close doors and drawers, Caesarstone countertops and backsplashes, and a Miele stainless steel appliance package.
Residents will have access to a variety of indoor and outdoor amenities including concierge service, co-working/meeting rooms, a multi-purpose lounge and outdoor terrace area. Even more amenities are just minutes away along Bayview Avenue, which is dotted with boutique shops, cafes, restaurants and grocery stores. Public transit is also easily accessible with the Eglinton Crosstown line just minutes away.
To learn more about Junction Point and 1414 Bayview, visit gairloch.ca.
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