Fieldgate Urban is preparing to start construction at 1200 Dundas, just nine months after the project launched for sale. The eight-storey boutique building is the first development to go to market in the one-kilometre radius around the popular Ossington and Dundas community in seven years. Pent-up demand helped propel sales at 1200 Dundas, which sold out of all released inventory. Demolition is slated for later this year, with construction commencing in earnest in early 2022.
“1200 Dundas is the latest in a series of neighbourhood-focused, boutique residences that are being developed in some of the most sought-after communities across the city, along with Heartwood in The Beach and The Poet in Leslieville,” said Dov Seidenfeld, the President of Fieldgate Urban. “These projects offer spacious suites, at a friendlier scale of building, within walking distance of all the shops and amenities that make each community so sought after.”
Rising eight storeys, with 115 total suites, 1200 Dundas was designed by IBI Group to fit seamlessly into its surroundings with a palette of brick, glass and metal. Interior designs were helmed by Figure 3, who sought to deliver a mix of old world and new, infusing the history of the neighbourhood into a modern aesthetic that is bold and sophisticated. Building amenities include an elegant lobby that opens to a residents’ lounge and co-working space. Dedicated parcel room storage, a state-of-the-art fitness studio, outdoor terraces and private rooftop conference rooms round out the offering.
While construction is set to begin on the west side of Toronto, progress at The Poet in Leslieville is well underway. Yet another boutique mid-rise project, The Poet will rise six storeys at Queen Street East and Leslie Street once complete, continuing Fieldgate Urban’s tradition of infill, community-focused developments. The Poet is comprised of 72 suites and four townhouses, with units ranging from one to three bedrooms, appealing to a wide range of purchasers from first-time homebuyers to families and downsizers. Additionally, Heartwood, located in the heart of The Beach at Queen and Woodbine, has already begun welcoming occupants into the building. A collection of penthouse units and townhomes have just been released at the Poet and spacious terrace units are available at Heartwood.
“Coming out of the pandemic, we’ve seen a rise in popularity in mid-rise residences. Buyers are still looking for multi-residential projects because they offer access to sought-after neighbourhoods across our city. But, they like the scale of mid-rises and the community-focused lifestyle they afford,” said Krysta Greenberg, Director of Marketing and Sales for Fieldgate Urban. “Our success with the Poet and the Heartwood in the East End is a testament to this growing demand with quality residences nestled among the excitement and vibrancy of Queen St E.”
To help support the community-focused lifestyle that is drawing buyer interest, Fieldgate Urban has continued to seek out opportunities to support grassroot events and organizations in each of the communities in which they build. In September Fieldgate Urban sponsored Long Winter alongside the Little Portugal on Dundas BIA, transforming the site of 1200 Dundas into an outdoor concert venue for two evenings and an art exhibit for two weeks. The parking lot at 1200 Dundas also served as a regular, year-long venue for the Hippie Market, a nomadic, outdoor, vintage and antique market that has popped up in various parking lots in the city’s West End. On the other side of Toronto, Fieldgate Urban’s past partnerships included hosting an evening with Toronto’s Poet Laureate, in collaboration with East End Arts and working closely with the Leslieville BIA on other local initiatives.
“The best amenity we offer at 1200 Dundas, The Poet and Heartwood are the communities that surround the projects. To that end, we’re happy to work with local grassroots organizations to help ensure these neighbourhoods remain vibrant, lively places to call home,” said Seidenfeld.
For more information on available inventory at The Poet and Heartwood visit fieldgateurban.com.