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Everything To Know About 88 Queen Condos (Part 1)

February 14, 2020

A Central Toronto Condominium Development

Starting from 2020, the condo projects inside the Greater Toronto Area have been heated up, and ones in Downtown Toronto are no doubt the most popular due to their location and master plans. According to multiple statistical sources, the amount of the condominium projects which are under construction, and pre-construction is the most in North America. And the sales records in past quarters are increasing rapidly. Therefore, it is not a surprise that 88 Queen Condo Development is getting so much attentions since it was proposed.

Located at 88 Queen Street East in Downtown Toronto, the 88 queen condos is a grand plan by St. Thomas Developments and the occupancy will be around 2024.

This condo projects will have a entire block on the Queen Street East. Residents will have direct access to the Queen Street East, Dalhousie Street, Mutual Street and Shuter Street. The entire comunity will be completed in phases. In the end, it will consist of 51-storey, 28-storey, and 27-storey towers. For first two phases, there will be in total of over 1,000 1-3 bedroom suites available.

Finest Amenities and Transit

The community shares a reputation of perfect convenience – 97/100 walk score and 100/100 transit score by the Walk Score website. You are living beside subways stations, CF Toronto Eaton Center, the best restaurants, Yonge-Dundas Square, Ryerson University and so much more. Not just that, the amenities inside the community are fantastic. It will facilitate fitness center, dining room, co-work space, aerial yoga area, theatre room, indoor lounge, outdoor terrace with fireplace, and even outdoor infinity edge pool with cabanas and jacuzzi.

Everything so far looks like 88 Queen Condos will be a great investment.

Bahá’í Temple of South America

Hariri + IBI

The designs of 88 Queen Condos are in good hands. It’s been confirmed that St. Thomas Developments will work with Hariri Pontariri Architects for 88 Queen Condos and work with IBI Groups for the 88 Queen North Tower in the second phase. Both of them are are award-winning groups of architects and designers. They are all Toronto-based, but they are well-known by the whole world.

Hariri Pontarini Architects (HPA) is young and extraordinary. They won Architecture Firm Award by Royal Architecture Institute of Canada in 2013; Governor General’s Medal in Architecture for their Schulich School of Business at York University in 2006; and the World Architecture News Award for their Bahá’í Temple of South America in Santiago, Chile. Their other projects are also amazing, such as One Yonge, Square One District, Open Space Plan for University of Toronto – St. George Campus, 1 Eglinton East.

IBI Group is just as elite, this Toronto-based international company is founded in 1974 with a total of 2,700 employees. Their works include the trendy Untitled Condos, Samsung Solution Center in Washington D.C., The Royal Atlantis in Dubai, and many Holt Refrew Shopping Centers.

Downtown Toronto

After all, the main reason that the general condo projects in Downtown Toronto are getting so much popularity is because the location itself.

Toronto, as the Canada’s business and financial capital and a rapid growing financial hub in North America, is the top 10 global financial center. Based on multiple sources in 2017, the Toronto’s GDP growth is significantly outpacing the national average. Moreover, Toronto region’s GDP has grown by an average of 2.4 percent annually since 2009 (1.8 percent as national rate). The number rise to 3.3 percent in 2017 and it is still growing.

Opportunity

A long-term prosperity of a city always depends on the talents of younger generations. However, they will follow wherever has the best opportunities for their careers. Toronto is now the second largest financial services center in North America and has one of the highest concentrations of financial services company headquarters in the Americas. And its Downtown is the engine of this thriving city. Therefore, it will attract more and more yound talents working and living. Based on SkyscraperPage.com, the amount of towers of 100 metres and higher being either proposed or under-construction are shocking 612. And almost half of them are located in Downtown Toronto and its neighborhoods. It just shows how popular realty of central Toronto will be in the future.

Landmarks

What makes this city unique and promising is not just the future, but the legacy it carries throughout the history.

Yonge-Dundas Square (8-Min Walk)

Located at the southeast corner of the intersection of Yonge Street and Dundas Street East in Downtown Toronto. Since 2002 when it was completed, this public square has been alway the well-known prominent landmark in Toronto and one of the city’s prime tourist attractions. Everyday, there are over 100,000 people crossing its pedestrian scramble. It is definitely one of the busiest intersection in Canada. Countless shops, local restaurants opening here. Also, it hosts many public events, performances and art displays.

Ed Mirvish Theatre (7-Min Walk)

After only 7 mins walking from 88 Queen Condos, you will reach Ed Mirvish Theatre. Which is a heritage-designated film and play theatre in Downtown Toronto since 1963. At that year, Ed Mirvish purchased and saved from demolition Toronto’s historic Royal Alexandra Theatre. For decades, they were into productions of many famous shows. Such works include Jane Eyre, which subsequently moved to Broadway; And wildly popular Toronto production and national tours of Les Misérables. Today, in a quiet corner, this 2,300-seat theatre continues to shine as Canadas’s largest commercial theatre production company, at 284 King St West.

CF Toronto Eaton Centre (7-Min Walk)

Everyone in Toronto knows about it. Every fashionable young people loves it. The shopping center itself is historic and can be traced back to 19th century. After 2015, the Cadillac Fairview development company and TD Bank redesigned and renamed it.

Today, the center attracts the most visitors of any of Toronto’s tourist attractions. It is the busiest shopping mall of North America. In 2015 alone, it had totally 48,969,858 visitors, which outnumbered total passenger counts of 2015 at Toronto Pearson International Airport. It sees more annual visitors than either of the two busiest mall in the United States (Mall of America and Ala Moana Center), or Central Park in New York City. Many famous brands are located in the mall such as Victoria’s Secret, Aritzia, Nordstorm Center, OVO, H&M, Geox, Zara, Coach, Maje, Sandro. And Saks Fifth Ave is right beside the mall. Many offices of international institutions are atop the building, such as LinkedIn Canada, CGI, and Cadillac Fairview.

St. Michael’s Cathedral Basilica (5-Min Walk)

St. Michael’s Cathedral Basilica is the cathedral church of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Toronto. Also it is one of the oldest churches in Toronto. It has a capacity of 1,600 at 65 Bond Street in Toronto’s Garden District. Originally, The church was constructed to better serve the growing Roman Catholic population of Toronto. However, as the city expanding and population with diverse cultures increasing, now it is a wonderful place for anybody to visit or pray. Regarless of your faith, you can find your own peace there.

Life in here is great, you can also find countless sought-after restaurants and bars. You will get used to a lifestyle for trying all kinds of exotic foods, drinks and activities within walking distance. And the advantages of this location is not a single article that can cover.

In the second part, I will lead you to other areas including Education, Transportation and More to expect in the future! It’s all around 88 Queen St E.

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