A look at the changing face of Yonge and Eglinton

There’s another new high-rise condo going up at Yonge and Eglinton that’s part of the neighbourhood’s evolving atmosphere, and it could open up more rental units for Toronto renters.

The project, called Whitehaus by Lifetime Developments, has a pretty cool Lego block-like look that’s mainly white on the exterior with the first few storeys coloured in a brick red. The proposal is to have 234 residential units in the 22-storey building, with commercial space on the first few floors.

The benefit for renters of Toronto is that the developer is marketing the new building primarily to investors and offering a one-year rental guarantee, meaning there’s a high likelihood of a ton of rental units coming available when the tower is open for occupancy.

The move-in date hasn’t been announced yet, but the developer plans to break ground in the fall, but likely won’t be complete until 2019.

There have been tons of changes taking place at Yonge and Eglinton, which is making Torontonians take a second look at the neighbourhood. These new developments are almost forming a second downtown for the city, bringing with them a ton of additional commercial space, on top of the residential units.

Besides the Whitehaus condo, Yonge-Eglinton Centre got a major facelift and expansion last year, which is almost complete. Here is a good idea of most of the other condo developments in the works for the Yonge and Eglinton neighbourhood (note that most aren’t geared to renters, but as with any condo sales, investors will generally buy a few units and rent them out):

  • The Madison towers, at 33 and 36 storeys, which are pretty much complete at this point;
  • The Minto30Roe Condos, measuring 34 storeys;
  • The Art Shoppe Condos at 12 and 28 storeys, which recently broke ground;
  • The 2221 Yonge Condos, which will measure 56 storeys when complete;
  • The 155 and 150 Redpath Condominiums, which will reach 34 and 38 storeys respectively;
  • The E Condos, which are planned to tower at 34 and 58 storeys tall.

 

With files from Urban Toronto

Erin Cardone

Born on the Prairies, Erin Cardone grew up knowing there was more to life than canola fields and AAA Alberta Angus. So she escaped, living in Europe and Australia, white-knuckling it through plates of calf brains and raw horse meat, and learning languages she can't remember anymore. After a stint as a jaded, skeptical journalist, she changed tack and began writing rather awesome blogs and showing businesses that advertising is dead, so long live social media, with her businesses Legendary Social Media. She now splits her time between various Canadian cities, Costa Rica and wherever else the wind blows.

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