Alto & Parkside at Atria January 2015 Construction Update

Atria North YorkThe P1 parking level at our Parkside building has been completed and the pouring of the ground floor level is now 60% complete. At Alto, the P1 parking garage is 90% complete and the ground floor level is at 25%. The installation of the lights and sprinkler systems have also commenced throughout the parking garage levels.

Watch the progress online as the Atria live construction camera updates every 30 minutes with a new photo.

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Atria Construction Update

Image taken from the live construction camera on January 22, 2015.

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Ten York January 2015 Construction Update

Ten YorkWith the completion of the excavation at our Ten York community our construction teams have now erected the 2nd crane. With both cranes in place the forming of the P4 and P5 parking levels have commenced.

Watch the progress online as the Ten York live construction camera updates every 30 minutes with a new photo.

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Ten York Construction

Image taken from the live construction camera January 19, 2015.

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Two Old Mill January 2015 Construction Update

The precast and window installations are 99% complete at our Two Old Mill community. Drywall is currently being installed on the 5th floor, kitchen installations are on the 2nd floor and plumbing and electrical rough-ins are being completed on the 6th floor. Tile installations have started on the P1 level of the common areas.

Watch the progress online as the Two Old Mill live construction camera updates every 30 minutes with a new photo.

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Image taken from the live construction camera January 19, 2015.

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One Old Mill January 2015 Construction Update

One Old MillClosings are currently taking place on the 5th floor at our One Old Mill community while Homeowner Orientation inspections are being done on the 7th floor.

Drywall is currently being installed on the Grand Penthouse floor while corridor finishes are about 80% complete. Our construction team is anticipating the removal of the external hoist elevator in early February, where at that time, the balance of the exterior landscaping can be completed.

Watch the progress online as the One Old Mill live construction camera updates every 30 minutes with a new photo.

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One Old Mill Model Suite

One Old Mill Model Suite

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Winter Fun at East Bayfront

Brrrr! Do these cold temperatures have you running inside? Sure it may be warmer by the heaters with a mug of hot cocoa, but it’s not as fun as enjoying all that this wonderful city has to offer. Besides… we’re Canadian! We’re supposed to embrace the cold, throw on our skates and pass the puck around – and if nothing else, prove that a little wind chill doesn’t knock us down.

Sugar Beach

When we think of the waterfront, most of us imagine a day at the beach and leisurely lunches on a patio. We’re picturing sand dunes and sun…not snow and flurries. But at East Bayside, home to our Aqualina and Aquavista communities, the opportunity for year-round (and snowy!) entertainment is plentiful. So grab your coats and get outside…

View from Bayside as dusk fall over Toronto.

Channel your inner Sidney Crosby and lace up your skates at the rinks in Sherbourne Common or Harbourfront Centre. Sherbourne Common is immediately adjacent to Aqualina at Bayside and is one of Toronto’s newest spots for skating. The fantastic views will distract you from your ungraceful falls – Lake Ontario, the Toronto Islands and the CN Tower are all well within sight.

The Natrel Rink at Harbourfront Centre is another favorite spot just minutes down the road from the Bayside community. That much closer to Toronto’s downtown core, the scene is a perfect destination for those who love to take in the beauty of the Toronto skyline while enjoying a leisurely skate.

Leisure skating at Sherbourne Common

If the ice isn’t your thing, the Victorian cobblestone of The Distillery District should do just the trick, for a cup of hot chocolate at Soma Chocolate, considered one of the best of this winter favorite in Toronto, by blogTO.  It’s also the perfect way to warm up before venturing out to explore this unique Toronto enclave.  Best of all, it’s less than a 10 minute walk from the Bayside community.  Renowned for its historic architecture and lined with small boutique stores, upscale shops, the Distillery District is home to a great selection of dining options; perfect for lovers of the annual Winterlicious festival.

Speaking of which, Toronto’s Winterlicious runs from January 30, 2015 to February 12, 2015 and bookings are now open. This winter culinary celebration allows you to take advantage of the incredible value and exclusive prix fixe menus offered by some of Toronto’s top establishments. The Mill Street Brew Pub in the Distillery District is just one of the restaurants offering a fabulous menu during Winterlicious. The brewery vats produce more than 12 handcrafted beers and ales to go along with a delicious meal!

The Distillery District

So don’t hibernate until spring and miss all the winter fun by the waterfront! Toronto is a city that thrives in all seasons – and this is just one neighbourhood!

Stay tuned for more things to do as we highlight different areas of Toronto on the Tridel blog. Until then, get outside, sled down a hill or just enjoy the season! Snow angels, anyone?

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Garden Suites of The Lanes at 101 Erskine Sold Out

Garden suites of The Lanes at 101 Erskine collection are now sold out.  Luckily, a selection of 3 bedroom town-homes is still available.

A three bedroom townhome suite design at The Lanes of 101 Erskine

Situated in the vibrant midtown Yonge and Eglinton neighbourhood of Toronto, the distinct Garden Suites and Townhomes of The Lanes at 101 Erskine offer residents the feeling of a street level home with all the perks of condominium living, including access to the 101 Erskine amenities such as an infinity pool, sauna, billiards lounge, fitness center, yoga studio and a spacious  party room.

101 erskine is conveniently located within minutes of the Subway, and the Eglinton Crosstown LRT, currently being completed.

For more information on 101 Erskine, please call 416-480-0700, visit our website drop by the Presentation Centre located at 2611 Yonge Street, open Monday to Thursday, 11 am to 7pm and Saturday, Sunday and Holidays, 12:00pm to 6:00pm. Closed Friday.


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Season’s Greetings from Tridel

The holiday season is one of the best times of the year – family, friends, food, gifts, snow… I can already hear the carollers carolling and the sleigh bells jingling! It’s also one of the busiest times of the year, with places to be and lots to accomplish before the New Year. If finding a new home is one of the items on your holiday to-do-list, you’re in luck because the Tridel Presentation Centres will be open over the holidays.

You will find our holiday hours in the calendar below:

Skating at Nathan Phillips Square: If you’re planning on checking out SQ at Alexandra Park, bring your skates (or some cash to rent some!) and glide over to Nathan Phillips Square, Toronto’s famous ice rink. Sparkling lights, a spectacular tree, hot chocolate – the perfect day to spend with your family, friends and loved ones. The rink is easily accessibly by TTC at Queen or Osgoode station, just down the road from SQ. Sure you might tumble (often) but the memories and laughter will be worth all those bruises!

Skating at Sherbourne Common, located on Lower Sherbourne St. at Queens Quay

Holiday events at the Harbourfront Centre:  Just down the street, (Queens Quay East) from Aquavista and  Aqualina at Bayside.  The Natrel Skating Rink at the Harbourfront Centre is open Sunday through Thursday from 10 AM to 10 PM, Friday and Saturday from 10 AM to 11 PM.  On Saturday nights, the rink transforms into a dance club, complete with DJ.  There’s also the annual New Year’s Eve Skating Party, kicking off at 8 PM.  There are also a variety of places to warm up afterwards with friends.

Catch a Movie at the Kingsway Theatre:  There are lots of places to catch a movie in the city of Toronto, but only the Kingsway Theatre makes a night at the cinema an event! With a ton of old-fashioned charm and nostalgia – from the uniformed staff and beautiful architecture, to the affordable pricing – this Bloor Street theatre is a just a short walk from the Royal York subway station.  Afterwards, grab a drink and maybe a meal at one of the many neighbourhood restaurants or cafes, and be sure to stop by the Islington Terrace Presentation Centre – just down the street.

Happy Holidays! 

We’ll return to our regular schedule on Saturday January 3rd.

The Tridel Holiday Presentation Centre Hours are:


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West Village Tower A is Gold! LEED® Gold, that is!



Congratulations to West Village Tower A on achieving LEED® Gold certification.  Situated just north of Bloor St., near Hwy 427, West Village is a master-planned Tridel community in this west-end Toronto neighbourhood.

West Village Etobicoke Tower A

So what makes LEED® certification noteworthy?  LEED®, or Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design is an internationally recognized green rating system.  LEED® certified buildings are built in a sustainable way, put less pressure on land-fill, support local industry, function more efficiently, are healthier to live in and last longer.

Here are some of the features that helped West Village Etobicoke Tower A earn a LEED® Gold certification:

  • In-suite heat recovery on ventilation air to reduce heating and cooling costs
  • High-efficiency mechanical heating and cooling equipment
  • low flow plumbing fixtures (including faucets and toilets) in all suites, resulting in 40% water savings
  • heating, cooling and lighting systems are 36% more energy efficient
  • large green roof amenity and ‘bio-cell’ rain garden, helping reduce rainwater run-off
  • efficient irrigation system, utilizing collected rainwater
  • bicycle parking throughout the underground parking garage
  • electric vehicle charging stations available to residents
  • Low VOC construction materials and enhanced air filtration throughout the building
  • individual meters for water, heating, cooling and electricity: easily allows residents to monitor their own energy use
  • more than 80% of construction waste was diverted from landfills
  • construction materials contain more than 15% recycled content with more than 20% locally sourced materials

A rooftop garden at West Village Etobicoke


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Introducing Avani 2. Live Well By Design.


Featuring striking architectural design, Avani 2, the newest condominium tower in the Metrogate neighbourhood is coming soon to this Scarborough community.

Whether you’re a new parent or a young couple starting out, Avani 2 will be a great place to call home. Looking for some Life / Work balance?  The Metrogate community is built with a large central park at it’s heart.  With just under two acres of lush and thoughtful landscaping, Metrogate Park includes a jungle gym, bridge, pedestrian walkways and playing field; tons of space to run around or quiet corners to sit and relax.  Existing retail already includes an on-site daycare centre, a dental office and more.


A LEED® Silver Neighbourhood Development (ND), the Metrogate community is designed with more holistic approach; creating a healthier environment for you, your neighbourhood and the surrounding community.  Read more about this certification.

Avani 2 will offer a wide selection of affordable, modern 1 and 2 bedroom suites, many with dens, comparable to condominiums in downtown Toronto.  And of course, the Avani 2 community will include the amenities you have come to expect from Tridel; a stunning lobby to greet your guests, beautiful outdoor terraces for entertaining or just enjoying warm summer nights, well-equipped Fitness Centre and more.

Conveniently located just off Hwy 401 at Kennedy Road, Avani 2 at Metrogate is very easy to get to, and very accessible. It’s close to bus routes, GO train and Scarborough Rapid Transit.

For more information and to stay up-to-date on Avani 2, Register Online.

Avani 2 at Metrogate


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Holiday Decorating for your Condo Home

The bells are jingling, the snow is falling, the gifts are wrapped and the smell of cloves and cinnamon is in the air. It’s time to get your condo into the holiday spirit too! The key to creating big holiday spirit in your condo is to streamline your décor inside your home.  Our Holiday Decorating Pinterest board is a great place to start. We’ve pinned tons of creative, easy and elegant ideas to get your condo ready for the season.   The first thing is to remember the Rules & Regulations for your community.  A good rule of thumb is to keep your decorations inside your home, as anything exterior is typically considered common area and the rules governing decorations can vary by community.

1. Hang it up: Walls, windows, mirrors and shelves are all space-saving and decorative options. Buy a wreath or do-it-yourself with pinecones, ribbons, rosemary and holly – check out our Pinterest board for a few DIY tutorials. Hang mini-lights along windowsills or even wind them around your deck or railing, if your corporation permits. Use a colourful string or ribbon to hang ornaments from windows or shelves.

For wreaths and other door decorations, putting holes in the entrance doors compromises fire ratings. But some buildings allow over-the-door-hooks. Of course, hanging your wreath on the inside of your door adds to your home’s holiday decorations.

IMAGE IDEA: Picture of a wreath hanging on a door with the tagline:  “For wreaths and other door decorations, putting holes in the entrance doors compromises fire ratings.  But some buildings allow over-the-door-hooks.  Of course, hanging your wreath on the inside of your door adds to your home’s holiday decorations.” 

2. Enhance existing furniture: Dress up your dining room chairs for the holidays by tying painted pinecones to wide ribbons and draping them over the back of your chairs. Try filling an existing large vase or bowl with elegant ornaments – silver and gold are our favourites!

3. A little goes a long way: The smallest details really do create grand elegance. In your windowsill, place tall white candles on a silver tray for a sophisticated flair. Or try placing two faux dwarf evergreens, wrapped in burlap, to add a bit of festivity to your table. A tree-top is another great option for your space and there are plenty of non-traditional tree alternatives too: like natural wood trees, wall decals, cardboard cut-outs and paper trees – you just need to get a little creative!

Remember that live Christmas trees are not allowed in many condominiums. But with the selection of beautiful artificial trees now available, you can still enjoy your Christmas traditions and avoid a potential fire risk.

For even more ideas, be sure to check out our holiday Pinterest board here.

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