Tridel Holiday Hours. Have a great Long Weekend!

It’s always right about this time when we realize how quickly the summer is passing!  The August Civic Holiday is here and as always, in our vibrant city, there is a lot going on!   

Tridel Presentation Centres will be open:

                                  Friday:  Closed

                                         Saturday, Sunday & Monday: 12 Noon to 6 p.m.

Elsewhere in the city, the August Long Weekend is also the final weekend of the Scotiabank Toronto Caribbean Carnival, with events scheduled throughout the city, culminating in the Grand Parade Saturday August 2nd and the Carnival Island event.

In addition to the Carribbean Carnival, there are plenty of other events scheduled throughout the city to keep you entertained.  If you’re in the west end near the Old Mill Presentation Centre,  Shakespeare in High Park is presenting “Titus Andronicus” and “As You Like It”.   This is a really popular event and seating can go fast, so you may want to buy a premium ticket and get there early!

If you find yourself downtown at the Tridel Store, there’s plenty to keep you occupied.  If the skies are clear, a tour up the CN Tower will offer stunning views.  Or check out Ripley’s Aquarium.  Doors will be open from 9:00 a.m. to 11 p.m. daily during the Civic Holiday weekend and visitors entering after 7 p.m. can save $5.00.

In Toronto’s east end, The Scarborough Ribfest returns August 1st through August 4th at Thomson Memorial Park (at the corner of Lawrence Ave. and Brimley Road), with live music and entertainment, midway rides, games, and vendors.  And of course, plates of mouth watering ribs!

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The Blooming Garden at Blythwood at Huntington

The design of the garden at the Blythwood at Huntington community was inspired by a traditional and formal English garden. The symmetry and well-tailored green space, situated overlooking the wilder beauty of the Sherwood Park Ravine, reminds us of a landscape outside of a castle in northern England… well, Blythwood is your castle! We can just picture you sipping a cool drink, reading the paper or a good book and relaxing in the warmth of the summer sun in this truly beautiful space.

The Garden at Blythwood at Huntington

 It is without a doubt that a community is truly beautified by its’ exterior landscaping. An exquisitely designed and maintained garden, inspired by a formal English green space, welcomes you to Blythwood at Huntington. The lush greens, shrubberies, tall trees and potted plants set an elegant scene at this distinguished community. 

The Blythwood garden and exterior landscaping was designed by Janet Rosenberg & Studio – one of Canada’s most distinguished landscape architecture and urban design studios. This award-winning Studio is recognized for its extensive and award-winning portfolio of work. They are creative thinkers and develop treasured, ecologically-responsible landscapes that respond to the demands of the urban environment, and engage, excite and enhance the quality of life for those who inhabit them – as is evident at Blythwood at Huntington.

The Garden at Blythwood at Huntington

 The elegance of the garden and outdoor space matches that of the Blythwood community. Blythwood at Huntington takes indulgent living to an entirely new level with the luxury and grandeur of the lobby, beautifully designed units and the five star leisure amenities. The finishing touches are being put in place as happy residents continue to move-in to this wonderful community of unparalleled design, fantastic location and a blooming garden.

Visit us at our Presentation Centre at 1900 Bayview Avenue, tour the community and see for yourself.

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Get Your View Back at Aqualina


If we want something, we make it happen.  A phone that can talk to us? Done.  A self-operated vacuum cleaner? Done.  A car that parks itself?  Done.  A window that adjusts the light based on the sun’s movement?  Done.  Technology is truly an amazing thing.  Our great minds and the advances we have made in the modern world have allowed us to create some pretty incredible things.  The latest?  View Dynamic Glass.

This glass, by View Inc., balances outdoor light by adjusting the window pane with the sun’s movement.  It uses an electro-dynamic tint in response to the outside world and electronically adjusts in order to preserve your view while keeping you cool.  Think transition lenses eyewear… but a whole lot bigger!

Sure we’ve invented blinds, shades and curtains to shade us from the light but they also block out the views.  And the views at Aqualina at Bayside are ones that you surely do not want to block out.  These dynamic glass windows are intelligent, alive and under your control; while also keeping all of the wonderful views of the Toronto harbour intact.

This glass was recently installed at the Aqualina at Bayside Presentation Centre  as a pilot project, offering a demonstration of how the glass works and it’s benefits; another collaboration between Tower Labs, Tridel and Hines, which have also partnered to demo the off-grid renewable street lights and EV (electrical vehicle) charging station at the Aqualina Presentation Centre.

And once Aqualina is complete, it will be installed in the NetZed suite – a condo suite by Tower Labs that produces as much energy as it uses.  You can explore and learn more about the suite here.  The glass is just one of the amazing features of the suite.  And get this: you can control it all from your mobile phone! Is there anything our phones can’t do?!  I’m beginning to think not.

Be sure to stop by the Aqualina at Bayside Presentation Centre in order to get a sneak peek at this seriously intelligent window.  While you’re at it, enjoy the weather and check out the beach scene around Aqualina too.  We are very excited about this innovation: we want you to have your views and bring new life to your indoor experience.

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101 Erskine July 2014 Construction Update

101 ErskineWe anticipate construction  of the 101 Erskine community to commence this fall. The corresponding permits have been applied for; encroachment agreements are being reviewed with some agreements already in place, and working drawings are 90% complete. The tendering and contract award process has also begun.

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101 Erskine

101 Erskine

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Argento July 2014 Construction Update

ArgentoThe original construction cranes used at the Argento community have been removed and replaced with a single crane, which has been relocated and will remain for the duration of the construction process.

Our construction teams are currently forming the 8th floor of the community, window installations are expected to start mid August and rough-in plumbing and electrical work is being done within the underground parking garage.

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

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Argento Construction

Image taken from the live construction camera, July 27, 2014.

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Living Downtown Chic at 300 Front Street West

If you want to live in downtown Toronto, you want to live at 300 Front Street West. Seriously. The location, building, suites and amenities are beyond compare. Have you heard about the rooftop pool? Better question: have you seen the pool?! It’s amazing. We wanted to go for a dip but resisted the urge – swimming on the job isn’t the most professional thing to do.

300 Front Street West is finished with impeccable style and spectacular attention to detail. Smooth ceilings, up to ten feet high, take you to new heights of opulence and sophistication. Floor to ceiling windows provide stunning views of the surrounding Entertainment District and all the sights and scenes of Toronto.

The building is situated at one of the coolest intersections in downtown Toronto: Front and John. Some of Toronto’s best attractions are (almost literally) within arms length: you can catch a Blue Jays game at The Rogers Centre, walk on the edge at the CN Tower, cheer on the Leafs, Raptors or watch a concert at the Air Canada Centre. Breathtaking views while living in utmost style and absolute comfort are yours at 300 Front.

But even better than the attractions surrounding 300 Front, your home will be the perfect spot for your professional and social life: it is just a short walk to your office during the week and another short stroll to all of the hottest bars and clubs on the weekend.

300 Front also features a high-end collection of luxury suites beginning on the 44th floor and soaring up to the 49th floor called Atmosphere. This collection of penthouse and signature suites on the top floors is “move-in ready” and many are already sold out. They include a three-bedroom penthouse or two-bedroom plus study plus a twenty-foot balcony, master bedroom with a massive walk-in closet and the finest features and finishes – from state-of-the-art appliances to granite back splash.

300 Front’s Atmosphere collection is perfectly upscale yet hardly stuffy. The location, views, finishes and amenities are the very best the city has to offer. From the personally encoded suite intrusion alarm system (connected to the concierge station), to the French door paneled refrigerator, to the extra large porcelain tiled bathtub – the collection is beyond compare. We can’t wait for you to move in so you can experience it all for yourself!

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Taking over the Streets in Kensington




If you’re one of those people who enjoys a casual Sunday, strolling through the neighbourhood, mixing errands with a little shopping and relaxing over a coffee, you don’t have to go far.  In fact, you can find it right at home, just a few blocks from SQ at Alexandra Park.

On the last Sunday of the warm weather months, Kensington Market is totally car-free. That’s right: the streets are closed off to all wheels turning Kensington into a “cultural playground” with a street festival organized by the locals.

Kensington Market is located on several streets south of College St., west of Spadina Ave., north of Dundas St. and east of Bellevue Ave., which is just a short walk from SQ at Alexandra Park.  The unique, vibrant and multicultural character of this neighbourhood is just steps from SQ – an exciting Tridel project transforming the Alexandra Park area into an exceptional, renewed and vibrant community bursting with parks, green spaces, modern design and inspired architecture… much like Kensington Market!

Pedestrian Sundays at Kensington Market is an event that brings the community together and celebrates a day of cleaner air – featuring a good time by all! The day celebrates community, culture and ecology as the area fills up with artists, musicians, performers, and market vendors selling their wares. The monthly event truly feels like a community-run fair, with strangers becoming friends, eating cultural treats and letting children play (safely) in the streets.

The people of Kensington make Pedestrian Sundays possible: all of the signs are homemade, the music is from the garage-band next door and the food is local. The human touch sets these details apart from other street festivals bringing the community closer and more connected through culture. There are classes such as yoga, cooking and art; as well as food vendors, live music and other entertainment.

The community believes in making a statement about climate change while creating the experience of what a liveable city and a sustainable future could be simply by giving walkers priority over cars. It’s a local action that joins a global ecological movement. And what’s better than spending an afternoon of fun in the outdoors with family, friends and neighbours?

The next Pedestrian Sunday takes place on July 27th from 12pm until 7pm – a perfect time to explore this neighbourhood and visit the SQ at Alexandra Park sales centre – located at 519 Queen Street West and open from 12pm to 6pm on Sundays.

See you on the street!

Pedestrian Sundays take place in Kensington Market between 12pm until 7pm on the following upcoming Sundays: July 27, August 31, September 28 and October 26. 


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A smartly designed 2 bedroom & den at Avani at Metrogate.

Avani is the third condominium community to be added to the successful Metrogate neighbourhood near Kennedy and HWY 401.   Construction is currently well under way but there is still some great opportunity to purchase with a limited collection of 2D+D suite designs available in this environmentally friendly and master-planned neighbourhood.

This well designed, spacious 2 bedroom and den suite features bright open concept living spaces, a modern kitchen with granite countertops, stainless steel kitchen appliances, single plank laminate flooring, and sweeping views of the city skyline.

The smartly designed 2D+D suite - Avani at Metrogate

But the real appeal of the spacious 2 bedroom and den 2D+D suite is the size and affordability.  Avani has great options for homeowners with suites that are affordable and even include a parking spot.  And it’s easy to get to.  It’s close to transit, and located just north of HWY 401 at Kennedy Rd.

And make sure you take the time to stroll through the Metrogate Park, just outside your new front door!


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300 Front Street West July 2014 Construction Update

300 Front Street WestMove-ins, closings and the final Homeowner Orientation appointments are taking place for all hoist suites within the 300 Front Street community. Our construction teams have completed the hoist suites on the 20th floor while the last of the 49th floor suites are also being completed.

The park is 80% complete and scheduled to open the 1st week of August while the public art component is to be installed in October.

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Click on the image below to view the time-lapse photography from the 300 Front construction camera.

300 Front time-lapse photography video.

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Avani at Metrogate July 2014 Construction Update

Avani at MetrogateWith the dewatering of the Avani at Metrogate site nearing completion, our construction teams are now able to start building the footings for the community. Excavation update remains the same, at 90% completion.

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

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Avani at Metrogate Construction

Image taken from the live construction camera.

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