The Canary District: Toronto
Remember when the Bayview Extension would spit you out into this strange, baron land where the only noticeable landmark was the Canary Restaurant? The City, in partnership with Developers (Dundee Kilmer) went and built a whole new neighbourhood around it. Introducing The Canary District, Toronto!
When Toronto won the 2015 Pan-Am and Para Pan-Am games the first order of business was to build places for the athletes to live. Athletes village was created, the Pan Am Games was a huge success and was then transformed into The Canary District as we know it today.
The George Brown College Student Residence, Cooper Koo Family YMCA, and the Fred Victor and Wigwamen affordable rental buildings have all been given the green light to occupy and use their spaces. Some minor deficiency work is being completed by Dundee Kilmer and these buildings will be turned over to their respective owners in April. – Waterfront Toronto
We spoke to Rob Spanier – Partner & Principal at LiveWorkLearnPlay who’s been involved with (along with a huge team from various industries from Development to Design) creating the new Canary District neighbourhood. We asked him if there was anything Torontonians may not know about this new real estate community:
Does everyone know there’s going to be mixed housing affordable rental? The diversity of the project extends well beyond the east. We’re also going to have 500 beds for George Brown student housing as well as affordable, mark to market rental affordable housing. – Rob Spanier – Partner & Principal at LiveWorkLearnPlay