Fitzrovia has virtually completed the construction of a purpose-built rental housing project in Toronto’s Garden district.
Leasing has begun at the two-building Elm and Ledbury development, which is located near the intersection of Queen and Church streets. The first move-ins are scheduled for May.
The units include studio, one-, two- and three-bedroom suites. The project was designed by Toronto-based Hairi Pontarini Architects. Late highly acclaimed Canadian landscape architect Claude Cormier’s firm also partnered on the 510,000-square-foot development, designing what Fitzrovia calls the Mews, “a European-inspired, pedestrian-first retail arcade.” The company’s other projects include Toronto’s Berczy Park and Montreal’s Lipstick Forest.
The Mews’ retail outlets include a 10 Dean café and bar.
The development also contains a Bloomsbury Academy, described as a “Montessori-inspired” education centre for children aged 18 months to six years old. Luxury amenities include two rooftop pools, barbecue terraces, a penthouse entertainment kitchen, yoga and spin studio, wine dispensary bridge lounge and cinema room as well as a fitness centre, Formula 1 race car simulator, ski and snowboard simulator and double-height professional Raptors basketball court.
Residents’ perks include discounted Bloomsbury Academy tuition, free in-suite Rogers Wi-Fi, virtual healthcare from the globally reknown Cleveland Clinic and discounted onsite BMW rentals from Enterprise.
Monte Stewart serves as Content Director - Canada for Connect Commercial Real Estate.
Based in Vancouver, British Columbia, Monte provides daily news coverage of major Canadian commercial real estate markets, including Vancouver, Toronto, Montreal and Calgary. He has written about the real estate sector for various media outlets and Avison Young since the early 2000s.
In addition, he has covered sports, general news and business for several leading wire services and publications, including The Canadian Press, The Associated Press, The Calgary Herald, The Globe and Mail, Research Money, The Daily Oil Bulletin, Natural Gas World and The Toronto Star.
Monte is active in his community as a youth basketball coach and raises funds for such charitable causes as Movember.