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On Site: Upper Beach Club, Toronto

BUILDERS/DEVELOPERS

Laurier Homes and Mutual Development Corp.

SIZE

680 to 1,846 square feet

PRICE

Upper $300,000s to over $1-million

SALES CENTRE

1572 Kingston Rd., east of Warden Avenue. Open Monday to Wednesday from 1 to 7 p.m.; weekends from noon to 5 p.m.

CONTACT

Phone 416-691-9111 or visit upperbeachclub.com

For the past 15 years, builder Mike Bowering had the luxury of sunny, south-facing exposures and unobstructed sightlines of the lake and a prestigious east-end golf club from his second-floor office.

But he's happy to give it up for residents of a new mid-rise development his company, Mutual Development Corp., is co-building with Laurier Homes, directly across the street from the Toronto Hunt Club on Lake Ontario.

"We are a boutique condominium, so we're smaller and more intimate, and we overlook the third fairway of the Hunt Club," Mr. Bowering says. "It's really about the only project that overlooks the golf course and the lake."

As a result, roughly half of the 41 units have sold out in the six-storey community at 1400 Kingston Rd., at Cornell Avenue, just west of Warden Avenue.

"The corner building was the original Honda motorcycle dealership in Canada, and it had a curved window on it … so what we've done is we've rounded out that section of the building to respect that heritage aspect of it," Mr. Bowering notes.

"So those suites there will be gorgeous with big, sweeping, round windows facing the golf course, lake and downtown."

Vistas will also be optimal from private balconies and terraces surrounding the glass, precast and steel building, as well as a shared rooftop party room and wraparound terrace with barbecue, dining and lounging areas.

"It's up on the seventh floor, so that's really going to overlook the lake and be a nice place to have a glass of wine and chill out," Mr. Bowering adds.

Outdoor space will even be accessible from the fitness facility and guest room. "One of the really unique things we have in the building is a guest suite … which not a lot of condos do, especially at our size," Mr. Bowering says.

For additional attractions without the cost of maintaining them, the site is close to social and sporting facilities at the Toronto Hunt Club and two major parks, beaches and marinas.

Independent shops, restaurant and TTC buses also operate along Kingston Road, which is undergoing revitalization.

"It's a really neat and different type of neighbourhood," Mr. Bowering says. "There are five or six projects in the area that are getting developed at some point, some are already under construction. So the area is going to change, but it's a needed change."

Plans range from one to two bedroom plus dens with open principal rooms and European-style kitchens with stone counters and stainless steel appliances.

Suites up to the fourth floor will include plank laminate and choice of imported ceramic or porcelain tile floors. Penthouses will be enhanced with extras, such as nine-foot ceilings and engineered hardwood floors.

Parking will cost $40,000 and monthly fees 45 cents per square foot. Occupancy will begin February, 2018.

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