On The Rise: York Region’s Condo Boom Shows No Sign Of Slowing
It has become an omnipresent part of our cityscape — the construction crane. In its mid-year release for 2021, Rider Levett Bucknall reported the GTA had the most construction cranes in the air for any metropolitan area in North America, by far. With more than 330 currently in place, the GTA had an astounding 43 per cent of all cranes on the continent. Vaughan plays a big part of this total, with more cranes going up every day as Ontario’s York Region experiences an unprecedented condominium boom. City Life takes a look at four projects that are underway.
York Region’s reputation as an outstanding area to live, work and play has caused an explosion of new condominiums.
Development by Rosehaven Homes,
Townwood Homes and Guglietti Brothers Investments
Launched this past summer and currently in pre-construction, this 40-storey tower at 2901 Highway 7 and Jane St., in the heart of Vaughan, Ont., at the Vaughan Metropolitan Centre, is developed by Rosehaven Homes, with a scheduled occupancy of early 2026.
Vincent Condos will be a towering statement of contemporary style, designed by KIRKOR Architects and Planners, and features 447 suites in sizes ranging from 388 to 855 square feet, anticipated to start from the $400s and all with a modern feel and layouts practical for everyday living and entertaining.
Its location is ideal in that it is surrounded by fine dining, cafés, bars, shops and businesses, and adjacent to parks, trails, golf courses and schools. As it is in the centre of a major transit hub, Vincent Condos will be only minutes from York University and an easy commute to downtown Toronto.
Vincent Condos’ amenities include a 24-hour concierge, a fully equipped fitness centre and yoga studio, a private dining room, private party room, spectacular 60-foot lap pool, children’s playroom, pet spa, co-working space, sports simulator and smart parcel locker system.
The Rose Hill Condos
Development by Capital North Communities
This six-storey luxury boutique condo by Capital North Communities is located at 197 Woodbridge Ave., in the heart of downtown Woodbridge, Ont., overlooking the Humber River and nestled nearby the natural beauty of North Johnson District Park. Designed by KNYMH Inc., The Rose Hill Condos contain 85 suites offered in 24 different floor plans, in sizes ranging from 519 to 1,824 square feet. Priced from the $480s, the project has an estimated occupancy of spring 2023.
The building features private terraces and large balconies, designer kitchens and large windows for an abundance of natural light. Amenities include a rooftop terrace for private entertaining, party room and lounge area, and a fully equipped fitness centre and full sauna. The Rose Hill Condos are ideally situated near some of the best dining, shopping and entertainment options in Vaughan. Access to the bus routes of the York Region Transit services is just steps from the front door, allowing easy transit to York University or Seneca College campuses and connecting to nearby Vaughan Metropolitan Centre and the Toronto-York Spadina subway for easy commutes to downtown Toronto.
Hillmont at SXSW
Development by Primont Homes
Currently in pre-construction with its estimated completion in summer 2025, Hillmont at SXSW is the next phase of the 42-acre master-planned SXSW community at Islington Avenue and Highway 407 in Vaughan. Developed by Primont Homes with inspired architecture by Quadrangle Development, the two 19- and 22-storey luxury contemporary towers will be located at 7082 Islington Ave. and will be close to transit, shopping and dining.
The interior spaces by Figure3 are designed to reflect the project’s natural ravine setting by incorporating warm tones, varying textures and a neutral colour palette, with a generous use of stone, woods and metals conveying a feeling of tranquility throughout its public spaces and suites. The two towers will rise from a shared podium surrounded by landscaped gardens, designed by NAK Design Group, and a 30-acre ravine.
Starting at the $600s, the suites range in size from 615 to 1,341 square feet and feature large, curving balconies as extensions of indoor living space. Amenities are curated to promote an engaged and social living environment and include splash pads, a yoga studio, library lounge, fully equipped fitness studio, outdoor barbecue area and think space lounge.
Development by Menkes Developments Ltd
The latest project by Menkes Developments, one of Canada’s most successful and prolific developers, Mobilio Condos will be opening next year in the core of the Vaughan Metropolitan Centre, at Highway 7 and Jane Street. This project represents the first phase of the Mobilio master-planned community, a carefully thought-out community, which perfectly balances residences, amenities and green spaces.
Turner Fleischer Architects Inc. has designed the two 20- and 21-storey towers, and the first contains a total of 550 suites, all of which are currently sold out. The buildings are located just south of the Vaughan Metropolitan Centre subway station, allowing for easy access to the entire GTA. The project is located near fine dining, retail shops and an abundance of entertainment options, which make Vaughan such an attractive place to live, work and play.
Featuring a 24-hour concierge, the buildings’ amenities include a bar, games room, movie theatre, co-work lounge, meeting room, kids’ playroom, social TV and party room with kitchen and bar area, outdoor play area and an outdoor terrace with barbecue for entertaining and hospitality.