2016 - Upper House Condos

The Upper House condos in Leaside is another mid-sized building coming to Toronto that dispenses with the all-glass look that tends to define many downtown condos in the city. A mostly low rise neighbourhood, the area around this condo has nevertheless witnessed profound development over the last decade, as Laird Drive has gone from a mostly industrial strip dotted with auto body shops and old airplane hangers to a burgeoning retail strip, complete with a sprawling plaza and new restaurants like Against the Grain.

While it will still be a bit of a hike to get to Eglinton for the LRT, which is due a few years after this project is finished, the walk score of 80 already gestures to development's central location (there's two grocery stores and an LCBO within about a kilometre). From a design standpoint, the building is handsome if boring, but the ample outdoor space afforded to each unit makes up for any shortcomings in the aesthetics department.

SPECS

  • Address: 25 Malcom Rd.

  • Storeys: 7

  • Number of units: 74

  • Unit sizes: From 540 sq. ft. to 1509 sq. ft.

  • Unit Types: One-bedroom (+den), two-bedroom (+den) and three-bedroom (+den)

  • Walkscore: 80

  • Price: From the mid $300,000s

  • Architect: Kearns Mancini Architects

  • Interior Designer: Chase Architecture

  • Developer: Knightstone Capital Management Inc.

FEATURES

  • Ceiling heights of 9' to 12.5'

  • Balconies, terraces and patios with gas-lines for barbecues

  • Recessed under mount LED cabinet lighting in kitchens

  • Porcelain floor tile in the en suite

  • Exercise room, dog spa, rooftop terrace, party room

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