Howard Park 2 is the second phase of a large scale condo project that's transforming a stretch of street once known for its collection of auto-shops. It's been a long time coming. Development has ramped up on nearby streets like Ritchie and Sorauren, and Roncesvalles is as busy as ever. Along with 96 proposed residential units, this mixed-use project will offer retail space at ground level (in response to community pleading), which should prove a boon to the vibe of the street, which remains fairly lethargic right now. A mostly triangular-shaped building (thumbs up for going the extra mile here architecturally speaking), Howard Park 2 will stand five-storeys above the street on a charcoal-brick base, followed by three floors featuring open and staggered green-terraces that will provide better views and reduce the visual impact of the development on neighbouring properties. Yes, it's pretty as far as condos go. The terraces feature picturesque vine-covered walls visible from afar and gas hookups should ensure that people are actually outside grilling away during barbecue season (the duration of which depends on how hardcore you are).
Address: 24 Howard Park Avenue
Number of Units: 96 units
Types of Units: 1, 1+den, 2, 2+den bedrooms and 2-storey townhomes.
Amenities: Meeting/media room, event/lounge flex space, library, gym, and concierge
Walkscore: 98 out of 100
Price: Expected to start from the low $300,000s
Maintenance Fee: $0.49/Sq.Ft. (Hydro metered separately)
Architect: RAW Design
Landscape: Ferris + Associates
Developer: Triumph Developments
Excellent proximity to public transit
9ft. ceiling height units (10ft. on 8th floor)
Engineered hardwood flooring, premium appliance package
Stone countertops in kitchen and bathroom, gas hookups (on terrace suites).
Bicycle storage (up to 131 spots) and two-level underground parking
Green roofs, vine-covered terraces and geothermal heating & cooling energy