2018 - Kip District condos

The Kip District condos are a sprawling five tower project set to touch down at Dundas and Kipling in a few years. With units starting in the low $200,000s, it's easy to understand the impetus behind the planning a master community here. At about a five minute walk to Kipling Station, prospective condo owners with limited resources can enter the market without having to leave Toronto.

It might not be downtown, but the proximity to transit is excellent. And while five towers might sound reminiscent of the apartment blocks designs of the 1970s or the identity-crippled CityPlace neighbourhood, plans to create a public square at the heart of the development might help to foster a sense of community. The immediate area isn't exactly teeming with amenities but New Toronto is a short hop southwest and eventually the retail and restaurants will follow all this residential growth.

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  • Address: 5365 Dundas St. W.

  • Storeys: 28

  • Units: 1,300 total

  • Unit types: 1 bedroom, 1 bedroom + den, and 2 bedrooms

  • Price: Starting low $200,000s

  • Developer: Concert Properties

  • Architect: Page + Steele / IBI Group Architects

  • Landscape architect: The MBTW Group / Watchorn Architect

  • Amenities: LEED gold standard, guest suites, theatre room, BBQ area, fitness centre, party room with kitchen, dog wash area.

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THE VERDICT

We've yet to get a look at what the project will look like as a whole, but based on what's planned for the first tower, this is a promising development. Living here and commuting downtown would be a cinch, but prospective buyers will have to wait a while before the neighbourhood amenities catch up with the condos themselves.

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