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On the map: New midrise joins The Queensway’s indie scene

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With its new gross sales centre set in a former auto components warehouse, and a busy Costco retailer steps to the south, one might be forgiven for pondering that Curio, a brand new South Etobicoke midrise, is blandly suburban.

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“Once you actually discover the Queensway, and also you pop down a number of the facet streets, you uncover that there are lots of actually attention-grabbing unbiased outlets, breweries and eating places,” says Erin Millar, vice-president of gross sales and advertising at Marlin Spring, which is co-developing the 10-storey mission at 801 The Queensway with DAMAC Properties.

 Two blocks west, as an example, The Pie Fee places a gastronomic spin on British-style savoury pies made out of scratch. Simply east of the Costco is the Nice Lakes Brewery, the place a picnic-tabled patio gives a sunny venue for sampling craft brews. And for Curio residents in search of a extra whimsical different to the close by Ikea retailer, the Singing Girl Consignment Emporium’s two showrooms are strewn with pre-owned furnishings, housewares, jewelry and backyard decor.

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Whereas the Curio website on The Queensway between Royal York and Islington is about other than the rising clutch of condominium buildings additional west, round Zorra Avenue – the placement of Marlin Spring’s sold-out Tailor mission and two extra undeveloped websites they’re holding — the mission will nonetheless profit from the developer’s familiarity with the neighbourhood, Millar says. “Having a number of tasks within the space has actually helped us perceive who consumers are and what they’re on the lookout for. We’re getting plenty of curiosity from native downsizers, and from renters seeking to purchase one thing to name their very own. It’s good that consumers know and respect the neighborhood, and wish to keep in an space they love.”

The Mason Studio-designed suites feature nine-foot ceilings, private outdoor space and custom kitchens.
The Mason Studio-designed suites characteristic nine-foot ceilings, personal outside area and customized kitchens.Photograph by Photograph courtesy of Marlin Springs and DAMAC Properties

Marlin Spring has additionally used suggestions from the Tailor to “curate even higher models at Curio,” Millar says. Starting from studios to three-bedrooms, Curio’s 207 suites, designed by Mason Studio, characteristic nine-foot ceilings, balconies, terraces or patios with sliding or swing doorways, and customized kitchens and bogs with quartz counter tops and undermount sinks. “There are lots of window-wall bedrooms,” Millar provides, “with our extensive and shallow unit design bringing in loads of pure mild.”

The architects at Graziani & Corazza have created loads of personal outside areas, making use of a step-back from the Queensway beginning on the seventh flooring. Facilities, in the meantime, embody bicycle parking, a pet wash space, a celebration room and lounge designed by Mason Studio, a wellness centre with train, cardio and weight-training areas, and an outside terrace with eating and barbecuing areas.

Its floor flooring has been put aside for retail occupants who, it’s hoped, will contribute to the Queensway’s indie enterprise scene. “We’ve obtained some live-work areas,” Millar explains, “so as an alternative of simply conventional retail we’d wish to accommodate unbiased service suppliers like therapeutic massage therapists, nutritionists or aestheticians.”

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Suites ranging from the mid-$500,000s. For extra info, go to the Curio gross sales centre at 801 The Queensway, or

Amenities include a wellness centre with exercise, cardio and weight-training areas.
Facilities embody a wellness centre with train, cardio and weight-training areas.Photograph by Photograph courtesy of Marlin Springs and DAMAC Properties

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