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Kingston & Co, a new condominium coming to Kingston Road Village, has put the neighbourhood on a map – a hand-drawn map showing local shops, cafés, parks and galleries, not to mention the way to the beach.
Designed by Teeple Architects, the building just east of Kingston and Victoria Park Avenue will feature a multi-dimensional façade, and each one of its 150 homes has a balcony or terrace.
Developer TAS recently won Green Home Builder of the Year at the 34th annual BILD Awards. Kingston & Co will feature an efficient heating and cooling system, E-Star rated appliances, water-conserving faucets and shower heads as well as programmable thermostats and water meters.
Amenities include a gym, yoga room, and a party room, as well as an indoor kitchen and two dining areas, two outdoor barbequing areas and a rooftop garden with raised beds, a lounge and a sun deck.
For more information, or to see the map of the surrounding Kingston Road Village, visit kingstonandco.ca. Projected early occupancy is scheduled for 2017.
A presentation centre is now open at the future site of the Residences at The Hunt Club, a boutique condominium that will overlook the fairways of the Toronto Hunt Club golf course and the shores of Lake Ontario.
Designed by architects at Onespace Unlimited, the eight-storey building at 1350 Kingston Road will house 61 condominium units as well as a dozen two-storey townhomes with lane access.
To enjoy the uniquely open view, The Hunt Club will feature generous balconies, expansive glazing, and residences with large terraces.
Despite its boutique size, The Hunt Club will also feature amenities typically found in larger luxury condominiums – a two-storey lobby, guest suite, gym, yoga room, a party room and the large roof-top terrace lounge.
Visit huntclubresidences.com for more info or to book a private appointment. The presentation centre is open from noon to 5 p.m. from Monday to Thursday and on weekends.
Club Z! Tutoring recently celebrated the opening of the Beach/East York branch.
In honour of the opening, area director Diane Montgomery presented regional awards to six students from the East End and East York for their achievement last semester. Club Z! national and regional awards totalling $25,000 are handed out throughout the year.
Montgomery and her team of tutors partner with teachers, parents and community organizations to recognize students who have shown strong character and leadership in the classroom, overcome obstacles at school, or simply shown significant improvement over the school year.
Club Z! Beach/East York also tutored another 23 students, including summer school tutoring and a camp to help students transitioning to middle and high school.
For more on Club Z!’s tutoring services or to sign up for a summer special, call 416-690-1666, email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit clubztutoring.com/beacheseastyork.
Wood Firepit and Tap recently opened at 2084 Queen St. E., just east of Lee Avenue.
The barbecue specialty restaurant is family owned and operated, and the owners aim to offer a place to relax and enjoy authentic barbecue comfort food in a friendly and unpretentious atmosphere.
Food is prepared from scratch with quality ingredients, using Kansas City-style barbecue cooking techniques. The owners believe in supporting the local economy while operating a sustainable business. Products are sourced from Ontario farms and local merchants.
The menu features classic barbecue items such as pulled pork, ribs and brisket, alongside poutines, sandwiches, burgers (including a veggie burger) and salads.
For more on Wood Firepit and Tap, phone 416-694-2800, visit woodfirepit.ca or stop by the restaurant and grab a bite with friends.
Delecq Café and Wine Bar has officially opened. The cozy Queen Street establishment offers a great selection of wine, cocktails, beer, food and live music.
Owners say they strive to offer downtown quality at neighbourhood prices, with fine wines and premium cocktails pairing with high quality bar food. Craft beer and cider on tap round out the afternoon and evening offerings, while coffee is available all day.
Sandwiches, salads and sides are now available on Delecq’s new takeaway menu, and regular live jazz offers a toe-tapping accompaniment to the menu. Hours are 8 a.m. to midnight from Sunday to Thursday, and 8 a.m. to 2 a.m. Saturday and Sunday.
“Keep Calm, I’m an East Yorker,” reads one of the limited edition T-shirts made by Fa.real Custom Tees for the 90th anniversary of East York.
Co-founder Tracey Thomas says $5 from the sale of every $30 shirt will go to the Toronto East General Hospital, where construction of a new patient tower is now underway. Special size and colour orders are available.
In business since 1997, Fa.real opened its first storefront last year at 1900 Danforth Avenue, just west of Woodbine Avenue. Fa.real previously ran a pop-up shop as part of a revitalization campaign by the Danforth East Community Association (DECA).
Royal LePage Estate Realty recently took part in the annual nationwide Garage Sale for Shelter, in support of the Royal LePage Shelter Foundation (royallepage.ca/shelter).
The foundation is Canada’s largest public foundation dedicated exclusively to supporting women’s shelters. Royal LePage Estate Realty has long supported the foundation, and was named the 2013 Ontario Office of the Year for its efforts.
During this year’s sale, a team from the local office held sales at 14 East End homes.
A grand total of $13,758 was raised for the foundation. One hundred per cent of the funds will be directed to the Red Door Family Shelter and Scarborough Women’s Centre. Both provide safe haven for women and children fleeing violent homes.
“I’m immensely proud to be associated with such a remarkable group of community-minded realtors,” Jennifer Burton, broker owner of Royal LePage Estate, wrote in a statement.
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