Baif Developments in conjunction with Hariri Pontarini Architects are taking care of a new development. This is the Baif Don Head Condos in Richmond Hill – located south of Major Mackenzie Drive along the west side of Yonge Street, and west of the Civic Centre. This is going to be one of a kind building, the first of its kind in this area. There are several aspects that make this building stand out.
For starters, its architectural design is unique, while still retaining the urban image which is typical of of Yonge Street. There is going to be a commercial array with several retail units all along the edge. There will then be four residential blocks along with a civic centre block. Each block will have its own courtyard. There will also be townhomes, residential units and a signature tower apart from the retail units. Each tower comprises unique balcony guards with lots of colors, each of which with the aim to distinguish them from one another. There is also a large solar panel mast on each. The large green courtyards along with the planted roofs make an impact too. Besides being aesthetically appealing, they also show that the buildings in Baif Don Head are very environmentally sensitive. There are also sculpted terraces around the courtyards. The design and the development of this project is still underway as the developers are seeking the Zoning Bylaw and Official Plan Amendment. As a result any images or illustrated rendering s that are being issued are still subject to change.
The fact that this complex will be a mixed-use development, makes it even more intriguing. In fact there will be private open spaces, as well as public and semi-public ones. These will be interlinked with beautifully landscaped pedestrian passages. The high-and-low rise residential construction will also comprise a public square and several retail outlets. Baif Don Head Condo is going to be over 20 stories high. The various towers atop the large retail space situated at street level is one of the most popular concepts for condos of this kind.
The estimated completion date of the Baif Don Head condos is sometime in the year 2017. For those who want to live in a condo were there are going to be plenty of amenities, it is certainly worthwhile checking out the Baif Don Head condos. The project is also ideal for those who prefer residing in a place where importance is placed on green initiatives. In fact Baif Don Head condos are being constructed with lots of green space in mind.
Besides the retail outlets that will be opened inside the building, there are also several shopping, entertainment and dining centers within close proximity. Nearby parks include the Richmond Hill Park, the Mill Pond Park and the Mount Pleasant Park. The Richmond Hill Civic Centre is just west of the condos.