244 Church Street Condos
An exciting new condo project is currently planned for the downtown neighbourhood of the Garden District. 244 Church Street Condos is being developed by CentreCourt. A project that will rise 54 storeys in the heart of Toronto will have 648 units, 244 Church Street is expected to rejuvenate the facade of a beautiful Sterling Bank of Canada building first constructed in 1913. By incorporating this existing architecture, the building will manage to preserve the feel of the neighbourhood, while also breathing new life into Church Street.
With a walk score of 99/100, as well as dependable transit and local amenities, 244 Church Street will be a hot item in the downtown condominium market. Keep reading to find out more about this exciting project!
244 Church Street Condos Highlights:
- Located in the heart of Downtown Toronto
- Just 5 mins walk from Dundas subway station
- Walking distance from Ryerson University
- Short distance from U of T
- Short walk from Eaton Shopping Centre, Dundas Square, City Hall and more
Top 5 Reasons to Invest in 244 Church Street Condos
Church and Dundas is right in the heart of an area known as the Garden District. This highly dense sector of the downtown core is known for it’s bustling city lifestyle. Just on the east side of Yonge, the Garden District envelopes most of the Ryerson University campus, Massey Hall, and countless shops, restaurants and attractions. Spend the afternoon getting inspired at the Art Gallery of Ontario, just a short walk away, or take in a movie at the charming Carlton Cinema.
Walking distance to the world-famous Eaton Centre Shopping Mall, the Garden District is essentially the epicentre of the city – with concerts and all kinds of city events being hosted in the glitzy Yonge & Dundas Square, and overflowing into the rest of the city. Festivals, parades, and cultural events make this neighbourhood a vibrant urban centre.
This section of Yonge Street has a storied history, often associated with the iconic “Sam The Record Man” neon sign that used to hang above the famous record store, and now has a permanent home at Yonge & Dundas Square. Many shops once considered Toronto landmarks have disappeared in the past few decades, but they are not forgotten, and the new projects in the area have focused on holding onto that central Toronto identity by mixing high-rise living with office and retail space on lower levels. As Ryerson University continues to expand, students have moved into the area, bringing with them energy and excitement. Unique attractions like Karaoke bars, and escape rooms, board game cafes and boutique bars have cropped up, creating new traditions and landmarks.
Greenspaces are abound in the area like the spectacular Allan Gardens just nearby – a historic green space with decades of history in the city, complete with off-leash dog park, multiple charming pathways, and a gorgeous canopy of trees. Other parks like Moss Park are nearby, and with unique neighbourhoods like Church & Wellesley and Cabbagetown just a short walk away, there’s always something fun or interesting going on nearby.
The building itself, designed by IBI Group, grows out of the iconic bank facade at street level, and rises 54 storeys. A rectangular, angular design, sections of windows will be framed with white aluminum which will get thicker as the building rises, creating a dramatic gradual change in the window shape towards the top of the tower.
This stylish building is planned to have 210 bachelor units, 292 one-bedroom units, 97 two-bedroom units and 65 three-bedroom units. Some of these units will even be designed in a way that they could be combined into larger units.
On the ground floor, 240 square metres will be devoted to retail, maintaining the street’s downtown energy and convenience. The construction will not impede or close down the adjacent Hokkaido Ramen Santouka restaurant, meaning that residents will have a world-class dining experience just downstairs. Underground, 69 parking spaces will be available, as well as 648 bicycle parking spots on a number of levels.
Though a full list of amenities for the building have yet to be released, we’re expecting a number of the standards – fitness rooms, shared spaces for hosting – with the level of polish and modern furnishings that have come to be synonymous with CentreCourt projects. This will mean that a high standard of resident amenities will be available without even leaving the building.
For everything else, errands will be quick and convenient. The project has a walk score of 99/100, meaning that just about everything from shopping, dining, and entertainment are all within a short walk.
The most famous, and busiest road in Toronto, Yonge Street, is one of the longest streets in the world, and begins at the shore of Lake Ontario, and carries all the way north to Barrie. Other major streets in Toronto, Dundas, Bloor, Queen, King, and University form a grid foundation for which the entire city’s transit network rests. Travelling across the GTA is simple even just from these main streets which carry off in every direction towards the eastern and western reaches of the GTA, like Scarborough, Durham Region, Etobicoke, Peel Region and Halton Region to the east and west, as well as York Region in the north.
Public Transit is robust and ever-present in downtown Toronto thanks to the Toronto Transit Commission (TTC), with major subway lines, streetcar lines and bus routes all converging within the downtown district, and funnelling through the hub of Union Station, in the southern end of the Entertainment District. From here, travellers, commuters and explorers alike have seemingly unlimited options. The UP Express Train connects Union to Lester B. Pearson International Airport in Mississauga, the GO Transit infrastructure runs commuter rail lines across the entire GTA and beyond, and VIA Rail provides intercity transit along the Quebec-Windsor Corridor, the most populous region in all of Canada.
244 Church Street Condos is located in a singularly convenient crossroads in Toronto. You can hop onto the subway in five minutes from your front door to just about anywhere in the city, but for most needs and desires, you need look no further than the Garden District. Easy commutes to Ryerson University and George Brown College St. James Campus, makes Mode a perfect place for students to settle in. And easy walks to shopping malls, supermarkets and even St. Michael’s Hospital mean that everything is conveniently located – you’ll probably be able to see it from your window!
CentreCourt Developments is a relatively recent emergence on the Toronto Condominium scene, but they’ve made quite a splash since their founding in 2010. With projects already completed like INDX, Karma, and Peter Street Condos all within the downtown core, CentreCourt has established itself as a fixture of the Toronto skyline.
Convinced the Toronto housing market won’t slow down any time soon, CentreCourt is pursuing new projects in the city with verve and excitement. Focusing on details, communication and hands-on decision making, CentreCourt is eager to continue to prove itself as one of Toronto’s most trusted developers.
Ever since it’s founding, CentreCourt has worked hard to produce homes and communities of the highest standard, and the 55 Mercer project seems to be a continuation of their dedication to excellence.
It’s projected that very soon Toronto will have the most high-rise condos in the world, and young professionals continue to find the downtown core and West End an attractive spot for starting a family and making a home. Toronto’s growth continues it’s upward trend, and so will Toronto’s most vibrant region. Nowhere is this likely to be more true than the Downtown Core, and with neighbourhoods like the Garden District, Cabbagetown and Church & Wellesley going through unprecedented change and construction, now is an excellent time to look into investment in the area.
Condo prices in the city of Toronto sit healthily in the high $400K range, and continue to grow by about 10% every year. With this robust and ambitious plan, St. Thomas is looking to build a community that will stand the test of time right in the heart of the city. And with so many draws, like Universities, Campuses and Businesses so close by, this will always be an attractive area for students and young professionals looking for an easy commute.
Living at Church and Dundas provides residents an unparalleled urban experience. This, combined with the way that suites for 244 have been designed clearly with students and investors in mind, makes the project an exciting development, we’re expecting to be in high-demand.
- DEVELOPER: CentreCourt Developments
- ARCHITECT: IBI Group
- UNITS: 648
- ESTIMATED COMPLETION: TBA
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