88 Queen Condos
88 Queen Condos is the second phase of the 88 North Project in Downtown Toronto. Designed to be a master-planned community, and rejuvenating a central neighbourhood in the core of the city, 88 Queen looks to be a great investment for families, students, and young professionals alike! This is one-of -a-kind residence with 558 residential units and 51 storeys with several different layouts. 88 Queen Condos is offering various unit sizes from 1 to 3 bedrooms between 514 to 1,096 square feet.
88 Queen Condos Highlights:
- 10 minutes walk from Ryerson University and George Brown College (St.James Campus)
- Short walk distance from Eaton Centre
- Located in the Heart area in City
- Close to subway station and Public transit
- Close to St.Michael’s Hospital
- Walking distance to the Finantial District, CN Tower, Rogers Centre, Ripley’s Aquarium of Canada
- step to the university of Toronto
- many retail shoppes near by
- Supermarket at the door step
- Nearby parks include St. James Park, Moss Park and Sculpture Gardens
- Walk Score of 99 out of 100 & Transit score of 100 out of 100
This high-rise luxury building contains mixed-use of 7 storeys podium and the residential starts from 8th floor. Below 7 storeys podium contain office, retail and amenity spaces. Offices will be located between 2 to 5 floor with separate office building entrance in the western space and exclusive resident amenity spaces from 6 to 7 floor. Only two retail spaces will be available on the ground floor. The amenity spaces will have both indoor and outdoor. Indoor amenities will contain 817 square feet and 854 square feet of outdoor amenities with outdoor pool and hot tub.
Within 558 units, they are arranged in 290 units of one-bedroom and one-bedroom+den, 211 units of two-bedroom and two-bedroom+den, and just 57 units of three-bedroom and three-bedroom+den. Plus only 3 exclusive units of Penthouse with three-bedrooms unit range containing 2-storeys high. Additionally, most of the one-bedroom+den units will have 2 bathrooms per suite.
Top 5 Reasons to invest in 88 Queen Condos.
88 Queen is located in the Garden District, a sector of the downtown core 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.
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 Allan Gardens and Moss Park, and with unique neighbourhoods like Church & Wellesley and Cabbagetown just a short walk away, there’s always something fun or interesting going on nearby.
88 Queen South will stand a towering 51 storeys, with 558 suites, and the development will include three other towers as well including the already sold-out 88 North. The plan is to develop an inter-locking set of buildings that work together to create a new kind of community for the Garden District. The South building will sit upon a 7-storey podium containing office space, retail and amenities. Offices will hold the 2nd floor up to the 5th, while retail will sit on the ground floor.
Amenity spaces will contain both indoor and outdoor facilities, with a total of 1671 square feet of amenity space. Exact listings of the amenities on these floors have not yet been listed, but residents should expect common areas, fitness facilities, patio space, and much more!
The building will contain a number of different unit-types, including 290 one-bedrooms, 211 two-bedrooms/two-bedroom+dens, and just 57 three-bedrooms/three-bedroom+den. In addition, three penthouses are planned with 2-storeys, and three bedrooms each.
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 inter-city transit along the Quebec-Windsor Corridor, the most populous region in all of Canada.
88 Queen is located in a singularly convenient crossroads in Toronto. You can take the subway 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 88 Queen 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!
88 Queen’s walk score of 99/100 is essentially a perfect score. The Church-Yonge corridor of Toronto only continues to develop and boom as new projects like 88 Queen bring more energy, more demand, and more supply to the already convenient central urban lifestyle.
St. Thomas Developments is a Canadian-based development group known primarily for development of the Yorkville neighbourhood. 7 St. Thomas Project located near Bloor street is highly-regarded for blending existing Victorian era facade architecture with appropriate modern design aesthetics.
Known in the area since 1988, they have built out a reputation across the planet, with recent development in Hong Kong having been met with great success. Toronto will always be the centre of their work, however, and St. Thomas is doubling-down on their investment in Hog Town with their most ambitious project yet – the 88 Queen community. The group places a great deal of attention on creating spaces with grandiose designs that make for large-feeling, palatial spaces. This is exemplified with their ambitious plan for 88 Queen – a space that will take up a full city block, and will intermingle large lobby spaces, open amenity space, and cosy nooks at home.
It is often said that the best way to grow at home is to flourish abroad, and few firms represent this idea better than St. Thomas Developments. Applying what they have learned from their developments in Hong Kong, St. Thomas looks to bring new ideas to the Toronto Condominium landscape with fresh ideas like Office Condos. Office Condos function very similarly to residential condos, they allow businesses and brands to invest in spaces they come to own, rather than perpetually renting and never building equity.
For innovation in the condo world, look to St. Thomas Developments.
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 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.
Take a look at the various suites available at 88 Queen. With so many options, it’s easy to see why the first phase of the project sold out so quickly!
- ARCHITECT: St.Thomas Developments
- UNITS: 558
- ESTIMATED COMPLETION: 2025