The Yonge and Eglinton neighbourhood is going through some rapid development. Soon, there will be a renovated shopping centre with a public roof top patio, a 64-storey condo with a glass infinity pool in the sky, and a newly constructed transit system that travels from Mount Dennis to Kennedy Station in rapid time. Yes, folks. Welcome to the new Yonge and Eglinton. The area affectionally referred to as “Young & Eligible” has transformed into a neighbourhood of massive development and more restaurants, clothing stores and Aroma Espresso Bars than one could desire. Here’s just a taste of what’s happening right now in Toronto’s mid-town.
Amazing Amenities: There are condos, then there are Yonge and Eglinton condos. If you’re looking for some hotel-like amenities, check out these new towers being built in the area. The developer refers to the E Condos as the “coolest building ever,” and it’s hard to disagree. When completed, the massive building at 8 Eglinton Ave. East will feature a glass infinity pool, a lounge area with sunbathing beds, boxing studio and gym. The new development at 155 Redpath has a pool and hot tub, private cabanas and a yoga studio while a new townhouse development on Erskine Avenue is like living in an (affordable) all-inclusive resort. Don’t forget about the new art-infused condos at the site of the Art Shoppe furniture store. Here are even more condos coming to the area.
Yonge Eglinton Centre: Remember that pleasant little shopping centre at the corner of Yonge and Eglinton? The RioCan Yonge Eglinton Centre is about to get a massive $100-million makeover. The shopping centre will be outfitted and expanded with new retail stores, office towers and bike parking. Some cool features include a three-storey glass cube at the entrance way and a public rooftop patio with additional green space.
Subways, Subways, Subways: While not exactly a subway, the anticipated Crosstown LRT system is currently under construction. The light rail transit will travel along Eglinton Avenue with 25 stops, linking to various subway stops and bus routes. It’s quick too. The LRT promises it can travel from Eglinton-Keele to Eglinton West station in 6 minutes. The project is expected to be completed by 2020.