Aoyuan’s M2M Phase 2 focuses on family-sized suites

By NextHome Staff
September 30, 2021

As GTA home prices continue to rise, Aoyuan International is launching M2M Phase II, bringing a collection of junior one-bedroom to three-bedroom suite designs and multi-generational amenities to the market. The two-tower M2M Squared sits at the heart of the 8.6-acre master-planned North York neighbourhood, with about 46,000 sq. ft. of community centre space and 11,000 sq. ft. of daycare facilities at its base, putting Aoyuan’s philosophy of family-focused developments centre stage.

“Our intention with M2M from the very beginning was to create a true family-oriented community,” says Fan Yang, general manager, Canada, Aoyuan International. “We wanted to develop a project that would bring families peace of mind, knowing they would have convenient access to parks, childcare and other recreational amenities. We also looked at our suite designs, how units’ efficiency and functions could be maximized, so that families could actually live in our community and feel comfortable living in an urban part of the city.”

'Vertical parks'

Three levels of outdoor greenspaces create “vertical parks” within the M2M community to encourage a healthy and balanced lifestyle. Additionally, Green roofs provide fresh air and calming views for tower units.

“Shared outdoors spaces are landscaped with natural materials and native flora to promote wellness, physical exercise, yoga and meditation,” says Robert Ng, principal, NAK Design Strategies. “M2M’s outdoor spaces give residents a relief from chaotic city life and a sense of belonging within the community.”

Interior amenity spaces by Toronto-based interior design firm Figure3 leverage biophilic design, taking cues from nature and the planned landscaping surrounding the community. “We are using nature-inspired patterns, textures and colours, and natural-looking materials, to ensure the amenity spaces and suite interiors truly reflect Aoyuan’s intention to bring a sense of wellness throughout for this project,” says Dominic De Freitas, Principal, Figure3.

Social infrastructure

At the heart of the new family-focused development is a new community centre and daycare designed by Wallman Architects. Plans for the community centre currently includes a double-height gymnasium with a basketball court and running track, and activity rooms. The two-level daycare features indoor and outdoor play zones, promoting tactile and sensory exploration. This new community hub overlooks the new public park and playground at M2M’s doorstep.

“The community centre, daycare and park at the foot of this project provides much needed social infrastructure for the city and will be the central piece of the M2M community,” says Vince Santino, senior vice-president of development, Aoyuan International. “Families can be at ease knowing what they need is within walking distance. They won’t have to commute.”

Steps from the Yonge and Finch subway and GO station, M2M Squared fills a gap in Toronto’s condo market, the company says, by providing desirable housing solutions for families who want to live in the city. M2M Phase I was one of the fastest selling projects in 2018 and won the People’s Choice Award at the 39th annual BILD awards.

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