Central Park – where urban and natural worlds connect

By NextHome Staff
October 06, 2022

Central Park is a vibrant, master-planned, mixed-use condominium community that is receiving rave reviews. Located in the east end of the prestigious Bayview Village neighbourhood on Sheppard Avenue, Central Park is a nexus between the urban and natural worlds. Residents enjoy proximity to a range of urban conveniences and have direct access to the East Don Parkland’s sprawling, forested ravine that embraces the property in lush nature.

The first residential building in this 12-acre, environmentally sustainable community is already 85 per cent sold. Buyers are responding with enthusiasm for a variety of reasons, including Central Park’s excellent location, forward-thinking green features, and an array of indoor and outdoor amenities offering lifestyle opportunities for all ages.

Central Park is just down the street from Bayview Village Shopping Centre, offering everything from upscale restaurants and retail to lifestyle and wellness venues. Loblaws, Pusateri’s Fine Foods, and Oliver & Bonacini Cafe Grill are just a few of its popular destinations. And getting around the city, the GTA and beyond will be incredibly convenient – the Leslie subway station and relocated Oriole GO station are situated at Central Park, so residents have public transit available right at their front door. In addition, Yorkdale, Fairview Mall, golf courses, parks and other destinations are within easy reach with Hwy. 401, the 404 and Don Valley Parkway close by.

Award-winning community

At the heart of the community is the award-winning Central Park Common – a landscaped, three-acre urban park that will resemble a traditional village green. Destined to become a social hub to meet with friends and neighbours, this park will feature pedestrian-friendly streets lined with bike paths, casual dining venues, fountains, reflecting pools, and year-round programming that will include a farmers’ market and ice-skating rink. Other highlights include retail space, restaurants and services, including on-site daycare facilities.

The East Don Parkland’s 500 acres of lush, urban forest embraces Central Park, making nature a neighbour and elevating an active lifestyle in this prime Toronto location. According to Jason Shiff, executive sales manager, “Central Park is a nature-inspired, upscale community unlike anything else in Toronto.

“Central Park will be a quiet oasis in vibrant urban surroundings, where outdoor lovers are going to be able to immerse themselves in nature all year long. The ravine is part of the Don River Valley parklands where there’s a network of walking and cycling trails to explore that lead all the way downtown. And the trails are beautiful during all four seasons, so residents can enjoy outdoor pastimes to the fullest, like hiking, biking, birding and cross-country skiing. The opportunities for a high quality of life in this upscale community are exceptional.”

Environmental sustainability is high on the priority list, and the entire community will be constructed to Amexon’s Green Development Standard, incorporating industry-leading green features. Setting a new standard in the sustainability arena, Central Park is the first large-scale project of its kind in Canada to include EV charging stations in all parking areas, as well as having on-site auto-share and bike-share options available. The towers’ design features reflective solar panels that supplement the building’s energy needs, and Green roofs that reduce energy consumption. Thermal building envelopes minimize energy usage and next-generation mechanical systems incorporate advanced airflow and filtration.

Visionary design

The visionary design of Central Park is another attraction for prospective residents. Amexon enlisted an award-winning team to craft what is sure to become a local landmark. CORE Architects has created a striking exterior for the condominium towers that focuses on an intimate connection with nature. The facades feature an organic leaflike design in a continual interplay of sun and shade, and six-ft.-deep balconies offer inspiring views of the Toronto skyline and meandering East Don Parkland ravine through floor-to-ceiling windows. Central Park’s design features an elegant, hotel-inspired, port-cochere entry, with an artisan-designed fountain, original art installation and lush landscaping by renowned Cosburn Nauboris Landscape Architects. These architectural highlights express a harmonious coexistence between sparkling glass and nature, setting this condominium residence apart as something truly visionary.

Suite and amenity interiors by II by IV Design are both warm and sophisticated, with modern features and finishes grounded in natural materials and earthy colours. The focus was on capturing the allure and comfort of nature, uniting a love of the outdoors and creative living. The effect is new and fresh, evoking a conception of classic modernism.

All Central Park residents will have the use of 55,000 sq. ft. of fitness, wellness, leisure and social amenity space. A highlight is The Park Club, where fitness enthusiasts can access indoor and outdoor saltwater pools, a state-of-the-art fitness club and half-court basketball. Families are sure to make great use of the screening room/theatre, ice-skating rink, piano lounge, bowling alley, private event space, hobby studio and kids’ club. Guest suites will be available to accommodate friends and family members.

Leisure-inspired amenities

Among the other leisure-inspired amenities will be rooftop zen gardens, barbecue areas, golf simulator, a yoga studio, recording/media studio and pet daycare/grooming facilities. The Park Club will include a spacious 5,000-sq.-ft. co-working space that will foster networking and productivity for either a hybrid work model or growing your own business, with smart technology, meeting rooms, hot desks, and a business centre – giving new meaning to “working from home.”

The community will eventually encompass more than 1,500 suites in one- to three-bedroom plus den layouts, in sizes from 439 to 1,200 sq. ft. Features and finishes include nine-ft.-high ceilings and European-inspired kitchen cabinetry by II by IV Design. Best of all, these living spaces incorporate flow-through layouts that make the most of spectacular views from the floor-to-ceiling windows and generous outdoor balconies. Prices begin from the $700,000s.

Amexon Development Corp. is one of Toronto’s most prominent and innovative real estate developers, building their reputation as a multi-award-winning firm by delivering superior-quality properties. The firm owns and manages an impressive portfolio of office, retail, industrial, hotel and residential properties.

The Residences at Central Park is a world-class destination that offers a five-star experience and sets new standards in the condominium industry. Amexon’s must-see 10,000-sq.-ft., all-glass Central Park Presentation Centre is located at 1200 Sheppard Ave. E., Toronto. Indulge in gallery-like surroundings that include kitchen, bathroom and walk-in closet vignettes displaying many of the high-end appointments that come standard here.

Call 416.252.3000 or visit centralparktoronto.com.

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