The 100-acre transformation of Lawrence Heights is the most highly anticipated redevelopment of the decade, an urban success story in the making. This rejuvenation is the shared vision of Metropia and Context, two of the city’s visionary developers, about to create something remarkable.
Creatively combining subsidized housing with full-market units, their 5,000 three-, four- and five-bedroom homes will line a new network of streets completely reshaping contemporary society in North Toronto.
The New North Toronto
With its comfortable mix of historic neighbourhoods and modern communities, North York is indeed booming, now more than ever. The amenities surrounding The New Lawrence Heights include shopping, dining, schools, parkland and recreation, the full gamut.
Public and private schools, those of which include Havergal College, The Crescent School, Toronto French School and more, are vibrant, well-respected and busy. Families considering The New Lawrence Heights will also be lured by facilities and resources like the Lawrence Park Library, Barbara Frum Library and Baycrest Hospital. The region enjoys excellent transit, straddling Yorkdale and Lawrence West TTC subway stations, and a welcome proximity to the world-renowned Yorkdale Shopping Centre with its 240+ shops and restaurants.
Heart of the Neighbourhood
The New Lawrence Heights will be perfect for the active family, a creative hub of social vibrancy. A full-size community centre will be home to community meeting rooms, a gymnasium with state-of-the-art fitness facilities and several swimming pools. New daycare facilities will add to the considerable child-care resources that already exist in the area, allowing family life to hum along smoothly.
Greenspace is paramount in the minds of anyone looking to relocate their family. In addition to the current plentiful parkland, four new community parks will create more than 12 acres of natural space in The New Lawrence Heights. This will consist of a central park with large facilities like playgrounds, sports fields and community gathering places, plus other smaller parks with landscaped grounds, paths and seating for solo relaxing and family enjoyment.
Designed for Sustainability
A variety of low-impact and sustainable-design techniques will be incorporated into The New Lawrence Heights. Neighbourhood features will include permeable paving to allow storm-water runoff, green landscaped bump-outs along streets, infiltration galleries to collect water and unique pavers along the street to identify pedestrian areas. A large number of trees will also be planted, the newly tree-lined streets establishing a comfortable community feel for both traffic and pedestrians.
Both Metropia and Context are forward-thinkers in an exciting new age of urban redesign. Formed in 1997, Context focuses on the development of mixed-use projects, condominiums and affordable rental housing, pioneers in innovative urban rejuvenation. Privately owned Metropia has been instrumental in forging new standards in urban renewal and master-planned community-building in Toronto and Calgary over the past 30 years. The experience is more than sound and the results will more than measure up.
Phase 1 is already sold out, but visit The New Lawrence Heights Presentation Centre at 261 Ranee Avenue or call 647-929-2700 to put yourself in this picture.