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2020 Ontario Home Builder’s Awards of Distinction Prestige Award Winner for Nørdic Condos Project of the Year – Mid to High-RiseLearn More
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Nørdic Condos500 Wilson Avenue, Toronto
Friluftsliv is the great Scandinavian philosophy of embracing the outdoor life in everything we do. We’re not only inspired by this ideal for the Nørdic, we are driven by every part of it.Learn More Nørdic Condos
TRETTI Condos30 Tretti Way, Toronto
Welcome to TRETTI, a fully formed community with one simple vision: create a lifestyle designed for the way people really live. Suites with clean lines and multi-functional design.Learn More TRETTI Condos
44 Broadway44 Broadway Avenue, Toronto
44 Broadway is the result of an exciting parternship between the Catholic community, represented by the Archdiocese of Toronto and St. Monica’s Roman Catholic Church, and two of Toronto’s most respected names in development, KPMB Architects and Collecdev Inc.Learn More 44 Broadway
Westwood Gardens8868 Yonge Street, Toronto
Collecdev is proud to bring Westwood Gardens to Richmond Hill—and the development industry has responded in kind by awarding us for our ability to communicate our strategies to the community and to achieve architectural design excellence through environmentally sustainable initiatives.Learn More Westwood Gardens
Tippett Park Phase 218 Tretti Way, Toronto
The Tippett Regeneration Area represents thoughtful and complete community plans enhanced through elegant architecture, affordable housing, valued community facilities, sustainable engineering, and a respect for arts and culture.Learn More Tippett Park Phase 2
Tippett Park Phase 120, 38 Monte Kwinter, Toronto
As part of the overall masterplan for the Tippett Regeneration Area, 36 and 36R Tippett are currently being constructed at the northerly portion of the site.Learn More Tippett Park Phase 1
Lillian Park44 Lillian St. & 33 Dunfield Ave., Toronto
Lillian Park epitomizes Collecdev’s mission to combine the best in architecture, innovation, sustainability and design.Learn More Lillian Park
2450 Victoria Park2450 Victoria Park Avenue, Toronto
Located on the border of North York and Scarborough, just north of Highway 401, 2450 Victoria Park Avenue is a proposed mixed-use, master-planned development of transformative proportions.Learn More 2450 Victoria Park
22 Balliol22 Balliol Street, Toronto
A 38-storey modernist tower at 22 Balliol brings a fresh new look to a neighbourhood that for decades, has been a mecca for mid- and high-rise rental towers along with several condominiums.Learn More 22 Balliol
Balliol Park118 Balliol St., 99 Davisville Ave., Toronto
Located in the heart of vibrant Davisville Village in midtown Toronto, Balliol Park comprises a 30- and 15-storey towers that contain 521 units addressing a responsible and effective approach to the City of Toronto’s increasing need for purpose-built rentals.Learn More Balliol Park
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Toronto’s Newest Instagrammable Public ArtOctober 15, 2021 READ MORE
The Collecdev-sponsored ArtworxTO installation from world-renowned street artist Troy Lovegates is now complete and on display in full technicolour at the...
The Collecdev-sponsored ArtworxTO installation from world-renowned street artist Troy Lovegates is now complete and on display in full technicolour at the corner of Dupont Street and Howland Avenue. The vibrant piece spans the entire length of the brick building, creating a colourful presence that has already started to pop up across social media feeds, including the artist’s own.
Local business owner and chef, Anthony Rose, recently posted, “Ridiculously excited to have this tremendous piece of art on the side of Fat Pasha. I am in constant awe of the artist and have been for years. This piece is beyond. Please come check this beauty out for yourselves.”
Lovegates covered the surface in a rainbow of hues – the turquoise, lavender, chartreuse, poppy, emerald, peach, cobalt and dandelion creating a patchwork backdrop for ten intriguing faces of every race, gender, and age.
Walk through the neighbourhood for a visit and the faces might become familiar; following his signature artistic process, Lovegates immersed himself in the storied Annex neighbourhood to find inspiration for the mural, collaborating with community organizations to bring local characters and residents to life with an incredible level of artistic detail.
The Dupont Street Mural is just the latest example of Collecdev’s commitment to community building through the integration of diverse elements like public art that stimulate conversation, engage the public and enrich society as a whole. This portrait of the Annex is part of the bigger picture, one that helps support Toronto’s reputation as a thriving, accessible, welcoming home for locals and visitors alike, something we aim to do with every project.
The Dupont Street Mural is located at 414 Dupont Street. Drop by and snap a photo of this phenomenal installation today. #collecdev
How to Prepare for Interim OccupancyOctober 5, 2021 READ MORE
Occupancy is scheduled for early Fall 2021 at Westwood Gardens, our extraordinary residential community in the heart of Richmond Hill. As move-in day approaches and the excitement builds, there are a few important items that new residents should keep in mind. Whether this is your first new home or an investment you added to your portfolio, here are some important things you need to do before you take possession.
What’s an interim occupancy fee you ask? It’s a monthly fee, paid to the vendor, for the time between move in day (also known as “occupancy”) and when your condo finally closes and ownership transfers to you. Interim occupancy exists because ownership of the units in a building can’t transfer from the builder to the buyers until the building is registered with the Town of Richmond Hill and that doesn’t happen until all the units are complete, but occupancy often happens sooner than that, especially if your unit is on a lower floor.
The interim occupancy fee is made up of three parts: interest on the unpaid balance of the purchase price of your condo, an estimate of the municipal taxes for your unit, and a projected common expense contribution to keep the building running. It’s a good idea to have some money set aside for these fees as you will be required to provide your solicitor with post-dated cheques for the interim period.
By now you’ve gone through pre-qualification and pre-approval steps in your mortgage journey and the time has come to commit. A mortgage commitment letter will outline the terms of your mortgage, things like the interest rate, loan term, and other aspects related to the deal.
Give some thought to what type of mortgage would be best suited to you. Fixed or variable? What length of amortization will you want and what term length? The maximum amortization length in Canada is 25 years and, as for term length, preferences vary by age group, but the majority of Canadian home buyers opt for a 5-year term. As for fixed vs. variable, with the recent increase in fixed rates (from 1.7% to 2.3% in March of this year), many purchasers are now going with a variable rate (1.4% at time of posting), but it’s a personal choice, so take some time and decide what’s best for you.
Since 2018, all Canadian home buyers have been required to undergo a mortgage stress test, essentially demonstrating that you would still be able to make your monthly mortgage payments if interest rates were to rise. In June 2021, the minimum qualifying rate increased from 4.79% to 5.25%. Before move-in day it’s a good idea to stress-test your mortgage at this new rate and make sure you’re covered. There are a ton of online tools to help you do this – Google “mortgage stress test calculator Canada 2021” to find one you like.
Whether you’re moving an entire home or just a few boxes, a well thought out plan will set you up for success. Start with getting a few quotes for a moving service and booking them for the big day. Schedule a time for the elevator with the property manager to avoid bottlenecks and ensure safe physical distancing in compliance with COVID rules. Get plenty of boxes and pack a little every day, that way you won’t find yourself overwhelmed the night before your move.
Make sure you’re comfortable from day one by taking the time to set up all of your essentials – heat, hot water, electricity, internet, and cable – before move-in day.
Don’t forget to make it official and update your address. Canada Post has an easy mail forwarding service that you can find here, but long-term you’ll also need to inform your bank, credit cards, employer, as well as any newspaper or magazine subscriptions.
Dutch Artist Berndnaut Smilde and the heavenly pieces that inspire CieloSeptember 20, 2021 READ MORE
Listening to Berndnaut Smilde speak is a bit like listening to an architect – the Amsterdam-based artist talks at length about how he’s interested in witnessing his creations “change shape” and “reflect light,” and how each one “is rooted in a time and place.”
But Smilde isn’t discussing buildings, he’s talking about clouds, the natural phenomenon so ephemeral in nature: literally here one moment, gone the next.
It’s that sense of transience, of the “impermanent state of being,” that has obsessed the world-renowned artist ever since he created, then photographed, his first cloud installation, Nimbus, inside a small sixteenth-century chapel in Holland, back in 2012.
Smilde’s hyper-realistic cloud installations have come to life in factories, museums, castles and dungeons around the world, and to much critical acclaim. The original photo of Nimbus now resides at London’s famous Saatchi Gallery. In 2012, his innovative cloud-creating technique earned the artist a spot on Time magazine’s list of Top Inventions of the Year.
In 2013, international fashion magazine Harper’s Bazaar commissioned Smilde to create the mise en scène for a series of photographs with some of the world’s most famous designers – Karl Lagerfeld, Alber Elbaz, Donatella Versace, Dolce & Gabbana – in a piece, appropriately titled, ICONOCLOUDS. In 2021, his works are inspiring Cielo.
Cielo translates as “sky and heaven” in both Italian and Spanish, and the gorgeous cloud-scraping new tower rising on Bloor Street West will stretch towards the sky, reaching up to the very clouds that fascinate Smilde. The visual artist was initially inspired by the ubiquitous presence of cumulus clouds in classical Dutch paintings, a reflection of the country’s infamously rainy landscape. But, where Smilde’s artistic ancestors merely painted these magnificent forms, Smilde sought to “capture” them in interior spaces.
His precise scientific technique took over two years to perfect. Smilde creates the cloud by saturating the air within the space with a fine mist of water and then introducing a puff of smoke. The water condenses onto the smoke particles just like the droplets of a natural cloud form around tiny ‘condensation nuclei’ in the atmosphere. The clouds lasts a few seconds, just long enough to be photographed, thereby making the momentary everlasting, almost celestial.
When asked about his intention in creating these stunning images, Smilde is quizzically paradoxical. “On the one hand I wanted to create an ominous situation; you could see the cloud as a sign of misfortune. You could also read it as an element out of the Dutch landscape paintings in a physical form in a classical museum hall.” Whatever his intention, his “heavenly” nimbus images have transfixed gallery goers around the world with their other-worldly beauty. Soon, Cielo will do the same, elevating the Toronto skyline – architecturally and artistically – to new heights.
To learn more about Cielo, the Bloor Street residence bringing an uncommon luxury to the Annex – Toronto’s celebrated Arts & Cultural hub – visit cielocondos.com.
PHOTO: MICHAEL HOLLY <br/ >NIMBUS VISUAL, 2013
Construction Update: Nørdic CondosAugust 11, 2021 READ MORE
Construction at Nørdic is now well underway, bringing future residents one step closer to a Scandinavian-inspired lifestyle next door to Yorkdale, Wilson...
Construction at Nørdic is now well underway, bringing future residents one step closer to a Scandinavian-inspired lifestyle next door to Yorkdale, Wilson subway station, and Downsview Park. Here’s a look at some of the recent construction milestones:
Geothermal Energy System
The vertical drilling required for the building’s geothermal energy system is now complete and teams are installing the underground piping infrastructure required for the innovative system that will use 40% less energy than traditional HVAC, produce 70% less greenhouse gas, offer predictable monthly maintenance fees, and save over 5 million litres of water per year.
Bulk excavation of the site is now finished, pushing overall detailed excavation to 90%. At the end of July, a soil ramp, previously used to access the base of the 9.9-metre-deep pit, was removed, and a third tower crane will soon take its place.
On August 10th the third (and final) crane will join two existing luffer cranes that have been on site and operational since July. The steel structures facilitate work on walls, columns, and floor forms, allowing forming activity to advance at the site interior. Work on both the P1- and P2-level parking slabs began last month and are now, respectively, at 10% and 20% completion. The structural foundation system for the entire site is 75% complete.
Waterproofing of the foundation walls is 40% complete. This critical step provides a layer of protection between the below-grade structure and the moisture present in the surrounding soil and fill, preventing future water damage.
Mechanical, Electrical + HVAC
Rough-ins for the mechanical, electrical and HVAC systems are now underway on the P1 and P2 parking levels. Residents at Nørdic will enjoy individually-controlled heating and cooling in each suite and individual metering of hydro, water, heating, and cooling usage.
Nørdic will introduce residents to an inspiring lifestyle full of green space, thoughtfully designed amenities, innovative architecture, and integrated connectivity to the entire city.
Flowers bloom across Yorkville as Collecdev and Cielo support Fleurs De VillesAugust 6, 2021 READ MORE
Creating things that look good and that do good for the world and the people who inhabit it – it’s a philosophy that aligns perfectly...
Creating things that look good and that do good for the world and the people who inhabit it – it’s a philosophy that aligns perfectly with our ethos at Collecdev, and it’s exactly what’s taking place this week at Fleurs de Villes ROSÉ.
From August 4th to 8th, Fleurs de Villes, the globally-renowned cultivator of bespoke floral installations, returns to Toronto’s Bloor-Yorkville neighbourhood, bringing with it a trail of floral creations touching down at Manulife Centre, Holt Renfrew, Pusateri’s, Brunello Cucinelli, The Hazelton Hotel, Yorkville Village, Yorkville Lane and more.
Over 35 pop-up installations are in full bloom, including floral couture mannequins, floral sculptures, fresh flower market stalls, and Fleurs de Villes CHIEN – a floral tribute to six delightful dogs.
In the plaza at 150 Bloor Street West, Collecdev and Cielo proudly present “The Cloud,” a light-as-air installation of pink gypsophilia, phelenopsis orchids, white ashley garden roses, white plumosa and pink and white hydrangeas.
Inspired by the ephemeral cloud installations of Dutch artist Berndnaut Smilde, the piece pays tribute to Cielo, Collecdev’s latest community, coming soon to 300 Bloor Street West.
The incomparably iconic building will reach toward the sky with an architectural beauty that seems otherworldly, in a profoundly connected location next to some of the city’s most important arts, retail, educational, and cultural institutions, many of which are hosting the colourful installations at Fleurs de Villes.
Visitors can pick up a map or scan a QR code to begin at Manulife Centre, and follow the trail throughout the Bloor-Yorkville neighbourhood. In addition to The Cloud, be sure to stop by Il Patio di Eataly for an Aperol Spritz from the Floral VW Van (dubbed #SpritzBus), “paws” for a moment at Yorkville Village to see the spectacular floral interpretations of man’s best friend, and shop for fresh blooms at the pop-up flower markets on Saturday, August 7th, with a portion of proceeds supporting breast cancer research.
The entire event raises money for this important cause, with 10% of sponsorship and flower market sales donated directly via the Breast Cancer Society of Canada and the Breast Cancer Research Foundation. Best of all, the event is open to the public and entirely free!
“The Bloor-Yorkville neighbourhood sets the perfect stage to showcase the world-class talent of Toronto,” says Fleurs de Villes Co-Founder, Karen Marshall. The neighbourhood’s internationally-renowned reputation as a destination for the very best fashion, food, wellness and culture is what attracted the creators of the event, the same traits that will appeal to residents at Cielo. Stop and smell the roses in Toronto’s most coveted neighbourhood, and discover what life can be like from a new home on Bloor Street West.
2021 NAHB The Nationals
Multifamily Community of the Year – Silver
Best Print Campaign – Silver
Best Email Marketing – Silver
Multifamily Community of the Year – Silver
Best Landscape of a Community – Silver
Best Email Marketing – Silver
2021 BILD Awards
Best Advertising Campaign (Paid Media) – Finalist
2020 OHBA Awards of Distinction
Project of the Year – High or Mid-Rise – Winner
OHBA People’s Choice Award – Finalist
High or Mid-Rise Condo Suite (4+ Storeys up to 800SF) – Finalist
Lobby Entrance – Finalist
Social Media Campaign – Finalist
High or Mid-Rise Ad Campaign (4+ Storeys) – Finalist
High or Mid-Rise Project Sales Brochure (4+ Storeys) – Finalist
2020 BILD Awards
Home Builder of the Year – Mid/High-Rise - Finalist
Green Builder of the Year – Mid/High-Rise - Finalist
Project of the Year – Mid/High-Rise - Finalist
People’s Choice Award - Finalist
Best High-Rise Building Design - Finalist
Best High-Rise Building Design - Finalist
2020 CHBA National Awards for Housing Excellence
Attached Homes - Mid-to High-Rise Condominium - Finalist
Best Print Ad - Finalist
2019 OHBA Awards of Distinction
OHBA People’s Choice Award – Finalist
Architectural Design - High-Rise Building – Finalist
Project of the Year High or Mid-Rise – Finalist
2019 BILD Awards
Green Builder of the Year – Mid/High-Rise – Finalist
2019 NAHB The Nationals
Best Brochure - Builder – Silver
City of Toronto 2018 Affordable Housing Champions
Collecdev – Balliol Park, 30 & 36 Tippett
2018 BILD Awards
Best Innovative Suite Design - Winner
Westwood Gardens – E8 Suite
Green Builder of the Year - Mid/High-Rise - Finalist
Best Salesperson or Team, Mid/High-rise - Finalist
Westwood Gardens – Milborne Group
Best Marketing Person or Team- Finalist
2018 CHBA National Awards for Housing Excellence
Best Brochure/Kit - Finalist
2018 NAHB Best in Green Awards
Best in Green Sales & Marketing Strategy - Winner
2018 NAHB The Nationals
Best Marketing of Green/Sustainable Program - Silver
Best Microsite/Website for a Builder - Silver
Marketing Professional of the Year - Silver
2017 OHBA Awards of Distinction
Best High or Mid-Rise Project Sales Brochure - Finalist
Project of the Year - High or Mid-Rise - Finalist