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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
300 Bloor St. W300 Bloor Street West, Toronto
Collecdev Inc. and Northrop Development Corporation share a unique vision to build communities that are socially, economically and environmentally sustainable.Learn More 300 Bloor St. W
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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TRETTI and Nørdic Top Picks for NAHB Community of the YearMarch 2, 2021 READ MORE
The presentation may be live streamed instead of in real life, we may be gathering from across the continent instead of in a ballroom, and there may be less...
The presentation may be live streamed instead of in real life, we may be gathering from across the continent instead of in a ballroom, and there may be less champagne, but when the Nationals go live with a virtual ceremony this Friday, March 5th, we’ll still be pulling out all the stops. That’s because both TRETTI and Nørdic are top contenders for the prestigious Pinnacle Award for Multifamily Community of the Year.
The Scandinavian-inspired communities captured the judges’ attention with their combination of contemporary architecture, thoughtfully-designed light-filled interiors, expertly-programmed amenities, and strong connection to the outdoors. Add in their prime, transit-connected location in the heart of Wilson Heights, and it’s easy to see why TRETTI and Nørdic are front runners for one of the Nationals most prominent awards.
For nearly 40 years, the Nationals have celebrated North America’s best new-home sales and marketing, identifying the industry’s most exceptional communities across Canada and the U.S. “To be recognized by the NAHB’s largest and most prestigious awards competition is truly an honour,” says Collecdev VP Sales and Marketing, Natascha Pieper, “it’s a testament that our commitment to building complete communities is setting new benchmarks for the industry. When we set out to design TRETTI and Nørdic, we envisioned thriving environments that encourage connection, not only among neighbours, family, and friends, but a connection to nature, because we know that these elements – well-designed environments, a sense of belonging, time spent outdoors – are essential to the wellbeing of a community and its residents.”
Throughout these challenging times we remain committed to moving forward, creating inviting, inspiring, more accessible communities for people to call home. With TRETTI and Nørdic among the distinguished group of nominees for Multifamily Community of the Year, it’s clear we’re headed in the right direction.
The 39th annual Nationals will take place with a virtual awards ceremony on March 5th.
Join us for the Virtual Awards Presentation by registering here
Excavation Begins for Collecdev’s Nørdic CondosFebruary 23, 2021 READ MORE
The early stages of construction are moving along at an impressive pace at the site of Collecdev’s newest contribution to the emerging pocket of density surrounding Wilson subway station in Toronto. The wheels have been in motion for the Nordic Condos project since this past summer, when demolition began to prep the site of the complex’s first phase, a 12-storey building designed by gh3. Roughly six months later, a large pit is forming as excavation advances for the project.
Demolition work continued into January, when the first heavy equipment arrived to begin actual construction activity. Drilling rigs were the first equipment to arrive, starting work on the site’s shoring system that prepped the site for the now-ongoing excavation. Moving from east to west, crews are digging to a depth of 9.9 metres to create space for the building’s foundations and underground garage. Pile and lagging shoring walls have been built around most edges of the pit, but the more water-resistant concrete caisson wall system is being used where groundwater has been found.
As the dig catches up at the site’s west end, additional heavy equipment has appeared within the pit, a continuation of the installation process for the site’s geothermal energy system. During the early demolition stages, geothermal wells were drilled around the previous buildings’ perimeters. With the former building footprints clear, geothermal drilling is now being done towards the site interior. Geothermal heating and cooling are expected to reduce Nordic’s carbon emissions by 70% and provide residents with predictable utility costs.
Excavation will be followed by the installation of cranes. Pending permits, the building is expected to begin its rise above street level later this year. Upon completion, Nordic will rise to a height of just over 41 metres, bringing 429 condominium and rental replacement units to the site.
Toronto Council Approves Plan For Yonge Street Bike Lanes By Summer 2021February 5, 2021 READ MORE
When something is easy, we say it’s like riding a bike, and the ride is about to get a whole lot easier thanks to a plan approved by Toronto City Council that could see new bike lanes installed on Yonge Street by the summer.
The vote to introduce protected bike lanes on a six-kilometre stretch of Yonge Street, running from Bloor Street to Lawrence Avenue, won by a huge majority (19-3) at a city council meeting late last year. The next stop is Toronto’s Transportation Services department. If all goes well, the lanes could be installed by the second quarter of 2021, offering people yet another convenient option to whiz across, around, and through midtown.
The move is part of a “complete streets” approach, an attitude that has gained traction despite, or perhaps because of, the state of global affairs. In a year where the city, the province, the country, and the world at large have been grappling with a global pandemic, Toronto has shown an incredible capacity to quickly adapt.
In June of last year, Mayor John Tory announced the introduction of CafeTO, a program that the mayor described as cutting through red tape “with wartime-speed” to allow restaurants and bars to expand their patios onto sidewalks and streets (we wrote about some of the local businesses taking part of the program in this post).
Similarly, the new bike lanes are part of another recent city initiative, ActiveTO, designed to make sure people have space to get around while respecting physical distancing, in part by expanding the cycling network.
Toronto has rapidly expanded its network of bike lanes since the start of the pandemic, introducing the largest one-year increase in on-street bike lanes in the city’s history. Approximately 25 kilometres of new bikeways have been installed, with new lanes on University Avenue, Danforth Avenue, and Bloor Street, allowing cyclists to move around safely, connecting the city, and mirroring major transit routes.
The new lanes on Yonge Street will introduce what local Ward 8 Councillor Mike Colle calls “a new way of looking at transportation,” ensuring the safety of cyclists, while relieving traffic congestion, and encouraging much needed support for local businesses. Residents, like those at 44 Broadway, will have even greater access to Yonge Street’s exciting lineup of shops, employers, and schools, and enjoy yet another way to stay connected to the rest of the city.
As more and more Torontonians opt for bikes as their means of transportation – staying active, saving time and saving the planet – the introduction of new infrastructure like the new lanes on Yonge Street will make it an even easier choice, and make midtown more appealing than ever.
For more on the Yonge Street bike lanes, check out this article from CBC News.
And for more on 44 Broadway and the connected midtown lifestyle coming soon from Collecdev, register here.
TRETTI Community Park, Designed By The PeopleFebruary 2, 2021 READ MORE
A park designed by the people - what would that look like?At TRETTI, we’re about to find out. Continuing the Collecdev mission of collaboration...
A park designed by the people – what would that look like?
At TRETTI, we’re about to find out.
Continuing the Collecdev mission of collaboration and human-centred design, we’ve gone straight to the source for plans for the new community park, a joint venture between TRETTI, the City of Toronto, and the surrounding mixed-use developments.
In November, the City of Toronto’s Parks, Forestry and Recreation division hosted a virtual public meeting, engaging local residents to have their say. We followed up with an online survey, once again inviting the public to weigh in on playground and programming elements, gathering feedback that will help ensure a design that meets the needs of the community and its residents, and inspires a healthier, more active lifestyle.
Participants reviewed early concepts for Tippett Park, a sprawling green space that stretches 2,580 square metres – that’s the size of four tennis courts or nearly six NBA-size basketball courts! – south of Wilson Avenue, just west of Tippett Road. While the details are still in development, early plans include four main zones, all designed for four seasons of outdoor fun.
Zone 1: The Water Plaza
The water plaza (or vandplads, as the Danish might say), marks the arrival to the park. On warmer days, children will be tempted to run through the spray fountains, while adults may prefer to enjoy the view from the shaded comfort of an umbrella at one of the nearby tables. The plaza is the hub of the park, where numerous pedestrian pathways converge, connecting TRETTI and the surrounding buildings to the subway, the local community, and the vibrant neighbourhood of Wilson Heights.
Zone 2: Children’s Play Area
The spray fountains aren’t all that’s in store for kids. A children’s play area will encourage activity and spark imaginations with a variety of exciting playground elements. A giant rope tower, geometric rock climbing, a dream catcher net climber, and, of course, classic swings, are all under consideration, each element selected not only to inspire little minds, but to adhere to the highest standards of quality and safety.
Zone 3: Fitness Area
When a simple stroll isn’t enough to break a sweat, the outdoor fitness area will offer a great place to tone up. A mix of benches and bars provide myriad options for routines to suit any level, all on equipment that combines form and function, blending seamlessly into the park setting. Not only is an outdoor workout easy on the wallet and great for your health, but the fitness area will provide a convenient place for the whole community to get in shape.
Zone 4: The Lawns
Of course, no park would be complete without a wide-open space under the sun. The lawns are perfect for picnics and play, for impromptu pickup games, for snow angels and afternoon summer naps, for gathering with friends and enjoying an active outdoor lifestyle.
So, what does a park designed by the people look like? Well, final plans for Tippett Park will be announced this Spring, but one thing is certain – the park will introduce an exciting new outdoor space to TRETTI and the surrounding neighbourhood, a community element to encourage connection to people and to nature, and to promote a healthy, active lifestyle in the great outdoors. The people have spoken.
Demolition Advancing at Wilson Avenue Site of Nørdic CondosJanuary 4, 2021 READ MORE
At Collecdev's latest addition to a new hub of residential density at Wilson subway station, the early stages of site activity are setting the stage for the...
At Collecdev’s latest addition to a new hub of residential density at Wilson subway station, the early stages of site activity are setting the stage for the upcoming construction of Nørdic Condos. In this area of Toronto just to the northeast of the Highway 401 and Allen Road interchange, Nørdic , like Collecdev’s Tretti Condos—already under construction—is designed by gh3. Over the past few months, crews have been clearing away the three outdated rental apartment buildings on the Wilson Avenue site in advance of the early 2021 start of shoring work.
The first signs of activity were spotted in September, when interior gutting began for the single office building and pair of apartment buildings on site. We last checked in about a month ago, when the first structural demolition work had begun to chip away at a shuttered four-storey commercial building at 530 Wilson Avenue: it was last used by Collecdev as a presentation centre for Nørdic and their earlier projects in the area. With the commercial building fully demolished, its footprint will soon be backfilled to create a flat surface for shoring rigs to operate on.
To the east, demolition has advanced considerably on the four-storey rental apartment buildings at 470 and 490 Wilson Avenue. They were still undergoing interior demolition at the time of our last update. A month later, the eastern building has been reduced to rubble while the west building is in the process of coming down.
Nørdic is set to rise 12 storeys to a height of just over 41 metres, and house 429 condominium and rental replacement units. Among the features awaiting purchasers and residents are a selection of amenities appointed by interior designers ESQAPE Design.
Source: Urban Toronto
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
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