Introducing a contemporary amalgam of clean lines and neutral palettes to 500 Wilson Avenue, Nørdic Condos is conveniently located in a mature neighbourhood serviced by a number of key transportation routes. The property sits next to Wilson subway station, Allen Road and Highway 401, with valued community amenities like Yorkdale Shopping Centre, Downsview Park, and York University in close proximity. Recent and upcoming transit expansions, including the completed Toronto-York Spadina Subway Extension and the future Finch West LRT and Eglinton Crosstown, will provide key links to the rest of Toronto and beyond.
The arresting architecture of Nørdic Condos employs a crisp white facade emphasized by spacious balconies, terraces, and double-glazed windows, accentuating the building’s ingrained connection to the outdoors. On the north side of the structure, a stepped design has been implemented to create a cascading series of outdoor spaces where residents can enjoy the sights and sounds of nature while interacting with their neighbours. An extension of the home, three communal courtyards offer additional spaces to socialize and enjoy the outdoors.
Nørdic Condos thinks globally and acts locally by including a geothermal heating and cooling system to reduce the building’s carbon footprint, lower greenhouse gas emissions, reduce annual energy costs, and save over five million litres of water every year.
An expansive amenities package has been carefully crafted to meet the wants and needs of residents, with a state-of-the-art fitness centre, calisthenics courtyard, outdoor pet relief area and indoor washing zone, outdoor kids play area, and landscaped outdoor lounges and barbecue zones all included in the full-service program.
Nørdic also understands the importance of housing inclusivity and accessibility. A number of the 429 condominiums have been allocated to Collecdev H.O.M.E., an affordability initiative that provides payment- and interest-free down payment assistance loans to first-time homebuyers. Fulfilling the pressing need for affordable housing while addressing long-term plans for growth in the region, Nørdic Condos increases both the volume and type of housing in the neighbourhood, contributing towards the proliferation of a complete community driven by a people-oriented approach.
Nørdic residents are always connected – connected to the city, connected to transit, connected to everything, 24 hours a day. Discover Wilson Heights immediately outside your front door, a vibrant community inspired by European cities where architectural diversity, urban gathering spaces, and pedestrian-centric infrastructure combine to encourage interaction with neighbours and friends.
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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.
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 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.
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Live 3-Minutes From One Of The Best Bakeries In The CityDecember 1, 2020 READ MORE
There are a lot of perks to living at Nørdic – easy access to York University, Seneca’s York U satellite campus, and many more of the city’s most...
There are a lot of perks to living at Nørdic – easy access to York University, Seneca’s York U satellite campus, and many more of the city’s most esteemed educational institutions; a transit hub with a near perfect score of 98%; acres of green space in half a dozen nearby parks; more than 2-million square feet of best-in-class retail at Yorkdale; and a lineup of local cafés, restaurants, bakeries, and gourmet food shops that includes one of the Best Bakeries in Toronto as named by blogTO.
Grodzinski Bakery (or “Grodz” as it’s known to locals) is just a 3-minute drive from Nørdic, which means you can be inhaling the sweet scent of freshly-baked challah – available in plain, spelt, raisin, or multigrain – faster than you can say “mazel tov.” Not only is Grodzinski one of the oldest kosher bakeries in the city, but it has a history that stretches back 132 years and nearly 6,000 kilometres.
In 1888, Harris and Judith Grodzinski migrated from the Eastern Bloc to London’s East End, setting up the original bakery at 31 Fieldgate Street. Over the next 11 decades the business expanded and flourished with the help of nephews, siblings, and children, becoming a true family affair. In 1999 it made an epic voyage across the Atlantic with the opening of the first Grodzinski Bakery in Toronto, continuing the family tradition into the fourth and fifth generations.
Residents at Nørdic are sure to become locals at this historic bakery, a spot blogTO called “one of the city’s best destinations for challah.” But don’t stop at the braided loaves; Grodzinski also serves up delectable bubkas, rogallach, cream horns, lemon tarts, and sugar cookies, all made in house, from scratch.
Good bakeries are the sweet spot of any good neighbourhood and the type of local business that help create the vibrant, inspiring, complete community at Nørdic, now under construction in the heart of Wilson Heights.
Grodzinski Bakery is currently offering home delivery and curbside pickup. Visit grodzinskibakery.com to learn more about one of our local favourites and how you can shop local during this time.
How to Host a Dinner Party During a Global PandemicDecember 1, 2020 READ MORE
With everything that’s happened this year, the notion of hosting may feel like a distant memory, but there’s a case to be made that, after months...
With everything that’s happened this year, the notion of hosting may feel like a distant memory, but there’s a case to be made that, after months of physical distancing and business closures, face masks, pandemic updates, and general uncertainty, we could all use a little festive cheer. With the holiday season nearly upon us, it’s time to (safely) celebrate. Here’s how.
GO VIRTUAL FROM THE COMFORT OF HOME
Take the festivities online and host a virtual dinner party from the comfort of your suite. Get in the spirit by decorating the same way you would for an in-person event – candles, flowers, and a beautiful table setting will look just as good on screen as they do in real life. Plus, the wide, shallow, light-filled layouts and clean lines of Scandinavian design at Nørdic make the perfect backdrop for Zoom.
In addition to the regular shopping list for social occasions, COVID means adding a few more items to your cart. If you’ve opted for an in-person event, make sure to provide all the necessary supplies to stay safe. The World Health Organization recommends organizers stock up on hand sanitizer, soap, tissues, closed-lid garbage bins, distance markers, and masks.
TOAST THE SIMPLE THINGS
Sometimes it’s the simple things that bring the most pleasure, so stock up on small items that will have a big impact. Think great wine, top-quality ingredients, and beautiful details. Head to Costco and the LCBO for everything you need to plan a delicious menu; Suzanna’s Flowers for spectacular blooms; Restoration Hardware for items to dress up your space; and the 270+ shops at Yorkdale to dress up your personal style. Thankfully, the neighbourhood around Nørdic offers everything you need, with many shops still open curbside pickup.
Now it’s time for the fun. Whether you’re face-to-face (at a safe 2-metre distance of course) or gathering online, adding some friendly competition by way of games or shared activities is a great way to continue the festivities. Old school favourites like Charades and Trivia can be tailored to your audience and never fail to get people laughing. There are also plenty of games now available online for group play like Checkers, Go Fish, Crazy Eights, and Cards Against Humanity.
FOLLOW THE GUIDELINES
This may not be the most exciting tip of the bunch, but it just might be the most important. In a year where things seem to change from one moment to the next, be sure to stay on top of the local guidelines. Check in frequently with reputable sources like Toronto Public Health, the World Health Organization, the Public Health Agency of Canada, and the Ontario Ministry of Health for the latest restrictions and information, and be sure to follow their recommendations to keep everyone safe.
During the pandemic Collecdev continues to bring complete communities, like Nørdic, to life, safely and responsibly.