A blank canvas in Toronto’s Tippett Regeneration Area doubles as the testing ground for a new, complete way of living. TRETTI is a social, environmental and experiential strategy of city-building that adopts the best practices of northern European design. Introducing an eco-friendly, affordable, and human-scaled lifestyle to the heart of Wilson Heights, TRETTI captures the progressive ideals that have made Scandinavian cities some of the happiest on the planet, employing an acute focus on placemaking to create an egalitarian, hyperlocal and truly complete community.
TRETTI exemplifies the development principles envisioned for the Tippett Regeneration Area by CreateTO and the City of Toronto, who drew the blueprint for the integrated and mixed-use community now taking shape. Using functional and smart design to enhance livability, coupled with assets specifically curated to meet the diverse needs of its residents, TRETTI gracefully executes the framework established by these important civic partners.
The contemporary and organic architecture of TRETTI responds to the walkable streetscapes of Oslo, Stockholm and Copenhagen, translating the characteristics of these rich urban environments into a Toronto context. The result is a carefully crafted living experience supported by multi-functional interiors, ample daylight, and a robust connection to the outdoors via green rooftops and a sprawling eighth floor terrace. At 13 storeys, TRETTI is a modest and human-scaled development punctuated by architectural setbacks and ground-level amenities, which animates the public realm and enhances safety with constant “eyes on the street.” An expansive family-friendly amenity package caters to the desires of all residents, and features a fully equipped fitness studio, yoga space, party room, co-working space, indoor pet-friendly play area, and indoor and outdoor children’s play areas.
Acknowledging that buildings are a contributor to climate change, TRETTI embraces a low-carbon future by employing an innovative geothermal heating and cooling system that will produce 70 percent less greenhouse gases, use about 40 percent less energy than a traditional HVAC system, and save over five million litres of water every year. The geothermal system is complemented by several other green gestures, including two private courtyards sporting drought-tolerant landscapes, absorbing stormwater runoff and reducing clean water irrigation waste by 60 percent. A 29,000-square-foot central park features hardscaping to reduce the urban heat island effect and offers places for rest, recreation, and social interaction. Dedicated bicycle parking and electric vehicle charging stations assist in the proliferation of a strong local multi-modal transportation network. These environmentally conscious features are all part of creating a healthy, holistic community for the greater good, a common understanding of how our individual actions impact the people and the world around us.
Illustrating our commitment to social sustainability, 50 affordable residences at TRETTI will give the gift of home ownership to more Toronto families. The broader Tippett Regeneration Area will receive a total of 200 affordable homes from Collecdev. Complete communities are defined by their inhabitants, who come from a variety of socioeconomic backgrounds. Providing a range of housing types ensures the long-term accessibility and prosperity of the neighbourhood, allowing all families to participate and benefit from this trailblazing community. A pioneering force in building affordable housing, Collecdev provided a personal touch to the homebuying process, meeting one-on-one with each prospective purchaser to answer questions and alleviate any concerns. The majority of TRETTI residents already live and rent in the community, and are ready to put down their roots and invest in the security of home ownership.
Our contribution to affordable housing at TRETTI became the genesis of Collecdev H.O.M.E. (Home Ownership Made Easy), a collaboration between all three levels of government. Connecting deserving families with payment- and interest-free down payment assistance loans, the program delivers the dream of home ownership to current renters. Homeowners under the program pay up to 6.5 percent down, representing massive savings compared to the traditional 20 percent down payment required. The loan remains payment- and interest-free as long as the homeowner continues to reside in the condominium. The partnership between governments and Collecdev engendered the City of Toronto’s Open Door Affordable Housing Program, resulting in Collecdev being recognized as a Champion of Affordable Housing.
Located in a mature neighbourhood already defined by relationships to its surroundings, TRETTI features a near-perfect transit score of 98 and convenient access to Wilson, Yorkdale and Sheppard West subway stations, with additional connections to GO Transit, Allen Road, and Highway 401. TRETTI reinforces and heightens the best characteristics of the neighbourhood, serving as the linchpin of a vibrant, forward-thinking, mixed-use community with new public roads, pedestrian and cycling connections, park spaces, and neighbourhood amenities. TRETTI represents the best of both worlds—a multi-layered lifestyle catered to the individual but fostered by social connectedness—a complete community espousing distinctly Scandanavian design with a familiar Toronto address.
Sustainability essentially aims for ecological balance.
NeighbourhoodTRETTI is truly the best of all worlds – Scandinavian inspired, Toronto based, in the heart of Wilson Heights, near Yorkdale, and linked to TTC subway. Live in a charming community bursting with local businesses, family-friendly outdoors, and urban amenities that keep you connected to anything and everything.
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Here’s What to Expect for Move-in day at TRETTIJanuary 24, 2023 READ MORE
Excitement is building for occupancy at TRETTI. PDIs are taking place, the finished building is coming to life, and move-in day is just around the corner for...
Excitement is building for occupancy at TRETTI. PDIs are taking place, the finished building is coming to life, and move-in day is just around the corner for this Scandinavian-inspired, multi-layered community in the heart of Wilson Heights. And while you’re packing boxes and picking out furniture, you may also be wondering exactly what to expect. Here is all the information you need to prepare.
I’ve got my occupancy date, now what?
Let’s start with some basic terminology. Your occupancy date marks the day that you receive your keys, and the day your Tarion warranty period begins. Your move-in date is the day you physically move into your new home. The reason they’re not the same is a matter of logistics – your closing and key handover will likely take place in the afternoon, but move-in day is best tackled with an early start (and an elevator booking).
Of course, once your keys are in hand, the suite is yours, so if you want to visit your new home and drop off a few small boxes of personal items. But for your official move-in – the day your furniture arrives and the day you get elbow-deep in boxes and big items – you’ll need to book the elevator.
How do I book the elevator?
The ongoing management of TRETTI is in the expert hands of Melbourne Property Management, a Toronto-based firm with over 100 years of combined industry experience. The Property Manager assigned to TRETTI is Shanta Sapkota, please call Shanta directly at 416.546.2126 x174. Shanta will help you gather all the necessary forms and information that you need. You’ll be able to book the elevator starting the day after occupancy.
What will I need?
To book the elevator you’ll need:
- A security deposit cheque
- A completed Resident Information Form
- Proof of insurance
- A copy of your completed PowerStream utility enrollment form
- If your unit is leased, you’ll also need a copy of the lease
Don’t forget that an elevator booking is necessary any time you have a large delivery that requires the use of the loading bay and the elevators.
What can I expect on move-in day?
Together, Collecdev and Melbourne Property Management have handled tens of thousands of move-ins, and we’ve developed the best practices that will help ensure a smooth and seamless experience getting into your new home.
- Upon arrival, check in with the concierge, they’ll be available for any questions throughout the day.
- Make sure your moving truck and any other vehicles are in the loading bay and not blocking the roadways or any fire routes (this is why we book elevator times, to ensure there’s sufficient space for everyone moving that day).
- Start the heavy lifting.
- When you’re finished, remember to break down any large boxes and take them to the garbage / recycling room.
- Kick back and relax in your new home.
What will the building be like when I move in?
During interim occupancy, some parts of the building may still be under construction. That means there may be protective coverings in the elevator cabs and some noise when the crews are on site. You can also expect some ongoing construction of the exterior and the amenity spaces, which won’t be accessible until after construction is complete. As well, paint, wallpaper and carpets in common areas may not yet be finished – they’ll be installed after the bulk of move-ins have taken place so they remain protected from any damage.
Rest assured that everyone (residents, workers and trade partners) is working towards the same goal – to ensure a quick and successful completion of the building – so please be patient and if you have any questions, contact a member of our Customer Care team, we’re always here to help.
TRETTI is set to deliver a thriving community with contemporary architecture, elegant interiors, and a strong connection to nature. It’s the best of all worlds, and it’s ready to welcome you home.
It’s Time for Pre-Delivery Inspections at TRETTIJanuary 16, 2023 READ MORE
The new year is bringing exciting new updates at TRETTI where PDIs (Pre-Delivery Inspections) have officially begun.
What is a PDI?
The Pre-Delivery Inspection (PDI) marks a huge milestone in the home ownership process – it’s your first chance to see your finished new home in real life and the final step before move-in day. All new homes enrolled with Tarion – and therefore protected by the Tarion warranty – must undergo a PDI.
Our trusted third-party PDI company, Fortune PDI, will reach out to schedule your appointment, typically 1-2 weeks before your occupancy date. At the appointment, not only will you get to see the upgrades you selected and review the quality of the finished work, but you’ll also learn about your new home and all its operating systems (plumbing, heating, ventilation, electrical, etc.), so that you’ll be familiar with how everything works by the time you move in.
How do I prepare for my PDI?
In preparation for your PDI, there are some helpful documents to review, including the Tarion PDI Checklist and the special feature, Getting Ready for the Pre-Delivery Inspection, both of which will help provide an overview of the process.
Who can attend my PDI?
PDIs are conducted in person and onsite. During your appointment it’s important that you’re free to focus on the inspection of your new home, reviewing any maintenance and operational instructions, and noting if anything is missing, damaged or incomplete. For that reason, we strongly recommend that only the purchasers named on the Agreement of Purchase and Sale (APS) should attend.
If you’re unable to attend, you can assign a designate to attend on your behalf. Simply complete the Designate Form and submit it to our Customer Care team prior to your PDI. You can also request that a member of the development team complete the inspection on your behalf. In that case, a copy of the PDI will be sent to you along with a video of your suite inspection. For safety reasons, no minors or pets are allowed on site.
What should I bring to the PDI?
While your Collecdev Customer Care representative will provide all of the necessary paperwork on the day of the PDI, some people find it helpful to bring a copy of the Agreement of Purchase and Sale and a list of upgrades for reference. Since the site is still under construction, be sure to dress appropriately with close-toed footwear (and no heels for your safety). And if you have any questions, don’t hesitate to get in touch with our team at firstname.lastname@example.org. We’re always here to help.
Committed to quality and community.
The PDI is just one more step in our constant quest to deliver a superior homeowner experience with meticulous attention to detail. It’s an important step to ensure that the reality of your new home at TRETTI delivers on what was promised – a vibrant, human-centred, multi-layered, complete community with uncompromising standards of quality. We’re committed to being with you every step of the way, working hard to realize a collective vision for a brighter future and to elevate your experience of everyday life.
For questions about the TRETTI PDI, or about any of our extraordinary communities, contact a member of our customer care team at 416.640.6000 x1.
Construction well underway at TRETTI CondosAugust 28, 2022 READ MORE
Step by step, floor by floor, and with the unwavering commitment to quality workmanship, innovation and excellence that has become a signature of Collecdev construction, the Scandinavian-inspired lifestyle at TRETTI is coming to life. Here are the latest construction updates from the site:
- Exterior landscaping is 70% complete, with planters and plants taking root.
- The building is now fully enclosed – including rooﬁng, window wall, curtain wall and EIFS (the Exterior Insulation Finishing System).
- The underground parking garage is complete and EV charging stations have been installed.
- Drywall installation is complete in the amenity spaces on the ground ﬂoor and in suites up to the 7th ﬂoor.
- Elevator installation is ongoing, preparing to move residents quickly and efﬁciently to their front door.
- Bathroom ﬂooring, wall tile and vanity millwork is complete up to the 6th ﬂoor creating the background for the thoughtful and balanced spaces that combine timeless design with a Scandinavian ﬂair.
- Kitchen millwork has been installed up to the 6th ﬂoor, a gourmet space that will inspire your inner chef.
- First occupancy dates are scheduled for early 2023.
Stay tuned for more exciting updates coming soon as we move on to completing the upper floor amenity spaces and suites at this incredible community.
10 exciting brands coming to YorkdaleAugust 16, 2022 READ MORE
Italy, Canada, Sweden, Spain, New Zealand, Denmark, France, USA. No, it’s not the roster of attendees for the next G20 summit, rather, it’s the impressive...
Italy, Canada, Sweden, Spain, New Zealand, Denmark, France, USA. No, it’s not the roster of attendees for the next G20 summit, rather, it’s the impressive international background of the latest powerhouse brands announced at Yorkdale. Ten more of the world’s most exciting names in fashion, athletics, beauty and fragrance are opening their doors at Canada’s leading retail destination including Emporio Armani, Ganni, Fendi, Acne Studio, Alo Yoga, Allbirds, Diptyque, and Mejuri.
Yorkdale is no stranger to headline-making retail. In the last two decades, Oxford Properties has invested over $500 million to fund five separate expansions. The internationally-renowned shopping centre boasts the densest clustering of luxury brands in Canada, and, in 2021, added a 25,000 square foot Nike flagship store – the largest Nike store in Canada – as well as Canada’s first Alexander McQueen and Celine boutiques. Many other stores, including Cartier, Bulgari, David Yurman, OVO, Tory Burch, Burberry, and Browns, are also getting a facelift with renovations or relocations to larger spaces in the mall, a great sign for strong continued growth.
With a constantly-expanding footprint, the 18 million annual visitors may need Yorkdale’s interactive site map to navigate the retail labyrinth, but for neighbourhood residents, like those at TRETTI and Nørdic, Yorkdale’s spacious retail halls will start to feel like a second home – the perfect place to pop in and pick up a gift, shop a new look, meet friends for lunch, or simply get in your 10,000 steps, strolling through 2 million square feet, surrounded by the world’s most beloved brands.
Whether you wear stilettos or sneakers, whether your tastes run high street or haute couture, you’ll be awed by the offerings at Yorkdale. Meet the newest additions to the retail neighbourhood.
Italian luxury brand Giorgio Armani is opening its only Canadian location for Emporio Armani later this year in Yorkdale’s expansion wing. Keep your eyes peeled for easy elegance that blurs the lines between the sexes.
The Danish brand that’s built a cult following on social media, brings its quirky and exuberant aesthetic to Canada with an outpost at Yorkdale.
The Italian luxury fashion house will make the move out of Holt Renfrew to a stand-alone space, steeped in the brand’s signature contemporary allure.
Watch for Scandinavian-inspired men’s and women’s ready-to-wear apparel, denim, footwear, and accessories in Acne’s minimal retail space with edgy and colourful stylings.
The Los Angeles-based yoga brand will launch its second-ever international store, in Yorkdale, later this Fall, with a grand opening that will feature private shopping, acro yoga performances, beauty and wellness treatments, and special gifting moments.
There’s even more activewear options with the opening of OFFLINE by Aerie, boasting a well-rounded collection of pieces for working out, getting to and from the studio, and all the places in between.
The first Canadian outpost of this super popular Spanish brand will land in nearly 11,000 square feet near Hudson’s Bay and Harry Rosen.
Allbirds has made its nest at Yorkdale. Shoppers can now find the world’s most comfortable shoes, flats, and clothing made from merino wool and eucalyptus in the Centre of Style.
The new 484-square-foot Diptyque boutique will let visitors explore a Parisian apartment, where tradition meets imagination and fantasy in shelves lined with scented candles, personal fragrance, and unique objects for the home.
The famed Canadian jewelry-brand that does fine jewelry differently, will soon open a second bricks and mortar space in Toronto where shoppers can experience the feel of the design and craftsmanship that’s become synonymous with the brand.
Underground levels shaping up at Tretti Condos near Wilson StationOctober 22, 2020 READ MORE
A new community is forming around Wilson subway station in northwest Toronto, replacing former surface parking and lower-density commercial and light industrial...
A new community is forming around Wilson subway station in northwest Toronto, replacing former surface parking and lower-density commercial and light industrial buildings with new medium-density, mostly residential development. Among the firms reshaping this burgeoning pocket of the city is Collecdev, who have a pair of active projects in the area. The further along of the two is Tretti Condos, a 13-storey, gh3-designed development playfully given the Norwegian word for 30, its address on Tippett Road, just south of WIlson Avenue, while on Wilson Avenue itself, Collecdev has just started work on Nordic Condos, continuing the Scandinavian theme.
Panorama of below-grade forming at Tretti site, image by Forum contributor drum118
Construction commenced on Tretti in 2019, and following excavation work, forming work has been progressing gradually through the months since, impacted somewhat by the Covid situation. While sections of Tretti’s four-level underground garage have now taken shape, the pit also extends to the south beyond the footprint of the 13-storey condo, as the Tretti site is to also host a pair of rental buildings, dubbed Tippett Park phases 1 and 2. The 14-storey first phase is currently under construction along with the condo, while the phase 2 rental building remains in pre-construction, filed under a different City planning application.
Below-grade forming at Tretti site, image by Forum contributor drum118
The site is one of several Collecdev projects set to make use of a closed-loop geothermal system that cycles a mix of antifreeze and water through pipes buried in the ground, utilizing the constant temperatures below the surface to heat buildings in winter months and cool them in summer months. To better understand the system, we spoke with Jon Mesquita, partner and co-founder of Diverso Energy, the company handling the geothermal work for Tretti. “The closed-loop geothermal system at Tretti Condos is expected to eliminate 225 tons of CO² and save 3.3M litres of drinking water annually, while reducing overall building energy consumption by 20%,” Mesquita told us.
Tretti Condos, image courtesy of Collecdev
Work on the geothermal system was among the first activity at the site, with Mesquita saying “The geothermal bore-field was installed prior to any building construction. The holes were predrilled and the pipes were capped and cut just below final grade. This allowed for excavation to proceed as normal, and once they reached final grade, we came back in and connected our pipes together. That minimized the impact to Collecdev’s construction schedule. The remainder of the geothermal system—manifold, pumps, and controls—will be completed and connected to the building’s mechanical system closer to building completion and occupancy.”
Sustainability features at Tretti Condos, image courtesy of Collecdev
Similar work is being carried out by another geothermal contractor a short distance away, for Collecdev’s next addition to the neighbourhood in the upcoming Nordic Condos project. As site preparation work clears the existing buildings from the Wilson Avenue site of that 12-storey residential complex, drilling rigs are working away on boreholes for its geothermal system, in a process illustrated with photos in a recent construction update.
Demolition and geothermal drilling continue at nearby Nordic Condos site, image by Forum contributor drum118
You can learn more from our Database files for the projects mentioned, linked below. If you’d like to, you can join in on the conversation in the associated Project Forum threads, or leave a comment in the space provided on this page.
Source: Urban Toronto