TRETTI – in 5 minutes or lessMarch 5, 2019
The headline of this post might have you believing that we’re here to talk about Tretti and to tell you everything you need to know about this Scandinavian-inspired, multi-layered community in less time than it takes to grab your morning venti latte. We’ll do you one better – we can do it before you even finish this intro. Ready? Tretti is the embodiment of Scandinavian philosophy in the heart of Wilson Heights. With clean lines, modern multi-functional design, a strong connection to the outdoors, and social spaces that promote a healthier way to live, it’s proof that good design is accessible to everyone.
So now you’ve got the goods. But what are we going to do with the next four and a half minutes? The possibilities are endless because at Tretti, all it takes is a few minutes to get you almost anywhere you want to go.
2 minutes to Wilson Subway Station
In Denmark, less than half the population owns a car. Why? Because the Danes (and their neighbours in Sweden, Norway, and Finland) know that getting around on foot, by bike, or on public transit isn’t just a healthier way to travel, it’s often faster, more efficient, and definitely better for the environment. Residents at Tretti have all those options available, beginning with direct access to Wilson Subway Station, just a two-minute walk from home on a tree-lined path.
3 minutes to the 401
Of course, there are times when you may want to opt to commute by car (road trip anyone?). When that happens, you’ll be thankful that the 401 is just a few minutes away, ready to whisk you away on an adventure.
4 minutes to Yorkdale Shopping Centre
When you feel like browsing more than 2-million square feet of best-in-class retail (including brands like Burberry, Cartier, Holt Renfrew, Nordstrom, Apple, Tesla, Sporting Life, Lululemon, Aritzia, and more), jump on the subway and in less time than it takes to pull out your credit card, you’ve arrived at Toronto’s most exciting retail spot.
4 minutes to GO Transit at Yorkdale Bus Terminal
If you can resist the beautiful shop windows, Yorkdale is also the spot to catch the GO bus. As Canada’s first, and Ontario’s only, interregional public transit system, GO Transit will hook you up with the city and the surrounding GTA.
5 minutes to Humber River Hospital
Employees at Humber River Hospital can hop in their car (or better yet, grab an Uber) and be at work in less than five minutes. For everyone else, let’s hope a visit to the hospital doesn’t make it on the agenda, but when you need it, it’s nice to know it’s close by.
11 minutes to York University
For students used to last-minute cram sessions during the commute to class, we apologize - Tretti is only an 11 minute subway ride to the York University campus (and Seneca’s York U satellite). Looks like you’re going to have to say bye bye to procrastinating and hello to study group. Silver lining? A shorter commute means more time for extra-curriculars, like a part-time job, family time, or hanging out with friends.
13 minutes to Downsview Park
Are two wheels your preferred way to get around? Then you’ll be glad to know that Downsview Park is just a 13-minute ride away, offering kilometres of trails that wind past lakes, ponds, orchards, even an urban farm! Aim high at the Toronto School of Circus Arts. Plant the seed for healthier living at Fresh City Farms. Or heat up the ice at Scotiabank Pond, home to four NHL-sized ice rinks. With year-round concerts, sports, and activities, Downsview Park is always a sure bet for a fun time.
15 minutes to Clanton Park
Heading to Clanton Park to explore 11 acres of grass and play space, including two baseball diamonds, three tennis courts, and a children's playground? Nothing like a 15 minute walk over there to get you warmed up. Keeners can even pick up the pace and jog over in less than 10.
20 minutes to GO Transit at Downsview Park
Want another option to hop on North America’s premier transportation system? Try the GO train station at Downsview Park. In just 20 minutes you can access the extensive network of lines that stretch to Barrie and beyond. Nothing is out of reach.
21 minutes to Pearson International Airport
You know those jetsetters you see on Instagram who make international travel look stylish, effortless, and never seem to break a sweat? Now you can be one of them because Tretti is a mere 21-minute drive to Pearson International Airport, meaning you can grab your carry-on and arrive in less time than it takes to watch an episode of The Good Place. Bon voyage!
27 minutes to Union Station
With amazing shopping, entertainment, dining, and recreation all nearby, you may never want to stray far from Tretti. But when you do get the urge to venture further downtown, hop on the subway and, in just shy of a half hour, you’ve arrived at Union Station without any of the hassle (or expense) of city traffic or downtown parking.