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Embedded in a classic Toronto neighbourhood with a vibrant main street right at its doorstep, Canderel is introducing 908 St. Clair. The 12-storey residential community is the second of two boutique projects that make up Canderel’s St. Clair Village and puts residents at the epicentre of gourmet eateries, engaging cultural experiences and a rapid transit system.
“The St. Clair West neighbourhood is one of my favourite pockets in the city. It’s a tight-knit community, surrounded by great schools, parks and eclectic main street retail, while also being close to some of the city’s most coveted areas, such as Cedarvale, Wychwood and Forest Hill, says Ben Rogowski, COO, Canderel.
The pedestrian friendly main street of St. Clair West that stretches west from Bathurst through to Corso Italia boasts an array of restaurants with diverse cuisines, independent coffee shops, gourmet butchers and bakeries and the city’s most sought-after gelato and pizza. One block east of the project, is the blossoming Oakwood Avenue main street.
Dubbed by many as “the new Ossington,” Oakwood Avenue between St. Clair and Vaughan is now echoing a similar local entrepreneurial energy that has defined St. Clair West for many years. Oakwood has also been designated by the City of Toronto as the Oakwood Avenue Arts District with a community that celebrates local artists through mural installations in public spaces, art contests and exhibits.
With a recent influx of new businesses ranging from unique restaurants to locally owned shops, Oakwood Avenue boasts a revitalized food and arts scene that has made it a new hotspot. “We are excited by all the new activity happening in the St. Clair-Oakwood neighbourhood and to be firmly on the ground in such an authentic and connected part of the city,” says Rogowski.
With Canderel’s 900 St. Clair West project currently under construction, and with another project site in the pipeline at Bathurst and St. Clair, Canderel has been contributing to the St. Clair West area for several years now and it was important to ensure 908 St. Clair was in sync with the strong community spirit of the area.
Taking a warm approach to modern design, the architecture complements the existing urban fabric with grey-toned masonry. Warm, natural materials, including a wood canopy, frame the residential and retail entrances.
“Characterized by clean, straight lines and natural materials, the building is not an attention seeker but has a subtle, sophisticated design that respects the masonry character and privacy of surrounding homes,” says Prishram Jain, Principal, TACT Architecture. “While it is a new building, it will feel as if it has always been there.”
Stepping inside, residents will have access to hospitality-inspired amenities envisioned by interior design firm DesignGenics, which offer opportunities for residents to socialize, work or unwind. A dramatic lobby with 16 ft. ceilings is anchored by a grand fireplace with stone and gold metal accents. A co-working space by day, transitions into a contemporary-styled social mixology lounge by night and offers a hotel-like experience through sophisticated and luxurious textures.
Residents will also have access to a private dining room and state-of-the-art gym with views of the neighbourhood. They can also enjoy the outdoors from the comfort of 908 St. Clair with an expansive 2,800 sq. ft. fire pit and barbecue lounge on the fifth floor and more intimate stargazing terrace on the 10th floor.
Designed for buyers with discerning tastes, residential suites feature 9ft ceilings with artfully designed kitchens that feature integrated European appliances, islands with curved edges, quartz countertops, and glass-tiled backsplashes. As part of 908 St. Clair’s unique residential offering, the project offers four, two-storey townhouse units with direct street access. Purchasers also have the option to combine suites to create larger homes.
Well connected to the entire city, 908 St. Clair residents can enjoy the convenience of the dedicated St. Clair streetcar line at their doorstep, which provides a quick ride to the St. Clair West Subway station and a 20-minute subway ride downtown. 908 St. Clair is also surrounded by a network of lush parks, treelined ravines, and family-friendly recreational spaces, such as Cedarvale Park and Wychwood Barns Park, as well as Cedarvale and Nordheimer ravines. The city is looking to add even more parks and recreational spaces to the neighbourhood to accommodate the influx of families moving into the area.
Canderel’s vision for St. Clair Village follows their strong reputation of drawing inspiration from the communities they work in and seamlessly embedding projects into those neighbourhoods.
Suites ranging from two-bedrooms plus den to three-bedrooms plus den starting from $900,000. 908stclairwest.com