Perched at the foot of the Don River and hugging Corktown Common, The Canary District will initially serve as the Athletes' Village for the 2015 Pan Am Games. Once the games are over, the District will evolve into a community of condos and mixed-income rental housing, as well as student residences for George Brown College. The Canary District is being developed by Dundee Kilmer, the team that came together in 2011 to bid on the rights to build the Village.
Self-described as 'a shining model of 21st century city building', the eight buildings will incorporate lots of green space and LEED-certified green-living elements. The Pan Am Games-inspired health and wellness theme will be reflected in Canary's extensive network of pedestrian routes and connection to waterfront cycling trails and a new 82,000 square foot YMCA. Residents will even be given a free supply of green cleaning products to wash all their sweaty workout gear. Prices range from $224,900 for a 405 square foot studio to $599,900 for a 1,148 square foot two-bedroom townhouse. Bonus points to Dundee Kilmer for the nostalgic homage to the area's late, lamented Canary Restaurant in the project's branding.
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