The Carmelina Condominiums, one of the few new condos making its way to Greektown in 2014, is an intimate new address at Danforth and Woodbine Avenue. Designed by Arsenault Architects and TACT Architecture, the boutique 12-storey building features 140 units, underground parking and an environmentally friendly design with "green flooring and roof" and individually metered suites. Suites range from 500 to 1,000 square feet, prices from $324,900. The new building is a "stone's throw" away from the happening Danforth area and close to Queen East in the Beach. Woodbine Avenue is also far enough away from the Danforth that the area won't be swarmed with people come time for the crowded Taste of the Danforth.
Interestingly, the site where the condos are being built was once a 1950s grocery store called "Power Store," paving the way for other large grocery chains in the city. Later, Home Hardware moved in and operated for 25 years by Carmelo and his wife Carmelina. The building was destroyed in a massive fire in 2001, the site remaining vacant until the development proposal. The condos estimated completion date is March 2014.
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