Howard Park Condos is an eight-storey, 81-unit infill midrise close to Roncesvalles Avenue and Dundas Street. This is just the second full project to come from Toronto's Triumph Developments, but they've been a familiar name on the construction side of the business for around 25 years. While Howard Park's not the most amenity-packed building around, it is close to the subway and streetcar lines, and to lots of Roncey conveniences like restaurants and food shopping (High Park is nearby, too). Prices range from around $215,000 for a studio to around $550,000 for a three-bedroom unit.
Like Triumph's earlier building, the successful Roncesvalles Lofts (just next door, on Ritchie Avenue), Howard Park will feature a central courtyard for residents to hang around in, giving it what the developer hopes will be a European piazza-type feel. The building will also incorporate green design elements like geothermal heating and energy-efficient lighting. The most striking feature of Howard Park, though, is its southern wall of staggered, angled terraces; if the real-life version turns out like the builder's rendering, the vine-covered terrace walls might inspire you and your neighbours to start a life-sized Qbert tournament.
· Triumph Launches Howard Park Condos [Urban Toronto]
· Rejuvenated Roncey (PDF) [Toronto Star]
· Things To Know About Roncesvalles [thegridTO]