Preconstruction Spotlight: The Poet Condos Toronto

The Poet Condos Toronto development is currently in the pre-construction phase. Slated for 1285 Queen Street East, this development is scheduled for completion in 2021. 

About The Poet

The Poet Condos - Exterior Rendering before Park

The Poet Condos is planned as an intimate six-storey building, hosing a mix of commercial space, 66 condominium suites, and three townhouses. 

This development is great for partiers and party-hosts alike, featuring a barbecue area, including lounging and dining areas, a multi-purpose party room, and a residents’ lounge equipp

ed with wet-bar, banquette and lounge seating. Amenities also include a fully-equipped fitness centre with cardio equipment, free weights, and yoga mats for residents to use, along with a do-it-yourself bicycle repair station.

Looking to detox after a day of activity? The Media Room is directly adjacent to the Party Room and features dramatic floor-to-ceiling screen walls. This room offers a home-theatre experience for those who want to catch up on movies, watch the playoffs, or see the awards shows on a giant screen TV. 

A map showing the location of the Leslieville neighbourhood in the City of TorontoThe Poet Condos Neighbourhood: Leslieville

The Poet is well-located for those who want to easily travel around Toronto. The development boasts a WalkScore of 94, a TransitScore of 86 and a BikeScore of 100.

The 24-hour Queen Streetcar is right at The Poet’s doorstep, making a trip across the neighbourhood or right to the downtown core a breeze. 

For the drivers in the family, The Poet is also in close proximity to the Gardiner Expressway and Don Valley Parkway, making it easy to access all of the Greater Toronto Area.

A view of the Martin Goodman Trail, which is near The Poet Condos
A view of the Martin Goodman Trail, which is near The Poet Condos

For those who enjoy an active, outdoorsy lifestyle, The Poet is located near the Martin Goodman Trail and has direct laneway access to Maple Leaf Forever Park. In fact, many suites have balconies and terraces overlooking this park as well. To the east of The Poet, Tommy Thompson Park boasts 316 unique bird species that have been recorded. Jimmie Simpson Park nearby boasts excellent sports and recreation facilities, including a baseball diamond, community centre, hockey rink, splashpad, playground, and more. The waterfront can be accessed along the aforementioned Martin Goodman Trail as well as the nearby Ashbridges Bay Park.

Why Invest in The Poet?

For those looking for an emergent area in Toronto to invest in, there’s a lot of development expected around The Poet. 

Leslieville is slated to become even more convenient with the future addition of Metrolinx’s SmartTrack, which will bring increased GO Train service through this corridor. The future downtown TTC subway relief line is also proposed to add a station just steps away from The Poet development, along with the proposed East Bayfront LRT that is planned to run right to the waterfront.

Further, there are two revitalization and development initiatives happening in east Toronto that will greatly impact The Poet’s value:

The Alphabet Sidewalk Labs Office in Toronto
A subsidiary of Google’s parent company, Alphabet Sidewalk Labs, is creating an urban innovation hub along Toronto’s Eastern Waterfront

First, the East Harbour project is one of the largest urban revitalization projects happening in North America. Spanning 60-acres along Toronto’ waterfront, East Harbour is a 10 to 15 year project that is slated to become the commercial-retail epicentre of Toronto. This unparallelled growth is expected to bring 50,000 jobs within its office, retail, entertainment, cultural, and institutional uses. The community is a forerunner for sustainability with the multi-modal transit connections mentioned above. East Harbour is planned as a walkable neighbourhood at the nexus of the Don Valley and Martin Goodman trails, making The Poet even more walkable and bikeable than it is right now.

Second, a subsidiary of Google’s parent company, Alphabet Sidewalk Labs, is looking to create a hub of urban innovation and a new community in Toronto’s Eastern Waterfront, beginning with the creation of Quayside – the new home to Google’s Canadian headquarters. 

Stage of Development

The Poet Condos are currently in the pre-construction phase, undergoing Platinum/VIP sales only.

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