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RISE TO THE TOP AT ST. CLAIR.

What is it about this area that has the developers excited?

Rory Mitz was one of the first to invest in a unit at RISE, the swanky new condo building that will soon encompass the south-east corner of St.Clair and Bathurst. But he doesn’t actually plan to live there. “Having grown up nearby I’ve been pretty amazed at the growth of the neighbourhood”, Mr. Mitz says. “I really think it’s an up-and-coming pocket of the city and I just wanted to be a part of the building”.

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Oh, Ossington!

A once-sketchy stretch and its environs welcome new condos

Shane Fenton bounds into the showroom of Motif. The energy of springtime in Toronto buzzes around him. Mr. Fenton, however is not your average condo developer. At 27, he’s much younger than most builders, and embodies the zeitgeist of Ossington Avenue where Motif is located: He’s arty yet entrepreneurial, rugged yet refine.

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THE NEW SOPHISTICATION

Purchasers are moving away from one-size-fits-all boxes of the past to condos rich with design features

After years of white on white, beige on beige and grey on grey, are North Americans ready to break out of the neutral zone in favour of bold colours, geometric patterns and multiple textures? IIByIV Design Associates Inc. in Toronto says we are.

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LANDMARK TRANSITION

Former church in the Beach converting to condos will retain historic façade

This landmark building has always welcomed people. It’s doors opened in 1922 as a Methodist place of worship in Toronto’s Beach community, which was then more of a place that swelled with summer crowds seeking to escape the downtown heat on the accessible stretches of sand along Lake Ontarioand find some fun at nearby Scarborough Beach amusement Park.

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