Monday, July 25, 2016

Davisville Village gets a modern update with J. Davis House condos

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By APARITA BHANDARISpecial to the Star
Sat., July 23, 2016

When it came down to it, new condominium J. Davis House in midtown Toronto checked off all the boxes for Justina Klein in her search for a new home for her mom, Ria.

Klein’s list of must-haves included being close to the TTC, her social network, and nearby to outside amenities such as grocery stores and restaurants.

“My mother doesn’t have a car, so the subway needed to be walking distance. She also wanted more of a boutique condo versus something that’s 30 storeys. Those condos tend to target the young and upcoming, and I wanted her to be in a building that’s more of a 40-plus demographic,” says Klein.

Ria, who currently rents an apartment in the Yonge and St. Clair neighbourhood, was looking for the right place and neighbourhood to live in and enjoy as she retires, she adds. “Because this is a midrise, it’s boutique and high-end, and also a safe environment — we really liked this one. The fruit market, groceries, subway, everything is within a four block radius.”

The new 186-suite development by Mattamy Homes and Biddington Homes, J. Davis House has proved popular with all ages, says Linda Robinson, vice-president of sales and marketing, highrise, with Mattamy Homes.

“It’s an intimate, nine-storey (building), something that respects the neighbourhoods,” she says, noting the building has a “a real residential feel.” She points out amenities such as the 24/7 concierge and a fifth-floor lounge area with fireplace and a water feature. As well, there will be a fitness area, yoga studio, games/billiards room and guest suites.

“We’ve had an unbelievable amount of interest from people of all backgrounds. Young couples, couples with babies, empty-nesters. Many of the people already live in the area. They want to move out of their big houses, and get the convenience of condo living.”

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