Construction Photos from the Hive Lofts

The Hive Lofts Under Construction

One of the most searched for terms on the blog is “construction updates at The Hive Lofts”… which led me to take a trip out to the Queensway and take some pics of the projects progress!

Located at Lady Bank and Queensway between Royal York and Islingon sits the future home of Hive Lofts.  A few months back the house that once sat on the site was demolished to make way for the lofts.  Today workers were busy in the hole prepping the frame work for things to come.  Check out the photos below:

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The Hive Lofts Progress Update

I’ve got a quick little update for those as excited as I am for the Hive Lofts to be built! According to Symmetry Developments: Building permits are in, and they’re awaiting partial permits for shoring/foundation/demolition/excavation. Aiming for a late Jan, early Feb construction start!

Sales are at 80% and thanks to a unit combination, the building will be more boutique than ever… with only 18 suites! There are only 4 units left, ranging in price from only $258,900- $317,900. [Read more…]

Sales update at the Hive Lofts

One of the most impressive renderings of 2011 is now a few steps closer to becoming a reality! The Hive Lofts launched with great interest earlier in the year and has just reached a milestone by passing the 75% threshold for sales.

The sales centre is now closed and with future sales taking place by appointment only. They’re currently working on approvals for variances and site plan. Based on how quick that goes,  excavation should start towards the end of the year!

Currently there’s 5 units remaining, they range in size from 545 sq. ft.to 678 sq. ft… but with a little creative tweaking you can easily combine two units into one large space! Below are the floorplans and potential combinations:

201 and 301On it’s own, unit 201 is a 1 bedroom  545 sq.ft + 72 sq.ft balcony priced at $255,900.  Also available is the unit directly above, it has the same square footage and balcony but is priced at $259,900 because it’s higher up.  The two can be combined together to form a 2 storey lofts of 1090 sq.ft. The price of this set up would be $499,900. [Read more…]

The Hive Lofts Sales Centre Video

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Last month I shared photos from inside The Hive Lofts Sales Centre…today I’ve revisited with a video!  Since my last visit, 60% of the building has sold.  If you’re interested in previewing one of the final 8 units available, give me a call or email if … I’d love to help!

An Inside Look at The Hive Lofts Sales Centre

The Hive

Move over Blair Which Project…The Hive Lofts (by Symmetry Developments) is quickly becoming one of the most talked about projects this year with almost zero marketing! Aside from a facebook fanpage here, and the odd tweet there, the developer has stayed away from the typical marketing campaigns we usually see.  Instead, they’ve focused their time (and money) on creating a very practical and well throughout place to live.

The initial renderings caught the attention of many in the online Real Estate community. For weeks it was those few pics that had everyone “buzzing” with interest… For this post I wanted to look deeper into the inter-workings of The Hive and show aside that hasn’t yet been seen; the features and finishes!

The Hive

At only 5 levels and 20 units The Hive automatically separates itself from others in the City.  There’s no fancy amenities…well actually there’s none at all, and that isn’t a bad thing!  The lack of amenities means residents won’t have to pay for common spaces they may never use.  Instead the architecture and layouts are the biggest draw to the project (as more projects should be). All the floorplans are very square in shape leaving no wasted space!  The majority of units have large terraces or balconies AND a natural gas hook up for a BBQ…and on the topic of cooking, the kitchen features a large gas range. The dishwasher is integrated with the cabinetry and adds a touch of elegance to the kitchen while giving it a minimalistic look.

To memory, it’s probably the only condo I’ve seen offering a walk-in closest for a one bedroom layout, typically this luxury is only available for larger suites.  The units on the first two floors have 9 foot exposed concrete ceilings with the 4th.5th and 6th level having 10!  The bathrooms feature a full width mirror and a rain style shower head as a standard finish! Purchasers can choose from two very generous “standard choices” or pay to upgrade to an even higher quality.  Click on the thumbnails below to get an exclusive look inside the sales centre!

The Hive will feature an interesting way of parking your car!  Residents won’t have to worry about winding down several levels to get to their car.  Instead a stacker system will be used.  Owners simply pull into their designated spot on the main level, exit the vehicle and the stacker system takes care of the rest.  As parking in Toronto is quickly becomes more of a premium, I anticipate more condos going this route!

It’s exciting to see this level of architecture coming to the City and I look forward to covering the latest at The Hive.  Feel free to call or email if you’d like more info… I’d love to help!

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