TORONTO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Today, Devron Developments (Devron), one of Toronto’s leading residential home builders passionate about creating high quality, long-term livable condominiums (condos), releases results from a survey of Torontonians conducted among members of the Angus Reid Forum. The survey found that 90 per cent of respondents believe that the city needs better-built condos, and over three quarters (83 per cent) agree that the city is starved for good architecture. Gathering insights on the sentiments of current and future homeowners towards the Toronto condo market and condominium developments’ contribution to the city’s skyline, the poll surveyed over 800 respondents in the Greater Toronto Area in late June 2023. Alongside this new data, Devron is announcing its latest project, 101 Spadina – a 38-storey residence located at the southeast corner of Spadina Ave. and Adelaide St. - to provide Torontonians with a condo they can call home.
Not another glass box, Devron’s 101 Spadina project aims to change the condo narrative. 101 Spadina will provide Torontonians with the option to own a home with timeless architecture. Built with a brick and stone façade to pay homage to the rich architectural heritage of Spadina Ave. the building includes large livable suites, comfort-focused building features, geothermal heating and cooling, a new 10,000 sq ft public park at the foot of the building and more.
Located on Toronto’s largest avenue, the project will occupy the current Green P and 101 Spadina building at the southeast corner of Adelaide St. and Spadina Ave. In addition to the public park, proceeds from the land transfer will support the creation of affordable housing units off-site in the area.
Condos can be long-term homes
As condos in Toronto are getting smaller and smaller, Devron is doing things differently by building livable, spacious suites with an emphasis on quality beyond just the surface. Prioritizing the quality behind the aesthetics, Devron is solving typical condo living woes with its Building Sciences, out of sight features that enhance the overall condo-living experience; from heightened sound insulation to leak detection and better lighting with pot lights in all suites, Devron ensures the homeowner’s comfort is top of mind.
Due to the unsustainable single-family house price, exacerbated by soaring interest rates, and a lack of high quality condominium homes, Torontonians have been pushed further and further away from the city, where most of the city’s jobs, culture, and entertainment infrastructure lie. This sprawl has given rise to more traffic and travel times which means less time spent with family, an isolation of people from social and economic infrastructure, and an overall decrease in quality of life. According to the survey, many Torontonians want to stay close to the beating heart of the city, but report lacking condos that are built with the quality and size to be called a home for too long:
- Half (52 per cent) of Torontonians say they would consider purchasing a larger condo as their long-term home. Among those who do not currently own a condo in the GTA but plan to do so, 72 per cent would consider purchasing a larger condo as their long-term home.
- Over half (56 per cent) believe condos can be a long-term housing solution versus mostly transitional homes. This number jumps to 60 per cent when honing in on already-existing condo owners.
- According to over 60 per cent of respondents, condos must have ample storage and spacious living spaces as these are the main challenges Torontonians list when considering living in a condo.
- According to 56 per cent of respondents, condos can make a long-term home when it includes being close to services, access to amenities such as green space, and large spacious units.
“Toronto is an incredible city with an abundance of potential. However, condos, our fastest-growing and most sustainable housing option, do not often evoke much excitement or pride for many Torontonians. As a result, condos are seen by many as a temporary place to live. It pains me and makes me realize that we have a lot of work to do to help inspire people to feel that “condo” can be synonymous with “home” for people and families at all stages of life,” says Pouyan Safapour, President of Devron. “What is interesting with this challenge is that it is fairly unique to Canada. In most other major cities in the world, multi-family homes are not seen as transitionary housing. If we don’t overcome this major challenge, and rebuild consumer confidence in multifamily living in Toronto, people and families will continue to sprawl, it will become impossible for our infrastructures to serve people, and the city will lose its vibrancy. This is why we are passionate about creating condos that we feel Toronto deserves, and that Torontonians can be proud of. We want people to have options for multi-family homes that inspire them to stay and call downtown Toronto home. With our latest project, 101 Spadina, we hope to do just that.”
The Toronto skyline needs help
Canada’s largest metropolis isn’t renowned for its architecture. It’s the opposite. As a developer focused on bringing inspiring architecture to the city, Devron is committed to elevating Toronto’s skyline by building aesthetically pleasing and community-driven developments. Designed in partnership with Audax Architects, the contemporary art deco building will exist in respectful harmony with the beautiful 100 year-old architectural buildings on Spadina Ave., while having its own modern character. Torontonians believe the city needs higher quality buildings that heighten the city’s architectural experience.
- Over three-quarters (83 per cent) of Torontonians agree that the city is starved for better architecture.
- Almost three-quarters (71 per cent) believe other cities have more interesting or exciting condo developments in comparison to Toronto.
- Nearly all respondents (90 per cent) believe the city needs better-built condos that suit people’s lifestyle needs (functional layouts, access to amenities, etc.)
Devron’s 101 Spadina project aims to answer Torontonians’ request for better-built condos, exciting architecture, and livable suits. Sales for 101 Spadina launch in 2024. Visit 101spadina.com to register.
About Devron Developments
Devron Developments (Devron) is an award-winning residential home builder, passionate about positively impacting people's lives and experiences by creating long-term livable spaces in the Greater Toronto Area. With a portfolio of notable condominiums like The Vanguard, The Winslow, and the upcoming 101 Spadina, Devron is committed to elevating communities through thoughtful architecture that enhances the cityscape, high-quality buildings with a focus on livability, and sustainability. With nearly one million square feet of mixed-use property under development, Devron strives to create homes and inspiring spaces for end-users that are tailored to their neighbourhoods. Discover more by visiting www.devron.com.