Graywood Developments is commemorating their fourth groundbreaking of the year with the start of construction at SCOUT Condos.
Designed by SMV Architects with interiors by TACT Design, SCOUT is a 12-storey mid-rise in St. Clair West that is distinct from its sister project, SCOOP – despite being led by the same design team.
“Cities like Toronto develop in pockets, and this stretch of St. Clair from Old Weston Rd. to Caledonia was primed for smart, community-oriented developments,” says Stephen Price, President and CEO, Graywood Developments. “With SCOOP — and now SCOUT — we introduced a new form to the area, inviting purchasers to come see the changes taking place. We were thrilled with the reception.”
Comprised of 269 suites, SCOUT’s architecture diverges from glass and focuses on masonry and a warehouse aesthetic, in tune with the existing streetscape and ambiance of the neighbourhood.
Both projects will incorporate retail offerings along the ground level, creating a mixed-use experience where residents can access features that go beyond building amenities.
“When Graywood launched SCOOP Condos in the summer of 2017, it was the first new condominium project to hit this stretch of St. Clair West. Today, we’ve seen that a number of developers have followed our lead,” says Adidharma Purnomo, Vice-President Development at Graywood Developments. “SCOUT is poised to be a new landmark in the area. There’s a lot of optimism around this community and we believe there’s a lot of room for more smart, contextual developments to take place.”
Several transformations are underway along West St. Clair West, from the upcoming SmartTrack GO Station to the newly re-opened St. Clair/Silverthorn Toronto Public Library Branch that underwent a full-scale renovation.
As construction begins at SCOUT, its presentation centre will temporarily close. A new sales centre will occupy the ground-level retail space of SCOOP, set to open in Spring 2020.