Canderel and KingSett Capital celebrated the start of construction at 900 St.Clair West with a sneak peek unveiling of ‘The Spirit of St. Clair’ – a massive mural that will span 55 ft. of site frontage along St. Clair West.
Inspired by a 1961 photo captured by Eric Trussler of a woman waiting by the transit loop at St. Clair Station, the public art piece recreates the scene while injecting an in-colour present-day TTC streetcar.
“Through research and exploration, we noticed that although people continue to move into this neighbourhood, there’s a beautiful way that it coexists. The ‘Spirit of St. Clair’ is shifting demographics yet a strong sense of connectedness. The essence of culture within St. Clair West has, and likely always will, remain,” says Leone McComas, an artist and student at the Museum of Contemporary Art.
The unveiling marks the groundbreaking of Canderel’s 900 St.Clair West, a 12-storey residential condominium that offers Family Suites featuring expansive three-bedroom layouts, optimized for small families, young professionals, and downsizers alike.
“900 St.Clair West marks the beginning of what will soon be St. Clair Village – a long-term vision for this unique community, which Canderel is proud to be a part of,” says Brett Miller, CEO of Canderel. “A key objective was for this project to seamlessly become a part of the existing neighbourhood while enhancing street life along St. Clair West. Through responsive architecture, design, and transit connectivity, we feel strongly that the future of St. Clair Avenue West will be dynamic, purposeful, and beautiful. The artwork is the perfect precursor for what’s ahead.”
900 St.Clair West takes its cues from the surrounding neighbourhoods of Wychwood, Hillcrest, and Forest Hill– all of which are characterized by the brick century homes of “old Toronto”. A framed glass façade creates a dynamic retail experience with amenity spaces strategically placed on the second level to further animate activity on the street.
Original to the area is 900 St.Clair West’s St.Clair Collection – a series of three-bedroom family suites, created through the use of flexible floor plans. For mature buyers and “right-sizers” seeking the convenience of a condo suite without compromising on space, the St.Clair Collection offers up to 2,000 sq. ft. of living area.
The suites feature an extended 12-foot kitchen upgraded with a range of Miele appliances; a wine fridge; an upgraded stone waterfall countertop and stone backsplash; wide-plank engineered hardwood flooring; and a gas barbecue connection on the terrace or balcony.
On the heels of their success with 900 St.Clair West, Canderel is gearing up for the launch of the next phase in St. Clair Village – 908 St.Clair West – which is slated to launch in early 2021.