When it comes to location, a condo called The Ninety has it 100 per cent covered.
The site of the nine-storey, 222-unit building to be built at 90 Broadview, just south of Queen, is minutes by car or transit to the heart of the city. It is just as close to major arteries, a few steps to public transit in the heart of the Queen St. E. Broadview Village and a hop, skip and jump to vibrant Leslieville which flows into the Beach.
It's an area in transition and starting to attract a lot of attention, offering an eclectic range of services, offbeat and traditional shops and stores, restaurants and a just-as-interesting range of local residents.
The plans for The Ninety also offer variety as well as some unique features for a condo that is so close to the core – like a courtyard.
Because of its U-shape (the open portion will face west), about half of The Ninety's lofts and penthouses will overlook the private green abode, which will encompass about 421 square metres.
"The planters will have trees and sitting areas will have seating and tables," says Brad Lamb, of Brad J. Lamb Realty, the broker for the project developed by Harhay Construction Management Ltd. (Zen Lofts, Gläs) with Core Architects.
"What is great about this space is that it is contiguous to the indoor amenity space on the ground floor – which will create a really functional amenity for unit owners to take advantage of."
The Ninety will include an existing industrial building constructed in 1933 – the 3.5-storey Coca Cola bottling plant.
"It is a beautiful building with large columns and capitals," says Lamb. "This building will be retained and incorporated into the project which will definitely add character and a warehouse-loft style to the development."
The Ninety website refers to the use of "clay-toned brick and distinctive warehouse mullion grid pattern" to ensure a "comfortable fit within the neighbourhood."