The first in a series that highlights the benefits of living in Sugar Wharf, a future-forward Downtown Toronto
Waterfront Community, by Menkes. This week, we’ll feature the convenience of being connected to the PATH network.
Bitter winds and harsh climates are an inescapable fact of Canadian living. And when the cold is a predominate part of life, connectivity becomes a much sought-after luxury. Perhaps more than ever before, people are looking to invest in communities.
TORONTO’S INDOOR PATH PEDESTRIAN SYSTEM IS THE WORLD’S LARGEST UNDERGROUND SHOPPING COMPLEX.
Where everything they need comes with convenience – sans slush and cutting wind. Enter Toronto’s indoor PATH pedestrian system – the world’s largest underground shopping complex. On cold winter days you can walk to work, do your banking, visit the doctor and even see a movie without ever having to set one foot outside. This 30-kilometre network, rivaling West Edmonton Mall in size, includes 1,200 shops and services, restaurants, and endless entertainment; the epitome of convenient urban living. The PATH is truly the heart of Toronto’s fi nancial and entertainment districts, with connections to 80 buildings, 6 downtown subway stations, 9 hotels and tourist destinations like the Air Canada Centre, Metro Toronto Convention Centre, Toronto Eaton Centre shopping centre, and CN Tower. As Toronto continues to thrive, its global appeal is helping it attract more than 100,000 new residents per year, and many of these people want to work and live downtown.
Given this rapid growth, it’s no wonder that the world’s largest underground city is about to get even bigger as well. As part of the new Sugar Wharf community by Menkes, the PATH network is set to expand east of Yonge Street, into the downtown waterfront’s South Innovation District. Menkes is reimagining Toronto’s Downtown
Waterfront with Sugar Wharf Condominiums, part of an 11.5-acre community that will include luxury residences, offices, restaurants and shops, a two-acre park, and new school. Once complete, Sugar Wharf will be the
SUGAR WHARF WILL BE THE LARGEST MIXED-USE DEVELOPMENT ON THE TORONTO WATERFRONT
largest mixed-use development on the Toronto Waterfront; home to 7,500 residents and 4,000 office workers.
The comprehensive project aims to seamlessly connect residents and offi ce workers to all parts of the downtown core through the PATH, adding to the 5,000 people who already work in the PATH and over 200,000 commuters that pass through it daily. The PATH also provides access to Union Station, the largest transit hub in the Greater Toronto Area, with connections to the TTC subway, GO Train, Via Rail, and the UP (Union Pearson) Express. Residents living at Sugar Wharf on the PATH will be able to take advantage of the UP Express to travel to Pearson International Airport in a quick 25-minute ride. Traveling to your dream tropical destination during the winter months will be easier than ever before. Imagine being able to wear shorts and a t-shirt from home right up until the moment you board your fl ight without ever putting on your 10-pound winter jacket!
With Sugar Wharf’s PATH extension, it will be possible to walk indoors from the waterfront, all the way to Toronto’s world class Financial District. Equally connected to the city as it is to nature, Sugar Wharf will revolutionize how
Torontonians live, work and play.
A WEALTH OF EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES.
Welcome to the downtown core, home of Toronto’s bustling world-class financial district that is bursting with opportunity for young professionals. As fruitful as the job market is, traffic is often a common frustration, causing
a great deal of stress.
TORONTO’S DOWNTOWN WATERFRONT WILL SOON BE HOME TO NEW APPROACHES, TECHNOLOGY AND INNOVATIVE SOLUTIONS.
As a result, many people are looking to live as close to work as possible, rather than facing the headaches of commuting. For those looking to strike the perfect balance between home and work, the future downtown Waterfront will allow Torontonians to do just that. Not only because of its access to surrounding office towers, but by bringing a wealth of remarkable employment opportunities. Toronto’s Downtown Waterfront will soon be home to new approaches, technology and innovative solutions. As part of the new South Innovation District, it will also be home to Canada’s first open-access, ultra-high-speed fibre optic community network.* This enhanced
connectivity infrastructure will allow for many exciting business-to-business collaborations, as well as attracting and supporting a variety of new jobs and industries, and further adding to Toronto’s rebirth as a hub of creativity.
Once complete, the total transformation of the waterfront will support 40,000 new jobs.** As part of this dynamic Downtown Waterfront, Menkes is introducing the Sugar Wharf Condominiums, which will revolutionize the
way Torontonians live, work, and play. Part of an 11.5-acre community, Sugar Wharf will include luxury residences, offices, restaurants and shops, a two-acre park, and a new school. When completed, Sugar Wharf will be the
largest mixed-use development on the Toronto Waterfront, home to 7,500 residents and 4,000 office workers.
With direct access to Toronto’s indoor PATH pedestrian system, Sugar Wharf will offer future residents easy access to employment opportunities in the Financial District. As the heart of Canada’s banking and corporate
sectors, the Financial District is home to 200,000 workers*** and major employers, including the country’s top 5 banks, the world’s Big 4 accounting firms (Deloitte, PwC, KPMG and Ernst & Young) and leading law firms.
There are also a number of major new office developments under construction or planned in the near future in the area around Sugar Wharf:
CIBC Square — a 2.9 million square foot LEED Platinum office complex that will be occupied by 15,000 CIBC employees. Now under construction, the first phase will be completed in 2020.
100 Queens Quay East — a 25-storey, 763,000 square foot office tower within the Sugar Wharf community. Already under construction, this LEED Platinum building will be home to the LCBO headquarters and is scheduled to open in 2021.
Waterfront Innovation Centre — a 400,000 square foot complex by Menkes aimed at fostering technology collaboration and innovation while being directly connected to Toronto’s world renowned Sugar Beach. As Canada’s first purpose-built innovation centre, it is expected that more than 2,000 people will work here in the future. Construction on this LEED Platinum project will start in late 2018.
The second in a series that highlights the benefits of living in Sugar Wharf, a future-forward Toronto Downtown Waterfront community by Menkes. This week, we’ll feature the benefits of employment opportunities close to home.
PATH-CONNECTED WATERFRONT RESIDENCES
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*Waterfront Toronto, https://www.waterfrontoronto.ca/nbe/portal/waterfront/Home/waterfronthome/our-vision/innovation **Waterfront Toronto, https://www.waterfrontoronto.ca/nbe/portal/
waterfront/Home/waterfronthome/our-vision/growth ***Toronto Financial District, http://torontofinancialdistrict.com/toronto-financial-district-bia/about-toronto-path-underground-walkway/
SUGAR WHARF: A WEALTH OF EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES
Yonge Street — as part of the redevelopment of the Toronto Star property, two new office towers with a
combined 1.6 million square feet of space will be added in addition to maintaining the existing building.
Toronto is among the top ten global centres for finance and in the years to come it is expected to become one of the largest banking centres in the world. At the same time, the city is also set to continue to grow as a hub of creativity
and innovation. Key to this economic prosperity is a talent pool of highly-educated and skilled individuals, who will seek the convenience and enjoyment of living and working downtown, and who see a well-connected and premium
waterfront location like Sugar Wharf Condominiums as their ideal home.