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New in Toronto real estate: Core Modern Homes

Posted by Staff / May 22, 2014

Core Modern Homes TorontoCore Modern Homes is the new development coming to Eglinton Ave. E. in fall 2014. Located close to Leaside and the hub of activity that is Yonge and Eglinton, this smaller scale townhouse development should appeal to those who've grown out of condo living but don't need a huge amount of space. The modern design is about as minimalist as it gets, featuring a grey brick and dark wood fa├žade. There's ample use of natural lighting with large and angled windows (word to the wise potential buyer, start looking for a window cleaner!) and some key outdoor space in the form of an upper deck.

With upper-middle-class families in mind, all seven homes will feature three bedrooms (bachelors get back to Yonge and Eligible), parking space, and some outdoor space for summer barbecuing.

Core Modern Homes TorontoSPECS

Address: 538 Eglinton Ave. E.
Storeys: 4-storey
Number of Homes: 7 townhomes
Number of Bedrooms: 3 bedrooms
Parking: 1 space per unit
Price: Expected to start in the low $1,000,000
Architect: Batay-Csorba Architects
Developer: Mazenga Building Group Ltd.

Core Modern HomesFEATURES

  • Hardwood flooring throughout
  • Large and open-concept kitchen space
  • Private master bedroom on a dedicated floor
  • Bathrooms with double sink, a separate soaker tub and shower
  • Loft space, upper terrace and patio deck

Core Modern HomesTHE VERDICT

Core Modern Homes scores points for making a good use of its key corner location. It's the kind of development that's easy on the eye, and if you already own in the vicinity, this development could help to revalue your old property. Yay!

Despite not being detached, these units do offer just about everything a modern family would need. As far as entertaining goes, there's spacious built-in cabinetry, wood fireplaces, subtle ceiling lighting and a full chef's kitchen (i.e. high end appliances). While not astonishingly luxurious, there's a certain appeal in how understated everything is. That said, a double car garage would've been nice!

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Writing by Cathy Esaa



Tracy / May 22, 2014 at 01:32 pm
Nice design - inside and out! Loving the upper deck (hope the sun isn't obstructed by any tall buildings). Wish there were more projects like this in the West side of Toronto!
Scooby / May 22, 2014 at 02:11 pm
Straight males, don't buy a home in Toronto, you are wasting your youth, time, money and enriching the 1% and unclassy Toronto "living dead in the city" or "Roosh V"….its a blog on how crap toronto social life is
kn / May 22, 2014 at 02:18 pm
Gorgeous. Simple gorgeous. This type of development should be the archetype for downtown redevelopment of infill properties. 4 story stacked town homes or individual tome homes. Bring families into the city. When will the over development of downtown with mindless, after mindless condo, ever end?
bayview eglinton? / May 22, 2014 at 02:49 pm
ugly strip on eglinton.

hopefully the LRT does wonders for this strip, and the vibrations dont cause any cracking in this ultra minimalist beauties.
Matt / May 22, 2014 at 03:45 pm
So, about those nice-looking townhouses!
Sexay replying to a comment from Don't Inflate the Housing Bubble / May 22, 2014 at 04:24 pm
You sound poor, fat, ugly and boring. Maybe that's the reason your single?
Taylor / May 22, 2014 at 05:01 pm
Love how a post about a set of cool looking condos turns into how the feminist movement in Toronto is causing diseased women…
bill replying to a comment from Taylor / May 22, 2014 at 05:46 pm
I would say he is an adolescent, if not younger. Who thinks he is being funny and witty. For whatever reason he needs a lot of attention. Just ignore maybe he will grow up.
Proud Renter / May 22, 2014 at 06:15 pm
I think the troll has a point. Women get the house in divorce court. I'd rather purchase a home offshore.
Simon Tarses replying to a comment from Taylor / May 22, 2014 at 08:44 pm
This guy's probably a MGTOW-ignore him.
Scam / May 22, 2014 at 10:15 pm
Compared to the ubiquitous Toronto shoebox condo "unit", I can see how people might think these look pretty good. But everything is relative. A million dollars for a townhouse with no yard just goes to show how gullible most Torontonians, and foreign "investors" have become. In cities where developers aren't permitted to manipulate the market, these sort of housing developments located that far from the downtown are called "affordable housing" and would cost no more than 250K - with a backyard! Peel back the superficial layers of glossy brochures, marketing hype and real estate frenzy and you will see the truth. And don't believe what corporations like PWC are trying to feed us as far as our global ranking on livability or economic opportunity, this is all just in their corporate interest. All you have to do is travel a bit to other cities to see how much these Toronto developers are taking us for a ride. It's disgusting that BlogTO would write such an article without even blinking an eye at the price. Wake up people and think for yourselves. You don't have to drink the kool aid. It's as if this city is on crack! Wait....
Gloria / May 23, 2014 at 10:05 am
Are you kidding??????? Last time i checked they aren't making any more land!!!!!!! This is a refreshing development and I think extremely well priced . There is nothing in the city that is available in this range, with the cool factor and location that this project offers. Looks fantastic i can hardly wait to this go up!!!
Scam / May 23, 2014 at 11:27 am
Gloria you are proof of the brainwashing. Stop and think for a change, don't just mindlessly believe the hype!
Taylor / May 23, 2014 at 08:04 pm
Scam, you have no concept of reality. Get your head checked and get off this blog.... Maybe you should re evaluate who is brainwashed. This is a refreshing spin on an otherwise monotonous townhome market.
TJ / May 26, 2014 at 10:43 am
Its a nice place among some older buildings adjacent to the site. This project has been delayed for a while and my understanding was that it was initially supposed to be single detached homes. My agent told me they didn't get great response when the tried to sell single detached homes in the high $1mil - 2 mil range previously and now it is townhomes.
EK / January 15, 2016 at 06:04 pm
Straight up gorgi.
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