Burke Condos Summary
This new condo project is an ambitious project that involves the restoration of several heritage buildings as well as the addition of new condominium towers, mixed-use podiums and a public park.
Burke Condos is a new mixed-use high-rise condominium by Concert in Toronto. This pre-construction project is located at 603 Sherbourne St between Sherbourne Street to the west, Parliament Street to the east, Bloor Street to the north and Howard Street to the south.
The first tower, Burke Condos by Concert Properties is a 53 storey high-rise building with a total of 500 units offering a mix of studios, one bedrooms, two bedrooms and 3 bedrooms.
It’s divided into three separate blocks. Block one sits on the northeast corner of Sherbourne and Howard Streets and calls for the addition of a 53-storey condominium tower set back from a series of existing heritage buildings. These will be restored and potentially be used for retail space.
This block will also include a two-storey podium along Sherbourne Street and a three-storey, mixed-use building along Howard Street that will connect to the tower at its third level. Block one is proposed to have 500 residential units in total and six levels of underground parking with 304 stalls.
The second block sits immediately east of block one, situated mid-block on Glen Road, south of Bloor. This portion’s proposal calls for the conservation of six semi-detached heritage buildings, which will be retained for residential use. It also calls for seven three-storey residential townhomes along a lane behind these houses. The townhomes will have access to the underground parking garage in block one.
Block three sits at the other end of the parcel, at the intersection of Bloor, Parliament and Howard Streets. This portion calls for three residential condominium buildings, including a 12-storey tower with 134 units and a 37-storey tower with 312 units.
These two condos will be connected by a two-storey podium fronting Howard Street and an eight-storey podium fronting Bloor Street East.
These podiums will contain a mix of residential, commercial and retail space. A third tower is proposed for this parcel as well, standing 45 storeys with 375 residential units. Two of these towers will have a public courtyard separating them, along with a glass pedestrian bridge providing covered access between them. All three Burke Condo buildings will have access to a four-level underground parking garage containing 512 parking stalls. In its entirety, the development proposes 1,241 residential units, including 158 bachelor units, 721 one-bedroom, 273 two-bedroom and 89 three-bedroom units. The developers have also proposed significant streetscape improvements for the development, including widened sidewalks, new trees and a public park situated in block three.
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Location & Neighborhood
Downtown Toronto condos make great investments. This particular stretch is a unique one, featuring strong community roots and access to some of the city’s best neighbourhoods and attractions. In the immediate area, you’ll find an eclectic selection of shops, cafes and walk-up apartment buildings.
We’re starting to see some exciting developments nearby, indicating a transformation is on its way for this part of downtown Toronto. These include a residential and retail development further east along Bloor Street, an upscale condominium and hotel complex a few blocks south on Sherbourne Street and a residential condominium just north of 603 Sherbourne Street.
Burke Condos has easy access to two entrances to the Sherbourne subway, as well as a series of surface bus routes. From here, commuting to the city’s Financial District and other high-density employment hubs takes just minutes. Ryerson University and the University Toronto are nearby as well.
Close proximity to the upscale retail and dining stretch of Yorkville will likely be a popular factor for this condominium, along with easy access to the vibrant Church and Wellesley district and the historic Cabbagetown neighbourhood. Shopping, dining, parks, schools and community resources are at your fingertips here.
Burke Condos Highlights:
- Has a walkscore of 87/100: walkable EVERYWHERE
- Located in the North St.James Town neighbourhood in Toronto
- 2 minute walk to the Sherborune Subway Station
- 11 minute walk to the Bloor-Yonge Subway Station
- 5 minute drive to Ryerson University
- 7 minute drive Yonge-Dundas Square
- 7 minute drive to University of Toronto – St. George Campus
- 8 minute drive to CF Toronto Eaton Centre
- Close to shops, restaurants and schools
- Has an excellent transit score
- Nearby parks include Asquith Green, St. James Town West Park and Cawthra Square Park
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