Canary House

Canary House, Toronto

A visionary urban development is coming to Toronto’s downtown east – a groundbreaking, 35-acre master-planned neighbourhood with thousands of new homes, the soon-to-be-completed 18-acre Don River Park, shopping, dining, public art, sports and cultural facilities. As a sustainable, healthy, live-work-play destination, Canary House will be a celebration of art and culture, life and nature, family and community. It will be located at the corner of Front Street and Cherry Street, at the gateway of Canary District in Toronto’s downtown east. 

Canary House will be a 13-storey tower, with 206 units. The units will be a mix of 1 bedroom, 1 bedroom + den, 2 bedroom, 2 bedroom + den, 3 bedroom and 3 bedroom + den suites.  

Canary house will offer over 13,000sqft of luxury indoor and outdoor amenity space. Amenities will include a concierge, lobby and co-working lounge, pet spa, fitness room, multi-purpose studio, entertainment room, library, party room, private dining room and terrace, and a rooftop garden terrace with BBQ lounge, fire pit and zen garden. 

Canary House will be in an amazing eastern downtown location that offers unmatched luxury and convenience creating a desirable contemporary urban lifestyle. Distillery District, George Brown College, Cooper Koo Family YMCA and St. Lawrence Market are all within a short walk from Canary House. While living at Canary House, you’ll also enjoy the various parks, trails and beaches nearby including:

  •  Corktown Common Park (3 min walk)

  •  Underpass Park (7 min walk)

  •  Lower Don River Trail (8 min walk)

  •  Martin Goodman Trail (8 min walk)

  •  Sugar Beach (6 min walk)

  •  Cherry Beach (7 min bike)

  •  Harbourfront (10 min bike)

Always on the move? Connectivity at Canary house is unlike any other, with the King, Queen and Queen’s Quay streetcar just steps from Canary House. Canary District is also expecting additional transit lines including the future Ontario Relief Line, and introduction of Corktown Station, as well as Future GO line This beautiful condo is also conveniently located near the Don Valley Parkway and the Gardiner Expressway. 

At Canary House, your best days are here.  



Canary District Stats:


  •  52% increase in population between 2011 – 2016

  •  38% appreciation of rental rates in the Downtown East over the past 5 years (Urbanation)

  •  50-60% appreciation of pre-construction Condo investments at the Canary District since 2017





The process to buying pre-construction condos can be quite rushed. When you register with us for a project, we’ll reach out to you to get your specifics, so it’s good to know in advance the type of unit you’re looking for and your budget. If you register ahead of the sales launch and are serious about buying, we will get you to fill out a builder suite request worksheet.
We are unable to guarantee that the suite you request will be allocated to you and your agent. Many pre-construction sales launches are extremely competitive and fast-paced. To increase your odds of receiving an allocation it is best to be flexible on the type of suite, floor and exposure that you have requested. You are also in no way obligated to purchase the suite you’ve been allocated.
The deposit structure on pre-construction condos will vary from project to project but generally breaks down like this:

$5,000 on signing
balance to 5% in 30 days
5% in 60-90 days
5% in 120-270 days
5% on occupancy
Getting a lawyer, preferably one who is familiar with pre-construction contracts, is never a bad idea. We would encourage our clients to have a real estate lawyer review their Agreement of Purchase and Sale during the Cooling Off period. If you need help finding a lawyer, we can introduce you to our lawyer who handles many of our pre-construction clients.
On closing, which is three to four years after signing, you will need to pay closing costs. As with any property purchase you will have to pay:

• Legal fees (about $1,500-$2,000)
• Municipal & Provincial Land Transfer Tax (this will depend on the price of the property–use our Land Transfer Tax calculator )

In addition to these, pre-construction closing costs also include:

• Development charges (these vary per project depending on the unit type but can range from $5,000-$12,000)
• HST (for investors, which can be rebated back up to $24,000)
By submitting a worksheet, you increase your chances of getting your preferred suite. In essence, it is a suite request sheet. It shows the condo developer that there are interested buyers. Agents are then allocated suites based on the worksheets they submit.

Many pre-construction launches are fast-paced and extremely competitive with buildings selling out in 24 hours. In these launches a suite request worksheet submission is necessary to ensure that you actually have a possibility of receiving the suite you’d like (but this is never guaranteed).

You are not guaranteed to receive the suite you request and you are also in no way obligated to buy the suite you’ve been allocated.
Pierre’s expertise in Toronto’s pre-construction condo market has earned him Platinum Broker status among Toronto’s top developers. This means that when you buy or invest with the Pierre Carapetian Group team, you have your pick of the best floor plans and the lowest pricing available.We represent you, not the builder and we will always guide you towards projects that we believe are a good investment and have great resale value.
Yes. As we mentioned, the process to buying pre-construction can be quite competitive and rushed. After you’ve signed an Agreement of Purchase and Sale with the builder you are given ten days to look over the contract and ensure everything looks good for you. Keep in mind, the cooling off period is ten consecutive days, not ten business days.
You won’t need a mortgage pre-approval right away, but it is always best to speak to your mortgage professional so that you fully understand your borrowing power.

You will however need a Mortgage Letter that states upon the building taking occupancy you will be able to afford and carry the property. Typically this is required within the first 30 days of signing. It is always a good idea to get a mortgage pre-approval in the beginning of your real estate journey so that you know how much you can afford.
This will depend on whether you are buying as an end user (planning to live there) or an investor. In Ontario, there are two types of HST Rebates in place for newly built properties.

If you are buying as an end user, typically the Ontario HST rebate is assigned to the builder directly upon closing, allowing the builder to essentially pay the cost of the HST from your purchase.

If you are buying as an investor, you must pay the HST upfront at closing and have your lawyer file for a full HST rebate, refunded 4 to 6 weeks later provided they have a one year lease in place.



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