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Riverside Square Condos in Leslieville, Toronto

Located on the cusp of Leslieville and Riverside, the Riverside Square development has already sold five phases with a sixth and final phase expected to launch in 2019. Riverside Square Condos has been immensely popular and is backed by reputable developer, Streetcar Developments.

The Riverside Square Condo buildings will share common amenities such as a gorgeous rooftop terrace with pool lounge, state-of-the-art fitness centre (that overlooks the square), a sleek party room and even guest suites. The suites, themselves, offer thoughtfully designed layouts and modern finishes.

Riverside Square is more than just a collection of residential towers, it’s a community. A vibrant public square will be at the heart of it all along with well designed green space, a mix of large and small retail spaces including a grocery store, cafes, and restaurants. Residents throughout the six Riverside condos will feel right at home in this new urban community.

Many of the Riverside Square Condos are nearing completion. Are you interested in buying or investing in Riverside Square? Book a call to discuss buying a condo assignment.

DETAILS

• 671-677 Queen Street East
• Streetcar Developments
• RAW Design
• Giannone Petricone Associates
• Seven Haus Design

• 1 Bedroom
• 1 Bedroom+Den
• 2 Bedroom
• 3 Bedroom

• Rooftop Terrace
• Outdoor Pool & Lounge
• Fitness Centre
• Party Room
• Guest Suites

INVESTING IN LESLIEVILLE

LOCATION IS KEY. Leslieville is a highly sought after Toronto neighbourhood for investors and residents alike. Queen Street East is home to some of the city’s most popular restaurants and bars including the notable Broadview Hotel. The neighbourhood is just east of the downtown core and adjacent to popular neighbourhoods like the Distillery District and Corktown.

EASY ACCESS. The location is walking distance to three different transit lines and is a block from Lake Shore Blvd. With the development of East Harbour, there will also be an additional LRT line and two new subway stops in the area. Getting around couldn’t be easier.

CONDO MARKET IS STRONG. Prices continue to climb in the Toronto condo market. Condo prices for E01 (South Riverdale/Leslieville) continue to increase, even over last year’s incredible market growth last spring.

MARKET DEMAND. Toronto’s low vacancy rate has new condos and lofts commanding record high rents especially in popular neighbourhood like Leslieville. 

FUTURE DEVELOPMENTS. The development of East Harbour on the old Unilever site is going to bring major change to the area. Not only will it be a major tech hub creating over 50,000 new jobs but it will also become one of Toronto’s new major transit hubs. New subway lines, LRT and Go Train lines are all being added and will connect through East Harbour. This development will have a very positive impact on price growth for the area.

PROVEN RETURNS. Our clients who have purchased in previous phases of Riverside Square have already seen incredible returns on their investments. You can see some of the returns they’ve been able to achieve in just a few years here.

NEIGHBOURHOOD

Leslieville has the personality of a small village with its tree-lined lots, quiet streets, and boutique shops. It is peaceful and serene, which is uncharacteristic of a Toronto neighbourhood in such close proximity to the downtown core.

But don’t be fooled by its serene image, there’s lots of excitement along the main street of Queen East. The popular Broadview Hotel is a local hot spot with breathtaking rooftop views and delicious food to match. On the same corner you’ll also find Eastbound Brewing Company and Brickwork’s Ciderhouse both offering carefully crafted dishes and even better beverages.

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ELEMENTARY SCHOOLS

Bruce Public School
Duke of Connaught Junior/Senior Public School
Leslieville Junior Public School
St. Joseph Catholic School
Morse Street Junior Public School

SENIOR SCHOOLS

Duke of Connaught Junior/Senior Public School
Riverdale Collegiate Institute

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PRE-CONSTRUCTION CONDO FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

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.

You can see the full Steps to Purchase here.

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.

Learn more about builder worksheets here.

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.

Learn more about builder worksheets here.

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.

Download our Pre-Construction Investment Guide to get better acquainted with the process.

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

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.

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.

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.

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)

Read more on the nuances of Closing Costs here

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.

You can read more on the HST Rebate here.