444 Front St W Est. Occupancy: 2022

OVERVIEW

444 Front St West
King West
RioCan
Architects Alliance
Wallman Architects
Hariri Pontarini
Completion: 2022
46 Storeys
38 Storeys
22 Storeys
14 Storeys
1587 Units

The Well Condos in King West Toronto

Set to be ready by 2022, this area at Front and Spadina will be home to a number of new developments including a European style market, office towers, restaurants, shopping and just under 1600 residential suites. There will be 1.43 million square feet of residential space, a little something for everyone. The intention of the designers and developers is to provide a place where you can live, work, and play…well.

A mix of luxury condos for purchase and premium rental suites are said to total 1587 units. With suites set to range from 400sqft to 2,600sqft in size and across the multiple towers there are expected to be a mix of studios all the way up to three bedrooms and everything in between. Features and finishes of the Well Condos include premium plank laminate flooring or engineered hardwood floors. Depending on the suite series, kitchen finishes offer granite, quartz or natural stone counters and Energy Star appliances. 

The first release of suites are the Classic Series I and Signature Series on the east side of the development. The Classic Series I is a 38-storey tower with 400 suites offering one bedrooms, one bedroom plus dens, two bedrooms, two bedrooms plus dens, and three bedrooms. The Well Condos Classic Series I has a tentative occupancy date of September 2022.

The Signature Series is a 14-storey luxury tower on the quiet side of Wellington Street. This mid-rise tower will have 98 suites in two bedrooms, two bedrooms plus den, and three bedrooms. The tentative occupancy date for The Well Condos Signature Series is July 2022.

The design of the towers feature smooth glass curtain walls with angled balconies on the east and west sides. In an effort to avoid a repetitive tower block, each one will be slightly skewed at a different angle.

You can read more on The Well Development on our Blog.

FLOOR PLANS

Studio
1 Bedroom
1 Bedroom+Den
2 Bedroom
2 Bedroom+Den
3 Bedroom
Townhomes

AMENITIES

Concierge
Pool with Lounge
Multimedia Lounge
Party Room
Private Dining Room
Games Room
Fitness Centre
Outdoor dining with BBQs
Dog Run
Outdoor Fireplace Lounge
Sun Deck

REGISTER FOR FIRST ACCESS TO THE WELL CONDOS

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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.