It has been a year of uncertainty in the world, in our country and in our communities. It’s times like this when we realize what truly matters in life – friends, family, home.
Getting together with our loved ones during the holidays will resonate even more this year. It’s a time to come together, finding joy and appreciating that we and our family members are safe and warm as we gather to make memories.
Enjoy this season of love and light. All of us at Dunpar send our very best wishes to you and yours for the holidays.
DUNPAR’S JOHN ZANINI FOUNDATION CONTINUES IT”S SUPPORT
The John Zanini Foundation was established to support at-risk youth within the community, by way of shelter, counseling and training and to help children build healthy, successful and empowered lives. It’s a cause that’s very close to John’s heart and a passion he’s to which he is deeply committed. Here are just a couple of programs the foundation supported this year.
KMA HOLIDAY TOY DRIVE
This was the fourth year for the KMA Holiday Toy Drive in support of the Salvation Army’s Toy Mountain. For the third year in a row, the John Zanini Foundation supported the initiative by collecting donations of new unwrapped toys, gift cards and personal care items in their Etobicoke office as well as at Kingsway Village Square.
The Foundation became involved in association with Joshua Fick, a resident of Dunpar’s Lake Shore Village. Joshua’s wife Kelly Marie Atyeo, who passed away in 2019 due to illness, loved to help create happy memories for youngsters at this time of year and as a tribute, Joshua wanted to continue her tradition with a toy drive named for her.
The Toy Mountain campaign provides help to GTA families struggling to make ends meet and to brighten the holidays for children in need. This year’s contributions far exceeded those of past year demonstrating the wonderful generosity of the Dunpar family and Etobicoke community.
The John Zanini Foundation thanks all those who were kind enough to support this important initiative.
CONSTRUCTION COMES TO HIGH SCHOOL
This past year, a group of seven High School students at the Archbishop Denis O’Connor High School in Durham participated in Alex Ladouceur’s Construction Technology program where students are taught the basics of advanced levels of construction knowledge with ambitions of continuing into the construction industry.
Their final assignment was to build a number of animal shelters which were donated to the Animal North Network https://animalnorthnetwork.ca/, a division of the Ontario SPCA.
the students were first tasked with learning to read and understand the construction drawings, then establishing a work schedule for how they were going to complete the project on time which they successfully did.
With the generous financial support of Dunpar Homes’ John Zanini Foundation, the students were able to take on this outstanding learning experience and take the next step to becoming one of the highly sought after members of the construction industry.
LOWRISE LIVING IN THE BIG CITY
One of Toronto’s most exciting transformations is taking place on St. Clair Ave. West. Lambton Towns is part of this revitalization and buyers are realizing this Dunpar project offers the opportunity to enjoy lowrise living without having to leave the city.
The 94 back-to-back English Georgian Manor- style townhouses, starting at $1.4 million at 2650 St. Clair, boast three-bedrooms, 1,569 square feet, single car parking and rooftop decks. They are ideal for family living and are close to daycares, schools, recreation facilities and parks. The neighbourhood is a more affordable option to downtown and provides easy access to the city core. The 512 St. Clair streetcar stop is a six-minute walk away and there are many other transit options.
St. Clair West’s retail and dining scene is well established and growing. Lambtown Towns’ location also makes it easy to explore ‘hoods such as the Kingsway, the hip Junction and the Stockyards with its breweries, stores and restaurants.
Want connect to nature? Lambton Towns can provide that too, with proximity to the Humber River Recreational Trail, Smythe Park, Marie Baldwin Park (where pooches enjoy the leash-free dog park) and beautiful James Gardens.
Units are still available – check out the Dunpar website for details.
LOCK AND LEAVE WITHOUT WORRY
Carefree living? Check. Luxury lifestyle? Check. Hotel-type services and amenities? Check! Kingsway Village Square on Prince Edward has it all. Dunpar’s elegant mid-rise rental residence in Toronto’s prestigious Kingsway neighbourhood is ideal for year-round or lock-and-leave-it living – maybe you travel extensively, own a cottage, or spend the winters in sunnier climes.
The building at 571 Prince Edward Drive North offers large, beautiful units and many amenities and curated a la carte services. Need a dog walked, a restaurant reservation or travel booking? The on-site 24-hour concierge will handle it. Amenities, such as the state-of-the-art fitness gym and rooftop deck, are comparable to those in the highest-end condos. The immediate neighbourhood is one of Toronto’s best shopping and dining districts.
Renting is also a great way to get a feel for a condo-like lifestyle before committing to a purchase or offers an option for living luxuriously without the responsibility of ownership – and predictable costs. And there’s no wait to move in! Check out Kingsway Village Square on our website or drop by the model suite.
ANOTHER RENTAL OPPORTUNITY
For people looking for a different type of luxury rental, check out Dunpar’s The Ossington, a collection of elegant townhomes at 1145 Ossington Ave. in Toronto
The rental community located in Toronto’s trendy west end dining hub, with 54 towns of 1,500 to 1,900 square feet. Each three-bedroom town has been finished with upscale features such as 10-foot main-floor ceilings, gas fireplaces with mantels, high-end kitchens and spa-like master suites. The exteriors emulate Dunpar Homes’ sale homes, with Georgian-style design and solid brick construction.
The Ossington is minutes from the subway, in an area enjoying a renaissance and populated with top restaurants, retailers and is a hub for artists and other creatives. It’s just minutes from the subway, making it easy to get anywhere in the city.
STREETSVILLE BUYERS MAKE MERRY
Ho-ho, home for the holidays! Some buyers at Streetsville Centre have been able to move in, deck their halls and celebrate the season in their own new homes in this jewel of a neighbourhood in Mississauga. A handful of semis remain available in this beautiful collection of three-bedroom English Georgian Manor-style homes, just a two-minute walk from the GO station.
Here’s where residents can soak up the small-town charm of the ‘Village in the City’ with schools, parks, shopping, restaurants and more all within walking distance. And big-city amenities? No problem. Streetsville Centre is part of bustling Mississauga and it’s a short trip to Toronto.
COMING SOON TO ETOBICOKE
Watch for the launch of Dunpar’s Boutique Towns Collection in Etobicoke in 2023. The collection consists of just 14 back-to-back, four-storey towns at 80 Thirtieth St., in a walkable area with all you’ll ever need in the neighbourhood.
As well as dining, shopping, salons and spas close at hand, the Lake Ontario waterfront is nearby and many parks including Marie Curtis Park, Long Branch Park and Samuel Smith Park. Golfers and sailors will enjoy having the courses and sailing clubs within minutes and post-secondary students can choose from the extensive educational offerings at Humber College’s Lakeshore campus.
Typical of Dunpar developments, the Boutique Towns Collection is easily accessible to transit, with the Long Branch GO in the neighbourhood, plus TTC stops and major highways nearby.
Watch for updates on this exciting 2023 launch!
WE HAVE BUSINESS CONDOS TOO
Did you know that Dunpar sells commercial condos as well as residential condos? Jutland Square in Etobicoke at Islington and the Queensway has units available for purchase in an area poised for growth. The condos give business owners the chance to own their own office space. The units are perfect for professionals of all kinds, such as IT firms, graphic or interior designers, lawyers or accountants. The location is convenient, close to the QEW, 427 and 401, as well as TTC, GO and the airport and the community is very close to registration.