As a city evolves to accommodate and reflect the people who call it home, new developments emerge to create welcoming enclaves, nestled and new, in the midst of established neighbourhoods. There are communities- and villages- that are designated and delineated by geography, and there are those that are created as part of a plan of development, as is the case with charming St. Clair West Village, developed by Tribute Homes in 2001.
This lovely cluster of 352 freehold dwellings, located near St. Clair Ave West & Keele Street, encapsulates the concept of New Urbanism, an urban planning concept that began in the U.S. in the 1980s and has gained a great deal of traction in the decades since, as land is scarce in a number of metros, and there is greater awareness of efficiencies around urban planning and development.
In its essence, New Urbanism is a community concept that is built based on principles that promote walkability and accessibility in dense, mixed-use neighbourhoods. In short, getting the most use out of a given area, for live, work and play- all easily at hand for residents.
The overarching goal of New Urbanism is to reduce automobile dependency, which will consequently have environmental, mental, and physical health benefits for residents of the community. Moreover, the urban planning principles around New Urbanism promote idyllic streetscapes, sometimes in a grid pattern, and centring around a focal community axis, be it a main street, a park or something else, depending on the particular area and available space.
St. Clair West Village embraces that welcoming vibe with its development and design. They describe this development as: “rear lane garages and welcoming front porches create a fully integrated, fully engaging city neighbourhood with a distinctively friendly ambiance.”
They wrote that “charming village semis create attractive streetscapes that blend perfectly with the surrounding community.” And they’re right!
The front porch is one design element that saw a revival in the pandemic and has shown staying power afterwards. There is undeniable curb appeal with this bastion of New Urbanism, as the porch takes the center stage, with the more utilitarian garage at the rear. Streetscapes are smoother visually, and the porch provides a modest perch, for a variety of uses.
Well-located to public transit, making commuting a breeze, and a ton of amenities in a walkable distance, St. Clair Village accomplishes the very main goal of New Urbanism- alternatives to automobile dependence. The Stockyards Village Shopping Centre is practically adjacent, with outlets like Metro, Walmart, Shopper’s Drug Mart, Bulk Barn, Michaels, Pet Valu, Rona, Home Depot, Canadian Tire, Staples LCBO, the Beer Store, Service Ontario and more!
How wonderful when you’ve got choice to walk, ride or drive easily- depending on your destination and inclination. And what a solid opportunity when this community has been constructed with this in mind.
Have you seen our new listing at 2148 St Clair Avenue West? It’s part of the St. Clair Village New Urbanism development, and we call it: Sizzle & Spice In The Junction’s St. Clair West Village Enclave
It’s no wonder this address has outstanding connectedness; it has Walk, Transit, and Bike Scores of 81, 78 and 82, respectively!
This semi-detached, 2-storey, 3+1bed dwelling with a finished lower level offers just under 1800 square feet of intelligently designed family-functional living space, in addition to a sunny, fully-fenced low-maintenance garden! Boasting a host of upgrades and improvements, and inclusive of 2-car parking (1 surface space via laneway + 1-car detached garage!), this hot commodity is offered for sale at $999,999! See it to believe it! –>
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