Canary District has exciting opportunities for retail, restaurant, conveniences and quick-serve concepts. We are seeking premier partners to join us in becoming the future ambassadors of this one-of-a-kind mixed-use development.
A retail-mix unlike any other, Canary District revolutionizes the way neighbourhoods should be developed. Canary District chooses to approach its retail program by seeking out unique retail partners who bring local appeal and flavour to the community. Choosing the "best-in-class" operators to be apart of this unique opportunity and supporting them in a thriving downtown community has and continues to be our primary objective.
The first phase of Canary District includes a variety of prominent independent specialty food and health and wellness destinations, gourmet cafes and other active healthy choices that will appeal to urbanities living in and visiting the community.
Businesses will be selected based on their vision, concept, experience, creativity, financial capacity and proven track record in delivering true commercial excellence. Individuals or companies interested in exploring this opportunity are invited to contact the retail development team for more information. Find out whether an exciting retail opportunity is in your future!
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The Numbers Tell A Story of Success
100,000 Residents within a 15 minute walk
Nearly 100,000 people surround Canary District – young professionals, couples, families, first time homebuyers, empty nesters, students and more. This population is projected to rise significantly with continued residential development in the east end of downtown and on the waterfront.
500 George Brown College Residence Suites
George Brown College has over 32,000+ students in 3 Toronto campuses. There are currently 500 new student residence suites, infusing a long-term educational and student presence into Canary District.The 8-storey residence is built to LEED Gold environmental standards.
86,000+ Square Feet of Retail
Canary District will include more than 86,000 square feet of retail space when both Phase 1 and 2 are completed, featuring a mix of exciting concepts that will animate the entire neighbourhood.
26 Unique Local Businesses
26 unique business operators will bring a spectacular variety of experiences to Canary District, from artisan food vendors to destination restaurants and businesses focused on promoting an active and healthy community.
8,000 YMCA Memberships
Toronto’s new flagship 82,000 square foot YMCA features youth and community spaces, a modern gymnasium, swimming pool and multi-purpose activity rooms. With over 850 daily visitors in its first few months of opening in May 2016, the YMCA is expected to reach their goal of 1,100 daily by end of year.
18-Acre Corktown Common Park
Corktown Common Park is a newly opened 18-acre public park that is immediately adjacent to Canary District. This active, vibrant and inviting green space offers a scenic gateway to Toronto’s extensive parks, ravines and trail networks throughout the Don Valley.
6,000 Residential Units
The revitalized West Don Lands will feature 6,000 new residential units. In the Canary District, there will be over 2,500 new residential units, consisting of condominiums, townhomes, and rental apartments, will be beautifully integrated into the extended West Don Lands community, creating one of the most sought-after new residential areas in the City.
10 Minutes to the Financial Core
Canary District lies within minutes of Toronto’s financial core. Whether by bike, car, foot, or public transit, the downtown core is easily accessible. Canary District to Yonge Street is about the same walking distance as Yonge Street is to Spadina Avenue.
1,000 Foot Front Street Promenade
The Front Street Promenade, which spans 1,000 feet, is a vibrant pedestrian-oriented boulevard lined by local cafes, unique shops and vendors. The extra wide promenade is landscaped with parkettes, benches, public art and gathering spaces. The Promenade will host several events that will spark activation and community engagement creating a draw that will increase visitation to the area.
Top 7 Most Intelligent in the World
Canary District was ranked as part of the Top 7 Most Intelligent Community in the world by the Intelligent Community Forum in 2014. The neighbourhood is home to Canada’s first open access, ultra-high-speed broadband community network with internet speeds up to 500 times faster than typical residential networks.