Road infrastructure surrounding Canary District is well underway with construction including the redevelopment of Cherry Street and Old East Avenue. To create the diversified and livable community of the new Toronto downtown east neighbourhood a complex infrastructure renewal program has been a major focus of the development process. This redesign will make way for the eventual build of the West Don Lands neighbourhood.
This pedestrian-friendly community will include street level retail and dining, public works of art and sculpture, and broad laneways and promenades. Canary District is at the forefront of the latest trend in urban living. Residents will have access to a full-service YMCA, the Don River Park, and George Brown College. This extensive community broke ground in the fall of 2012 and is slated for completion in 2015. Where it will temporarily serve as the Athletes’ Village for the Pan American Games.
In the spring of 2013, the affluent George Brown College will be opening its first student residence at Canary District. The location will foster a well-rounded and healthy environment for students where they can live, work and play within the pristine community that will encompass the District. The Residence will also be a short distance from the downtown campuses of George Brown College. The Residence will meet LEED Gold environmental standards as does the entirety of the District. The facility will comprise of a new 8-story building with 500-bed spread out over 2-bedroom suites. Each suite will offer a kitchenette, study spaces, and washrooms.