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Condo Watch: The Chef’s Sanctuary

Ample patio space and indoor amenities facilitate what the developers are terming “terrace-to-table living”

By Eric Mutrie


The Plant
41 Dovercourt Rd
Queen St W & Dovercourt Rd
Completion: Summer 2020
From: $329,900 (39 square metres)


Start with extra-wide units oriented to maximize sun exposure for herb gardens, stir in a spacious eat-in kitchen and add a pinch of pantry storage. Every detail of this tasteful mid-rise from Curated Properties and Windmill Development Group has been cooked up to make it easy to prepare healthy, homegrown meals.


Foliage running up the building makes a lush statement, but the 10-storey structure’s envelope carries that aesthetic into a full-fledged environmental ethos as envisioned by Kohn Shnier Architects and SMV Architects. Storm water is collected in an on-site cistern for irrigation, while geothermal heating and low-VOC materials further bolster the building’s eco cred.


Interiors by +tongtong embrace a natural, earthy palette. Optional upgrades in the kitchen include a sculptural metal pot rack holder that can be installed above the island. And for Iron Chef-themed parties, a communal canteen is attached to the outdoor barbecue area.

Featured in our roundup of six up-and-coming Toronto condo developments.

Originally published in Issue 3, 2017 as Live Here: It Takes a Village.

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