875 Queen Street East Condominiums is a boutique mid-rise development by Harhay Developments. Currently in pre-construction, it is located at 875-887 Queen Street East in the Leslieville neighbourhood of Toronto. Centrally located 875 Queen Street East is slated to be 7 storeys high standing at 26.5 metres.
The residence is in close proximity to the Jimmie Simpson Park which offers indoor and outdoor multi-sport recreation, Thompson Street Parkette and Hideaway Park. Residents of 875 Queen Street East will have just a one-minute walk to access public transportation, while boutiques, galleries and a variety of entertainment options are nearby.
The development is loft-inspired and seeks to retain the definitive style of the neighbourhood. Classically modern and unadorned, it is designed with balconies and terraces to allow residents an unhindered view of the bustling and enigmatic community of Leslieville.
Floorplans for 875 Queen East have not yet been made public, but will be made available at the preview opening to persons who have registered. The development does, however, contain lofts in the following ranges:
- 500 – 650 sq. ft.
- 650 – 700 sq. ft.
- 700 – 800 sq. ft.
- 800 sq. ft. plus
The building is designated to be mixed-use with a total of 122 residential units which includes 72 one-bedroom units, 8 one-bedroom and den units, 37 two-bedroom units and 1 two-bedroom and den unit. The 122 residences will occupy a total of 9,092 sq. metres of the building’s gross floor area of 12,512 sq. metres.
A section of the ground floor is also meant to be used as a common area and will feature a secured entry. There will also be a screened outdoor play area to the development. The residential section of the building will be accessed through a lobby that fronts on Logan Avenue. The remaining 1,567 sq. metres of floor space will be for retail and commercial use along the Queen Street East side of the ground floor of the building.
Parking will be provided by a three-level below-grade facility with a total of 232 parking spaces of which 77 are slated to be paid commercial spaces. Parking spaces have been allocated for 119 bicycles, with 12 of the spaces being reserved for visitors. All users of 875 Queen Street East will access parking and loading from the east-west laneway that currently exists between Logan Avenue and Booth Avenue.
Harhay Developments has been in the real estate development business since 1987 (when its name was Harhay Construction Management Ltd.) Specializing in boutique construction and development, Harhay has completed a total of 13 projects and has partnered with other established builders on several condominiums in Toronto and the GTA. Apart from 875 Queen Street East Condos which is set to launch in June of 2016, some of Harhay’s other developments are oneeleven Condos, 75 The Esplanade, Theatre Park and The Ninety.
875 Queen Street East will also house the Red Door Shelter, an emergency family shelter whose original 20th century building currently sits on the site. The Red Door Shelter will occupy a 3-storey section of the southwest corner of the building with its entrance located on Booth Avenue. Its 1827 sq. metres will include roughly 94 beds, a resident kitchen, family room, washroom and administrative office.