Torontonians apartment hunting in today's rental market are all too familiar with the challenges that come with finding the perfect home.
Landing an affordable, spacious and aesthetically pleasing apartment with sights of the cityscape can seem too good to be true. More often, we're left paying a premium for a choice between no space or no view.
But what if you didn't have to compromise with your next place?
Shaking things up is the 29-storey Evolv Rental Residence, developed by The Daniels Corporation and managed by Daniels Gateway Rental Communities™ — the same folks who brought Skyrise Rentals and Daniels Waterfront to the Toronto skyline.
Located on the desirable northwest corner of River and Shuter Streets, the new build is part of the ongoing revitalization of Regent Park, a walkable area with a lot to offer renters who are interested in both charm and modern amenities.
As well as an eclectic mix of restaurants, cafés, grocery stores and a massive arts hub, Daniels Spectrum, the neighbourhood is home to a six-acre community greenspace for dog owners and park lovers.
With an aquatic centre and state-of-the-art athletics grounds directly across the road, the location is an enticing spot for those who are focused on fitness.
If having everything at your doorstep is on your list of must-haves, Evolv features a host of amenities including a proposed 8,000-square-foot retail space on the street level.
Imagine popping down in the elevator for a pre-work coffee and bagel, hitting the shops on the way home, and then zooming up to your luxe abode on the twentieth floor.
If you work from home but need a little break from your usual four walls, Evolv has onsite coworking spaces and meeting rooms, plus a media lounge for after-working-hours viewings.
There's no need to take transit to the gym either. You can head to the in-house fitness centre and tone up without needing to brave a communal shower.
Plus, when it's safe to do so, you can book the party room and outdoor terrace to celebrate any occasion.
The building has been cleverly designed to accommodate families big and small, from thoughtfully planned studios to multi-room units with private patios.
Need even more space? There are layouts of up to 1435 square feet featuring multiple ensuites and up to four bedrooms — a rare find for families wanting to live downtown.
Also available are thoughtfully designed suites that accommodate the use of mobility devices, remove barriers and exceed Ontario's accessibility standards.
When it comes to the interior design of the building itself, you won't see stock art lining the communal spaces. Instead, Evolv purchases the work of local artists to support the arts and make you feel at home.
Your furry family members are welcome too, and you can even save yourself a post-walk cleanup with the onsite pet wash.
The apartments are set to start welcoming residents this summer, but you can be the first in the know with the Reserve First Program, where you can choose your suite, floor and view, secure the best rental rate and even get an invitation to sign your lease application, all before the general public.
If a modern, amenity-laden new build in a walkable and thriving neighbourhood sounds like your next dream home, consider checking out Evolv in Regent Park.
Evolv Rental Residence
Price: Units starting from $1650
Address: Northwest corner of River & Shuter St., Toronto, ON
Description: Design-forward apartments in Regent Park for every living arrangement, with bachelor units all the way to four-bedroom, family-friendly spaces — developed by The Daniels Corporation and managed by Daniels Gateway Rental Communities™