On the map: The Kith aims for communal living in Erin Mills

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Daniels hopes The Kith, a 15-storey midrise — and the final release in the developer’s rmaster-planned community at Erin Mills Parkway and Eglinton Avenue West — will bring more multigenerational living to Mississauga.

“We’ve established a relationship within this neighbourhood for over 40 years,” says Tiffany Wood, VP of Daniels Realty. The original vision, by Daniels’ founder John H. Daniels, began in the late 1970s for what used to be the burgeoning new town of Erin Mills. Today, that vision includes everything from seniors housing to rental condos, with The Kith as its “gem,” as Wood puts it.

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Suites range from studios to two-bedroom layouts up to 1,074 square feet. Photo by The Daniels Corporation photograph

The name comes from the concept of community; 315 suites will be available in the building. “We’ve seen repeat buyers express interest, simply because they want to create an intergenerational connection within the building and neighbourhood,” she says.

Designed by Kirkor Architects and Planners, The Kith’s exterior structure has gentle curves and jutting terraces, resembling a yacht. Still in the framing stage, the building will be anchored at its base with retail. Outside, a broad, landscaped walkway meanders through the master-planned community and past a large children’s playground set on the grounds.

“Erin Mills is a really unique community,” says Wood. “Even before we started marketing, we would get neighbours inquiring about purchasing, whether it was someone who wanted to buy a starter property for their daughter, or a nurse who works at the hospital (Credit Valley) across the street.”

The Kith features “biophilic design,” says Brock Stevenson, vice president of Design + Architecture at Daniels. “That’s a term used to describe mixing natural materials and daylight to produce these community indoor spaces that are green. So there are lots of plants in the building.” The lobby features large planters, neutral textured walls, ra secure parcel storage room, a mail room and a pet wash.

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The Kith’s Circular Economy Hub is a space where residents can recycle useable items and hold classes or workshops. Photo by The Daniels Corporation photograph

One of its most unique features is the outdoor garden plots. “We had such a huge success with (them) in our Regent Park building that we soon discovered other communities wanted them,” says Wood. “They’re definitely one of our most-used amenities.”

According to Wood, many buyers are downsizers who used to have large yards, so this is one way to ease the transition to a smaller space. She notes that the garden plots also bring the condo community together. “It’s just that feeling of working together and growing vegetables, flowers or whatever you want.”

The ground floor will also be home to The Kith’s Circular Economy Hub, a space where residents can recycle useable items and hold classes or workshops. “There will be clothing racks and shelves where people can pass on a perfectly good parka or whatever they might have,” says Stevenson. “We know that buyers are more conscious of their environmental footprint, so this is one way to not have to send to the landfill.”

A media room and co-working areas are additional spaces “where people can collaborate and interact,” says Laura Fyles, senior interior designer at Kirkor Architects.

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Amenities are spread over three floors and include a gym with basketball court, a fitness centre and a yoga room. A running track is mounted above, so those going for a walk can watch the game below. The party and dining rooms provide transitions between indoors and out; a lounge has barbecues for social gatherings.

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Amenities include a lounge where residents can gather with guests or one another. Photo by The Daniels Corporation photograph

Suites range from studios to two-bedroom layouts up to 1,074 square feet, with the largest going for just over $1 million. Currently Daniels is promoting their 10 per cent extended deposit, which allows first-time buyers to spread their downpayment out over time to help them cover the cost.

 Units in The Kith start in the mid-$500,000s for a 417-square-foot studio. For more information, visit thekith-daniels.com.

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Originally posted 2023-10-02 15:54:54.


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