East Village is one step closer to welcoming new residents later this year! Today, community developer partner FRAM+Slokker marked the ‘topping off’ of their 25-storey condominium tower, “Verve”. This construction milestone is another important step forward in the residential development of the neighbourhood, which will eventually be home to 11,000 residents.
Verve broke ground in June 2016, and now over 90% of the project’s 288 condominium units are sold. And the development hasn't only attracted homeowners to East Village – an exciting selection of retail tenants were drawn to the project, and have been confirmed to activate in the building's street-level podium. Retailers include Good Earth Coffeehouse, Panago Pizza, and Barber Culture, with more announcements to follow this year.
“We are thrilled to be celebrating the progression of our second mixed-use project in East Village,” says Fred Serrafero, vice president development & construction at FRAM Building Group. “We are officially ‘topping off’ the building today and will begin welcoming our residents by the end of this year.”
Verve is the first project to be developed along CMLC's master-planned “The Riff” – a diagonal pedestrian street through East Village that connects from the SW side near the National Music Centre, to the landing of the George C. King Bridge on the opposite side of the neighbourhood.
“This milestone is testament to East Village’s continual growth,” says Clare LePan, CMLC director of marketing & communications. “In the past three years we’ve seen over 1,000 residents move into the community, and we look forward to welcoming Verve residents home to East Village later this year.”
Alongside chic and contemporary interiors by Cecconi Simone, Verve residents will also enjoy building amenities such as an outdoor terrace with fire pit, hot tub, eating area, and lounge; courtyard; gym; party room with servery kitchen; indoor lounge with fireplace; and concierge service in the lobby. The project is being delivered by FRAM Building Group, Slokker Canada Corp, and Tricon Capital.
We can't wait to meet you, Verve residents!